Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's beginning to look a bit like a Xmas Tree Farm . . . . .

I admit it - this year I seem to have fallen into a complete heap when it comes to theme or any form of stitching discipline.  And I'm enjoying what I pick up!
I've been working in dribs & drabs (if I can push myself away from fb and words with friends - I find myself in a chair with needle & thread - imagine that!!) and the piece that has currently captured my attention is VS - Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm.   Until I picked it up at the very end of March, I had only stitched most of the very top scene.
I remember quite a dither I  had about replacing all the speciality floss with DMC or nearest affordable variations - and the help I received from members of the 123 message board.  Well I'm NOT using all the silks and speciality floss - I'm using what I can afford and some local over-dyed and I'm still very happy with my own results.  I don't have any perle floss in white, so I'm staying with B5200 and occasionally adding extra sparkle with Kreinik sparkly stuff.  I've decided to add all the beads at the last point, because I don't like catching beads in my hoop and dragging the fabric.


I thought I'd better post a progress pic, because the way I've been stitching this past few weeks, who knows what will be the next stitch that catches my eye.


Happy Stitching everybody!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I can't imagine how you'll be able to put it down without finishing. :)

Chris said...

It's looking great! Beautiful stitching.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

It is really looking great, Bronny! Love the little cardinals!

milly said...

Hello

just found your lovely blog.

I love this VS design and I think your substitution of the threads works beautifully.

Happy stitching.

Vicky said...

Looking good Bronny. I have exiled myself from FB except for one day a week, I even picked up my stitching again yesterday :)

stitcheranon said...

Wow,that is a beautiful piece. Really lovely. I rarely use speciality threads..I like to know I can wash my work if I have to lol.

Kaisievic said...

It is looking lovely - who needs speciality threads when your works looks so beautiful?

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Catherine said...

I love it! I recently started something with dmc and am enjoying it. I have been using overdyed for so long, that I forgot how pretty the dmc colors are!

Shebafudge said...

that is really pretty. The colours are gorgeous!