Are you tired of staying at home and staring at the same four walls these days?
Are you itching to get in the car and do some traveling right about now?
Well, how about taking a stitching vacation using your needle and thread and stitching a road trip up in the mountains??
I've finished a really fun new piece that let's you do some exploring in the mountains without even leaving home. I'm calling it "MOUNTAIN TRAILS" (as a fun companion piece to my "COUNTRY ROADS" I released a few years ago).
I had sooo much fun sketching this out and then working it up with my needle and thread. I tried to think of all the fun things I'd like to see on a mountain trip - tents and cabins, and plenty of animals.... The design blocks are not difficult -- easy stitch patterns are combined with fun threads so you should really enjoy the trip. As with most counted canvaswork, the most difficult thing is counting out the sections; but just go slow, count carefully and you'll soon have all your stitch blocks lined up and ready to fill!
Here's a closeup of one of the sections with a campsite:
And here's a peek at the local General Store (complete with hay-filled pick up truck):
And while I've splurged and stitched this in Splendor Silk threads, I've also included a list of DMC floss substitutes, if you have those on hand. I've stitched this on 24. ct. Congress Cloth with 2-3 ply of silk and yes, I used my light and magnifier to see everything - grin! .... but hey, it could also be done on 18 ct. canvas -- just get two skeins of all the listed threads, and use 3-4 ply of thread for your stitching.
So if you're yearning to see some green fields and mountain streams, why not hike on over to my website and see all the ordering information for this new MOUNTAIN TRAILS design....
Happy Stay-At-Home Stitching, Everyone!!