Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cutest thing ever...HD!!

Need I say more...???

A little background: La Balancoire (The Swing) by Nimue. Stitched on opalescent 36 count SW Dew Drop. Finished as a birth announcement.

I love the piece, so so cute and adorable! Only the pattern was very very frustrating, especially the back stitches, lots of quarters, 1/8's and whatever are in between those numbers. Backstitches are mostly done in long stitches, by 3 blocks and sometimes by 5 blocks. The metallic thread that was stated in the pattern, I have no idea what it is or where to get that so i subbed the metallic with PB52. The jingle bells are the smallest ones i could find at Michaels, since it's on 36 count, i can't use the standard size. I also omitted the pearls at the edge of the baby's wings, let's face it, pearls are gay. LOL Struggled a bit with the 2 strands of threads due the fabric count, but wasn't bad enough to tear this project to pieces. hehehe. TFL!