Do you like creating samplers with many different types of stitches?
Do you like stitching houses?
Do you delight in miniature landscapes?
Do you enjoy the blue/green/gold colors of summer?
....Then you'll definitely enjoy stitching my new COUNTRY ROADS piece!
It's stitched on 24 ct. Congress Cloth, so it has a finer, more detailed look to it, with a finished size of 9.5" x 11.25". This patchwork quilt of fields and pastures is built around the variegated silk Waterlilies 257, "Spearmint" and I pulled out a varied palette of greens and golds to give it the look of a lush, summery day in the country. Here's a detail photo of the buildings:
Here's a peek of my favorite section, with poplar trees, tiny grazing horses and a red tractor (psst: if you prefer cows, I've included a cow graph, too):
Very fun, but very fine work; nothing too taxing, except the fiddly counting of the border lines and boxes! I used 12-ply silk Splendor for this piece, but I also give DMC floss recommendations on the pattern. Although I wanted the miniature look of Congress Cloth for this piece, it could be stitched on 18 ct. canvas, but you'd need a bigger cut of canvas (do the math from the design count).... And I can only guestimate how much more thread you'd need - at least double the listed amounts, since you'd be moving up from 2-3 ply on 24 ct. Congress Cloth to 3-4 ply on 18 ct. canvas.
Anyway, if you have a hankerin' to create your own small piece of country, please mosey on over to my website and see all the particulars on this new COUNTRY ROAD design!