The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night

About a million years ago–OK, really only ten years ago–I saw these two Bent Creek patterns in the June 1998 issue of  Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.  They were called “Here Comes the Sun” and “Full Moon Rising,” and it was love at first sight. I can’t explain it, but I’ve always loved patterns with suns and moons. Pumpkins and sheep are my other faves.  I went right out and bought the fabric for them and then they sat around in my stash for almost ten years.

But no longer! I proudly present the completed “Here Comes the Sun”:

Here Comes the SunAnd here, at long last, is “Full Moon Rising”:

Full Moon RisingBecause the designs are so deliciously “primitive” (i.e. there’s not a lot going on), I decided to add a little visual interest by using variegated Gentle Art Sample Threads instead of good ol’ DMC. I don’t think they were calling for many hand-dyed threads back in 1998, but I really think, in particular,  they make the sun and the moon look more realistic and colorful. If you want to know what GAST I substituted for DMC, let me know and I’ll post my suggested substitutions.

Tomorrow: the lettering!

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One thought on “The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night

  1. Katie June 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Do you still have the pattern for these? This is the last cross stitch my mom did for me before she passed and I would love to find the pattern.

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