Monday, 6 June 2011

All the threes...

So last week, half term here in the UK, there was a slight change of plan.  I went to my Mum and Dad's for a stitchy Bank Holiday Monday and took with me Witches Riding By. I got on quite well and decided to try and finish it during the week, rather than go back to White Nights.  Late on Tuesday it was mission accomplished. Here she is


This was stitched, as charted, with DMC floss on the recommended fabric, 36 count Sand  Edinburgh linen. I took the one over one option with the face and arms, a magnifier was needed for this bit!  As you may know I like to stitch on planes, trains and in the car, not with this project. The 36 count fabric was just too fine, in fact I don't want to stitch on such fine fabric in the future, if I can help it.  Having said that I started, and finished, a new project on Wednesday and what was it stitched on? 40 count gauze!

This was a Rainbow Butterfly Pin from Rosewood Manor. This is the stitched piece.


Here it is in it's mount.


So that you get a true idea of the finished size here it is with my stork scissors.


Next my third finish of the week!  This is Catgirl & Catboy from Jardin Privé. This was stitched on 32 count opalescent white linen.  I stitched this with one strand of Soir d'Alger 3446 instead of the suggested two strands of DMC 310. The other alteration I made was the noses of the cats. I used pink for the girl and blue for the boy. I also made a major error with this piece, but as it wasn't noticeable I left it in.  The two cats are four stitches closer to each other than on the chart, I can't count!


The next three is my latest start,  the 3 Violets Humbug from Just Nan. Most of this was stitched at 'The Other Railway'.  Here's the proof, taken in Bewdley North signal box on The Seven Valley Railway.


This is the progress so far


7 comments:

Shelleen said...

Awesome finishes. Love Witches Riding By.

Jules said...

Witches Riding By is just gorgeous! I love it!!! And those cats are adorable. No one would even know they were closer than charted. Great work!!!

Lisa said...

Excellent finishes Jen. Witches Riding By looks amazing & I really love the cats.

mdgtjulie said...

Love the violets, they are beautiful!! And Witches is lovely. I like the greens in her skirt. The butterfly is gorgeous!!! I don't know how you can see something that small!! Grats on the finishes and the progress!!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on three finishes in a week. Love the cats no-one would ever know they are closer than they should be.

Justflo said...

Gorgeous finishes there Jen, They are all so lovely I certainly couldn't pick a favourite. Those cats are really something, who cares if they're closer than they should be??!! I do rather like the 'smug' look on 'his' face though.

You've nearly finished your Just Nan as well by looks of it.

What will be next??

grannyanne said...

Fantastic finishes. The Just Nan seems to be nearly finished too and I suppose it will be back to WN. Happy sewong to you.