This will be a very loosely organized SAL.
--Participants may work at their own pace and choose charts in any order that suits their fancy.
--Participants may post photos at any stage in the process: WIP, Cross Stitch finish, Final finish.
--Since only retailers who attended the 2006 Indy market are authorized to distribute or kit these charts, all participants are asked to refrain from copying and/or sharing the charts with others. Those wishing to acquire the charts should inquire at their favorite LNS. I do know they are available [with an additonal purchase] as a CD-rom of all 41 charts from The Silver Needle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
--Let's all have fun with this very generous gift from the participating designers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Primitive's Shop

I think this is my favorite so far.  The over-one display window is a fabulous touch.  Though I will admit that it was something of a mystery stitch since I'd never seen a model photo.  The doll, candlestick and stars were perfectly obvious on the chart.  The rectangle in the center was a bit more difficult but I eventually realized it was going to be a painting of a house.  But the little red hen in the lower corner only revealed itself when fully stitched.  Seen only as black symbols on a white page, there was no way I could figure out  what was coming.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Finished one more

Sorry for the dark indoor photo but if I wait for sunshine it could take weeks.  The sun is playing games with me, shining brilliantly until I pick up a camera and then  ... well, by the time I have got the shot set up, it is miserably overcast again.  

I did a bit of changing here, eliminating the Est. 1990 sign which I thought broke up the brick wall in a particularly unattractive fashion, pretty much splitting the building in two separate visual halves.  I also switched out some of the greys for WDW greys I had on hand rather than the ones called for which would have required a purchase.  And finally, instead of doing the glass in the called for Taupe like the roof, I stitched it in Hydrangea: a blue to white colorway that gave the kinds of shadowy look you really see when looking at windows.