Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 14 - Cross-Stitched Sheep and Red Stars

For "Art Every Day Month," I finished a little cross-stitched pattern of two sheep and flowers. It's small - only about 5 1/2" x 1 1/2". Now I need to figure out what I'm going to put it on. Have a variety of these small designs that I've wanted to do for some time now.

This one reminds me of sheep I use to have. It was so nice to see them grazing in the pasture - especially in the spring when the grass was so green and some of the wildflowers were in bloom.

I also made two miniature red window stars today. A customer asked me if I could make the window stars smaller. I said, "Yes, it shouldn't be a problem."

She picked two 16-point stars with a moderate amount of folding. After I did some math to reduce the patterns by one-third, the paper size for each point was the smallest I've ever worked with. Needless say, it was a challenge (a good one, though).

I glued the points together, and the results are here:

As a side note, if you look in the background of the picture, you'll see that it is still snowing. It has been snowing almost non-stop since Friday night. Friday night-Saturday, it was the wet-heavy kind of snow. Sunday, it is has been the lighter, big-flake type of snow.

By 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, the snow has stopped. Now it's time to dig out from over a foot of snow!

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

Nice work Ann... love the little sheep! I also enjoy x's a very relaxing past time. Hope U R having a lovely Autumn season.