Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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Santa is ready!
My Christmas Santa for a work colleague is finished!
I think i need to work on my finishing - but he turned out ok :)
Meet Blue Ridge Santa, by Mill Hill.
Started 5th November 2016
Finished 13th December 2016
Finally!!!! A FINISH!!! The gorgeous Mirabilia Roses of Provence
Saturday, 10 December 2016
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That overwhelming feeling when you have completed that last stitch and last bead! Happy dance in the living room!
After 17 months, I have finally finish Roses of Provence, Stitched on Polstitches 28 count Cashel Linen, Tudor Rose - My labour of love.
This is the first Mirabilia I have tried. I have learnt a lot about stitching with this piece so thought I would share some of my lessons learnt: -
Love stitching on 28 count Linen/Evenweave
Never change the direction of stitching such as vertical vs horizontal you can see it in the levels of coverage
I hate stitching WHITE
Never do a piece like this without gridding my fabric first
Love the look of invisible thread; however, ...... Almost impossible to work with
I need to work on my back stitch (still not happy with the arms)
If you go wrong and you are too far in to correct - the finish piece is not fudged.... its unique to me lol!
There are so many errors in this finish - but, I will look at her every day and she will remind me of all the things I have learnt and smile.
So here she is. Now i just need to iron her, and get her to the framers so she can hang on my wall.
Teresa Little Stitcher
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