Friday, 21 November 2014

51. Joan Elliott Green Goddess

Stitching information:
Fabric - 32 count Murano Sunlit Heath by Crafty Kitten
Threads - as charted in DMC and Kreinik
Beads - Mill Hill as charted
Changes - I smoothed her jawline as my Mum prefers that to the "stepped" look.  I left off the large square border as we preferred her as a circle.
Chart - originally in the Ultimate JE Collection and now available as a chart from Joan Elliott or her suppliers (JE039)
Trivia Fact - the fabric was a Ltd Edition which Dawn decided to add to the collection after I kept asking for pieces of it.  She named it after part of my address.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

50. A Mon Ami Pierre Noel Blanc

Stitched on 32 count Millenium Blue Belfast linen.
Using DMC Blanc.  
I changed the greens so they would show up better against the blue fabric.

I started this in December 2013 and worked on it each evening for the short time the Small Boy was in the bath.  Some evenings I barely managed half a length of thread, others I stitched two lengths!