Friday, 29 July 2011

US - 147 / 320850

So I finally got my fabric to start my new chart that I got custom charted by HAED.  I'm sure some of you have read that as a gift to my husband I decided to cross stitch a pic of us.

It is a old pic about 10 years old, and it got quite scratched up. But Michele from Haed did a fabulous job and was able to give me a beautiful chart to stitch.

I ordered some Zweigart Lugana from Sew and so.  And I finally got the fabric last night! 

Here is a pic so you can get an idea what the gorgeous fabric looks like! 

Fabric -25 Count Lugana Vintage Marble
Stitching - 1 over 1 Full Cross
Using Kreinik for the Sparklies

As you can see there is a lot of white involved around us, and as part of the 'halo' around us, Michele added just a special touch of sparklies.  After talking with a stitching buddy of mine (Michelle)  I decided to do the main part of the design first and then the Kreinik, and then save the white for last. 

So that meant that I could skip to page 3!  I wanted to make sure I did everything properly instead of rushing myself in the excitement.  So I made myself do the edges and then I grided into the thrid page!  Well counted and double counted where the third page started!  And then I made my start!

I hope this weekend I will get more time to do some proper stitching on my special project!

Until the next Stitch,


Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. It is going to be gorgeous. Such a great idea.

Pauline said...

What a beautiful picture is this!
I understand that you are so excited and couldn,t wait to start this pattern.

Wendy said...

what a great idea, I can´t wait to see your progress !
I´m sure it will turn out very beautiful !

mdgtjulie said...

It's a beautiful pic, Vani. I can't wait to see you progress on this!!!

demeter83 said...

That's a beautiful picture and such a lovely present!