Saturday, February 19, 2005

Mel's Mermaid Cross Stitch


This is the 'M' of M*N*O of 'The Prairie Schooler' alphabet
series. It is stitched on cream 18ct aida using one thread.

2 comments:

Chloe said...

I really love this one, and it reminds me that I must get out my Prairie Schooler charts again - I think I actually have this one. Usually I work on waste canvas, and these charts are a little too detailed to show up with other stuff around them. But as cross-stitch on Aida (maybe I would dye the Aida first) and then pieced in, they would be stunning.

And, when the wedding is over, you will have the time to work on things. Just keep an eye out for unusual "temporary" fabrics and embellishments from the wedding you might squirrel away to use on a CQ later. Or even things you could later scan and print on fabric to piece in, that you might normally throw away.

oooh, the possibilities. :)

Sharon said...

Thanks for the comment... This chart was a bit of a find as I wanted to do something for my eldest daughter - the one getting married - she has loved mermaids since she was a little girl... But she is not really into 'pretty' more arty and different... I had already bought one kit and just 'knew' it wasn't her...When I saw this design I knew it was her... And I am hoping to bead it on the tail and the little pink gizmo she is holding... Just as added highlights... I looked at it and 'saw' beading - even though it is not on the original design...
The chart also contained an owl - a friend of mine collects owls and I wanted to do something for her too... Just perfect... I quite like a lot of Pairie Schooler's designs...

As for the wedding - I have already told my sister who is making Mel's dress to hold onto the scraps...