Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Release: Diamond

The sparkling Diamond is April's birthstone and the fourth in the Birthstone Series. It is stitched on 32ct Raw Belfast Linen and uses Soie D'Alger silk floss, Delica Beads and Swarovski crystals. Very hard to capture how sparkly this one is!! I can't wait to get started on the next one for May, since it's my very own birthstone, Emerald.

I've had a couple of stitchers send me pictures of their finishes that I'd like to share as well. First, Amanda sent me her Twisted Band Sampler, stitched in the AVAS silks:

And Richard sent me his finish of Forget Me Not, stitched with the Gloriana threads on aida:

I think today will be a good day to stay in and stitch/design - it's supposed to be pretty yucky - rain, snow and freezing rain. It's been a pretty nasty winter, I'm really looking forward to spring!

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