Sunday, March 26, 2023

Delphian Cornflower Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone! I can't believe it's been three weeks since our last check in... but I'm happy to say that I have a lot done. In fact, it's happy dance time!

Here's where I was last time, working on a traditional cross stitch pattern in a gorgeous kit from Avlea Folk Embroidery

And here's where I am now -- I just finished all the stitching!

I love this pattern, and the fabric, too:

I'm not sure how I'll finish it, but I think I will turn it into a pillow for a good friend. I think it will match her new couch! 

Now, what's next, I hear you asking. Well, first I want to make sure this stitching gets made into something, rather than go into the "stitched but not finished" box in the basement. 

Then I want to work on a project that I tore out of a stitching magazine in December 2000. No, that's not a typo. I tore out this pattern and had it in a folder for more than two decades. Last year I bought the fabric (which is, in real life, a midnight rather than a royal blue) and made sure I had all the floss.  

My plan is to stitch this and then put it into a cushion cover that I can put over my existing cushions come Christmas time. I like the idea that I'm finally going to work on a project that I have thought about since 2000. 

And speaking of projects, don't forget to check out the amazing projects my fellow stitchers are working on -- I love seeing what they're working on! Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, KathyMargaret, Heidi, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJCathie, LindaHelenConnieCindy, and Mary Margaret.


  1. beautiful happy dance! and good luck on the next project - my eyes can't cope with black!

  2. Mary Margaret RipleyMarch 26, 2023 at 5:15 AM

    Wow just beautiful!! Congratulations on your finish and happy dance!

  3. Congrats on the beautiful finish. This will make a wonderful pillow. I have saved stitchery patterns since the 1980's so yours is fairly recent by my standards. I like the idea of making a pillow cover for the holidays.

  4. Congrats on the finish. It really is beautiful! But I am thrilled your starting a Christmas project, I have been toying with a few holiday ideas to start myself.

  5. Wow! This will make a stunning pillow. Lucky friend! I love the new start too. I know it's going to be even more beautiful than photos could show. Looking forward to watching it grow. It's been waiting a long time LOL. Enjoy your well deserved Happy Dance!

  6. Lovely colours on your finish. Don’t think I could stitch on dark anymore, even with good light and white underneath!

  7. That is a beautiful piece; it will make a fabulous pillow for your friend! Your new project is really nice too, a great pillow cover for the season!