Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Another Happy Dance For Me

I managed to finish this before I went out this morning. The design is Flower Girl, by Sue Page and was in the World Of Cross Stitching magazine. Although I stuck to the basics where the Flower Girl herself were concerned I used hand dyed threads for the baskets. Kaalunda thread was used for the tall basket and House of Embroidery thread for the smaller ones. The flowers were stitched using a variety of different hand dyed threads and instead of doing them in cross stitch I used french knots. These were done using a mixture of two or three threads and winding round two, three or even four times to give the flowers depth and texture. The face was done in petit point which is just another word for half stitch done one over one, and gives a lovely dimension to the work. I am really pleased with how she has turned out though as usual pictures really do not do her justice.

I am going to make a start on putting my scissor fob together tonight so if there air looks a little blue over Derbyshire you will all know why lol.

Another first, please note Becky, I have crossed this off my rota lol. One big happy bunny here.

13 comments:

Stitcher said...

That looks lovely, I love the way you have done the french knots.

Julie said...

WOW Helen, she's stunning, i love the way you chose to stitch the flowers, the delphiniums really looks fantastic and her face looks so detailed. congrats on a wonderful finish

Edda said...

Helen. Your flower girl is just stunning. The way you stitch the flowers really make them alive. I´d love to "really see" this (not on photo). You can really be proud of your work. Hope you have spent a wonderful day with your aunt.
All the best,
Edda

Karen said...

wonderful finish she is lovely

BeckySC said...

Oh, I think she's just gorgeous! The flowers look awesome!
BIG congratulations :)

Christine said...

Well done Helen, she looks lovely.

Mylene said...

WOW! It looks gorgeous, Helen. Well done!!

Sally said...

She is gorgeous Helen. The flowers look so real.

Thanks for your email about your rota. I may give it a go so I can more smaller stuff done.

Nicola said...

Helen your Flower Girl is absolutely gorgeous! I think the french knot flowers are really great, but I don't think I would have had the patience to do all those. (You've inspired me, so I hope I've kept that chart.)

Jacqui said...

Really pretty Helen. You should be very pleased with her.

Mo said...

Beautiful, Helen. I love Sue Page designs. I like the delicacy of them.

Susimac said...

Oh she's really lovely. Well done on your finish - happy dancing for you.

Lisa said...

Your Flower Girl looks gorgeous Helen, I can't believe you did all those french knots, you must be a saint.