Monday, September 08, 2008

My Favorite Things - The Drawn Thread

Design: My Favorite Things
Designer: The Drawn Thread (Cynthia Zittel)
Threads: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 count raw Cashel linen


Sorry about the fuzzy picture! Because it's quite long, it's hard to get a good picture of the whole thing, especially as I'm not a good photographer! This is the first 'full size' DT that I've stitched, and it's what got me hooked. I love the design, although that didn't stop me making a few alterations of my own...


A few Queen Stitches got the chop - I subbed in Smyrna crosses and eyelets instead, and after the alphabet, you can see that a bee appeared - also from a DT chart, to keep the style consistent, although I had to stitch it over one to fit the space. If a design is going to be called 'My Favorite Things' how can it not have a bee in it?


I like bunnies (which were on the original design) but I like sheep better! These were from DT's 'Generosity' design, and fitted in very well, although they are closer together than I would have really liked - but that's just me being very very picky! The vertical band on the left had its Queen Stitches subbed too. They are definitely not one of my favourite things! The initials belong to my partner and to my dearest friend.



The completed piece has been made into a bell pull and it is hanging in my hallway - which is too dark and small for me to get a decent picture. Just take my word for it, it looks really nice :o)

9 comments:

Vonna said...

Well done! It looks gorgeous :o)

vEr0n!c@ said...

It's stunning! Love the changes you've made to it. Especially the bee.

Sally said...

Wow, Nic, that is just gorgeous! I LOVE the changes you've made.

Lee said...

I love it! Pat yourself on the back, girlie. It's fabulous!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

It is beautiful and I love that you personalized it like you did. Congrats on the finish, CJ(ok;-)

Sonda in OR said...

Even fuzzy, it looks great! The changes you made work very well.

Deanne J said...

It looks wonderful and your changes look great.

Carol R said...

Great project - love the sheep! I have stitched this 3 times - once for my daughter and her family adding their names at the bottom and once for my son and his then wife adding their names at the bottom - I expect this one has been disposed of now! And of course I had to stitch one for me with my grand-children's names at the bottom.

Lelia said...

This is exquisite! I was thinking to stitch this exact project next year : )