Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I have a finish! (Edited to answer a question...)


This is Plum Street's "Love Notes" that I stitched over the past few days. I finished it last night. I have a framed ordered for it & it should be here next week. I left off the top & bottom border and of course I changed all the colors! It's stitched on Sand Belfast using GAST Rustic Cottage, Blue Spruce, Berry Cobbler & white DMC. The frame is by Eastside & I think it matches perfectly, can't wait to get it here! :-)

Tomorrow is the big starting day for Quaker Virtures... in the meantime, I hope to stitch on an ornament for Carol in the exchagne group I'm in!

Thanks for stopping by & happy stitching!

*** To answer Craft-i-Leigh's question about fabrics - I think most stitcher's have their own preferences when it comes to fabrics. I like 32, 36 & 40 cts best and I use mostly Belfast, Edinboro & Newcastle which are all Zweigart fabrics. I also like the Graziano fabrics from Italy, they're wonderful. Vonna recently urged me to try 25 ct Lugana over 1, and I have found that I really like it as well, esp. the Vintage Country Mocha, it's a lovely shade. I encourage you to try stitching over 2 as well. Maybe start with a Jobelan or Lugana evenweave. I personally prefer linens over evenweaves, but that's just me! Hope this helps with your learning & I'm sure there are others who are more than happy to answer your questions!

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Looks great gal! You are just busy, busy!

Theresa said...

This is lovely!!!! Congratulations on the finish~~

Simone said...

I just love this design! And you've made a great choice with your colors.

Leah said...

Ooooh, it's so pretty!

Vonna said...

PRETTY! Congratulations!
Is this in my fat envelope? I forgotten what I got....

Carolyn NC said...

This turned out beautifully, Amy! Good luck with the Virtues.

kimstitch3 said...

HOw beautiful. good job, congrats on a new finish.I love to be able to say"I finished one".lol.

Sherry said...

Congratulations on the finish! It is beautiful!

Nicole said...

Hi Amy! It turned out beautiful! I can't wait to see it framed! :) I can't wait to get started on QV! Woo hoo! :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, it's lovely Amy - I look forward to seeing the frame :)

Craft-i-leigh said...

I couldn't help but laugh when I read your post. I can be quite the procrastinator in life. I tend to get bored and start other things, hope this doesn't happen in my stitching! I am new to the world of stitching and have been browsing various blogs to try and gain some knowledge and get some tips / ideas. I originally started with a stamped, then counted “kits”. I’m working on my 2nd chart and have noticed some big differences in floss types and quality.
My Cross Stitch Mentor has told me that I’m ready to graduate from Aida, but I really like Aida. Maybe it’s just beginner’s comfort???
If you would answer my question… What type of fabric or fabrics do you prefer and why? Brands and counts?
I would appreciate any advice, thanks!

Toni said...

Amy - I love this - and can't wait to get started on mine! Also love your color choices!

Kathy said...

A beautiful sweet piece. I love the colors you used.

Cindy said...

That is a gorgeous piece! I am going to have to add that to my wish list! Beautiful job stitching!

Terry said...

Lovely job. It is so pretty!

Iris said...

Love your finish !!!

Brigitte said...

What a lovely finish. I love this design very much.