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!


12 comments:

Chiloe said...

I did struggle with my Nimue chart too. Have you read on my blog how many times I had to stitch my fairy face ... And I'm not talking about the color, which where not what they show on their picture ... I love the result but I changed the color and the face took me a lot of time and work.

Congrats on your finish: it's beautiful! I wish you will blog more ;-)

Andie said...

Oh!! It was such a nice surprise to see you blogged again!! I've missed you!! Nimue looks lovely!! You will have to have a girl next to do a girly chart for :) *hugs*

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful finish. Happy 2008 ;)

debijeanm said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog to share about your "swing" chart. I had to come over and learn from your experience (I appreciate the warnings and advice).

Joei said...

WOW, everything paid off sis, it's the cutest!! Love love love it. And the changes you've made, great! I agree with you, pearl is gayish, lol!

I wanna stitch Chataigne but looking at the chart and all the backstitching, I'm so intimidated, lol!

Mel said...

Wow, thats lovely. Congrats on your first 2008 finish

xsquared said...

How adorable! Beautiful finish!

stitcherw said...

It sounds lovely, but unfortunately the picture wouldn't load for me. :(
I did a search and found a picture of it at a needlework shop, it looks adorable. Hopefully it is just a temporary glitch and I can see it later.
Sue

stitcherw said...

Now I can see it, it turned out wonderfully. What a fun announcement, it's perfect with its being personalized for Connor.
Sue

Abi said...

Great job as always. :) How did you pick your son's name?

Bliss said...

Wow! I've never seen this chart before. It's gorgeous!

bells said...

This is ADORABLE! I have never seen this pattern before! You stitched it up beautifully, and I really LOVE the fabby you chose for it! Congratulations on such a lovely finish!