Saturday, 26 January 2008

Big Finish & Challenge.





















I am happy dancing. Barnabee was finished last night and I love him. I have so enjoyed stitching him and I am really going to miss having him coming round in my rota.
I used the DMC threads called for but still managed to make a good few personalisations. I added a few extra bits in the form on an extra little bee charm, a ladybird charm and some swarvoski (probably spelt wrong lol) butterflies.
I did the bunny tail in whispa thread and the moved the bees about in the honeycomb section at the bottom of each part - they were all the same and I thought they should all look a wee bit different.

I cant afford to get him framed at the moment but I shall have to start saving hard as I dont want it to be too long before both he and 4 wishes can go off to the framers.
I have found a new framer in the Spondon village where
my mum lives and I am going to take in my Sweetheart Tree "Bluebell Sampler" next week and see how it goes.
I have chosen that one as it has crystals on it (so needs some care with the mounting) but it is quite a small one so hopefully wont cost too much.
Today was reveal day at S&S forum on Jaynes Attic and it was really fun seeing what everyone had done and the colours they had chosen.
This means I can show you mine too. As this was the first thing I had ever stitched that was all one over one (I have done little within other designs before) I wanted to hang it in my den so I finished it more or less the same as a pinkeep but instead of having pins I made it into a sort of hanging ornament. I was really pleased with the finished results.
My weekend stitching is going to my EMS 2008 Challenge - which is a freebie Rose Sampler and I have already made a start on this.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
x

19 comments:

Sally said...

Barnabee looks fantastic, Helen, and I love your challenge piece.

Julie said...

CONGRATS on your Barnabee finish, it looks stunning. Big round of applause on the challenge piece too, roll on February LOL

Teejay said...

It is the sweetest thing! Congratulations!

Mary said...

Congratulations on the finish! It is just lovely and very colorful and looks like it was a fun stitch!

Karan said...

Wow Helen! Barnabee is absolutely stunning and I love your EPP, it's so pretty.
Hope the new framer is a good one.

Dawn said...

Barnabee is lovely Helen! Your challenge piece is wonderful too - well done :)

Stitcher said...

Love Barnabee, he's great, and your challenge piece is so pretty.

jane said...

Barnabeee looks fantastic Helen - well done on the finish. I love your ornament too, lovely finishing!

Sandra said...

Congratulations Helen, Barnabee looks fabulous!

Lynn said...

Barnabee is stunning, well done on your own additions too, it makes it unique. :)
I love the way you finished the ornament, it's so pretty :)

Ann T said...

Barnabee is a stunning piece! and I love the way you finished your challenge piece :o)

Christine said...

Barnabee is lovely Helen, and it has been so much fun seeing eveyones challenge pieces.
PS I have emailed you about the tray.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on finishing sweet Barnabee. Your challenge piece is so pretty, a lovely ornament.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on both your finishes!

Mylene said...

Barnabee looks gorgeous! i just love this design. Your challenge is just lovely. Never tried stitching over one yet.
Congrats on both your finishes.

Carol said...

Barnabee is gorgeous Helen - well done! I've always loved this one but for some reason have just never got around to getting it! Really should do now I think because last week I reserved Barnabee's Bride from Amy (DSL). Have you heard of her? Her name is Bella Bee, and Barnabee met her while he was on his quest...lol. It's another little enamel box with stitching accessories. I love stitchy bee things so can't wait!

Love how you finished Eliza's Pyn Pillow too. I really enjoyed this challenge. :o)

tintocktap said...

Well done on finishing Barnabee - it's beautiful! Love your finish on Eliza's Pyn Pillow too.

Carla said...

woohoo! congratulations Helen! Barnabee is gorgeous!! Love the hanging ornie!

paperfaerie said...

Thanks for your lovely compliments on my blog. I love to read yours and this peice is fantastic. I just wish I more hours in the day, I have some many things on my to do list!!