Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I've got my stitching bug back :)

It's been a long while since I couldn't wait to get some stitching done but the last week or so I've spent more time stitching than on the laptop. Now that's an achievement for me! The reason...well I made some money on Ebay and finally bought the thread and fabric I needed to start our wedding sampler. We'll be married 4 years this March so it's been a long time coming.

I'm stitching an out of print Dimensions kit called United In Love. I first saw it in a magazine review when I was still in school and I still have that ripped out page! When I finally wanted to stitch it and couldn't find it, I managed to get hold of the chart and instructions. The rest I've had to make up myself. Converting the threads to DMC  from Dimensions, getting the right fabric and finding out about candlewicking thread. I couldn't get hold of any but read that I could use perle cotton instead so we'll have to see how that works. 

You can't really tell from this picture how detailed all the white stitching is. Up closer it looks like lace. 

This is the first time I've ever started a piece from the bottom left rather than the centre. Even though there's lots of white I'm really getting into it.This was one of my stitching goals to start this but I'm changing that to finishing it by our 5th anniversary - 31st March 2011!!

My first finish of 2011!

Finishing this was one of my stitching goals for the year. It's a Country Companions cover kit called 'Tom Mouse' and comes with a little mount to frame it with. It is cute but I don't really want it - I just needed to finish it LOL!

So as promised this is free to a good home. Please leave a comment below if you would like it sent to you. I will draw a name a week today so make sure you check back! :)

Now, what to stitch next.....