Saturday, 29 September 2007

Guess whose a Happy Bunny

Wow, wow, wow Im really dancing tonight. I just finished 4 Wishes by Just Nan. Stitched on 28count Ice Blue fabric with DMC colours (mainly as charted though I did do a little changing round lol).

In the last section my main change was the little bird next to the writing at the bottom. It was a cardinal but our winter bird here in Britain is the cheeky little Robin and that is what I wanted. After searching everywhere and failing to come up with a robin that was small enough to fit I decided to design my own and I was really happy with the result.

I did struggle a bit with the blackwork snowflakes at the bottom as they should have been white, but this just didnt show so I frogged it. On suggestions from the lovely people at Jaynes Attic Forum I tried white with some twinkly thread but it still didnt show, so I tried white perle which was too thick and in the end went for a slightly darker blue with the twinkly thread. Although its hard to see on the photo it really does look pretty in the blue (thanks Christine from Alchemy) .

Jane if you read this can you contact me please (email addy is in my side bar).

Thank you to everyone for there lovely comments regarding Coast to Coast.

11 comments:

Little Grey Cat said...

Congratulations on your happy dance! You did great with your robin. He looks lovely :o)

Edda said...

Congratulations on finishing 4 wishes Helen. I love the little robin that you designed. It fits the project perfectly. 4 wishes is on my to do list - I even have it kitted to start. Just need more time.

Susimac said...

I love your little personal touches - your robin and the change in the snowflakes they look really twinkly and effective.

jane said...

4 wishes looks great Helen - will email you

Christine said...

You are welcome Helen :)

The sampler looks lovely, and your robin finishes it off perfectly.

Sally said...

This looks fantastic Helen! I love it so much that I want to get mine out and make a start but I must behave now and do some smaller stuff and get some Christmas pressies started! LOL! Love the little robin:)

Julie said...

well done Helen, this looks stunning, the robin is superb

Carla said...

Just beautiful! Congratulations Helen!!

Karan said...

Another beautiful piece Helen and I love your cute little robin, it fits it perfectly. :0)

chiloe said...

Hi Helen, I found my way to your blog !!! Yeah!

Congratulation on your 2 finishes!!! I love the colors of the coast to coast. The piece is so beautiful. Thanks god it didn't finish as an UFO !!!

Mo said...

The finishes are coming fast and furious this week, Helen. That looks gorgeous.