Friday, October 28, 2011

A Finish and A CJC Update

Jardin Prive
Sampler Aux Bouquets
35 ct natural linen
DMC threads

Woo Hoo!  Another WIP to mark as completed for 2011.  Please click on the picture for a close up. I left off a snail and put in the date on the lower right.  I stitched my initials in a different color on the middle upper section of alphabet.  This was a lot of fun, but I think the reason it lingered unfinished is because I changed the thread colors because of the darker natural linen I used.  And I was not thrilled with the colors I chose--not enough contrast or something??  Only the browns are the original colors.


With My Needle
Quaker Hornbook
32 ct linen over 1
Needle Necessities overdye thread

You haven't seen this one since January.  This project was one of my original Crazy January Challenge pieces.  As you might remember, the challenge was to pick 15 projects to complete in 2011.  I ended up with 16 projects in my challenge because of my inability to make tough decisions.  Oh, I do love this design and the thread I chose.

When I picked this one up to work on it, guess what?  I ran into 2 problems-#1 is the 32 ct linen that I chose to work on-I am losing stitches (just like on my L'Atelier perdu needlebook) and #2 I lost my mind when stitching with this overdye and didn't cross my x's! This picture is only of the /// portion of the cross stitch.  The thought of trying to match up my thread and finish on this linen is too much!  I'm going to get some evenweave to stitch this project on and re-start the correct way with complete x's :) 

Executive decision-this is no longer part of my Crazy January Challenge and I am officially down to the original goal of 15 projects.  (What a weenie, huh?!)

I'm off to a wedding tonight and a dutch oven cooking class tomorrow.  Have a great weekend everyone!

21 comments:

valerie said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Sorry to hear about the issues with your WMN piece. Maybe you didn't start the piece on the vertical thread? Sometimes not doing this makes for lost stitches. I learned to stitch completing each X (which was wrong) but I find it hard to match the overdyed when I try stitching proper (//// then \\\\)

PamE said...

Great finish! I have that same piece lined up to work on! Way to knock out some finishes!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your JP piece looks wonderful. Congrats on your finish.

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful!!! congrats on your finish :)

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome finish! Sorry about the restart, but the color is just gorgeous!!

Mindi said...

I'm so sorry about the Needle Hornbook project, but sometimes just starting over is easier and less frustration then trying to fix or work with the problem.

Your Jardin Prive finish is wonderful. I think the colors you picked are really popping on the fabric.

Envelope finally got mailed off to you today. Sorry about the delay, but I kept forgetting to buy an envelope when I was out.

Parsley said...

I'm totally LOVING the top project. The colors are super wonderful!

Ranae said...

Lovely colors in your finished JP
Beautiful!!!!
Soory about having to restart

Nancy said...

What a beautiful finish!

Karen said...

Love your finish... good luck on your second time around!

Deborah said...

The sampler is beautiful.

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish!
Best of luck with the restart. That really is a gorgeous coloured floss.

SoCal Debbie said...

That's a beautiful finish! It's good that you had 16 projects on your CJC after all! Have you chosen your next 15 for the Crazy January Challenge 2012? There is a Yahoo group and also a Facebook group for 2012.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish!

Christine said...

Your SAL finish is gorgeous!

Myra said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Jennifer M. said...

Beautiful finish! Good Luck on restarting the other piece again.

Jen

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finish! It looks great. I have that hornbook to do, too. You go girl on restarting it!

Carol said...

Such a lovely finish, Teresa!! That is one of my favorite designs of the year :)

Robin said...

Such a pretty finish. I have followed your progress on this one and love your colors. Nice start too!

Veronica said...

Congratulations on the sweet finish! Love the changes you've made to it. Oooh... that's a pretty hand dyed floss you're using for Quaker Hornbook. Sorry to hear about the troubles you're having with it.

Hugs,
Veronica.