Thursday, April 24, 2008

June - Shepherd's Bush

Design: June
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Threads: DMC, Gentle Arts Sampler Threads, Dinky Dyes
Fabric: 28 count linen, antique white
I think this was another chart from my friend - and arch-enabler - Marci - which I have finally stitched. See, it may take a while, but I get there in the end :o) Marci used to be a demon stitcher, but over the last few years has been bitten by the bead bug - she has some nice earrings in her etsy shop, but that's only the tip of the iceberg as to her lovely creations! Marci, not only did I find the bead shop in Nottingham, I've found one that I didn't know existed in Chesterfield ... it's a conspiracy I tell ya!
It was a pretty quick stitch, and relatively trouble free. Because I didn't have the overdyes called for in the pattern, I substituted ones I had to hand, and the purples are slightly darker, but I like the effect.
I don't know whether to frame this to go on the "wall of bees" (which I really should photograph) or to make it into - yes, you guessed - a pinkeep!


Sally said...

Lovely finish Nic. Those smaller SB pieces are so quick to stitch aren't they?

Barbara said...

Nic, this is gorgeous!

marci said...

Yes, it IS gorgeous. I can't remember I, sent that your way but it had to be ages ago. Great job. I find I'm drawn to bee charts too. But I keep collecting and not stitching.

Thanks for the shoutout!