Algerian Eye Stitch sounds pretty exotic but its really easy and works best on even weave fabric, especially aida cloth. It can be worked in rows or as framing, as a fill stitch or as random accents as I've used it here.
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Since most of my journal pages are aida cloth it worked great for this week, especially as I found the cross stitch chart for free online. Gryffindor colors are scarlet and gold so I used 2 strands dark scarlet floss for the cross stitch of 'Harry Potter', and the lettering. A golden yellow thin pearl cotton was used for the
I found it interesting that JK Rowling gave Harry her own birthday, albeit a different year. Maybe he is her alter ego? But who doesn't love Harry Potter? I think the Algerian eye stitch stars make this page look rather magical!