Friday, April 23, 2010

Proud of this!

I know, it's been almost a month, but I've been stitching dilligently, and here is the result:

The name of the piece is House in the Woods, designed by Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi, and it was offered as a mystery sampler in The Gift of Stitching, an online magazine. The sampler came in six installments beginning in July of 2009, with the last part coming out in January of this year.

It's 161 x 391 stitches which comes out to 10" x 24 1/2" stitched on 32 count linen with Caron Waterlilies, Kreinik Silk Mori, andThe Thread Gatherer Silk and Colors. It is mostly cross stitch, but includes a few specialty stitches. This was the first time I stitched a piece entirely in silks, and the first time I ventured down to 32 count, but last year I purchased a Day Light clip on magnifier, and what a difference that made! I'm even thinking about trying a 'one over one' in the near future.

I started it in August, and put the last stitch in today. DD has already claimed it...she saw it in the works and declared that she "loved it!...it's one of the nicest you've done!" Well, she'll have to wait until after the Vanderburgh County (IN) Fair in July, but then I will present it to her.

I should have something else to show you in about a week. Till then, behave yourselves!

Grandma ELF

12 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a pretty piece. You should be proud.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great Job!

Connie said...

Beautiful! You did a great job on stitching this piece.

Vicki in CO said...

Wonderful stitchng! Congrats on te finish.

Carol said...

That is a gorgeous looking sampler. Congratulations

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a beautiful piece! No wonder your daughter has claimed it - she'll be even happier to know it is a prize winner; right? Early Congratulations!

Giulia said...

Thank you so much for stitching my design. Did you like the colors? They are rather different and very calm as compared with those of the front page of the magazine. I'm glad you enjoyed and you did it so well. Please let me have your snail mail address.....
Thanks again, I'm very proud and grateful. Hugs from Italy,
Giulia Manfredini
www.puntiantichi.com
info@puntiantichi.com

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

All I can say is magnificent!!

Sue said...

How very beautiful! Your daughter is lucky to eventually get that lovely piece!

DJ said...

I can see why your DD wants it so badly, it's stunning! Good luck with your entry in the fair, I'm sure they'll love it too! *Hugs*

Coni said...

Oh, Holey Schmoley! This is just gorgeous! And yes, you should be very very proud of it!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Gillie said...

Well done, 32 count is my favourite count in which to work. Looks beautiful.