Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Plant LOVE" (C) Lizzie Kate FOR Friend

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you so much for your lovely comments to my last post!

I found the post that I was forgetting to update!
Here is a framed piece of Lizzie * Kate "Plant Love".
I presented this to my friend's second baby.

Love the result and I want to stitch this again for myself oneday!

Design : "Plant LOVE" © Lizzie Kate (The Gift Of stitching, Issue 28, May, 2008)
Fabric : 32ct Lambswool

Thread : DMC

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