Monday, June 28, 2010

Would Scarlet Dance The Quadrille?

The Red Lady Sampler by Kirsten Edwards
stitched 1/2 on 32 ct platinum Lugana with DMC floss

If Scarlet O'Hara wanted to do a happy dance would she be dancing the Quadrille?

This morning's finish certainly belongs to her era and 'Red Lady' looks as if she is all set to go the ball.

What a fun piece this was to stitch and often a relief to pick up during the trials and tribulations of stitching the lighthouse. Scarlet deserves a happy dance.

This means I'm down to two WIPs. Wonder how long it will take me to start a new piece?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Finished - I'm sooo happy!!!

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Wisconsin
designed by Brigitte Kozma
from the January-February 1988 Just CrossStitch magazine
stitched on 28 ct antique white Aida with DMC floss

I can hardly believe it!! This afternoon I put the final backstitches on the lighthouse for my SIL Jane. Had I known how difficult it is to read some of these old patterns I would have never offered to stitch it for her. However - I did offer and as you can see I did stitch it. The result (nicer IRL than on the picture) is a piece that will look very nice in their lighthouse decorated cottage. This project took me just over a year to complete as it was started on July 15, 2009.

Although the magazine has several other lovely designs there is no way I am considering starting any of them for the moment. The magazine is going back to the archives. :-)

Hope to be back soon to show you some of the other projects I have been working on. For today this is enough. Finished - I'm so happy!!!