I first started this blog due to "popular demand" for me to to share my cooking and quilting results in blog form as it was easier for friends and people who know me to see what I'm up to, especially compared to just an image hosting site. Now I blog because I enjoy sharing what I do and hope that I do in some way inspire people to try new things out as well.
When I was in the UK last week I also treated myself to one little kit
while we were in Liberty's - I was having a hard time choosing between
the blackwork Owl and the picture of Liberty's and so I asked the kids
which to choose. They decided I should get the blackwork owl. This is my
first ever blackwork piece and I made it in less than an afternoon. I
was pretty daunted by this as I hate backstitches with a vengeance
however it wasn't as bad as I feared.
The kit is <a href="http://janesjournal.thecrossstitchguild.com/">Jane Greenoff</a>'s Blackwork Beasts - Owl. It's 3 x 2 1/2" / 6 x 8 cm. It's mainly black with gold highlights and green cross stitches for the branch.