Friday, 21 January 2011

Loving those motifs

Thank you to everyone who has commented on my last few posts - it really means a lot to read what you have written, and it's really exciting to see so many people commenting, and my number of followers increasing.

Gina asked about the back stitching on Wild Thyme Fairy - I have to say although it looks really really detailed, there actually wasn't that much! Most was on the wings and her limbs, the dress has a few flowers on, and there are a few other areas with just a little bit of detail. The only bit that was remotely tricky was her face, as some of the bs was over one, but as I'd stitched her skin over one to begin with, it wasn't too much of a challenge - although I was pleased that I had a sharp needle!!

This week I've been stitching on A New Beginning. I'm really enjoying all of the different motifs, and I'm already 1/4 of the way through!! I last worked on it back in June, although I had finished the letter B and the other small yellow motif between taking the last photo and picking it up again.

A New Beginning (c) Abbey Lane Designs

I realised a while back that my vertical centre line was a bit off-centre - thankfully the whole piece fits with just over an inch to spare - I'll have to be careful when framing this piece though. Serves me right for being too eager to get started with the stitching to begin with!!

Thanks for popping by, and have a lovely stitchy weekend! We're off to Eddy's cousin's wedding tomorrow, so I won't have much needle time!


KarenV said...

Nice progress, the colours are lovely!

Penny said...

I adore those motifs as well. So Quakerish. Great work look forward to seeing it as your progress

Giovanna said...

Ooooh, that's really pretty! Well done on the speed.

Ziggyeor said...

Great progress. I love the fairy and looking at your other stitching posts. That Pooh and Eeyore made me go awww! That might be a pattern I have to find someday :)

Karoline said...

It's looking lovely, great progress