Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 First Work! La Nuit des Songes... RV157

Hi there, it's been so long time since the last time I've updated my blog...
I'm still here!
I've quit my job Nov. for some reasons and have been working at home now, that's why I can have my own time a bit longer than before so I've started to stitch again only a little by little.
Although I have no enough time to stitch complicated designs, so I chose this Isabelle Vautier's single color design.

I had been wanting to stitch this design for ages and it took me to start eight years!
I'm so happy that I've done and am so satisfied of this finished piece!

Owl is one of symbol of happiness in Japan, so I love owls very much but it's quite hard to find lovely owl designs in stitching field but when I've saw this I've felt in love at first sight!
Isn't this design simply beautiful, is it?!

The chart called for the thread color DMC #946, but I used #815.
After I finished all the cross stitch parts, I started to back stitch that I don't like much and used one strand (I can't read French, so...) but it didn't show it nicely like a chart photo, so I tried to use two strands and as I don't like back stitch, I've done straight stitch instead.
Two strands straight stitch made it look very good, I think!

The chart was designed with "Isa V." a designer's name and also asked to add a charm, but I was going to frame this so didn't add a charm and instead of it I added my initial and added 2015 for the name part.

I'm very satisfied how this tuned out!
Isn't this beautiful?!
I'm planning to frame this soon and will stitch another her design!

Until next time, see you!

Design : La Nuit des Songes... RV 157
Fabric : 32ct County Mocha
Thread : DMC #815


Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Welcome back to the blogging world, I love your owl, it is very nicely done. I like the red colour too. Hugs Lynda Ruth

Nancy said...

Very beautiful Yuko! I didn't know that owls were a symbol for happiness in Japan. I love your thread and fabric choices.

Vickie said...

This turned out wonderful.
I hope this change in your job allows you to post a little more often. It is so nice to hear from you.

Annie said...

Nice to see a post from you, Yuko. Owls are a popular theme everywhere these days, it seems. Love your red-work. Isabelle Vautier is one of my favorite designers.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Your owl piece is beautiful. Love the color choice

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your owl is just beautiful, Yuko! You stitched this up quite quickly, it seems to me! Very, very pretty and I can't wait to see how you frame it.

Melissa said...

Hello, Yuko! Happy New Year! It's nice to see your post and your wonderful new finish!

Take care!

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, love the red.

Claudette497 said...

That's a beautiful finish! It's good to see you back!

cerato said...

Welcome back again Yuko!
I love your stitch!

lynda said...

This is lovely!
Welcome back!

Marsha said...

So, so excited to see you back again and hope you are well. The owl is very beautiful. The minute I saw it I knew it must have some significance for you. Best wishes for 2015.

angelasweby said...

Yuko, this is lovely. You have finished it so quickly. I love 815. It is one of my favourite colours. We love owls too. We hear one regularly in our garden at night Jack says he thinks it's a Little Owl.
I hope things have improved for you since you gave up work.
Keep in touch dear friend. xx

Marexstitch said...

Very beautiful! I love I.V. designs but they are hard to find in the US. It looks great frames and I too admired this design. Such a talented designer and your stitching is wonderful