Saturday, January 2, 2010

First finish for 2010

Not the one I expected, I'd expected to have had the blackwork sampler finished today, but things happen and the stitching I obsessed about today was the China Doll - stitched on aida. The chart is from Jill Oxton mag 52 (back issue).
The original chart called for a lot more black thread in the umbrella, but I preferred to use the new DMC varigated dark blue in the umbrella and the sash. I used another DMC orange for the flowers in the robes and I really love the effect of the variations on it. I also changed the umbrella spokes from black to a dark tan - oh yes.. also used the orange DMC in for the flowers in the hair again instead of the black!
One down....16 more to go!!
I might finish another aida project before I start another .... let me think about that for awhile hey?


Bette said...

She's very lovely and I like the changes you've made in the pattern.

stitchinfiend said...

She is looking lovely.I like your changes.

Barb said...

It is a pretty piece. Nice job on it.