Saturday, 24 March 2007

A Finished Church

The picture has been taken in a rush and its not even been pressed but I finished this about 11pm tonight and I am absolutely thrilled with it. It looks so much better in real life. As usual for me I made some alterations. Firstly because I have the set of 5 hardanger buildings I wanted to stitch them all on the same fabric, and of course the charts are for different sizes of fabric ranging from 25ct to 32ct. The windows in the church should have been in dmc with an added blending filament and I decided to use Marlitt threads as I thought there rather shiny finish would look more like glass. I searched everywhere for church bell charms that was not endowed with either holly or bows and could not find them so ended up just stitching some with gold thread. There is also supposed to be a red bow on the church door but I havent added this as I don't want it too look Christmassy. I am not sure yet but I may add some wee lavender or pink beads to make it look like a summery wreath on the door rather than a winter one. I think it needs something so any ideas would be welcome. I have no intentions of framing this until all the buildings are done so there is certainly no rush for a decision on that. At the moment I am just so pleased to have it finished and HDing all around the house. Off to bed in a minute but just had to share with you all first.

8 comments:

jane said...

It looks great Helen! I'm sure the full set will be stunning when you have stitched them all.

Jacqui said...

That is beautiful Helen. Well done and I look forward to seeing mroe pics of the rest of the set.

Julie said...

looks beautful Helen, so is the next one making it's way into your rota now ?? LOL

Ann T said...

Looks gorgeous! beautiful stitching as always

Stitcher said...

That's gorgeous Helen. I really like it.

Sally said...

That is beautiful Helen. I love the colours.

Your part 1 of Serendipity is gorgeous. I've made a start on part three but not quite finished it yet.

Lynn said...

that is lovely Helen, well done. If it where mine, I'd probably put some gold in the wreath, the bring it in with the window and bells. The bells looks lovely stitched too. :)

Mo said...

It's gorgeous, Helen. You must be feeling proud.