Saturday, January 9, 2010

A is for Anchor

I started this on the 28th of December, and finished it on the 5th of  January, as I wanted to stitch my New Year's Day pieces too. Again, this was mostly worked whilst listening to the coverage of the cricket in South Africa - cross stitch and cricket go very well together!

This is how it grew:







 
And this is how the first row completed looks:



Apologies for the dark pictures - we have grey skies because of all the snow we're getting.

I didn't make any changes to this. Although I may go back and work two of the letters in the compass rose in a different colour, as N and W are my initials :o)

D is for Drum is taking slightly longer to work, as I'm doing a bit of a re-design - the flag and shield motif are being changed to designs more appropriate for someone who is not American, and the eagle is changing species too!

3 comments:

Brenda said...

You stitch incredibly fast! I have been working for days on only the A. I do watch TV as I stitch and I know this slows me down.
I am very interested to see what you do with your D block as I am a Canadian and also want to change this block. I may even take the drum out and make D for something else altogether.

Katherine said...

Wow Nic! Great progress. I too am looking forward to seeing your D changes. Also, I like how you didn't fill in the background of your letters. I think it makes them stand out more. And all this with half crosses aye? Good job!

Vonna said...

WOW! That's some progress!