I honestly didn't have much to do to finish up these two projects and so spent a little time last night and today completing the stitching.
I didn't finish the complete pattern for this Buff-Bellied Hummingbird from Cross Winged Collection. The border around the edge didn't thrill me to my toes..LOL And I know my Mom would feel the same, so it's done, now for the framing! I guess I need to go back to work now so I can finish this off myself! LOL
I tried to get a close up shot so you could see the blending filament I used around his head and throat, but the sparkly just wouldn't show up *sigh* so I guess you'll have to use your imagination. This was the 11th of my crazy challenges that I have finished. YAY!
I also finished the Little Lace Hardanger learning project. I almost forgot the beads...until I saw them in my box with the thread. I guess at 2 AM I wasn't seeing the pattern too clearly! Regardless, I did see them and finished this off. Once I was done I realized I cut away some threads I shouldn't have and there should have been additional stitching in the tiny little cut out squares you see here. Oopps...well I guess I could fix it, but overall I like the look of it as it is. Maybe one day I'll make this again and do it properly. Thanks again Abi from the Stitch Specialists Yahoo group! I truly enjoyed stitching this.
My friend, Astrid, is hoping to learn hardanger so I'll be looking for a small and easy project to teach her with on one of our stitching days. Abi certainly took the "hard" out of hardanger with her excellent directions. I do have a pattern for a gingerbread house, Astrid...but I would hate to teach you hardanger on that...we'll see what I can come up with.
Ok...here I go...off to stitch on the Romantique Sampler SAL as I've had the pattern for the next sections for 5 days now and it usually takes me quite some time to finish the section...
Oh and before I forget, next week promises to be another hectic week, so with my luck I'll see you next weekend! *Hugs*
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