Today I visited shailaja sharma’s blog- where she has posted a simple variation of fly stitch-anklet stitch .The stitch is easy, I’ll have to think ways of experimenting with  this stitch.

I have started  edging for 2 towels, the designs are my own,I thought I ll try cross stitch. the pink one is a geometrical flower-t-e-2-a1

The finished  towel, I cheated , I got the tailor to attach it for me-a1-towl-edg-2

For this edging I drew the design, and changed it into graph for cross stitch, back stitch outlining is also added.

t-e-1-d t-e-1-c

After finishing the embroidery ,I was anxious to see the full effect, but was also scared of sewing, so I used the shortcut method this time.Iam insisting to myself not to repeat it again.


This is  my first new year  project. I have too many UFO s.Some cross stitch kits, long stitch kits, crocheted  and tatted doilies,usual embroidery on tunics- the list seems to go on and on and on.