I came across a vintage Bed and Breakfast sign. It was done in cross stitch. That is what made me want to do cross stitch again after many, many years of my tools and supplies in a storage trunk. I raced over to the website and bought the chart.
I could hardly wait to finish the unfinished piece I had on the frame so that I could get started on this new piece. I’m always attracted to vintage advertising and crows.
This is stitched on 32 count evenweave linen. A single thread over 2 threads. Except for Baths and Meals is only over 1 thread. That part was very hard to see with these old eyes, glasses and magnifiers attached to my glasses. I hated stitching those but I love how they look with the standard stitching.
Not many thread changes in this chart. Just enough for a vintage look.
When the stitching was finished, I sewed a frame around it. I got one of those standing mini quilt frames to display it.
I like that I’ll be able to do more seasonal stitching and change the display as I desire.
My crows are beginning to gather a murder.
Can you hear them chattering?