For anyone who loves Ink Circles designs take a look at this months Gift of Stitching online magazine…
Here’s a better picture of the design….
It’s called The Bramble and the Rose. Isn’t it beautiful? This one has already been printed out and has been added to my “To Do” drawer, soon to be renamed “To Do” cupboard 😉
To answer a couple of questions left in the comments on my last post:-
For Claire:- Ribbon Sampler is stitched over 2 using 1 strand of floss. I really don’t think my eyes are capable of stitching over 1 at 40 count, in fact I’d probably struggle stitching over 1 on 28 count!
For Christine: There are two colours in the design, although they look very similar in the photograph. In real life one is quite a lot darker than the other. I do have a magnifier/lamp like the one below but find it difficult to use the magnifier for long stretches as it makes me feel dizzy. This will be my first project on 40 count so if I find myself struggling I will try the magnifier to see if I can get used to it, but I’m hoping that I will be able to stitch as I usually do.
I’m just about to leave work and fight through the enormous traffic jams caused by all the roadworks going on in Swansea at the moment to accomodate the new “bendy bus” they are introducing. Last night I was stuck in a traffic jam, not moving at all, for nearly half an hour because the bendy bus, which is doing trial runs at the moment, got stuck turning off a roundabout and blocked both lanes of the roundabout. I think I may try a different way home tonight 😉
I will definitely be stitching tonight, on Cirque des Triangles, as I’m quite close to finishing this one (and I can’t wait to start Ribbon Sampler, of course!!)
Have a good evening!