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Saturday, February 25, 2017
February Smalls SAL
This was one of three small literary-inspired designs by Emma Congdon, from the September 2016 issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. (I bought a digital copy of the magazine on Zinnio - only a few dollars versus the $10+ that UK magazines usually cost here in the States, so I could justify stitching only one pattern from it.) It is designed with a hot air balloon in the top right, but I found a charm that seemed appropriate and used that instead. I was inspired by someone who posted this on Facebook....they had used a little dragon charm in place of the balloon. My charm reads "Follow Your Arrow" and has a a sparkly arrow attached. I tried a couple colored fabrics with this, but I like the clean lines and the way the colors pop on the white!
After seeing Honeybee's recent posts on changing colors in designs, I'm thinking about documenting/featuring some of the changes I've made over the years. Stay tuned!