Monday, November 7, 2011

"Mini Mystery" Monday

I was playing around with a few simple stitch elements this weekend, and came up with a rather fun ornament design. It occured to me that it would be fun to create a small "mystery" project that I would run only on my blog - and only on Mondays.

So the beginning "clues" to this little mystery ornament are:

A) The finished design willl be 4" by 4" on 18 ct canvas.
B) You'll need a piece of 18 ct. canvas that is at least 7" x 7" in size - whatever color you want to use is fine.
C) For threads, you'll need: just a 1/2 skein of Watercolours; one dark color of #5 DMC pearl cotton; one medium or bright color of #5 DMC pearl cotton; and one metallic ribbon that matches your variegated thread (such as Ribbon Floss, Kreinik 1/16th Ribbon, Neon Rays+, or any other metallic ribbon that you like to use)....and yes, it's perfectly okay to use ANY combination of thread types you want to try instead of the ones I've mentioned!

Here's the thread palette I picked:

Watercolours, 047 - "Camouflage"
DMC #5 pearl cotton, 319 - dark green
DMC #5 pearl cotton, 3685 - medium garnet
YLI Ribbon Floss, 047 - honey/copper

To start this little "mystery" project, find the center of your canvas and poke a hole with your needle, for a reference point.

At the center of your canvas, stitch this motif:

So it looks like this (but in your colors):

Then repeat the motif so it looks like this:

That's all for this week.... see you next Monday for the next part of the "mini mystery."


Ann said...

thanks, Laura! This looks like so much fun--I'll be running out to the LNS tomorrow to get my supplies.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is exciting! I love part-works especially mystery ones.
Thank you for this special mystery!

SueB said...

what a great idea! I'm lovin' the dark but traditional colors too!

Joanie R. said...

This will be so fun.....thank you.
Joanie Robertson

LIZ said...

What fun! I'm using stash & already have my center Rhodes in. Look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Unknown said... a Mystery ...PS...
I stalk your blog...LOL... love your stuff!

Unknown said... a Mystery ...PS...
I stalk your blog...LOL... love your stuff!

Anonymous said...

any possibility the chart itself can be a bit bigger? when you click on the design it doesn't link to a larger size - just the same size as on the home page.

thanks, this looks like fun!


laura z. said...

Oh what fun! Looking forward to see how the mystery unfolds! :)

LIZ said...

Just to let you know: I started the Mystery yesterday and have a post ready to go on my blog for tomorrow.

Dot said...

What fun, Laura! The thread pallette I picked is WaterColors "Deep Sunset" 015; the dark DMC is 500 (a forest green), the medium-bright DMC is 553 (purple) and the metallic is YLI honey/copper 047. The colors are stitching up beautifully and I'm looking forward to Monday's installment! Thanks!

Agata said...

this is such a great idea, thanx for sharing :) I joined today and the colour I used are so much different from my usuall choices that I gonna have lots of fun stitching this pattern :)