Wednesday, 23 October 2013

An Unexpected Finish !!!!!!!!

Well I was expecting to have shared a picture of a finish on Victorian Dressmaker by now but I've have had all sorts of problems with it and I haven't finished it yet.  I have managed to sort everything now though so it won't be too long.

So to compensate for that I made some progress on another Crazy January Challenge.  This design is called Heart of my Heart and was a freebie designed by Abi Gurden from The Stitch Specialists yahoo group.  Having made a lot of holes in fabric when I didn't want lately I more than a bit nervous about the Hardanger involved in this design but it went really well as did the other speciality stitches.  I am getting more and more comfortable with speciality work now.  I stitched this design on a random piece of 28 count evenweave I found in a Polstitches grab bag that I have had for a while.  I really didn't know what to do with this piece of fabric but it suited this design perfectly.  I used Polstitches thread, The Crafty Kitten threads and DMC Perle threads in varying shades of pink with matching Mill Hill beads.  Considering I don't often choose my own colours for projects I am quite pleased with my combination that I choose.  Here is the final result ...

I have also made a start of my Halloween project for this year.  It's a small freebie that I got from the internet last year.  It's a simple design but I'm stitching it on my glow on the dark fabric I got in September.  Here's what it will look like finished ...

And here's my progress ...


 Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!


  1. Adorable finish Donna and great new start.


  2. Victorian dressmaker looking so pretty
    I like the Halloween piece

  3. Congrats on your finish! Your hardanger piece turned out beautifully. Haven't done hardanger in years. Always made me nervous,too, cutting threads. I used to do thread cutting first. Then the cross stitch in case I goofed.