Thursday, 31 July 2008

Summer Fairy finished.

I have been back stitching and french knotting all evening until my Summer Fairy was finished, and here it is.......

Summer Fairy
Cross Stitcher Magazine 2006
Stitched on 16ct white aida with DMC threads.
The pattern actually used beads aswell on some of the flower centres but I decided to omit these and put some french knots in their place instead. I am really pleased with the end result and so is Laura. Not bad stitching speed either for me, I started this in the middle of May this year so around 10 weeks.
Here is a close up of her face, the material looks a little yellow on this as I cut the flash off the camera as it was 'washing out' the details. You can't see the blue behind the knots on her eyes very well in this picture but it is there!!
So next I am moving onto some stitching for my mom's 70th birthday in October. Again this chart is out of an old Cross Stitcher magazine and was designed as a Mother's Day gift but I think it'll suit a birthday too. I am using cream 28ct evenweave and DMC threads but I am not going to make it into a framed picture but into a decorative cushion. I am also not including the charms in the heart and circle shapes, instead I will insert a letter S for her name in one shape and the number 70 for her age in another. It is signed and dated at the bottom so that will make it even more special, I hope.
I will start this tomorrow now as I am 'all stitched out' tonight...... but very pleased with myself on my finish.
Ginnie x

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Back stitching has that effect on me too! She looks really pretty. The design you have chosen wil make a really special gift for your mum, I am sure she will love it

Bliss said...

What a cutie. Congratulations on a job well done!

Carla said...

Congratulations on your finish...looks great!!

AngelSan said...

great finish ! I too switched beads for french Knots... a lot easier to frame, and more natural look !!!

Andie said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful :)

Tanja said...

Awesome stitching Ginnie, love how the summer fairy turned out. That little face is so delicate and beautiful!

Tanja

Srinity said...

Lovely finish! The chart you chose for your mother's birthday is beautiful. It makes a perfect gift.

Julie said...

Congrats on a lovely finish.

Your new design is very pretty, cant wait to see a WIP of that one.

Jane said...

Congrats on another finish Ginnie. The chart you're going to do for your Mother looks so cute. I'm sure she'll love it!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad you're adding The Tea Room to your wish list - it's a sweet design.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love what you're going to make for your mother, I bet she'll love it.

belinda said...

Beautyful fairy ;-)
i have it too :)
http://belindakreativ.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-06-27T22%3A55%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=20
Hugs Lidia

Erica said...

I love this design. It is great you decided to use the French knots. A lot of people don't like them, but I think they can give the piece such a timeless look.