Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Finish: Let's Stitch!

Remember that little SAL chart from my last post? It was supposed to look like that:

This is really not the style I like, a bit too old-fashioned for my taste. So I thought I would modernize it a bit by using a few variegated threads in brighter colors.
And then I got carried away a little bit (just a little) and it ended up looking like that:

I actually quite like it :) Of course the total absence of natural daylight, or sunlight for that matter, makes for a craptastic picture but you get the idea...

Chart Modifications:

- Added in my initials on the left and a couple buttons and beads on the right, instead of the random bits that were called for
- Added in one stitch to the ''C'' in ''Stitch'', as it was missing
- Moved the entire right half of the design two stitches to the left in order to not fill in that hole the designer left in the border
- Used French knots for the flower centers instead of cross-stitches (I may or may not have an unhealthy love for French knots)


- Borders: DMC Color Variations 4030
- Urn: DMC Color Variations 4130
- Stand: DMC Color Variations 4135
- Steams and leaves: DMC Color Variations 4045
- Bobbins wood: DMC Color Variations 4000
- Small bobbin: DMC Color Variations 4050
- Large bobbin: DMC Color Variations 4060
- Flowers: DMC Color Variations 4120 and 4124
- Writing: DMC Color Variations 4075
- Flower centers: Madeira 109


Rhona said...

It's amazing how different it looks stitched in different colours!

Annette-California said...

You did a beautiful job. Love all the colors and changes you added. Fantastic! love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

It looks so different! I love your choice of colours & definitely prefer your version :)

Monique said...

It looks lovely and perfect.

Camila Lino Lanigan said...

A pitty the photo doesnt show the buttons bling...

Emma/Itzy said...

Amazing how different it looks! Well done :)

Patty C. said...

I'm so glad you were so creative with your stitching - Vibrant colors ;)

Anonymous said...


Your finish is beautiful, I love the colours you chose.
happy weekend.