Hello! I haven't posted anything here since last Sunday, and, admittedly, that's because I didn't really do that much over the course of the week. Early in the week, however, I took a trip to the Antique Pattern Library ( [link]
), which is a great website to find cross stitch patterns, and found this cross stitch pattern of a coat of arms. It was taken from the succinctly named Priscilla Cross Stitch Book, A Collection of Useful Patterns With Suggestions For Their Use In Various Styles of Work, which was edited by Harriet Cushman Wilke and released in 1899.
Somehow, I doubt that what I actually made is what the designer in the 1890s had in mind, but it seemed like fun to use variegated threads on the huge blocks of color.
This was cross stitched on 14-count Aida cloth with DMC Color Variations floss. It actually used up almost all of a skein of the pink floss, which I didn't expect, but it never hurts to get a good amount of use out of some thread.