I didn't spend the entire bus ride working on this cross-stitch, but I did invest several good hours between the ride there and back working on this. The thing about cross-stitch for me is that I'm not the fastest, so it still doesn't look like much progress, even after a few hours of work.
When I saw this cross-stitch kit, I really liked it. I knew that it would be a UFO forever and hopefully be finished one day. I started working on the brown while at the beach last summer. It's been sitting and waiting, and this weekend I worked on the cream and other colors. So here it is so far...
|Can you tell what this is supposed to be?|
This is what it wants to be when it grows up:
|Needlework Shoppe - #023-0590 by Janlynn|
Finished size 14" x 11"
This kit is called Needlework Shoppe and is kit #023-0590 by Janlynn.com. Of course, the name of this shoppe on my finished cross-stitch will be "Sylvia's Stitches"!
Kathleen commented to me that she has never seen a needle-work scroll-frame like the one I am using. Since this is a large finished cross-stitch, I have my fabric rolled smoothly on 18" rods. I have had this frame set for a long long time. In fact, the cross-stitch that I took out of the frame in order to put this Needlework Shoppe in, was a wedding UFO that I had started and never finished. And we've been married over 15 years now. I like using this scroll frame since it avoids hoop-burn and keeps my fabric straight and taught.
I found the instructions for my frame set. It is called "E-Z Stitch" needlework frame manufactured by Tomorrow's Treasures in Woodinville, WA. When I google the company and product now, it looks like the company has become American Dream Products. They manufacture and sell a variety of needlework frames and notions.
|My needlework frame set which I really like!|
The set I is have is called the Starter Set Oak. It comes with several bars and rods to make a variety of frames for 6", 12" and 18". My frame set is older and is called the Webbing version, where I baste my fabric to the scroll rods initially. They now offer a No Basting System, which I believe involves Velcro. I don't know how the no-basting system works, but my original webbing version has been fine to work with. You can find some of these frames online for less charge than retail price. This frame would make a great Christmas gift for someone. :-)