Sunday, January 24, 2010

First Finish for 2010 ~ Summer Iris

My first finish for 2010 has come slowly but here it finally is.


I've enjoyed stitching Summer Iris. The thread colours went well with the fabric and with the personalising of the year and my initial, I'm pleased with the end result. There's no graph if you want to change these two features from what's on the original design so I've had to create my own 'J' and work out which way I wanted to do the '1' in 2010. It took me about five attempts for each before I was happy with them.


One day I'll complete this little piece and turn it into a pincushion or the like.

DESIGNER ~ Blackbird Designs
PATTERN ~ Summer Iris
FABRIC ~ 30ct WDW Baby's Breath
THREADS ~ WDW Dove, Fawn, Cappuccino, & Rum Raisin - GA Grecian Gold (2 over 2)
STARTED ~ 3 January 2010
FINISHED ~ 22 January 2010

I'd like to try to do the wool strawberry for which instructions also come with this pattern, one day.


In the meantime I will show you some more pictures of my stitched Summer Iris.


Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.

30 comments:

katica said...

congratulations on the finish, it turned out beautifully!

Pat said...

It's beautiful. Great first finish.

stitchinfiend said...

Well done on your first finish. It is so beautiful.

Irene said...

Beautiful finish !

Adriana Ortiz said...

Beautiful work,thank you for share it.
And perfect pictures too!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful piece! I love you buttons too by the way.
Your stitching as always is perfect.

Nancy said...

A stunning finish! Gorgeous colors and gorgeous stitches. Your photos are such a treat to look at.

Márti said...

Dear Jane! Congratulations to the first 2010 your work! So beautiful, so perfect and "J" is also very pretty!

Nina said...

Woderful work, Jane, and I adore your pictures too!

Susimac said...

Lovely finish Jane and your photos are so pretty and inspiring, might have to do this sweet design myself after seeing yours finished.

Hugs

Justflo said...

Very pretty finish, beautifully displayed.
Happy stitching to you.

Mary said...

Summer Iris looks lovely Jane and your photos are amazing as usual. I love the additon of the different fonts too - just adds that something extra. I will have to work on that.

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your first finish of 2010. It is beautiful.

Lois said...

A gorgeous finish Jane. Congrats on your first finish for 2010.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful, Jane! Love your pics with all the pretty buttons. Have a great week!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish, Jane! It's beautiful, and as always, your pictures are stunning!

I highly recommend a great book - "Sampler Company's Book of Alphabets, Motifs and Borders" by Brenda Keyes - it's my go-to source for alphabets and numbers when I want to modify a chart.

Dovilė said...

perfect finish, Jane:) and the buttons - fantastique!!!

Melissa said...

Jane, what a lovely first finish of 2010! You have outdone yourself with the photos. I love the way you've used the buttons (love those too!) to complement the stitching - very nice!

I have that Brenda Keyes book that Susan mentioned as well and can recommend it though it may be harder to find as I think it's oop. I think it's still available from re-sellers.

Email will follow later! Hope you are enjoying Sunday!

Kelly said...

Great piece! I love the colors.

Cherry said...

Dear Jane! Congratulations to the first 2010 your work! Very beautiful and I lovely your photos!

Amy said...

Very beautiful. It is a very nice combo of colors.

I look forward to more pics of your finshes.

Blessings

Miss F. dit Soon said...

Wonderful work and finish Jane. Love it !

Catherine said...

Lovely! The buttons are beautiful too!

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on your finish, it looks, as with all your stitching, beautiful!

Nicole said...

Wow Jane, it's beautiful!! Congrats on your first finish for 2010!

Анна - Зонт said...

I really like this design, Jane, it is beautiful finish!
And as always, gorgeous photos. :))

Hilda said...

A beautiful finish - congratulations!

I like the colours!!

Hugs from Austria
Hilda

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish Jane, congratulations.

bea de caracas said...

So lovely... and the lot of buttons, wouaw!!!!!
Kisses to you...

Brigitte said...

Such a beautiful little finish. Looks great finished as a little pillow.