Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another Finish ~ Angel In Your Heart

I finished Angel In Your Heart today and have been a bit creative with my completed piece. See what you think.


After placing French Knots throughout the Angel's dress, it began to look like she had chicken pox! So I had a thought and came up with the idea of adding some Lazy Daisy stitches to some of the French Knots to make flowers. I may pull out some of the French Knots as I still think it looks a bit busy.


I also put a Seed Bead in the centre of the flower at the top of her dress. This was left blank on the chart so you could do whichever you wanted.


Then I stitched the year and my initials down the bottom right of the design. There was a bit of a blank area which made room for this. In the same area I added a Mother of Pearl button in the shape of a heart.


So with these changes and different threads I used, I've made a few modifications compared to the original design. I've still tried to keep with the original colour tones though.

DESIGNER ~ Ewe & Eye & Friends (Twisted Threads)
PATTERN ~ Angel In Your Heart
FABRIC ~ 35ct Weeks Dye Works Linen
THREADS ~
Gentle Art - Cidermill Brown, Avocado
Crescent Colours - Prickly Pear, Little Pink Peony
Weeks Dye Works - Snowflake, Whitewash
DMC - 677, 3348
EMBELLISHMENTS ~ Mill Hill white seed bead, and Mother Of Pearl button
STARTED ~ 26 January 2010
FINISHED ~ 13 March 2010 (SAL with Melissa on BK&BT in between)

The only original thread I kept was Avocado for the border. The rest I substituted mainly because I looked at what was in my stash rather than buying the called for threads. The Cidermill Brown was for the words and eyes, Prickly Pear was the darker pink, Little Pink Peony was the lighter pink, Snowflake was for the Angel's wings, Whitewash was for her face, 677 was for the stars, and 3348 was for the French Knots.

My favourite part of the design has to be the Angel's wings. They're done in Smyrna Crosses and give a great effect.


I've loved stitching this piece and I hope you've enjoyed my progress on it just as much.


My next project will be Ah, 'Tis Spring. Although it's Autumn where I am, I love the bunny on it and with Easter coming up, it's a perfect time to stitch it.

Three finishes for the year so far, so I'm on track for a finish a month. Not that I'm aiming at that, I just like to stitch at an unregulated pace most of the time. Enjoyment is the key.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my latest finish!

34 comments:

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Wow ! wonderful, so cute...
I really enjoy your work and your pictures.
Take care & keep stitching.
Bisxxx
Françoise

Susimac said...

Ahhh Jane she is lovely, what a gorgeous finish, I love all your changes and the MoP button finishes it off beautifully

Dianne said...

You're on a finishing roll! I love the lazy daisy flowers...cute idea :)

Barb said...

Just heavenly Jane, so pretty the angel in pink. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog about the leaves (excuse the puns) , I will be so pleased when the vine has all its leaves.
Look forward to the Ah tis spring, I do like that one too.

poussy stiches my love said...

Magnificent, these colors are magnificent! I like your blog it is a marvel
Best regards of France

Tracy said...

Congrats on the finish...very pretty!

Sweet William Primitives said...

Jane, your stitching is just exquisite! Beautifully done!

Nancy said...

Your angel is gorgeous! I love all of your special touches, and I think they look just perfect. I wouldn't change one thing.

Márti said...

Fabulous, like a lot ... beautiful!

T. Whitesell said...

Oh, it turned out beautiful...love the changes that you made as well. Keep up at this pace and you'll have a great completed stash at the end of the year.

Brigitte said...

Oh, it looks absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on two wonderful finishes in such a short time.

Deb said...

It's absolutely beautiful Jane. I've written down your changes as I've had this in stash for years and have so enjoyed watching your progress and think that I need to pull it out of stash.

Melissa said...

This is so beautiful, Jane! I love all your special touches!

Looking forward to seeing your new start next!

Stef said...

Your angel is so pretty, soft and pink! I love all of your changes, and the addition of the petals to the french knots is perfect!

Natasha said...

Jane, I love it! I love the little touches you put into to it as well. I really want to purchase this chart for myself just becasue of her wings.

You did a fantastic job and I enjoyed watching your progress.
Take Care!

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

beautiful piece, you are very creative

Анна - Зонт said...

Oh, Jane! It is absolutely beautiful!

Dovilė said...

gentle and soft, colored as a spring:)

Nina said...

Wonderful finished piece, Jane, I like your photos so much!

Catherine said...

It's simply lovely! I love all the special touches that truly make it your own!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful!!! I love all the little details you added!!!!! So wonderful~~~

katica said...

it looks absolutely lovely

Nicole said...

Congrats on the very sweet finish Jane!! Can't wait to see your new start! :)

bea de caracas said...

It's so pretty and lovely...
I like your touches!!!

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jane! It's gorgeous, and I love the changes that you made to the piece - they really personalize it!

Susimac said...

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Robin said...

that is so GORGEOUS! I love how sweet and soft it looks,

Robin

Susan said...

Love the finish and the added touchs you have made - much more personal that way!
Thanks for telling what thread went where.
Happy Stitching!

Karoline said...

She's lovely, congratulations

Natasha said...

Wonderful!
Thank you!

Vaida said...

Gorgeous finish! Soft sweet colours - and I too love the idea with French knots and Lazy Daisies. COngratulations!

Gladys Creativa said...

Very sweet and very lovely your stitch. REgards from Spain!

Zsófi said...

Beautiful finished piece,and I like your photos so much!

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