When I signed up for the &Stitches swap, I had no idea what I would do. The theme was “places” and I wasn’t sure about doing a cross stitch of a specific location, I like to keep things more simple and stylized.
I was thrilled to be paired up with Carina and she told me some places she likes, but none of them were really standing out to me. She had mentioned before that she was extremely interested in space and liked the alphabet I am working on. I decided that space counts for the theme and made a solar system pattern. I already have one pattern but I wanted to do something new. I am so proud of how it turned out.
I got a black fabric with a really subtle print and used water soluble canvas to stitch on it. The planets are all the same DMC colors I used for my last solar system cross stitch, but the circles are done with a metallic Kreinik thread. It’s a goldish color and it adds just a little bit of sparkle.
I also know that Carina loves clouds, she’s even making a gorgeous cloud quilt. Jen from 52 Lasers already had a cloud needle minder for sale at Beadeux and I asked her to also make a floss organizer of the same design.
I couldn’t resist putting a rainbow of threads on the organizer for a picture. The silver material is perfect for this, I love it.
Carina posted recently about her love for Denyse Schmidt fabrics. I had some of her fabrics already that I had bought for my hexagon quilt and I went to Joann’s and picked up a couple more designs. I sent her 2.5″ squares of each of the different designs I had so that she can make hexagons. I also couldn’t resist adding a few DMC variegated threads, the colors were too pretty to pass up!
I got an absolutely amazing package in return which I will show off tomorrow! I love doing swaps, I’ve gotten so many amazing pieces!