Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Tiny Finish


Yes, indeed, a tiny finish. This is "Where there is life", a compilation kit from Elegant Stitch, designed by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks, with the threads by Sharon Crescent of Crescent Colours. I loved this piece but after seeing Lois' finish over one, I decided I just had to stitch it that way. I was a little bit disappointed in the colors used--my "clay pot" looks nearly the same as the "second-hand rose", and the colors used in the house, "country lane" and "bunny honey" seemed to be reversed on the chart. (I always use the darkest brown for the roof.) Those problems were simple to fix, and I love that Lois is always doing these Breast Cancer awareness pieces. I know my picture is pretty poor--I just put it on the scanner but I'll take a better picture when I have it framed. I made the frame this afternoon, and if I can decide on a color for it, it will be ready in a flash.

This is not the first time I've done an entire project 'over one' but with my eyesight, I do find it difficult to stitch. I'm very proud that I actually finished it. (I had second thoughts about the over one while I was doing the border, which was the first part I stitched, but as I'd cut the fabric in half, no going back.) And there was that "perfect timing" about the finish--yesterday, my new Shepherd's Bush kits came: Winter Sampler and 2009 Fob. I was determined NOT to start the fob until this piece was done--so now that it is done, on to the fob. My project to start tonight. Very thrilled I am. And the icing on the cake? Mr. DH is finally home after being out on the road for 17 days without a home visit. Can you say dirty laundry? Ick.

Until next time, dear friends, keep those needles flying, and only stitch what you enjoy stitching. Life is way too short to waste time stitching on something you don't like.

6 comments:

Alison said...

You've done a wonderful job, it looks just fantastic! Love it. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations on the lovely finish. I'm sorry you had issues with the colors.

Despite all the laundry, I bet it's great having your DH home!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the lovely finish. I'm sorry you had issues with the colors.

Despite all the laundry, I bet it's great having your DH home!

Vonna said...

How very tiny and sweet! Good Job!

Leigh said...

That turned out so cute! Your needles are flying! Can't wait to see your fob all finished. I need to order mine!

Jane said...

What a great finish and well done for doing it 1 over 1! I'm stitching this way at the moment and I must admit, it's driving me a bit up the wall. I'm sure I would have had my small pattern finished by now if I was doing it over two! :)