Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Butterflies Galore SK WIP Update

After I finished "Love Cafe", I decided to continue stitching up Butterflies Galore Storykeep.  So here is the progress of what I have been stitching for the past 2 weeks:

I have almost finished the second page and I have done some on the third (and last) page.  I can't believe how much I have stitched these past 2 weeks!  This is what it looked like the last time I had worked on it back in May:

I just love stitching her and her butterflies up!

Annie ^_^

Friday, 10 August 2012

Love Cafe ~ Finished!

I finished Love Cafe earlier this week, and I just love it!  Here it is:

"Love Cafe"
by Soda Pattern Mall
Started:  Sunday June 24th, 2012
Finished:  Monday August 6th, 2012
18 count white Aida cloth
2 strands over 1

Here are some detail shots:

Even though I washed it and ironed it, the creases where the fabric was originally folded won't go away... Does anyone know how to get rid of those?  I'm still very happy with it, though!

Annie ^_^

Thursday, 2 August 2012

"Spring Bunnies" start & finish_PLUS framed Jane, Heathcliff & Darcy!

I have this Gorgeous painting hanging on my wall called "The Bridge" by Tammy Mae Moon, which has a fox and a rabbit in it.  I already have a finished cross stitch of a fox (see it here on my blog) by Sewingseed, so I wanted to stitch up a pattern with a bunny in it.  I found the most adorable & the prettiest pattern on Etsy! It's called "Spring Bunnies" from a shop called PatternBird (click on link to go directly to shop).

I started it on Saturday July 28th and finished on Tuesday July 31st.  I stitched it on 14 count Sand Aida, using 2 strands over 1.  I changed the original color yellow to a mustard yellow (783) so that it could match the painting more.  Here is the finished and framed "Spring Bunnies":

I made a little mistake with the backing though... I cut the cardboard to small so it would not fit snugly in the back (OOPS!) But instead of undoing everything and starting over, I just glued the backing to the back of the cross stitch.  Still looks nice:

Here is a close up and a picture of it hanging next to "The Bridge" painting:

If you like "The Bridge" painting by Tammy Mae Moon, click on this link:  MoonSpiralArt to go directly to her etsy shop.

And now here are the framed Jane Eyre, Heathcliff, and Mr. Darcy I had done a while back by BookPilgrim (click on links to see them on my blog):

Annie ^_^