Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A BIG finish!

Here is my big finish:

"Heirloom Homecoming" by Victoria Sampler. Stitched on 28 ct. platinum.


Changes made:

Words - my words, not theirs

Color of words - used rust color and not green

Biggest change - took out 2 of the children at the bottom and moved everyone over.

Other small changes made - used gold to tack down lattice work, used gold on small eyelet work at bottom, used "Fallen Leaves" on bottom border where dark green was supposed to be, did not put large pearl beads in all locations, changed color of cat and dog.

This project took me approx. 6 months to finish. I had never done hardanger or pulled work until this. Enjoyed doing the pulled work, but was not thrilled with doing the kloster blocks on the hardanger. I think this was mostly due to using the soie perlee. Not fun to work with!

Now on to other projects.

3 comments:

Andie said...

Hi J Rae :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I am glad that you liked my mermaid, don't they just crack you up?! LOL

Your stitching looks gorgeous!

Andie

Red said...

Very nice finish...and I love the "thinking outside of the box" and making some changes from the chart...I do the same occasionally and I admire others as well.
Blogging is fun and it takes some time to get the ins and outs down but the connection to other stitchers makes it even more fun and more motivating to stitch and blog. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I look forward to seeing more of your blog and work.

Susimac said...

Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, your VS is really beautiful.