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”:
Because 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!