Sunday, April 09, 2006

Finish!

This morning I put in the last few stitches on the Celtic Bonding Spiral!

I scanned it instead of taking a pic with the digi cam, so I think the colors are a little truer. It seems a bit dark on my computer, though.... I liked stitching this one - relatively "mindless" stitching, with a neat result. I think I'm going to use some strips of bright colored fabric to edge it, then some dark denim for the backing (it will be a pillow). I've also thought about using it to make a pouch for my ren faire garb, but I'm not sure how that would work.

Thanks for all the input on the wedding sampler. I'm waiting for the groom's mother to add her suggestions, but right now I've pretty much eliminated the Drawn Thread piece. I love it, but as someone pointed out, it is VERY large, and perhaps more than I can take on (I don't know yet if they've set a date). The Joan Elliott "Wedding Prayer" keeps calling to me - but, rebel that I am, I'm not ready to stitch anything "as charted". So I've been playing with a similar magazine design by Joan (from Cross Stitch Gold, issue 27), and attempting to chart a bit of the sonnet from the Drawn Thread sampler to fit it. I've had to improvise on a couple of letters, but it seems promising so far.....

7 comments:

Lisa said...

It's really pretty. I love celtic stuff. We have some really good friends who do the renn. fairs. They do Pennsick (thought I knew how to spell it until I started typing.)There's another one they do but it escapes me at the moment.It looks like such fun.

I looked at your flickr photos. Your work is so nice. I like your scrapbooking, too. You're brave to venture from the chart. lol But it obviously works for you. :)

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations! Wonderful finish.

tkdchick said...

Ahhh it looks great and the colours are so fun!

Singular Stitches said...

Wonderful finish!

Karen said...

Oooh I really like it! Love the colors. I also got some great ideas from the wedding samplers you posted. I love the "Castle Keep" design. I just might stitch it for my DH and I.

I saw your "Stitching the Standard" freebie. Just gorgeous! I actually have the entire chart of that design from Uncharted Territory, but I have yet to attempt it. Maybe soon...

AnneS said...

The bonding spiral turned out beautifully! The colours are divine - I adore bright colours :) Way to go!! :D

Patti said...

That is lovely Erin - the colors are just gorgeous. Congrats on the finish.