Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I Have A Happy, Happy, Happy, Dance.......

Oh yes it's a happy dance for me and I am really happy with the results. I just finished it tonight and the picture has just been taken so its not in the best light by any means.


This is Cottage Dreams by Judy Dixon. Started on the 1st July and finished 5th November. I have not been stitching on this for 4 months, if you follow my blog you will know that I am (or was) a rotation stitcher. These days I am more of a flitter stitcher lol. There are a few small changes. I was not happy with the Pearsall Silk and changed that for a Caron Waterlillies and I also changed the Gloriana silk called for (Gloriana Green Gables a lovely thread but it did not show on my fabric) was changed for another Caron Waterlillies thread. I cannot remember the thread colours and they are downstairs so if you are interested let me know and I will look them up for you. The other changes were with the beads changing the cream beads called for to tiny pink pearls. I kept to the gold ones called for but drastically reduced the amount there was supposed to be. I like a little bling but felt that it would have been too OTT for me with all those beads. I want to finish this one in a large pinkeep for my bedroom which is awaiting redecoration so just for the now it will be tucked away and will be finished at a later date.

I have almost finished the first of my secret stitching - though i have a few other bits I would like to do if its possible, we will have to see. I have not decided what is coming out next. I want to spend the weekend on some of my secret bits and then I next week I will make a decision on what is to be next. I have my eye on a few things in my wip file so you will have to wait and see.

I do have one more update but I keep forgetting to take a picture of it. I bought Ink Circles, Blackwork Fantasy Garden back from Mums last week. The "knot garden" is now completed and it is just the blackwork flowers to do. I did try doing a bit of the blackwork at Mums but notice I have made a couple of very minor mistakes as I find it difficult to concentrate . Mum would be good and sit quitely while I stitched to allow me concentration time but to be fair I go to keep her company and asking her to be quite while I stitch is hardly doing that. Instead I have taken the Silhouette Sampler over. I am about half way done on this one anyway, its not big, and it doesnt take much concentration so think that is an ideal project. I do not really get much stitching time anyway sometimes half an hour, sometimes less than 5 minutes but its nice to just keep some there for when I do get the chance and Mum enjoys seeing things grow.

Right I am now off to bed but I did want to share my HD before I went.

Goodnight all and sweet dreams.


May your frogs stay in their ponds

26 comments:

CritterLady62 said...

Your piece is beautiful! Sweet dreams.

Erica said...

It is really lovely Helen!

Tracy said...

It's a very lovely finish, congrats!

Michelle said...

That is so very lovely!

Ann T said...

Congratulations Helen, Cottage Dreams is gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your happy dance, it looks gorgeous!
It sounds like you're really enjoying your stitching at the moment and you're making great progress, can't wait to see more.

Christine said...

Thats lovely Helen, well done!

brokenfairy said...

Oh well done Helen that is a pretty design!!
Look forward to seeing what you are stitching on next!

Angela said...

It's very pretty.

Sally said...

Wow, Helen, that is stunning! It's so delicate and feminine. Congratulations on your finish!

becca said...

Congrats! It is very pretty.

Cyn said...

Hi Helen,

Congratulations on completing "Cottage Dreams"!!!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Karan said...

Well done on the HD Helen - gorgeous piece!
Hope the decorating is going well.
Looking forward to seeing the BFG pic. :0)

Von said...

Oh Helen! This finish is stunning!! Congrats!

jane said...

Beautiful finish Helen - I love the changes you made

Angela said...

Congrats on the finish, it's really lovely :)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your finish, it is so pretty!

Mylene said...

wow! it is simply beautiful!! Congrats!

tammie said...

it is so lovely well done helen. i know how you feel i long to stitch when i am with my mum but she yabbers on and on and i just cant concentrate and you cant ask her to be quiet i take my knitting as we both do that and i choose an easy pattern.

Julie said...

A very pretty finish

Carla said...

that's a gorgeous finish...congrats!!

Karin said...

It's gorgeous! You certainly got a lot done in the time you were working on this.

Beatrice said...

Congrats it's very pretty..Wow!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That looks awesome! Congratulations!

Colette said...

Helen its really beautiful, hope I get to see it in the flesh soon.
hugs Colly

Mo said...

That is really beautiful, Helen. Good to see you're still busy producing gorgeous work. My cross stitch has been at a standstill for months - been too busy!