I've been stitching my heart out this past week, so I thought it might be time for an update.
I've been practicing my lacing skills. These two are finished and here's how they look in the frame.
These two are waiting to be laced.
decided that I had done very, very wrong by my beautiful butterfly
angel by putting it on self-stick mounting board and framing it. And I
didn't like the writing at the bottom or where my initials and the date
were sitting. So, I took it out of the frame and redid the bottom. Now
it's ready to be laced.
been stitching a lot on my HAED and enjoying it so much more on the 16
count Aida than on the 25 count linen. It's just so much easier to see
It also seems to go faster. I'm not sure why. Of course, I'm going to need at least double the thread!
And finally, I have begun work on my May cottage.
I'm loving the colors of this one, since they match the Apple Blossom colors of our spring festival here in Winchester.
And last but not least, The Rainbow Bridge came back from the framer's yesterday!
didn't want to take it out of the plastic because it's all taped up on the back. I love the rustic look
of the wooden frame and the hunter green mat. I will ask Kathy when I
give it to her if she would mind if I get a picture without the plastic
cover on it. It is under glass to protect the needlework. Of course, I
noticed a couple of little imperfections, like my initials and the year
are crooked and "the" at the top goes slightly up to the right, but I
think little errors can sometimes make a piece unique, so I'm not
worrying about it too much.
I dropped off my mystery
gift for framing when I picked up the Bridge yesterday and I am so
excited that it will be done soon! I wish I could share a picture, but
it won't remain a mystery gift if I do.
Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry. Usually my iPhone takes awesome pics, but I think it was too dark in here when I took some of them.
Today I am
going to be stitching on my SAL with Carrie. Update photo tomorrow. And
don't forget the giveaway of the butterfly pattern. Just go to my last
entry and put your name in the comments if you want to be entered. The
giveaway will close on Tuesday.