I probably should not admit to this but I was so excited about Cross Stitch Camp that I couldn’t sleep last night. Do I need to get a life?
I’m not sure about June yet. Heck, I’m not even sure what I’m going to do today but I do love planning.
At the other house in MO, I had this same framed tin sitting up high like this and had a village type thing under it on the mantle. It had the church, the post office, maybe city hall . . I can’t remember . . haven’t seen it in a while, but it had seasonal pieces – like a snowman for winter and a Christmas tree I’d put out around Christmas. It had people that had on coats in winter. It had a lamp post with Christmas decorations that I put in front of the Post Office. Why can I only remember the winter pieces and nothing else? Anyway, it was a LOT of dusting and then it was kinda wooden and painted – Jim Shore-ish but not so I wrapped each piece in bubble wrap before putting it away at the end of the season. I don’t want anything that’s so much trouble but I want something seasonal up there underneath the large tin.
I was looking on Pinterest one day and saw smaller framed things under larger framed things and knew that was what I wanted.
I stuck this tray up there because I had it – just for the picture. It’s 9.5 x 13″. My plan is to cross somethings that’s longer and not so tall, have it framed and put it up there under the larger picture.
All four of these have the same count. They recommend 30 count linen and if I use that count fabric, the stitch design should be 2 x 14-1/2″. If I had about a 3/4″ border and a 2″ frame, it would be about 8.5″ x 21″ and I think that’s pretty close to perfect for that spot above the fireplace.
For June, we need to stitch something that was inspired by something someone else stitched. With all the flosstubes I watch, then order what they’ve made, this one won’t be hard. I just need to think about it and I’ll make something I have here so there’s no rush to decide on that one.
For July, we need to stitch something by a designer whose designs we’ve never stitched before. The Welcome series is designed by The Drawn Thread and I’ve never used their designs so that works. I think I’ll do Welcome Autumn
For August, we need to stitch using something we’ve never used before – fabric, floss, etc. I ordered the kit for Welcome Winter and it includes NPI silk and Dinky Dyes silk and I’ve never used those before.
I did have to order the Welcome series charts and, of course, the floss for Winter. Order has been placed. Hopefully it will all arrive before June 1.