Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beautiful exchange received, more 2009 finishes, and my WIP

I received an absolute treasure in the mail yesterday from Sharlotte as part of the Ties That Bind Exchange.  Look at this beauty!

This was Sharlotte's first bourse finish, if you can believe it.  Didn't she do a fabulous job?!?  The design is exerpted from Blackbird Designs' Be Kind and True, and she stitched it on evenweave that she dyed herself.  The exterior fabric is a lovely sage moire and, you can't see them here, but she used pretty mother of pearl buttons at the corners.  I absolutely LOVE everything about it!  Thank you again, Sharlotte! 

By the way, Sharlotte is hosting a giveaway on her blog that ends January 31st.  Hurry on over there for a chance to win - or not, because if you DON'T enter, I have a better chance of winning! LOL


Below are the only Christmas items that I finish-finished in 2009.

stitched on 14 ct dark green aida
Ecru DMC
Mill Hill beads

stitched on 26 ct cream Shannon linen by Zweigart (discontinued color), 1 over 1
DMC floss

Download this one before it goes away.  There are charts with "Merry Christmas" in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.  Many stitchers participated in this SAL.  There are pictures on this blog of it stitched in a lot of different ways.  So many creative stitchers!


This is the bane of my existence my current WIP.

  • how this looks
  • the design 
  • how sparkly this will be when I finally get to the beading
Don't love:
  • perforated paper
  • sorting floss in kits - especially trying to tell DMC 3756 from white
  • sorting itty-bitty beads
  • stitching with three threads
  • that this is taking sooooooooooooo long to stitch
  • that it looks like I'm going to be short several lengths of 3756 (I haven't had to restitch anything, so whoever kitted it miscalculated.)
Started just before Christmas.  Will it ever end?????

1 comment:

Sharlotte said...

I like these projects. I'm not boasting, I mean the one's you've done. :) I have used a lot of Mill Hill beads but I've never stitched one of their kits. The one's I've seen have been on the perforated paper and I didn't think I'd like to work on it so I passed them up. My sister uses it and likes it just fine. I'm like you, I don't like sorting through floss in kits, but do any of us really? I don't like stitching with three threads either as I like to make one long length and do the loop trick on the back.