Sunday, 28 August 2011

Waterlilies: Update Three

I have finished the third page of Waterlilies in quite quick time compared to the last page of my HAED!!  I really love this design, I can't believe how detailed it looks considering the large chunks of colour that make up this design.  It is such a bright cheery design which makes it such a change from the HAED which is made up mostly of browns and sludgey greens.  Like the HAED the next time I stitch this will be its last and I already have a design picked out.  It's a butterfly design from the DMC website that is stitched with DMC Linen threads.  I am really looking forward to starting this one as it will be my first time stitching with these threads and they were incredibly hard to get hold off because they are discontinued.  I could have stitched them in regular cotton but I wanted to use the recommended threads as they looked interesting plus I already have a very similar (if not the same) design charted in cottons that I want to stitch as well.

Here is a picture of the third page:


And as a whole so far:


The frog was a pressie.  It's a tape measure and so adorable, I LOVE it!!!  Happy Stitching Everybody!!!

4 comments:

  1. It's looking lovely Donna. Is that Martina Weber's design?

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  2. I was wondering about that frog, LOL!! Love how Waterlilies is looking. :D

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  3. Beautiful! I just found your page. I have a question I hope you can answer. I am working on a large project with many colors. Some of the colors are a stitch here and a stitch there. What is the best way to do these? Do I do them 1 at a time and have knots? Or is there a better way? Thanks for any help you can give me!

    Phyllis

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  4. Hi Phyllis, I usually do these one at a time but instead of knots I secure them under the back of other threads by running them underneath (if that makes sense). Other than that if they are not too far away i will carry the thread but run the thread under other stitches, Hope that helps, thanks for your nice comments, Donna

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