One of my new acquisitions this month was the "Cross Stitch & Country Crafts" magazine from May/Jun 1987. I saw the cover pattern "Gathering Honey" online and immediately wanted to stitch it, so I tracked down a copy of the magazine.
I am stitching on 28 ct evenweave with floss I have on hand ... so it will be a bit different than pictured. I got a good start and stitched all of the cobblestone path.
I finally returned to my "Summer Sampler" by Sandy Orton. I have all 4 of the seasons - and am making slow progress on them. I love the look of the samplers and enjoy working on them. I enjoy completing each motif and then doing the back-stitching as I go, and I prefer to work on each of them during the season that they represent.
Here is my current progress:
I completed the picnic section: finishing the basketweave, back-stitching the silverware, and completing the cherries. I love the way the back-stitching makes everything pop!
Last but not least, I brought out my "Halloween Pumpkin". This pattern is from the Just CrossStitch 2012 Halloween Issue (page 43).
This was the first time I ordered the supplies that were listed in the magazine (the exact fabric and floss) from the supplier listed. I have to say that I was quite disappointed to find the color of the fabric was so far off from the magazine photo! Wow! Odd because the floss colors look exactly like the photo - only the fabric color is drastically different. Is this a common occurrence?
Quite an update for me! I hope to have a good selection of projects to update in a couple of weeks when the WIPocalypse rolls around. Until then ... Happy Stitching!