Gentle Friends I finished up the Lizzie Kate "Hallowe'en Mystery" piece over the weekend and started up on a Christmas stitch. Here's a completed snap of the LK piece...
July 23, 2013 - August 24, 2013
Lizzie Kate, 3 Piece Hallowe'en Mystery "Very Scary"
30ct WDW Tin Roof - recommended WDW + CC Black Coffee
Well, here it is, the finished product, using the recommended floss, except I ran out of the WDW Onyx about half way through and had to pull out all my over dyed blacks to find a match, and CC "Black Coffee was a match, so I stitched about half or more using that. The actual change I made was not using the "Honeysuckle" for the flowers in the lower third. I thought that was just to bright/light of a colour.
I attached all the bits - the two black and single silver stars, the key and all the silly little beads so I couldn't really iron the piece. Overall it was a great piece to work on and I'm glad I did - I liked the colours and the design - I didn't like having to use two piece of floss, and the low count linen, but that's just me.
I started up a Christmas/Winter piece after I rolled up and tossed the LK piece on the finished pile.
Here's a snap of my start...
... doesn't look like much, yet.... it's Heartstring Samplery's "Baby, it's Cold Outside" - it was released a year or so ago I think and I have been wanting to get at it since it arrived at my house. It's a great looking piece and a wonderful song that was its inspiration. I am stitching it on the recommend 36ct PTP "Ale" which is a great piece of linen to work on, colour count and feel. However that's where the recommendations end. I loved the idea of using an antique frame, so I dug around in the pile of old frames I have collected and found the perfect frame, almost. I have had to add two more diamond bits to the height (if you look closely at the right side you can see where I frogged a bunch of them out to add the extra bits) so that it fits the frame better, which means I will be shifting everything around to fill out the space, I'm not to concerned about that - I also shifted all the floss recommendations from the over dyed cotton to my favorite silk.... Belle Soie... so that was my stitching weekend.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!