Yippee!!! I managed to get Life And Liberty finished last night. All that was needed were the buttons to be added this morning. This done, I'm able to you show some pictures of it.
DESIGNER ~ Shepherd's Bush
PATTERN ~ Life And Liberty
STARTED ~ 26 December 2008
FINISHED ~ 4 January 2009
FABRIC ~ 32ct Antique Ivory
THREADS ~ Au Ver a Soie, Gloriana, Thread Gatherer, and Soie Belle
BUTTONS ~ Just Another Button Company
As you know, I absolutely loved doing this. The size was good for me as it wasn't a huge piece, but big enough to feel as though you've accomplished something. The variegated threads worked well. The greens were lovely (Thread Gatherer - Golden Moss and Williamsburg Green), and the other colours were all so yummy. I enjoy working with silks, and using the recommended one thread at a time gives it that delicate look. And don't you love those buttons? They really add that extra something to Shepherd's Bush designs.
What's next, I hear you ask? I'm am spoilt for choice and sometimes that can be a good or a bad thing. There's so many I would like to do. I usually go with what is calling for me. Sometimes I'll get the urge for a design while I'm still stitching one, then other times I'm not sure what I'll do until after I've completed it. Since I loved Life And Liberty so much, I've had French Heart in mind. Then I wasn't sure because it's a bit similar with the scattered pictures. Maybe I should go for something different. I'll have to go and fondle my stash to get the vibe. Whatever I choose I know it will go at a slower pace because I'm back at work tomorrow, and that means less stitching time. :(