Thursday, April 23, 2009

Plaid & blackwork checkbook cover: 2 Blackwork patterns stitched

A few weeks ago I have started working on a checkbook cover. You can see the outline here on this post.
This checkbook designed by Marjorie B. Berleur contains both Blackwork and Needlepoint elements. Since I have been doing a lot of needlepoint projects recently, I have decided to start with the Blackwork patterns and here are the first two.

This photo shows gives you a general idea of what has been stitched so far.
Some of you may laugh at this, but before I started looking for some Aida fabric for this project, I had no idea that Aida came in different count sizes. After my initial surprise at this, I started wondering why I had come to that conclusion as it does make sense that it does just like any other fabric.
I so do enjoy stitching Blackwork so am enjoying myself with this one and just at the thought that I will end up with a beautiful checkbook cover instead of those plastic ones that the banks provide us with is a sure incentive for me to want to finish this project as soon as possible.
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

This is coming along really great and I did not realise it was on Aida.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the elements

Front Range Stitcher said...

As usual, all elements are very beautiful!

NCPat said...

Great progress!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Terry,

Yes it is on Aida which makes it much easier to finish for such project, so that fabric choice makes a lot of sense.

Pierrette =^..^=

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

I do know that Aida comes in different sizes as I developed and maintain a a cross stitch kit for a lock-in event. I had to find larger count fabric as it's very hard to see a "regular" count between 1:00am - 5:00am! Especially for the adult volunteers who run the booth! LOL

Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...


I don't know how I could possibly stitch in the middle of the night. Gosh, I can barely stitch in the evenings (grinning)

Pierrette =^..^=