I've been very busy these last couple of weeks, both stitching wise and other... however the interesting part is the stitching!!!
I have 3 - yes you read that right, 3 happy dances to share!
The first one up is Sabrina by Mirabilia...
She is stitched on 28ct lavender swirl jobelan by Silkweaver, with all the reccomended threads and beads. I will say if you are stitching this... the tiny little black beads - it says 3 packages on the the pattern I highy reccomend 4. I used about 3 1/2 and only about 15 beads of those 3 1/2 packages didn't fit on my needle as they were too tight. I also recommend 2 packs of the bigger black beads as I used 1 full pack and about 20 from a second one - good thing I had some at home otherwise I would be waiting for beads to arrive!
She still needs her final press and freshening up, but that won't happen till she is ready to frame. In other words not for a little while yet.
Next up... Suzannah by Carriage House Samplings
Suzannah - just like all the other girls, is stitched with DMC on 32ct Goldspinner lugana. A very nice fabric to work on. I looked back and we started the 4 girls on Sunday June 13, 2010, so a little over 2 years to do all 4 girls.
She is the final instalment of the four girls that Barbi and I stitched on our Sunday SAL. I am so happy that we stitched these 4 girls, I loved every single stitch, even though they did seem tedious at times! I'll have to take a picture of all four together sometime soon.
We have already decided on our next Sunday SAL, we will be starting on Humbolt Coast by Silver Lining, but not until the new year. Till then its just "personal" stitching, as I know Barbi wants to make some ornaments and maybe I will too....
My third happy dance is.... Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Snowmen
I finished it up last night! They are stitched on 28ct Tumult Jazlynn by Sugar Maple Fabrics (sadly no longer in business) using dmc threads. I didn't put any of the snowflake buttons on, not sure why but I kinda like it without them.
Thank you for everyone who participated in the SAL, it was fun! We will have to do it again with a different set of patterns soon!
I have my 6 Snow Belle's all here but not quite ready to go, but soon. Not sure if I will do them as a SAL but who knows... I tend to change my mind a lot! Eva is already working on her 6 Snow Belle's on pink! It looks lovely!!
If you are planning on stitching them soon, here is the link to the free border: Click Here
Before I finish, I would like to leave you with a freebie... especially if you like black cats... not quiet a halloween design, but nice nonetheless! Click here for the design.
Till next time happy stitching!!!