I took a few days off of working on my new website to have some me time. I stumbled across a new cross stitch pattern that I had to start right away. Its a cross stitching of peony flowers! I started my project on January 30th and I can official say as of today February 3, 2012 I have managed to finish my first cross stitching of the year...and the decade...shhhh.
Here are a few of my work in progress photos and the last one is the final product:
Now I am planning on starting my first Heaven and Earth Design. My friend gave me this pattern a while ago and I completely forgot about it. She was going to do it but as time went on she lost interest in doing it sadly and gave it to me in hopes I would do it so she could see what it looked like all stitched up. Here it is:
The painting is originally done by Ruth Sanderson and converted into the counted cross stitch by Heaven and Earth Designs. I have always been a fan of her work since I received her book The Twelve Dancing Princesses when I was six years old. I still have that book and I plan on getting the new release of it coming out in March with a new cover. I think if this one turns out well I will do the Golden Wood by Ruth Sanderson as well since I have always been in love with that painting and think I will really enjoy doing it!