Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Great Escape Finish !!!!!

I did it !!! I finished The Great Escape !! I am so proud of how it turned out.  I loved learning all the new stitches and really feel my sewing has improved because of this piece.  I would never have attempted the Papillon Creations SAL without the confidence gained from The Great Escape.  I think my favourite stitch was Van Dyke which made up the sign post.  Once I got the hang of it, the post was really relaxing to stitch and the effect is really good, it looks like a plait running down the middle !!!

The Great Escape

designed by Abi Gurden of The Stitch Specialists yahoo group
fabric 32 count Belfast Linen called Pansy Impressions Opalescent from The Crafty Kitten
HDF threads

I am now up to date with my SAL's so it is back to my rotation of five projects (see sidebar for what they are)  because last time in my rotation I finished the wizard I can make a new start which is a butterfly design using the now discontinued DMC linen threads.  I am finding them interesting to work with but I will speak more on that next time when I have an update for you.  I am nearly finished with the first section of that design so it won't be long till an update and then I plan to move straight onto the next page of Siberian Forest which has come out a week early!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!