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 !!!!
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Adorable finish Donna and great new start.

    Linda

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

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  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.

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