complimentary design

I found this paisley pattern somewhere on the net. Thought it can be used for kantha[running stitch] work.
I just had to make very small adjustments, to make the pattern symmetrical.
I had a blue[another] blue mangalagiri cotton fabric, I also found a dark blue managalagiri[again] with border,this border I used for sleeves.
Dark blue and half/white colours threads were used for embroidery.
Now for the actual embroidery- the outer pattern of the paisley was worked in dark blue, I have started with half white on the inner pattern in this picture.
These are worked in back stitch with three strands of thread.

kantha paisley on blue tunic-WIP 1

The filling stitch details will be on my next post.

The stitchin fingers have announced ‘post a photo of…’ challenge . the theme is ‘pin cushion and ‘needlecase’’. I haven’t done any so far. But I do have a biscornu[2007], which can be passed of as a pincushion.The cross stitch pattern for this biscornu, was complimentary from a blog, my problem is I don’t remember which one. In 2007, I had no idea of blogging about my embroidery, so it was just a thing to do for my personal use. I use this opportunity to thank that person for this gift.
I changed the colours


I added my intials into this pattern, that is the only output from me.



Pattern on the side-


I would appreciate,if someone is knows the owner of this pattern.

Early last year, I had done a celtic design . This pattern was from [thanks]They gave  a full year of celtic patterns. I chose two patterns from them for frames. The second one  I did in dec2009-

printed pattern-2

I changed the colours. While working-

work in progress-2

This design was of ideal size for the frame, so I used the whole design.I think  it was 16inch aida cloth. the finished piece-

celtic pattern -2

I couln’t resist adding my initials on the four corners.The two frames together look like this-

celtic frame set

Working on the second frame was easier. I liked using fall colours on these pieces.

I embroidered some special gifts for the gayathri-my new niece inlaw-

Aunt and niece

Aunt and niece

the first one was a heart ornament- the pattern I got it from another blog- This blog has wonderful cross stitch patterns,I chose one heart ornament pattern, and changed the colours-

Heart ornament-design

Heart ornament-design

 The finished ornament-

heart ornament

I love celtic designs.The twists , turns,ups, downs of the designs, in someway represents ‘life’ to me.– , which for the past 3 years,has been posting free designs on its site.Wonderful designs. I was waiting for the right time to work on their designs.

Chossing the frame was the first step,Then I chose the colour and count  of the fabric.Then the design which can fit the dimensions.I liked this particular design, but had to crop the border .celtic1-3

I didn’t change the colour scheme,except for adding a green colour.


 The threads were  Anchor cotton skeins-2 strands. The finished frame is here-


Hubby dear loved the frame.