Monday, March 7, 2016

His eye is on the Sparrow...

Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

My work continues on
'His eye is on the Sparrow' cross stitch
by Beth Twist...





Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

As I cross stitch a few rows, I will
use a highlighter and color in the rows 
I have completed.  This helps me to quickly find 
my place when counting.

But, for the Fawn in this design,
I am using a little reverse thinking to make
it easier.  I have highlighted all of the fawn's spots,
(and eye area), BEFORE stitching, 
so that they are easier to see.  
I then stitched the 'spots'.  




Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

After the 'spots' were in place,
I only had to fill in the Fawn...
no counting at all.




Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

This larger motif turned out to be
quick and easy using this simple technique.




Counted Cross Stitch by Rose at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

I have been stitching on this design 
about 2 hours in the evening...
one motif at a time.
When I started this project, I thought I would
stitch 30 minutes on most days.
I keep it at my 'stitching chair', 
and it has been so relaxing to work on. 
A great way to end the day.

Spring is clearly on it's way...
Enjoy the fresh air and warmer temperatures !
(I even had a window or two open this afternoon!)
Rose


8 comments:

  1. What a great idea!!! I will be trying that with my highlighter. It looks beautiful, you made it to the fawn!! That is so great Rose. It is so breath taking. Good job!!

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  2. Rose ~
    I was hoping for an update. THANK YOU! Your progress is wonderful. I hope you can keep it up. Great that you can find that much stitching time in the evening.
    61* in Ohio today and tomorrow is supposed to be even better.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  3. Great idea stitching the spots first Rose. I have set my cross stitch aside for a couple months, need to get new specs I think, the magnifier on my lamp seems to make it worse. I think I need to return to paint by number cross stitch! Your project is beautiful. Your thread tension is just right.

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  4. It's beautiful! Always a great idea to find stitching time

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  5. Oh you are tempting me to start mine!!! You know my new life rule...life is short so eat the cupcake, buy the shoes, start that masterpiece!!!

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  6. Oh dear, it is a beautiful and dainty stitchery but neither my fingers nor my eyes would be able to handle that task.

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  7. Oh dear, it is a beautiful and dainty stitchery but neither my fingers nor my eyes would be able to handle that task.

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  8. Beautiful! It's always relaxing to be able to just sit and stitch... sometimes I count and recount so many times... I feel like a Sesame Street episode! lol! Love this taste of Spring we are having! Just wish I could be outside to enjoy it (no windows in my office area at work)...

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose