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I thought you might want to see the other contenders for finishing, then all the. Dress making people can see it isn’t just dressmaking I suck at finishing.

I am surprised at how much stitching has actually been completed, The Wizard and Garden look over half finished.

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The Unicorn, I think the fabric was 25ct Laguna, too dark to be a contender

 

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Firefly fairies, some sort of linen, i did the bleach thing with it, I really wanted to do this one but the fabric would have been a nightmare in bad light

 

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This one had 1,2 and 3 strand stitching, just too much for my poor brain

 

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Fairy idyll Because this one was landscape instead of portrait it was too big for the frame i had available

 

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Love Humphrey’s corner, but I do have a problem with keeping count with half stitch

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Victim of it’s fabric and not really big enough

 

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Black fabric, so out


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This is also beautiful but 1 and 2 strand stitching took it out of contention


This is just a selection of what I can find I know that there is at least one if not two more Teresa Wentzler

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Even if i could have found it, everyone who has attempted a Teresa Wentzler would realise that it would have been far too complicated

 

and a Mirabilia

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Depending on the fabric this one would have been alright, if I could have found all the bits for it

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Cross Stitch

After my trip to Olympia I decided I wanted to get my cross stitch out again, what actually happened is that I saw a couple of patterns at Olympia but couldn’t justify buying them as I hadn’t touched my cross stitch since before I have to have my shoulder operated on a few years ago.

I decided to go with the easiest cross stich I had started (out of at least half a dozen), which was a Lizzie Kate ‘sampler’ this particular sampler is made up out of 6 double flip living with charm charts, each chart has two words and a bit of decoration for each and a charm to be stitched on last..


I had already finished Dream/Love, remember/GIVE and was half way through Listen. I have now finished Listen/LEARN, and half way through Believe/CARE which means I have just started CARE.


I do counted cross stitch which means that the fabric doesn’t have printing on it, you use a separate chart to transfer the picture to the fabric.


I have been cross stitching on and off since school, the first picture I started was this, as usual I went for the overly complicated picture that took about 10 years to complete, I did finish a couple of easier/smaller pictures in that time.


The problem I have is that I don’t really have anywhere to hang them once they are finished, we appear to have filled up the house with Disney pictures and I have only a certain amount of wall space in my room, I suppose I could rotate them.

More soon….