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
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!