Finally a stitching post …

I’ve been stitching all day but have very litte to show for it … first up is a wee freebie finish:

Amitie
Freebie by www.romyeale.blogspot.com
Stitched on 28ct antique white Lugana
with Caron Collection Waterlilies in Pine Forest

Here is the wee beastie that has taken most of the day to stitch … I had to change almost all of the colours as I didn’t have the recommended threads in my stash, but I think it turned out OK – not perfect, but I still like it.  It was quite fun doing some different stitches for a change, especially doing the whipped backstitch.  The sand is a mix of cross stitch and Smyrna crosses, but you can’t see that in this photo.  This will eventually be a tin topper … after trying to find another design in the Gift of Stitching magazines, I came across this one and remembered I fell in love with it when I first received the issue.  Well I then made up my mind to stitch a new piece rather than turn my Prairie Schooler Duck into a tin just yet.  Fingers crossed the finishing will go OK for my first tin attempt! Apologies for the poor photo, but my battery just died so I can’t take another clearer one just yet …

Waves 1
“Waves” by Melissa Dunajski
from Gift of Stitching Magazine, Issue 17 June 2007
Stitched on 32ct Ice Blue hand-dyed Belfast by Countrystitch
using the following substitution threads:
GAST Flax = used recommended thread GAST Flax
WDW Angel Hair = substituted DMC 677
WDW Aqua = substituted DMC Variations 4020
GAST Cornflower = substituted DMC Variations 4230
GAST Oatmeal = used GAST Oatmeal
NN Bali Hai = substituted Carrie’s Threads Dillon’s Sea

Not entirely sure what to stitch next … although I guess I “should” stitch my Christmas ornie for June as I’m nearly running out of time (just for a change!) – but I really want to start something new, something like Drawn Thread’s Autumn Arbor or Sunflower Sampler … oh decisions, decisions … Or perhaps I should just put the needles away for a day and concentrate on doing some finishing … hmmmm … 😉

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12 thoughts on “Finally a stitching post …

  1. I really like this one Anne… It looks great with the rolling waves and the graded sand… I could even be persuaded to break my self imposed vow of no new patterns…. Sharon xxx – Melbourne..

  2. Oh my goodness Anne, “Waves” is absolutely stunning!! I sub to the GoS mag, but I didn’t even notice that design before!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. So, you made me go and buy the subscription for the Waves pattern! It’s so awesome, thank you for sharing 😀 I am all excited now 🙂

    Yours is gorgeous

  4. I absolutely adore the tin topper! I will have to put this one on my ever-growing must stitch list. Gee thanks, Anne. 😉

  5. Hi you! This small masterpiece that you whipped up in a day doesn’t surprise me! You are very talented. I haven’t had a moment to do so since my kids (1 girl -11, and 1 boy -6) have been keeping me too busy to stitch 😦

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