Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Snowflake to Cross

The snowflake I showed you recently has easily morphed into a cross. I may need to elongate the lower part just a bit, but I'm pretty happy with it as a first try. I've adjusted the stitch count to open out the square sections with the picots pointing in. I'll decide later which way I like best.

Meanwhile, the chickens have been banished from the kitchen and replaced with a low key floral. Putting up the new wallpaper was a learning experience. I learned I really, really don't like hanging wallpaper.

Now in progress is removing this wallpaper from the living room. While it's not as obnoxious as the bears and the chickens,it is dark and busy and doesn't get along with the furniture.


  1. Lovely cross and what a great idea from a snowflake,
    I agree with the wall paper not my cup of tea either.

  2. The cross is simple and elegant. I love it!

    I have never hung wallpaper. I did learn, from helping my daughter, that I detest removing wall paper. Good luck with your home improvement projects!

  3. Really like the morph! You could even shorten it to get a square motif. Very pretty.
    Fox : )

  4. Your cross is beautiful. The shape of the cross is very nice.

  5. This cross is beautiful! Will you share the pattern?

  6. That is a very elegant looking cross. I think just one more repeat on the bottom leg would give it the perfect proportions.

    It seems your house's previous owner did a great job of decorating the outside, i.e. the gardening. It's too bad they didn't have the same good taste on the inside. But at least when you're done you'll have it exactly the way you want it.

  7. The cross is lovely. I hope you are creating a book for us with all these teasers.

    I can't wait to see the finished transformation of your rooms.

  8. Love the cross!!! :)

  9. Oh!!!! Me likey! :) I am going to look at the snowflake! That wallpaper is so vintage and cool it would make some cool art projects (for some etsy artists I know), but I can see why you wouldn't want it on your walls! I am enjoying your books I got the other day and I am starting on the cat critter pattern since I got two new kittens last weekend!!! MEW MEW MEW! They are adorable and I will have to post pics soon!