Saturday, January 22, 2011
Changing to Blue and White
In my effort to "use what I have" I've decided to stitch a few lines from one of my favorite bands. I won't reveal the song or the band until I'm finished (although some of you might be able to figure it out!). I've never designed anything on my own, so it's been a challenge picking the right cross stitch font. I'm using "Madeleine" from the book, 'Minuscules & Majuscules' by Valerie Lejeune. It's all in French, but the best thing about cross stitch is that it doesn't matter what language you speak, you can understand a cross stitch chart! I found this book at The French Needle. I do have an obsession with French cross stitch.
I'm still trying to figure out a border or some other motif to incorporate into the piece. It will be fun to see how this all turns out.
I also received another alpabet book in the mail this week, not even realizing that it was also a book by Valerie Lejeune! I must really like her. It's called, "Cross Stitch Letters Bible" and has over 800 alphabets ranging from 1 point all the way to 55 points. The book has over 700 pages (it's about 2 inches thick). I found this book at Nordic Needle.