Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby Bug Ball ~ Finished


I have finally finished my Baby Bug Ball! There wasn't a lot to go when I left it last and I was able to finish it all off yesterday afternoon. What a happy looking trio of bugs they are.

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This one I stitched along with Loraine from Sew Be It. She was able to finish hers last week and sounds as though she had as much fun as I had with it. She'd started this design a while back and didn't continue with it. When she saw I had decided to stitch it, she asked if she could stitch along so she could be inspired to pick it up again. Thank you for joining me on this journey, Loraine. It was so fun and we'll have to pick something else one day to do together. I know there's a few things we both have the patterns for so it shouldn't be too difficult to decide. Anyway, here's my finished Bug Ball.


DESIGNER ~ Shepherd's Bush
PATTERN ~ Baby Bug Ball kit
FABRIC ~ 32ct Light Sand Belfast Linen
THREADS ~ Threadgatherer Silk, Soie D'Alger Silk, Gloriana Silk (1 over 2)
EMBELLISHMENTS ~ Petite Glass Beads (black, gold, and ivory), JABC Buttons
STARTED ~ 17 October 2009
FINISHED ~ 28 November 2009

This next picture's for Loraine to show her my crow button is all intact. You see, she had a problem with hers. It broke in half! Fortunately for her though, she doesn't live very far from Shepherd's Bush actual shop, and was able to duck in one day and pick up another. How delightful that sounds to someone who lives so far from them. :)


My favourite bug was the lady bug on the right, which was Loraine's favourite too. She is so pretty looking, with the lace at the bottom of her dress and the flower sticking out of her hat.


The other bugs are gorgeous too of course.


There's so many eye catching things in this design. From the sun, the flowers, the bees, the buttons, and the little flower sticking out of the girl's hat.


I hope you've had fun keeping up to date with my progress on this one. It took me longer than I thought it would but I'm so delighted with the outcome. Such a cute one.


Now to the next project!

31 comments:

Márti said...

Excellent work! The flowers, leaves, buttons ... very like them!

Your blog is very nice!

Brigitte said...

What a fantastic finish. And you are right, this design has so many pretty details that you can look at it again and again and each time you discover soemthing new. Congratulations.

Nina said...

Hello Jane,

First I need to rite your new style of your blog is wonderful!
So, this SB is so beautiful, fabulous work, as always :) I still love seeing your photos, too ;)

Hugs,
Nina

Danielle said...

This looks fab, Jane, as always. My favorite things on SB patterns have always been the flowers.

Lesleyanne said...

A very pretty finish, congratulations.

Isadarena said...

Many , many congratulations on your last wonderful finished Jane ....and of course , I love it !!!
Hum !!!I wonder what is your next one ???
Have a great Sunday,
Isabelle

Dovilė said...

congrats Jane on this amazing finish:) very beautiful:)

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Jane. I love it! Congratulations on your finish.

Barbi said...

It's lovely! My how I love Shepherd's Bush, I have yet to stitch one but I am certainly going to.
You're new blog background and header photo are wonderful.
Congrats on your finish

Josie said...

Fantastic finish, really,really cute.
What will you stitch next?

Katrina said...

Very pretty! Congrats on the finish. And I love your new blog look too.

Cari said...

What a lovely, lovely finish, Jane!

And, as always, your pictures are a work of art.

Your new 'Christmas-do'is very festive!

Enjoy your Sunday.

Elisabetta said...

Really perfect work and so cute finish!!! Compliments !

Lois said...

What a gorgeous finish Jane! Looking forward to seeing what you're thinking of stitching next.

Karoline said...

Your Baby bug ball is too cute, congratulations

Loraine said...

So wonderful! If I haven't told you enough times, I love your pictures!!!!! So sorry to hear that you dropped your beads in the couch, UGGG! Something I would totally do. Obviously you were able to retrieve enough of them to finish your piece.
Now, how to frame it. I love the frame that SB used on their frame. I studied it closely, and it is the perfect frame for this piece. It's carved and painted black with a dash of color on the flowers. I don't know if I will be able to find the molding now, as it's been a long time, but I think Jill Rensil framed it. I've never been to her shop, so I guess I'll have to go and check it out.
Take Care DF. I'll e-mail you soon!

Loraine said...

Oh, BTW, I love the little bug in your first photo! So darling.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful finish, Jane! Thanks for showing so many pretty pics that really do show the details.

Melissa said...

What a fun piece Jane! Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I love the little Bee character that popped up in the photos - brilliant!

Alison said...

Jane, I meant to comment on your previous post but my computer wasn't co-operating. Love your BBB..it's just gorgeous. You know, you *could* come with Kath & I to Shepherd's Bush next year. Can I tempt you? LOL

Jurga said...

Jane, it's soooo beautiful work!!! :)

mollycaff said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the close up pictures, your stitching is just perfect!

Always smiling said...

What a fun thing to stitch and so delicate, sorry about your beads I lost mine to the dog, woofed down before I could stop her! We were in your neck of the woods last Feb/ March and didn't find one needlework shop except for quilting shops which were like treasure troves... hope that hot weather has cooled down for you.. Beautiful stitching..
I peeped at your stash list omgosh!! Oviously like me, you're planning on living well into your 100s LOL
Happy Stitching... having seen your SB stitching I can feel a weak moment over coming me and think I might have to visit a certain on line store to check them out.
Chris x

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish.

Miss F. dit Soon said...

Congratulations ! It's a lovely, cute, and pretty piece. I love your pictures (mosaics), you know very well how to highlight a detail.
What's your new project ?
Happy stitching

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous Congrats!

Jane said...

Loraine, this one will go into my tub of finishes until I decide what to do with it. I know the frame you're thinking of but would rather see it in person. I also managed to get ALL the beads and buttons out the side of my couch after I dropped them. I can be determined at times (especially with my needlework). Thanks for your email, I'll be in touch.

Alison, sounds like a lovely idea. Definitely one year perhaps, don't know about next year though. Keep it in the memory!

bea de caracas said...

Wonderfull of wonderfull!!!!
I'm in love with your crossstitch!
Kisses...

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Jane!! You make me want to stitch this one again! I love it!! :) I love the new blog look too! It's so pretty! :)

Анна - Зонт said...

It is sooo beautiful!!!
I want to stich it too :))

Maggi Co said...

OhhhhhhI like this design very, very much. It's wonderful. Thanks for all information. I believe I go to buy it :-D