Saturday, February 17, 2007

Village


Well, I've had to change to the New Blogger. I had no choice, I could not sign in without changing. So I'll see if there's any difference.

I finished Village on Wednesday night. This was a recent new release, which I just had to have. DD says it reminds her of our visit to Lapland in December, and I have to agree, maybe that's why I had to have it. The design is by Per Segno Per Filo. I thought the chart was quite expensive at $19.90 when I got it. There were a couple of mistakes in it too, and although there were symbols for the beads, it was the same symbol for all the beads, whatever colour.

I stitched it on 32 ct Raw Linen. And although the design calls for beads, and I put beads on just about everything, I didn't put them on this. The stars should have been in Mill Hill pearls, but I stitched them with metallic silver. The lights on the trees should have had bright yellow Mill Hill beads, and I used a Kreinik for them. For the snow I added Kreinik too. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice.

Another small finish, the previous week was a scissor fob. It's something I'd had a while but never finished. It's a Drawn Thread freebie. I was in a birthday exchange with Sarah, she had said that purple was her favourite colour, so I thought this would be good to send with her gifts.



And the photo next too it, is what I sent to her. There was only the two of us in the exchange, and if you look through my previous posts, you can see what I received. I was a bit unsure as to what to get Sarah, although she obviously had no problem in choosing for me. Sarah loves handbags, so I couldn't resist getting her a bag to stitch, and I knew she needed more thread boxes. I also got her some bobbins, a special DMC gift pack, and Polstitches hand dyed fabric. I think it was 'Lovers Lane'.


Well, I'm not sure what I think to the New Blogger, but I've had a bit of trouble with the photo's. I suppose it will be a case of getting used to it.

12 comments:

Julie said...

'The village' is beautiful Chris, the border really does make it look very special

and the fob and gorgeous, i love the bag kit you chose to send to your partner in the exchange, bet she'll be thirlled

Stitchinwitch said...

Beautiful finishes

Judith said...

They are both beautifull. Congrats on the finishes

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on finishing the Village! It is just lovely

Yany said...

Beautiful finishes!! you did a lovely job!!

Sally said...

The Village is lovely Chris. I think the star type border really sets it off nicely. The fob is lovely too.

Lina said...

I think the village is very beautiful! Congratulations on your finishes!

Susimac said...

The village is amazing - Congrats on your finish.
Like your other finish too!!

Deanne J said...

Your village looks great.

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jejo9 said...

How lovely your stitching is.You must be very pleased.Jean

Stitchingranny said...

The Village has really turned out beautiful Chris, congratulations.

Meari said...

Your finishes look great, Chris. I'm sure your partner will love the gifts you picked for her. :)