Cross Stitch Collaboration Update;
We have managed to exchange our June stitcheries just before the end of the month - Ang received my box yesterday, and hers arriveded here this morning.
Now, I promise you, we try not to even hint at what we are doing, but more and more often we are clearly thinking along the same lines;
here are my initial ideas for my piece;
Originally I thought of some kind of hexagon back ground, with a bee, or maybe bees, and perhaps a hive, and could I fit the words of the old rhythm about swarms?
like this, perhaps, with the bees in and around the words, and something pictorial - hive and folowers at the bottom, or between the words?
It all got too complicated and I completely changed my mind. Perhaps I'd revisit this for July.
Here's is Ang's piece;
As usual, once I've sorted out my ideas I chart it on a photocopy of the actual fabric, magnified to about 140% . As I go along I can mark the design, either by colouring in shapes different sections, or by numbering the stitches in each row to help me keep track of where I've got to.