Thursday, 4 August 2011

A UFO, something easy and something really difficult!!

I have been busy getting on with my stitching. This UFO has all the stitching complete, just got to do the top stitching, which I hate! I think just an hour a week will do for me!
And this has been an easy stitch. Its called Poppies by Bothy Threads and a delight to relax with each evening.

                              And this is my Chatelaine Convent's Herbal Garden.
I have had this to stitch for over three years and have been slightly afraid to get started on it.. but  I have some stitching friends who also have Chatelaines which have never been started.
The chart and all the silk floss was really costly and I kept thinking I should make a start,,

The Fabric I bought from Polstitches and when it arrived I was terribly disapointed because it was just too too a bright blue. So I soaked it in hot water, then in cold with a few drops of bleach and this is how it turned out. It looks really nice.
The middle picture of the flower (unfinished at this time ) was 1 over 1 and  I was glad of my magnifying glass.
I have stitched around the middle picture and stitched some of the Algerian eyelets.
I think its going to be a lovely year long project.
Happy stitching everyone.
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Gabi said...

Lovely stitching all over. Your former UFO is such a darling design. It will look lovely with backstitching.
Poppies is gorgeous too.
What a fantastic solution for the fabric. It looks really good on the floss toss. It reminds me that I have here one unfinished Chatelaine, and 2 kitted up ones...sigh.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. I tood hate backstitch so can understand doing an hour at a time. Look forward to seeing your progress.

geeky Heather said...

I have Convents Herbal Garden in progress right now and it is very fun to stitch. But you might not like my fabric as it is a very bright blue! Here it is

Joysze said...

Good luck with the backstitching. It's going to be so cute when you're done. :D Poppies has such sweet colors, i can't wait to see your new pic of her.

Oooooh, nice start on Convent!!! :D I'm excited to see more.... :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful projects!

Bette said...

I love the POppies. It's so lovely. And I know what you mean about Chatelaine designs. I have a couple kitted up ready to start and I'm scared to death of them. And I've been stitching for over 30 years!

Melanie said...

Lovely stitching! Can't wait to see more WIP pics on the Chatelaine as you go along with it. I love watching something like that 'grow'. :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your wips are looking great, I too dislike back stitching but it makes such a difference to the designs. Your Chatelaine is looking good, I don't have any in my stash but I am so tempted by a few.