Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hardanger finally finished up!

After three attempts at getting the zip in today, I eventually managed it this evening. The first time I had the edges too far apart, the second time too far over the actual fastening part and the third time I finally had the good sense to set it very carefully! Anyway, however and whatever, here it is with better photo quality today than originally posted, although the thread colours still don't show!=( I've realised that it's not the original photo that was the problem, it was using the HTML editor to enlarge it -it made it blurred! Odd as the original was easily big enough, but I guess it doesn't work well trying to do this with counted thread fabrics. Also, using the 'centre' justification for photos leaves them unclickable on to see the full size version, so a change of tack is needed for counted thread finishes, methinks!

I've done quite a bit more on 'Spring' and just have the flower pots and label to put on now. I thought that these L*K designs would be quick and fun to stitch, but I've found them to be quite long-winded and rather boring, if I'm honest. I will finish the series as I've had them for years and have gone to the trouble of doing almost two so far, and I do love 'four seasons' collections. I hope they can eventually go in Sir's new study when we go home. we may find a way of displaying them here in the meantime.

We bought a set of the most beautiful lilac rose bedding this week, (which I'd been hoping for for a few weeks!) and that made me really want to pretty up our bedroom. Once I get the rest of the housework up to date (ha-ha-ha!) then I want to make a start on getting things in there looking good. This is the fabric:

And this is a Brazilian embroidery kit that I want to work up to go on the wall. The actual thread colours match the bedding really well.


Mary Corbet said...

Oh - the hardanger piece is Beautiful!! Congratulations on the finish!

Sparklyjools said...

It's lovely, how do you have the patience? I can't do any kind of drawn threadwork, my brain doesn't do counting! Thanks for your very kind comments, and support re the building work! Varnishing skirting boards today, (but I want to do art and stitching!)ah well. Nearly there!

Mylene said...

Congrats on finishing the hardanger piece. It's beautiful!!! It makes me wants to look for my hardanger projects which i haven't touch for sooooo long!

Jan said...

The hardanger is beautiful - so neat

Doris said...

the hardanger is beautiful, the finish is pretty too.
The Fabric (with roses) is amazing.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the hardanger piece. It's stunning!

I'm with you on the LK stuff. It looks cute and like it's going to be quick, but for me it drags on because it's almost too easy and I get bored.

Looking forward to seeing your work on the Brazilian piece.

Wanda said...

OH MY is awesome!! Wonderful work!

Von said...

Congratulations on finishing this gorgeous hardanger piece!!