Joy to the World is done!

It was a quick stitch… I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to finish it on time. In the end I was done on Saturday night. Quite happy with it. As it turned out the gold was not too yellow. I ended up adding brown to the pattern to stitch the worlds in, this made them stand out more.

After that I quickly updated the charts and added them to the patterns. Now I just wait and see if the ladies doing the class at Territory Craft enjoy stitching them. I hope they do!

Sneak Preview: Joy To The World colours

Colours preview of Joy To The World

These are the colours I intend to use when I stitch the model for Joy To The World. The “gold” is looking a little too yellow. I’ll give it a chance and see how it stitches up.


My idea is to give myself a long period of time to play around with designing and stitching my own patterns before I share them. I figure a good date will be 11.11.11.

Ideas and plans are all well and good… then opportunity comes knocking. I was chatting with my good friend Bonnie when she mentioned she is looking for biscornu charts to use in a cross-stitch class she is teaching for Territory Craft on the 20th and 27th of October. Before I had a chance to even think about it, I had offered to let her use a couple of the charts I’ve been working on. Read: had some vague ideas in my head and doodles on the borders of a notebook that I would at some undefined time in the far distant future, maybe one day, turn into a biscornu pattern. Now I have a little less than a week to chart & stitch them.

I am coming out of the closet much sooner than I had intended… but who can pass up an opportunity like this?