Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Spring Needleroll - Lorri Birmingham Designs
Another needleroll, another beehive, another Lorri Birmingham design! I think there might be a trend here...
I miscounted centring this piece vertically, so I stitched a compensating row at the top to make it look more even when it was made up, otherwise it was fairly straightforward - even though I'm not a fan of fractional stitches, these didn't cause too many problems.
I think the bunnies look a bit "cutesey" but hopefully the focus is the beehive!
This is the last of my Lorri Birmingham kits I'm intending to stitch - I have a Santa needleroll chart, but that's waiting for supplies when I get off the wagon!
I finished this off as a needleroll almost as soon as I had stitched it, which lead to a great finishing flurry yesterday, as I had my sewing kit out!
Fabric: 28 count linen banding, white
Threads: DMC stranded cotton
Designer: Lorri Birmingham
Kit Details: Spring Needle Roll # K287, Lorri Birmingham Designs
Stitch Count: 48H x 59H as charted
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Fractional Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, French Knot.
Threads Used: DMC 316, 340, 433, 435, 436, 437, 470, 471, 738, 778, 3776, 3820, 3821, 3822. Cross stitch in two strands, back stitch in one.
Embellishments: Gold plated charms - 1 x butterfly, 2 x bee
Modifications Made: Extra row of stitching added to top of needle roll.