For me, it would give me a place for me to store my stories and thoughts about the designs that I haven't put in my spreadsheets or notebook (which has little more than just the dates I stitched on them, if that). It also gives me a chance to blog these designs that I hadn't before.
So welcome to my first Throwback Thursday. When organizing, I grabbed this piece first, it's probably one I will get framed shortly, as it's one of my favorites - Future's Vision by Bestitched (designs by Beverly Haskins).
|Future's Vision by Bestitched, designs by Bev|
Stitched from 4.28.2003 - 11.17.2003
on 32 count antique white linen
|Detail of the sky|
|I really like this script.|
I love the poem by Tennyson and the look of the stained glass sky (that's what really sold me on this particular design). Even though there was a lot of backstitching, it was fairly easy, and the design definitely popped as I was backstitching (it helps with the motivation). It's not the biggest piece, so I had done all of the full crosses before BSing. I wish I had the alphabet graphed out to use the script in other stitchery.
I started stitching this when I was living in Houston, but finished it off when I was living in Brownsville, when I didn't have much else to do.
Many times, when I see people stitching or posting about any of the Bestitched designs, they're the Medieval Miniatures (1 & 2 - I have both still to stitch), and I've seen a number of people who are under the impression that those designs were all that she produced. She was based in central Texas (Austin or San Antonio?) and produced a lot of Texas designs (along with the Miniatures), I also have a Russian/Cyrillic sampler and remember seeing a medieval angel and some others. Future's Vision was actually one I'd never seen and happened upon at a small cross stitch shop just outside of my grandmother's neighborhood before they closed in the 90s.
So this is the piece I'd like to frame next. I am torn between letting someone here frame it (it's pretty small and easy) or just waiting to get it framed the next time I'm near Nick in Arizona ;) (which, if I play my cards right could be in October!)