Lace Squares

Author: Eileen Bennett for Stoney Creek
Copyright, Stoney Creek

Started: June, 1999
Completed: February, 2005
Hours: about 59
Materials: Anchor floss and perle cotton on Gretchen cloth
Stitches: cross (two-over-one), pulled thread

I loved doing the pulled-thread areas; however, the over-one cross stitch areas were a big pain in the neck (two strands of floss over one thread)! They took longer than the pulled-thread squares. So, I actually only stitched six of the eight squares designed for the piece. I just picked my favorite pulled thread stitches out of the ones given. This scan is about 60% of actual size. I hope to have it finished into a pillow (cushion), which should go great with my sofa!