Tuesday, January 04, 2011

A Tale of Two Chatelaines

I made a deal with myself that I could go ahead and start Convent's Herbal Garden on New Year's Day IF I stitched on only Alhambra Garden the week between Christmas and New Year's AND once I spent a few days on the new start, it was back to Alhambra Garden until it is finished.

Here is the progress on Alhambra Garden - definitely starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel - but it will still be a little stretch before I can really happy dance.



And here is what I managed to accomplish in 3 days of stitching on CHG. *sigh* it isn't nearly as much as I'd hoped, but the over-one and eyelets slowed me down a bit.



The fabric is 28ct Fairy Dust, which is a soft peach tone - very yummy. I'm going to have to figure out what to do about the yellow flowers along the outside edge of the design though cause I think they will disappear on this fabric if I stitch them in the recommended 094 Lemon Waterlilies. The yellow eyelets in the picture are that same floss color, but I think they are okay here since they are surrounded by other stitching so they still pop okay.

8 comments:

Alice said...

Oooh Jenny! Such discipline. Both are looking amazing. That light at the end of the tunnel is really getting there...

Kathy A. said...

Wow, two Chatelaines - you lucky girl. They are both so beautiful. Alahambra is coming along very well. Keep it up.

Andie said...

Oh SO pretty! Both of them!! :D

Suzanne said...

Your Alhambra Garden is looking awesome! I need to dig mine out. LOL

loretta said...

Your progress is beautiful even if it's not as much as you wanted. Love the Fairy Dust fabric!

wistitcher said...

Your over one is so pretty. I think those are two Chatelaines I don't have but they are both beautiful.

Missy Ann said...

I'm so late in commenting. Hopefully my next comment here will be a congrats on a finish!

Karoline said...

Lovely start on Convent Garden and Alhambra is looking stunning