Monday, September 26, 2005

The Busy Bee & Assisi

Here are some pictures of my other finishes. I've been stitching almost everyday for the last 2 weeks. But my stitching pace is getting slower these days. Managed to finish a few pieces only.

The Busy Bee' is a pattern from Elizabeth's Designs (ED). ED is among my top 3 favourite designers for specialty stitches patterns. The other two are Victoria Sampler and The Drawn Thread.

Stitched on 28ct cashel linen with some colour changes. I've yet to attach the beehive & bees charms. Will do it before I send the piece for framing.

Planning to resume stitching more specialty stitches patterns next year. Been purchasing quite a number of patterns from these 3 designers, yet to get enough linens for stitching.

Last week, when a friend of mine asking about Assisi Work made me realised that I've never stitch an Assisi project eventhough I've always like this type of stitching.

Assisi is actually a variation on regular cross stitch : the background is stitched whereas the main shape is outlined with Holbein stitch/backstitch. Originated in Assisi, Italy.

I remembered of seeing Assisi projects in several blogs earlier. The freebie patterns are from CraftCo website. I decided to stitch Mt Cook Lily for my 1st Assisi project.

I stitched on 28ct cashel linen using Vicki Clayton silk floss. Made a change to the the border. I stitched a simple scroll border instead of butterfly blackwork border b'coz the fabby I used is too small to stitch a wider border.


Ulla said...

What a fantastic Assisi.

Ulla in the north of Sweden

Isabelle said...

Oh Zalita, this is such beautiful stitching. Like you, I love the Victoria Sampler and Drawn Thread designs (although I don't have any Drawn thread chart yet... but I'm sure that time will come!)

You did the specialty stitches beautifully! I'm sure it'll be lovely with the charms!

You Assisi design is a success as well!

Talk to you soon ;o)

~Harsha~ said...

this is looking very nice cheeze.

Gina E. said...

I am also very keen on Assisi work, and have some nice examples in my collection. But I haven't seen it done like this, with the background cross stitch in varying colours. Puts a completely different slant on it, and very effective.

Katrina said...

oh, the ED is lovely, and I was only looking at my pattern of it the other day :)

great finishes!

z_mnor said...

Thank you Ulla :)

z_mnor said...

Thank you Isabelle

can't wait to see your finishes of VS & DT *wink*

z_mnor said...

Thanks Sha

It's been a while, I've not visiting other blogs. I'm sure you (other needlework bloggers as well) have lots of new finishes. In your case - the 'turbo needle' is highly efficient *wink*

p/s - Will visit others blogs afterwards, including yours.

z_mnor said...

Thank you Gina

oohh you have pics of your Assisi works? Then I must look and 'drool' over them. Will visit your pics gallery soon *wink*

z_mnor said...


Thank you. Don't forget to share the pic of your ED when you've finished it :)

Anonymous said...

wow cheez !!! It's really nice... I really love the Busy Bee, it's so sweet...

~ azie ~