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Rosebud continues…

February 6, 2010

I love love love this afghan to be.  I have been working away all week nad have one panel completed!  Yippee!  Only two more panels to stitch, cross stitch and apply bobble popcorn borders to.  Then a few rounds of an outer border to encompass the entire piece.

Panel A with cross stitched buds and 2 Panel B's

Panel A with cross stitched buds and 2 Panel B's

The original design was stitched with a white background.  However, I chose an ivory background (mostly because I already had it in my stash) and am falling in love with the completed product.  Two types of green turn into a meandering vine from which 3 colours of pink compose a symphony of rosebuds that are very pleasing.

WIP basket filled with all the necessities needed to complete Rosebud (yarn, afghan needle (4mm) and "in progress" Panel B)

WIP basket filled with all the necessities needed to complete Rosebud (yarn, afghan needle (4mm) and "in progress" Panel B)

I have a feeling that this particular project will be a while in the making.  Everything worth having is worth waiting for, right?  I also have a feeling that this is a project that will be definitely worth the effort and the time.

Although Rosebud is not all that portable, it is enjoyable!  Combining knitting, crochet, and cross stitch (three of my favourite past times) is never a disappointment.

Rosebuds are cross stitched onto completed panels constructed in a simple afghan stitch.

Rosebuds are cross stitched onto a background of simple afghan stitch.

Happy stitching and thanks for checking out Rosebud!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leslie permalink
    November 17, 2014 1:50 am

    Working on this pattern too, just beginning.
    When cross stitching on the panel, did you go all the way through to the back, or just halfway (can the stitches be seen on the other side)?
    Beautiful work, hope mine is as pretty.

    • November 17, 2014 8:42 am

      Hi Leslie. This was a fun and quick stitch. It quickly became one of the favourite go-to lap warmers in my house.

      The cross stitching is tedious, but worth the effort. I had attempted to stitch the pattern as I went, but the cross stitch detail added something this method didn’t. It is a detail that makes the pattern pop!

      I did go all the way through to the back and took extra care to make sure all my stitches moved in the same direction. Yes, you will see your work on the other side. By making sure that the your work is as neat on the back side as the front, you’ll not notice it all.

      Be sure to pull all your ends in as you go and you’ll end up with a lovely afghan that will embellish your living room for many years to come. Please send me a photo of yours both in progress and finished. I love seeing the photos.

      Happy Stitching!

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