Monday, October 21, 2013

Finished Work...

Here's my Isabella Fox by Gigi R Designs.  I ordered this piece from The Attic using their silk conversion.  I loved putting in each and every stitch.  I wished I were a better photographer.  The colors are delightful.    It was stitched on vintage sand dune.






I ordered a sample of the Attic's 50 count fabric and Gloriana Tudor Silk thread to see if I could stitch on such a small count fabric.  I COULD !!  I ordered some additional threads and quickly stitched up Dutch Strawberry by The Goode Huswife.  I was pleasantly surprised that the fabric was really easy to stitch on.  I tried different using needles but found the tapestry beading needle to be the only needle that worked.  The other ones were like using a crochet hook to stitch with !!  The Tudor silks are amazing.  Here is the result of my adventure.



Here are a few more finishes.  Needleworker, May Basket, and Softly Walk.



Needleworker is stitched 1 over 1 on Glenshee linen.  I love this piece.


 May Basket was stitched using the Shepherd Bush girls color selection.  This was stitched for my granddaughter Carly who celebrates a May birthday.


Softly Walk is by La-D-Da stitched with the called for threads on Vintage Pear from Lakeside Linen.  

I have been knitting some...only because I love yarn and have the A/C turned down to 75 so I'll show you those pieces in my next post.  I'm also going to The Attic in November for classes and have been doing some pre-stitching for a class.  I'll save that story for next time.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing my love of needlework.

13 comments:

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finishes - and lots of them! Big congrats to you on the great work.

Vickie said...

Love them! I just adore over one work.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finishes Cari! They're even prettier in person! :)

Katrina said...

So pretty, love everything, especially Isabella:-). I have some of the tudor silk and 50 count ordered to see if I can work on it too.

Loraine said...

Oh Wow! You have some serious eye candy in this post! I love your finishes. The one on 50 count blows me away! It's so tiny!!! Good for you for trying it.
Everything is looking fabulous. I hope all is well. I've missed you!
Hugs to you!

Melissa said...

Oh, I just love everything! Beautiful work!

I wish I could try 50 count but 40 count is already a stretch for me! I would like to try some of that tudor silk though!

Happy Stitching, Cari!

Margaret said...

Oh my! Love all your beautiful finishes!! And lucky you, going to the Attic! I wish I were going too/

Cathy Lloyd said...

So jealous that you get to stitch your heart out every day! I love all your finishes! Isabella is so fabulous! Don't you just hate it when the camera doesn't show the real beauty?? XOXO Enjoy your prestitching cute sister!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on finishing Isabella Fox! It's always wonderful when a project is so much fun. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures at The Attic.

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful stitching! Love Isabella Fox-wow!

Kim said...

Sing-song voice time....Love Love LOVE Isabella!! Must stitch that one! Beautiful work!

Mereknits said...

What you are posting twice in the same month? Love your stitching, but I always do. Enjoy the cooler weather that is coming our way.
Hugs,
Meredith

woolwoman said...

Cari - twice in a month posting YEAH !!!!!!!!!! Loved seeing your GiGi sampler - OMGosh - how beautiful and stitching on 50ct YGG
Enjoy your class next month and the trip - Hugs Mel