Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Happy Dance with Me! :)



Chatelaine's Sampler Mystery II, stitched on 36ct flax Edinburgh linen from Silkweaver. I used all the recommended silks except for the Silk n Colors Chartruese. I subbed GAST corn husk for that and I think it came out beautiful. :) I left off the beads in the outer border as I didn't think the coppery beads really complimented the pink and blue/purpler flowers much. I also inadvertently left off some backstitch on the leaves in the center planter, but after discovering it decided I liked it the way it was and didn't go back and add the backstitch. Otherwise the piece is done as charted, and I'm very happy with how it came out. This will be my entry for the large category at the fair this year, so I'm happy it is finished. Now to finish Emma's Garden, which will be entered in one of the smaller categories. :)

17 comments:

Kiwi Jo said...

Congratulations Jenny, it's beautiful, and deserves best in show :)

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations!!! It looks fantastic.

Rani said...

Gorgeous!

Jill in CA said...

Beautiful work, Jenny!! I did finally sign up for it (albeit rather late) so I'll stitch it too "one of these days". Can't wait to see what your next focus project is. :)

M said...

It's because of work like this that I've taken up cross stitching again ... It's be - U - tiful!

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! That's great you are entering it.

Autumn said...

Looks like a winner to me!

cathymk said...

Beautiful Jen, Congratulations!!!

Good luck with the show!

Carol said...

Oh Jenn! Congratulations! It is just stunning!!!!

Cat said...

Gorgeous! Congrats!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Jenny, it's gorgeous

Singular Stitches said...

Very pretty!

*happy dance*

Rose said...

Congrats on the finish Jenny, it's beautiful.

KariA1 said...

Adding one more compliment! It is gorgeous!!

Suzanne said...

That is beautiful! Congrats on your finish
SuzinVA

bunnyhead said...

What a beautiful finish!

Heather said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful.