Thursday, 8 March 2007

Misa's Band

To continue the saga of our International Sampler Band Round Robin - here is Misa's band in which she used #5 perle cotton red, white and blues. She included long-arm cross-stitch in her design. My design is just a simple cross-stitch using three strands DMC overdyed floss in a red/blue/purple burst of color. Misa's journal mentioned one of her favorite colors is purple but my purples did not go favorably with her color scheme. I had been wanting to try some of the overdyed floss .... so, as you can see, the color I chose makes Misa's design glow and that is what I intended. On my own sampler I used four DMC colors in my design which worked out quite well. Here in the overdyed coloration I think the design takes on the look of ante bellum ironwork. The band is now winging its way to the next stitcher.


Christine said...

Norma, I really like this band and I can already visualise a couple of designs I can use when it gets to me. Perhaps I have a suitable purple in MY stash. It is one of my favourite colours also so I have quite a few shades and textures available!!

Dianne said...

This is going to be exciting for us want to be Stitching Divas:):)
I really love to see all the stitch work being created here..
So thanks so much for sharing..
Jenny's friend Dianne