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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Happy Dance!!

I finished this at the weekend:

Mini Greek Island, (c) Michael Powell Designs

I wasn't sure if I'd be happy stitching the kit, especially as it is on aida, but as there were no partial stitches it was great - quite a quick stitch and very cheerful and fun. I may have to buy some more MPs...

One of my very good school friends is getting married in August, in the Seychelles. I've known Krista since we were 5, so of course I wanted to make her an extra special wedding gift. She's not really a cross stitch girl, so she went for the lace garter (I tend to ask people what they'd prefer). Eeeek. So I need to make about 29 inches of lace by early August. This is what I've done so far (there is a little more under the pins, and at the top - but not much more!):

I'm working this in pipers silks, which are lovely to work with. Sadly I'm running out of bobbins with 3 lace projects on the go... this one took 44 pairs.

6 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

I've done about 5 MPs on aida (kits) and I've REALLY enjoyed them. They're just so adorable!

That lace garter is going to be wicked!!!

Daffycat said...

I love this little design! What a darling finish!

Angela said...

Love the design. I've never considered that people make lace, I'm very impressed, it sounds terribly complicated.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the MP finish, very pretty! And I'm in awe of your lacemaking, it's something completely mysterious to me - beautiful!

Theresa said...

Both of these look lovely! I love the colours in your lace, and is that honeycomb running down each side? Good luck with it!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing Greek Islands, it's lovely.

The lace is gorgeous