Then I got a wonderful email from Elaine, one of my model stitchers. She has finished 'In My Garden'.
Wow....I couldn't believe how it has come out.
I drew my picture, used some watercolours, matched the watercolours to threads (not the easiest of jobs let me tell you) and then I try to make a computer programme look like my picture.
And I loved how it looked: it was exactly what was in my mind's eye....but then to see it stitched! Wow!!!!
It is better than sex, better than chocolate and better than Johnny Depp!
Now; before I show you the finished version, it is sooooo important to me that I am having fun doing this little venture. I got my science degree as an adult, taught in some very difficult situations (prisons, addicted teens, academically advanced but spoilt teens and young adults which were worse than the prisoners) had a pressurised career...worked my ass off my whole life..and got cancer as a thank you. So yes: I will be opening this as a business: yes I will be ensuring quality control is mega high, and customer service hopefully as high (taking a chance on that one with the chemo brain rofl) but it has to be fun. So the charts ultimately are what I would like to stitch. They are my babies.
This may make them less commercially viable but I don't care: I want to have fun and I want to be able to put what I see in my mind, come to life on fabric.
Ah no, wait a moment. It is my wedding aniversary tommorrow, and we have a new edition to the family BUT there is a really special post going out on the 9th. I cannot say anymore than that BUT when that has been dealt with and read, then I will update you on our new edition and wedding post xxxx
Now, drumroll please......
Welcome to ' In my Garden'
Designed by G. French, Stitched by Elaine Murphy
A bit late for this spring, but just in time for the next spring. Elaine hasn't decided how to finish it but as soon as she does, I will put a piccie up.
I am waiting for one more finish and then the website will be up and rolling...Stitcher's Anon Cross Stitch Craft Designs. Wish me luck!