|I've just trawled through our website, looking for some of our caricatures that haven't been featured before. I think these haven't, but I'm not 100% sure, so forgive me if you've seen them already. Although well done for remembering!|
I decided I wanted a quad bike design after seeing a police quad bike at a school fete, the policeman was showing the school children his bike and it looked so cool I decided to pay tribute in cross stitch. However, the police livery isn't always as popular as a normal coloured design, so I plumped for yellow and off we went! The kit costs £29.95 and measures 14" by 9.6", using 19 DMC colours. Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/quad-bike-caricature-cross-stitch-kit.aspx for more details.
Another racing design comes next. Last issue, we featured our Formula 1 range. Did you know that a large majority of F1 drivers start out in go carts? So if you'd like to stitch something for Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button, you could do no better than our go cart design, costing £35.95 for the kit. It's amongst our more detailed designs using the most colours (18), measuring 14" by 11". Having said that, it's not too difficult to stitch as there are some fairly large blocks of colour to complete when you're sitting in front of the TV.
We've talked quite a lot about American designs today, but now it's time for a quintessentially British one - the red London Bus. This one is a Routemaster design - that means it has the open step at the back that passengers can hop on and off from. Makes it cold in the winter though! Our kit costs £35.95 as it is another big one, measuring 13" by 11" and using 18 DMC colours. Have a look at http://www.stitchtastic.com/product/routemaster-bus-cross-stitch-kit.aspx for more info.
One more, and this one is also a British design. It's the only ship design we havem and what a ship! The QE2 is named after our queen and is an amazing vessel. With a length of 294m and weighin 48,920 tons, the QE2 is a British icon which retired from service in 2008 to become a floating hotel in Dubai, although this hasn't happened yet. You can create a much smaller version for yourself with our kit, and it will cost you a lot less at £29.95. It measures 14" by 9.6", using 20 DMC colours.
So, I hope I've featured some designs here that tickle your fancy, and keep you stitching over the summer months. Remember, the light is so much better during the longer evenings than when you're stitching by artificial light, so get going while you can!
Quad bikes - more dangerous to ride than to stitch.
Also more dangerous to ride than to stitch!
Hop on, hop off!
A beautiful ship.
|So, next time will definitely have a holiday theme, and will be out at the beginning of July. The year is going so quickly yet again!|
See you then!
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Until next time