Friday, June 17, 2005

Gathering Honey Floss Toss

I had never heard of a floss toss until I began reading cross stitching blogs. So this is my first one. I can see where it's crucial when trying to decide on which fabric to use for a particular design. I've never stitched on any hand-dyed fabric, and I've never ventured too far away from the "recommended fabric choice" for the designs I've stitched so far. However, hopefully, in the future, I can acquire some hand-dyes or other interesting fabrics for my stitching. I had no idea there are so many different kinds of fabrics to choose from. For this design, I will be using 25 count cream Dublin linen.

Gathering Honey is a design that I've wanted to stitch for my home since I first saw it on the cover of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine in the May/June 1987 issue. Every time I would go back through all my cross stitch magazines, I'd pull it aside and think that I'd stitch it "someday". Well, that someday is here. I thought I'd better start it while I can still see well enough (with a magnifying lamp) to stitch it. If any of you have stitched this one, I'd love to know if there are any errors in the pattern before I start. Leave me a comment if you are aware of any errors for me to watch for.


tkdchick said...

Your colours look like they'll work to me!!!

lissylaine said...

Ooh!!! I've loved that design ever since I saw it in the magazine. I haven't stitched it, but I look forward to watching your progress as you do.

Your floss toss looks great to me too!

Faith Ann said...

That's a beautiful design...I've never seen that one before.

SueStitcher said...

Hi! I was trying to explain what a floss toss was to my son and after googling the term I found your site! Thanks!

Coincidentally, I stitched this design several years ago and it's been hanging in our home since that time. I'm sorry I don't have a picture, but I must say it's even prettier in picture than in any photo.

I don't recall finding any errors on the chart.

I used the fabric that was recommended by the designer. I do love your floss toss photo.


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