Thursday, April 08, 2010

Humbug!

I'm happy to say that Jenna (no blog) has received the humbug I angel stitched for her for the TTE, Too Humbug Exchange.  Better still - she likes it, she really likes it!
I had a wonderful time taking one motif, and creating companion motifs for this humbug - altho, I had to do a fair amount of frogging (no, that needs to be 2 stitches over and 1 stitch up....) - the placement was tricky, but I was very pleased with the result.
The stitched piece before assembly:   It's stitched 2 over 2 on 32 count linen - which wasn't a square weave, and that was it's own set of problems.  I used DMC 351 Coral, 807 Peacock Blue and 3765 Very Dark Peacock Blue.
 The Center Peacock Motif
 One Side Motif - maybe it should have been another stitch closer to the center?
And the matching gift/floss tag (you can see the other side in the 2nd photo up).

I've been busy stitching, and hope to have a WIP finished to share soon - a project for me - hurray!

I've been very busy living as well - lots going on, not the least of which is the US Income Tax deadline looming :-(

Til next time, thanks for visiting today!


6 comments:

najma said...

so beautiful!
it's really lovely
congrats for the things you stitch
have a good day
best wishes

Annie said...

Very pretty, Nita. I can see where designing these can be tricky. No wonder a lot of stitchers use an all-over abstract pattern that isn't so dependent on placement.

And a linen that wasn't the same count in each direction? Was that MCG? That's the only one I've heard of that has that problem.

Nita said...

Hi Annie
Yes, it is MCG - I had bought it expressly for the exchanges on TTE, Too. Imagine my face when I attempted to stitch a biscornu on it!

Jules said...

Very cute!

Karen said...

You did a wonderful job...love the design and colors!

Mare said...

The humbug is lovely and you did a fab job on the placement. I have to remember to stay away from that fabric, too tricky for me. Jenna is a lucky girl!