Sunday, August 28, 2011

Coromandel Part 1


Coromandel is proving to be a pretty easy stitcher. I really like having a defined area to try to accomplish.

When I get tired saying 'oh, I only have this much more to go and one whole box will be done' has proven to be an excellent incentive :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flutter On By, Done!

Flutter on By is finished and hopefully I'll have it framed this week. It was simply fun to stitch and I do like the 'box' style that lets me add colors and shapes that might not work as well right next to each other.

I can't help it, I have to start Coromandel next, the fabric and floss are ready to go and it is calling to me :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Trust" A New Design

Like One May Night, Trust is inspired by a particular scene from an opera.

One of the finest productions it has been my pleasure to see is the Tchaikovsky opera Eugene Onegin produced by the Met starring Renee Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Not only is the music and singing superb but the sets are a feast of color in a minimalist design.

The story is a tale of unrequited love and the risk a young girl takes in sending a letter of love to a worldly young man she's just met. Tatyana is 17 and lives on a Russian country estate with her mother and sister. Her sister's fiance brings his handsome but heartless friend to visit and for Tatyana it is love at first sight.

In a beautiful set of cobalt blue background and a stage covered in autumn leaves, Tatyana writes her letter telling him of her love and impulsively sends it. It is a beautiful aria, sorry I can't find a clip with English subtitles, in which she pours out her heart and all its innocent love. She trusts him with her heart and her life and I hope you'll get a copy of the dvd and see what happens :)

117 x 117 stitch count, the words are framed by a border of bittersweet and an outer border of old lace. I plan on stitching it on royal blue aida and will post the floss I'll be using as soon as I choose them. The dmc is listed in the key to the chart.

email if you'd like a free copy of the charts for Trust

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flutter on By Progresses

This design is stitching very quickly and I'm truly enjoying seeing it grow. I'm pleased with the colors, the greens all have a slight blue cast to them that is working well with the butterflies.

I think you'll be seeing more 'box' samplers like this. Another feature that was new to my designs was the 'wallpaper' background of dots behind some of the motifs. I like the depth it gives.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Glorious Spring! Framed

Glorious Spring! is done and framed and I love this strawflower colored frame for it. The Frame Guys
on ebay never let me down and their prices are unbelievably low.

And as I'm stitching Flutter on By I found another error in the chart. It just doesn't seem possible for me to 'see' some of the errors until I am stitching the piece. I've sent corrected charts to those who had requested the charts initially for Flutter on By, but I am just as liable to make mistakes in my doing that! So please, if you haven't gotten corrected charts and you need one do let me know. I apologize for any inconvenience.