Monday, November 12, 2007

Donner HD!


He is on 32ct Silvery Moon linen from Zwiegart. I subbed MH 00348 for the 10071 Magnifica beads, and a generic brand white seed bead for the 10069 Magnifica beads. I also subbed Emeral Swarowski crystals for the treasures in the antlers and used a generic brand red pebble bead for the treasures in the wreath, since they looked as though they were meant to be large berries or bunches of berries anyway. I also subbed the Waterlilies 204 with Dinky Dyes 57 which is a plum color for more berries in the wreath. It didn't seem to make sense to buy a whole skein of Waterlilies for about 30 stitches. Lastly I used just plain DMC blanc for the tail instead of the Whisper.
I think it looks pretty good even with all my substitutions. I added the name to the bottom with a random alphabet I had from an insert of Just Cross Stitch Magazine. My plan is to do each reindeer as they are released and give them to my mom who collects deer. She can then display them all at Chrismas time with her collection. She is going to get this one right after Thanksgiving for her birthday and I might get ambitious and try to finish Dasher for Christmas. These actually are pretty small and work up very quickly for a Mira on a small cut of fabric. (Fit easily on a 9 x 12 piece from my stash.)

7 comments:

Deanne J said...

He looks amazing, congrats!!

Erin said...

Wow, Jenn, it is beautiful!

Andie said...

He is gorgeous!!! Wow so different from how he looks in the chart photo!!! Congratulations on your Happy Dance!!

Nic said...

He looks very regal - I love the way the border shimmers and sparkles too!

Susan said...

It's stunning, Jenny. Congratulations - your mother is going to be thrilled!

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful job you have done on Donner. The specialties make it stand out so well. Your Miribilia piece is beautiful. They are some of the most stunning pieces I have ever seen.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the finish. I may have to add these to my wish list!