Isn’t she a beauty! I finished her last night and couldn’t be more happier with her. She is Queen Anne’s Lace by Nora Corbett. She is featured in the current issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine and is a FREE download on their site. I stitched her on 16ct Aida Carmel Macchiato from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. And while the stitching above is more true to the colors, the fabric is a bit washed out. Below is a better picture of the fabric.
This picture was taken last night after I finished her. The first photo I took this morning in natural light. What a difference. But I am so excited to have her finished and can’t wait to get her in to be framed. I am thinking something silver, to match my new craft room (which I love, by the way). So I stitched a little bit more on Ella last night after finishing Pixie Anne, and here is where I am with her:
She is coming along, but I am afraid that something else has caught my eye (as if we didn’t think that would happen, sheesh!)
I was going to wait until this Stitch Along was finished before investing in all the materials and the patterns, but I saw someone on the Wherefore Art Thou Facebook Group stitching it in pink, and that was all she wrote! The colors looked so lovely on her fabric. And I knew I had some kind of pink fabric in my stash. So while out last weekend, I just happen to run into the patterns and couldn’t resist! And I am going to stitch it in all the specialty hand dyed threads instead of DMC. As you can see, I picked up sections 1 and 2. Section 3 will be released on March 31, in Italy, where Nora Corbett will be attending the Casa Cenina shop. They are probably having a big party to celebrate the beauty who will come to life when the stitching is finished. Can you guess who it will be? Once I returned home with pattern and threads, I began the search for the perfect pink fabric. I had only one that I thought would compliment the lovely floss colors. Here is my floss toss. What do you think?
The fabric is 16ct Aida Pink Impatiens by Silkweaver. The recommended fabrics are Chocolate Milk and a Gray linen. With all the rich dark colors, I think it needs a lighter, prettier color fabric. I am so excited. I think I may be starting it this weekend if not tonight. I will be sure to post photos of my start. What new project are you looking forward to starting or what project are you enjoying at the moment?