Finished Stitching The Raven!

YAY! I’m very excited to have a stitching finish this week. (Here’s my previous progress on this project.)

I finished the border on The Raven Sunday night and here it is:
Finished Stitching The Raven by La D Da

I hope you can see the sparkly effect from the opalescent fabric in the picture, because it’s quite lovely in person. With the movie The Raven coming out in theaters recently and my eagerness to go see that, plus my son reading some Edgar Allan Poe this week for school, I really wanted to make sure this was finished this week.

The Raven by La D Da cross stitchI used the DMC threads instead of the silks that the chart model is stitched with. (The silks to DMC conversion is included with the pattern, and also on the ordering page here.) For fabric I used 28 count opalescent Jazlyn in Chocolate Vanilla Swirl by Silkweaver from my stash cabinet.

==> Want to stitch this piece yourself? Here’s the chart!

Happy Stitching!

the-best-of-edgar-allan-poe-bookOf course this book is both on my physical bookshelf and on my Kindle! I take Poe with me everywhere I go…

The Best of Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and 30 Others

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful finish! And I absolutely can see the sparkles in the fabric. Perfect fabric and floss combination.

  3. It’s a beautiful piece of work. Congrats!

  4. Sherry via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says:

    Great job!

  5. very pretty Retta

  6. love it !

  7. Brandy via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says:

    He looks great!

  8. I love the fabric you stitched it on!

  9. Thank you!! <3

  10. Congratulations! It is beautiful…

  11. Just ordered the chart… just couldn’t help myself as I love ravens, and this design!

  12. Love it. You inspired me to pull mine out and get it stitched.

  13. The fabric is pretty. Congrats on the finish, it’s beautiful.

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