onsdag den 23. januar 2013

January IHSW

A late IHSW update from me :-) But better late than never. I've worked on Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy:

Before IHSW

After IHSW
So I got quite a bit done this weekend :-)

My fingers have been itching for yet another start though. Cross Stitch Collection Magazine just came out with Elliott's latest design and start of a new series: The Medieval Ladies.

I think she's gorgeous, and I hope I'll get started some time in the future - for now there'll be no new starts however. I need to finish at least one of my projects first.

Happy Stitchings

mandag den 14. januar 2013

2013 New Start

I've made some progress on QS Sapphire (not a lot though).

I finally received my hand-dyed fabric and beads so I could start Joan Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy, which was featured in December's issue of the Cross Stitch Collection magazine.

I've chosen to stitch it on the aida fabric called Aphrodite from polstitches.co.uk. I am a bit surprised it turned out to be so dark, as it did not seem to be as dark in the finished photographs I've seen of this design. Nevertheless, it'll only let the white beads stand out even more.

(I apologize for wrinkly fabric).

QS Sapphire

Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy
And here's a picture of Snowdrop Fairy all finished and framed. As you can see, it'll take some time for me to finish. This is also my first time working with Kreinik thread and beads, so I am interested to see how this one turns out.

Joan Elliott's Snowdrop Fairy.
Happy Stitchings!
- Cat.