Fit for a Queen, she is now all finished up and wearing her jewelled crown.
DESIGNER ~ Little House Needleworks
PATTERN ~ Queen Bee chart
FABRIC ~ 35ct WDW Straw
THREADS ~ Crescent Colours (Antique Lace, Hickory Sticks, Queen Bee) & DMC (644, 780, 3011, 3740)
STARTED ~ 23 August 2009
FINISHED ~ 30 August 2009
My Queen Bee has been adorned with those golden beads, and they have been made to create her regal crown. The pattern has this done in cross stitch but mentions if you want to 'doll it up' you can add glass seed beads instead. So I thought that's just what this Queen needs. I hunted in my stash and found a SB kit aptly called Queen Bee Sampler which had the right coloured beads in it. Since their kits always come with more beads than you need, I decided to put some of them to good use. I really like the way it's turned out.
I adore this fabric colour and the picture below (top right) probably shows its true toning more. It has such a warmth to it and suits this LHN design so well.
All the thread colours worked well together and I'm pleased with the change in the DMC Grape from 3835 to 3740 I made. I think the original would have been too bright for it with the fabric I chose. I'm just so thrilled with the overall finish.
This was such a fun and quick design to do and one where you feel enjoyment while stitching it up!
What will I do next, I wonder...