DWXS6 – UL 19

I still owed you DWXS6 (Doctor Who cross stitch project #6) which I finished a while ago but didn’t get to wash and take a picture of due to some other activities.

This is a kit by Serenity Designs. It came with 18 ct white Aida, needle and DMC threads. As I didn’t like the greenish threads in the first Serenity kit I stitched (DWXS2) I decided to replace two of the threads, DMC 642 by Anchor 392 and DMC 640 by Anchor 903.

 

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The next UFO and needle issues

Next project in the UFO Lottery is DWXS6 (in full, Doctor Who Cross Stitch #6). There’s still a little work to be done, but it’s growing and the left half is finished now.

When I last worked on it in mid-April, I left it with this –


I picked it up a couple of days ago and now have this –


Doesn’t look like much, but it’s confetti stitching on 18 ct Aida.

I broke the needle that came with the kit and am now using one of my newly ordered ones. It’s a #28 DMC needle with a very narrow eye so I can hardly get it threaded (and I’m experiencing the same issue with the new #26 ones). I’ve tried both threaders I have, a little wire one and a metal one. Tricky. I’m expecting to break the needle every time I’m rethreading it. Do you have the same issues? What kind of brand of embroidery needles do you use?

Handwork

While I was waiting for the repair work to be done in my flat I spent a couple of hours working on my sixth Doctor Who cross stitch project (DWXS6). The pattern has large areas in single colours. I’ve now completed the first two colours with the face and hand already taking shape.

Brainless cross stitch

dwxs1_01It’s a little hard to concentrate on almost anything for me these days for reasons mentioned in my last post so I picked up work on my last Doctor Who cross stitch kit. There are large areas in a single colour to stitch across the piece. A little brainless cross stitch is just the right thing at the moment.