Sunday, February 3, 2008

Another Mystery

I'm a member of the wXSw yahoo group - Wonderful Cross Stitch World - and one of the things we could participate in is a cross stitch project, 2008 On the Road Again Mystery. One section of a chart is made available at various intervals of time. I believe three parts of four have been made available, but I've just finished Part I. This cute design was created by Barbara Ana and Helga Mandl. If I remember correctly, January 15 was the sign-up deadline to receive the free mystery charts, but it will be available later for sale. The designers have said that all profits from the sale of this chart will go to charity.

I have really enjoyed stitching this piece. It is done on 14ct Aida in a muted, darker tone. It came from my old stash, so I don't know the exact name. DMC threads are used, and gave me my first opportunity to work with the Variations line. I LOVE them. They differ from variegated, made up of tones of the same color. Variations have tones of coordinating colors. The roof and heart both use Variations, and there will be more in upcoming sections!! Stay tuned...


  1. It's good to see you so excited about your projects. You are doing lovely work!

  2. That came out beautifully! It makes me want to stitch it up right now, but I'm keeping my focus on cq moms. Stop tempting me! =)

  3. Hi Charlene,

    Gosh, I just can't keep up with you! I am finally finished with the first part of the Valentine SAL but have only done a few stitches on this one. Yours sure turned out fabric is about the same color as yours, so now I know it's not too light...I was a bit worried. This is about as different from the other one as you can get!

    Nicely done! What are you working on next?


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