Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New WIP

I guess I've made you all wait long enough ;o) Here is Seaside Sweethearts by Lanarte -

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This is about two weeks worth of stitching. I can't believe how fast it's going and I'm really pleased with the results :o)

The reason I have put off posting about this project is that I'm a little worried a 'certain' someone is going to see this. I'm hoping that is not the case because from what I can gather, they haven't had time to read my Blog lately. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that it will remain a surprise :o) My goal is to have it completed by March 1.

This is the second time I have started this project. Yes, I've started it twice but I'll explain why! It seems that I never actually 'read' the instructions the first time around :oS I began stitching SS on 28 count Antique White Lugana, two over two and this was the result -

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It wasn't until I talked to Karen that I realized it was to be stitched on 28 count, one over two. Soooo...being the anal person that I am, I went and bought another piece of Antique White Lugana and began again. But I'm much happier this time around and it's creating the effect that it should.

The most frustrating bit? Among all the stash that I have, I'm still missing the Kreinik gold blending filament that I need to stitch the border :oS It never fails! LOL!


25 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Oh you have lots done on that,Looks fab,and I hope it remains a surprise.

~Tammy said...

Very pretty!

The second attempt is so much better than the first. LOL

Barb said...

You've made great progress. It looks really nice. I look forward to seeing it progress.

Chiloe said...

You started over? I guess I would have done the same things to have the same effect on the picture. Am I anal???? It's a nice Lanarte: very romantic ;-) Are you in a romantic mood lately? lol

Erynne said...

Ooooh la la! This is so lovely! And yes, the 2nd go at it is mucho better! Light and airy looking!
It would take me a lot longer than 2 wks to stitch that much, haha.

Anonymous said...

That is really really beautiful!

Alberta said...

One over two is new to me...I'd have missed that little bit of info also!

Looks great though!

Carolyn said...

Cathey-I have this one in my to do pile..you have so much done.It makes me want to dig it out and start it.I can't wait to see it completed.

Cindy said...

You are making awesome progress...especially considering how much you had done before you started over :)

Nancy said...

Cathey, it's beautiful!

Irene said...

See how nicely the second one is looking, you made the right choice.

Daffycat said...

Wow, incredible progress. Pretty stitching! That is going to be a beautiful piece.


Whoops! Don't you hate it when you realize how big a mistake you've made? ***slaps forehead with palm*** I do that kind of stuff all the time!

lynda said...

This is coming along nicely. I stitched the same piece for my nephew for a wedding gift last summer. He and his bride were really happy with it.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Cathey,
Your second go is stunning, the colors are so transparent, it's like a water-colour. Great job!

Suzanne said...

Looks good! I would have restarted it too.

Karen said...

great start well done, I love this design

Annie said...

I probably would never have started over. But you did the right thing and that's going to be a beautiful piece.

nursy said...

good choice to start over...it is lovely! Can't wait to see the finished pic.

Paisley said...

Very pretty! As Olenka said, it's like a watercolor. Can't wait to see more!

CritterLady62 said...

It is a beautiful piece. I really like the one over two look. I normally like the fuller look, but for this piece the one strand looks awesome. Please post a picture when you're done.

Sharon said...

Wow, what a gorgeous piece! You have made great progress on it.

Faith Ann said...

That's going to be stunning!!

Lori-Ann said...

Looking into your mind... you are drawn to this because you see it as you and your hubby by the ocean that you love... am I right? LOL.

I would have started over too. I've restarted projects before! I need to be 100 percent happy, or it's "work for nothing".(and I'm not getting younger!, so why waste my prescious time, right?),LOL

Little Cat said...

Oh my, that looks so pretty. I love the subtle effects of the Larnarte projects. What a PITA that you had to start again tho. Seems a long time ago we had that conversation lol. I really should get on with Spring Ride or it'll never be finished.

stitcherw said...

That's going to be lovely, such soft colors.
Sue