Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cornish Village Scene...

Hi friends!

Spring has FINALLY arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and I am very glad to be enjoying warm days, again, and seeing so many flowers in bloom! It's not long, now, until school will be out for the summer. Do you have any exciting holiday plans this year? We've already had our big trip to New Zealand, of course, but we still hope to get away for a couple of long weekends, here and there. 

One place on my list of future summer holiday destinations is definitely Cornwall, in South West England... you could say I became particularly interested in the region once I began watching the BBC's 'Poldark' a few years ago! ;o) The scenery looks truly breathtaking and I began browsing through all sorts of travel photos online - I was very inspired!

'Cornish Village Scene' published in the June 2018 Issue 268 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine ~ photo credit WOXS

Naturally, I started thinking about how I could capture a characteristically Cornish landscape scene in cross stitch, and this is what I came up with... it almost felt like I was working on a painting! :o) It is a large piece, done in a modern, poster art style, and it is my biggest design to date! In the foreground are some vibrant blue agapanthus, and I even managed to sneak a bit of 'kiwiana' into it - our native NZ cabbage trees are very popular in gardens around the UK! ;o) 

I am very happy with how this scene has turned out and if you'd like to stitch it yourself, you can find the pattern in the June 2018 Issue 268 of The World of Cross Stitching magazine, which is currently on sale in all the usual places. 

Thanks for visiting and - as always - happy stitching! :o)
Jenny x