Monday, 28 February 2011

Up, Up and...


This is the Country Companion cross stitch picture that I mentioned to you - a cute littl mouse hanging on to his balloon.
If you look closely you will see just how long ago it was that I completed this - 1994.

If I remember rightly, this was stitched on the plane going to and from our holiday in the days when you were allowed to carry needles and pointy scissors on a plane.
It was quite a quick & easy piece to stitch as there weren't that many colours involved (the hedgehog pics are far more complicated as the 'prickles' involve a technique called tweeding - having more than one colour in the needle at a time).

DMC re-released this kit more recently. It still had the title "Up, up and Away" but instead of just one balloon there were 3 (I think) in different colours.

I still have a number of Country Companion kits that I haven't started on yet but this was one range of goodies that I didn't have any UFOs for...surprisingly, at the time I was very good at stitching these through to completion.......................


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I love Country Companions and also had a few of their x-stitch kits :D
I did the wedding sampler for my friends but didn't finish my own!!
Ed the hedge is pretty tricky!!!
J xx

Winnie said...

Ooh, that's really cute! I might have to see if I can get them here. :D

Sandra said...

How sweet :)