Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Rain Fell ~ finished!

Here it is, my finished version of The Rain Fell. I completed the rest of the stitching yesterday and then I needed to add some finishing touches of my own to it. Hope you like the end result.

DESIGNER ~ Little House Needleworks
PATTERN ~ The Rain Fell
FABRIC ~ 32ct R & R Americana Blend
THREADS ~ Crescent Colours and DMC (2 over 2)
STARTED ~ 22 June 2009
FINISHED ~ 11 July 2009

I decided to add some beading to it. I placed some petite cream beads down the girl's dress for buttons, and cream beads in the sky for rain drops. These were done as cross stitches on the original pattern. I also added some pale blue ric rac along the bottom of the girl's dress for decoration. I hope my changes add a bit of difference to the design. I don't normally use my creativity in this way, and usually stick to what is called for, so I'm quite happy with the way it's turned out. As I mentioned earlier on when I started this project, I replaced the DMC thread 754 with 3774. It's a paler peach and I'm happy with the result.


I'm a fan of Crescent Colours threads. I just love the range of colours, they don't seem to knot as much, and the names they give them are absolutely gorgeous! My favourite colour in this pattern would have to be the pinkish House Wine. It really brought life to it. The flowers were lovely to stitch and they look so happy. Just a really lovely design in all actually.

28 comments:

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!!! I love the details you added~~ I think beadings really adds a little something to a stitched piece~ Congratulations on this wonderful finish~

Márti said...

Oh, it's sooo beautiful Jane!!!

Snip said...

Love the details you added to this! Beautiful finish.

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love the colours, it is just wonderful!

Nataliya said...

Oh, Jane, your Rain is magnificent!!! I very much like your replacement of colour for a skin of the girl. The idea with beads too is fine. And also I like colour of a fabric. It simply unusual! Fine finish (and photos!), congratulations!
Natasha

Cari said...

Your finished piece is wonderful. I love your personal touches. The beaded buttons and rickrack on her dress - very creative!

More than anything, I am always so impressed with your picture taking - amazing!

Cari in VA

Dovilė said...

very beautiful finish, congrats Jane:)

Colleen said...

Just beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and I think the beads are such a special touch! Wonderful :)

Lynn D said...

It is beautiful! I have the fabric ordered for this one and hope to stitch it this year. I had the chart but didn't feel that drawn to it until you started stitching it. I find myself wanting to stitch nearly everything you stitch.

I wish the rain would fall here today. We need both the water and for it to cool things off.

Lynn in Alabama

Debs said...

The beading looks fabulous, Jane. Really sets the piece off great.

Deb said...

Lovely pictures as usual. I love your touches that you've added. Really brings some dimension to the piece.

Loraine said...

I love the changes that you made. Especially the beads for the rain, they really make the design pop!
Love the photos as well. You do a lovely job.

Peggy Lee said...

Hello Miss Jane...I'm new to this blogging world but I've marked many stitcher's blogs to follow in hopes that one day when I feel big and brave I'll create a blog of my own. Until then I look forward every day to looking at the beautiful finishes and creativity in the "web-world". I am not usually a big fan of beads in stitching but I think yours may have changed my mind...how absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Susan said...

I love the extra embellishments you've given this piece - very inspiring!

Your photography is beautiful, too.

Laura said...

Hello Miss Jane! Your finished piece is just lovely with your personal touches. The beaded rain and her buttons, bow, & ric rac look perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Laura in NC, USA

Melissa said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job with your creative substitutions! And I love your photo staging with that umbrella, etc. Wonderful!

Elisabetta said...

Very beautiful!!! You added so precious details!! Compliments!!!

Karoline said...

It's lovely Jane, congratulations

Hilda said...

Wonderful work and wonderful pictures! Thanks for showing!!

Many greetings from Austria
Hilda

gio162 said...

Congratulations, it's so pretty!

Jan said...

Jane, I absolutely adore your little umbrella used as a photo prop! Wonderful design made even more wonderful with your special touches of charm!

Angelika said...

Oh wie schööööön.
LG
Angelika

Nina said...

Congratulations, Jane!
This is so much adorable!
What a great idea to sew up beads as rain... Very nice :)

Susimac said...

I love your personal touches to this sweet design, its a lovely finish.

Brigitte said...

What a beautiful finish this is. And wonderful pictures.

Jurga said...

Fabulous work, Jane! So so nice, just breathtaking!

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Very, very nice.

Greetings
Anja

Chrissie said...

A perfect finish Jane and love the extra creative touches you added. Well done!!

Chrissie