26 March 2011

Blackwork flower

Thursday my boyfriend and I got back from our little trip to the Netherlands, we visited my dad, his wife, and my half-brother (only one-and-a-half and very cute). We are thinking of moving to the Netherlands so we used it as an opportunity to visit more possible places to live, and find out more information about the housing and job system.

Also, it was an opportunity to spend a little money without feeling guilty because we were on holiday. I didn't get any crafty bits, because I only found one craft shop, and it wasn't very inspiring, although I'm sure I'll be buying tons of fabric from the Wednesday market in Eindhoven (should we move there), because there was so much lovely stuff. What I did get was some Pokémon cards (now I have loads of doubles I don't know what to do with), the collectors edition of Heroes of Might and Magic V for the PC, PaRappa the Rapper for the PSP, and Gear Works for the GameBoy.

That's enough chatter. Now on to the stitching.
I didn't do any while I was in the Netherlands, but last night I made a little blackwork flower card for my Grandma.

The pattern comes from an old copy of Cross Stitch Card Shop. I used a variegated thread for the first time, and I'm very happy with the results.


  1. It's beautiful! I love the effect from the thread :D

  2. Cute! I love using variegated thread, especially DMC 115 :)

  3. Wow nice, I'm scared to do anything besides cross stitch so it nice to see that on the flower leaves. also, I'm still shocked they print NEW pokemon cards!