It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get around to all the things I would like to do. Just so you know that I'm still alive and kicking I'd like to show you a few recent finish-finishes.
The first is a Mirabelia Angel
which I stitched for my SIL Colleen for her birthday. I am quite sure I posted a picture of her after I had completed the stitching but here she is again, finally framed. Colleen loves her and I'm so glad as I truly felt this piece suited her perfectly.
Here is a close-up so that you can get a better look at some of the beading.
I've been bitten by the HAED
bug! Yes, the girl who said she would NEEEEEEVER stitch a HAED finally bit the bullet. What caused the change of mind? I was surfing the HAED website - who says you can't look at things you will never stitch? Isn't that what they say about Dutch tourists abroad "kijken, kijken, niet kopen" (looking, looking, not buying)? Anyway I was looking and what did I spy with my little eye? The most gorgeous HAED I had ever seen. I wanted it soooo badly but figured I would try my hand at a freebie first to see how I like stitching a solid piece.
Here is the result - stitched by me and today, framed by me. I'm a happy HAEDer.
"Bunny on Path"
stitched 1/1 on 18 ct Aida with DMC floss
started April 1, 2011 - completed May 20, 2011
I absolutely loved stitching this little sweetie.
For my birthday DH bought me everything I need for the gorgeous "Bygone Summer". Of course you'd like to take a peak at this beauty so here she is. Take a good look at her hat - isn't it amazing? I am stitching this piece 1/1 on 25 ct antique white lugana.
To date I have stitched 1800 of the required 202,800 crosses. Only another three years or so and she may be finished. :) Don't forget "it's the journey that counts".
Until next time - happy summer, happy stitching, happy reading and happy whatever else strikes your fancy.