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21 June 2008

Words That Start With F

Flowers, Farmhouses and Frappuccino. Now what does these words have in common? Well, they are what I've been stitching for the past week or so.
I've been eying this for the longest time, ever since I finished Cappuccino.
I'm sure you can guess what happened next. Yup, last weekend, I grew tired of fighting and gave in to the temptation...
Design: Cappuccino
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: Zweigart's Vintage Country Mocha (Marbled) 32 count Belfast linen
Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie
There are quite a number of French knots in this one. I'm happy that I've not forgotten how to make them. Here's a close up picture (a lousy one, I know).
I grew some flowers in my cross stitch kingdom too besides finishing Frappuccino. Roses, Daisies and pansies are now blooming in abundance though my pansies are pretty shy and are trying to blend into the fabric but as I can still see them, I'm not too bothered :)
Carol R, the design is Queen of the Needle by Just Nan (which is why I've been calling it my cross stitch kingdom). Helen, thank you for suggesting to change the butterflies into yellow. I believe there are yellow butterflies further down the piece and since Sally, Joysze and Nicola said they can see them just fine, I'll just leave them as they are. Kathy, maybe we can have a Barbabee's Quest SAL once you finish your presents and I finish QotN.
Besides that, I've also started a Told in A Garden design.
Can anyone guess which one it is? ~.^ The fabric is Silkweaver's Golden Promise which, I think is a very apt name to go with the design. I love how the gradually disappearing stitches at the bottom gave the illusion of gently rolling hills. My favourite part is the white fences.
Anyway, on to other things. I've been tagged by Chiloe. I've answered the Meme here. This is my personal blog where I keep all my photos and other stuff which is a more suitable place, I think, to post my Meme answers. You're welcome to take a look around there if you're interested. By the way, Chiloe, I forgot to answer your question last post regarding my Lilliput Village new start. Yes, it's an Anchor design but as far as I know, it can only be found in the January 2006 Issue 126 of Cross Stitch Collection magazine. I blogged about it back in January 2006. Hard to believe so much time has past!
OMG! Noreen, you play WoW too? /cheer /hug That's pretty cool. My main is a 70 feral druid (I love tanking) on Bonechewer. I have a number of alts too on the same server... 70 lock, 67 (I think) mage, 52 pally, 42 shammy etc. just to name a few. Sorry to all those non WoW players who have no idea what I'm talking about ^.^

16 comments:

Sally said...

Frappucino looks lovely Veronica!

Queen of the Needle is coming along beautifully and your new start is lovely.

Jenn said...

I have a piece of Golden Promise in my stash. I agree with you. It's such a pretty fabric.

You did a great job on Frappucino. Very cute!

stitcherw said...

Wow you've been posting such beautiful finishes. I'm loving looking at all your lovely pieces. Your biscornu was so pretty, and I love Gourmet Garden. Now you have Frappuccino to add to the list. Your needle has been flying. Queen is looking lovely too, such a pretty fabric you chose for it. I've seen this one done a couple of times now and its on my wish list. Hopefully the frogs that were bothering you earlier on it are gone now and don't revisit.
Sue

Stitchingranny said...

I think the new one is Voice of a Shepherd which is a rather lovely one, if im right.

Sari said...

Your Frappuccino looks really nice. Mine is waiting for the fabric and time to stitch it.

Sharon said...

They are all gorgeous!

JinxedChilde said...

Wow, I never realized Voice of the Shepard was that pretty - I've only seen teeny-tiny pics of it before. Congratulations on your frappuccino, too! cute!

tintocktap said...

Frappuccino looks good enough to eat - gorgeous! your queen of the needle looks great too - i love the colour of your fabric.

Concetta said...

I don't know which "Told in a Garden" design you're stitching, but the fabric is PERFECT for it - so, so gorgeous!! Can't wait to see more progress. Frappuccino looks fantastic too - congratulations on your finish!

Jessie said...

Hi,
this is my first visit to your beautiful blog.
I'm a LHN fan and currently just started stitching this Coffee & Tea series too. The fabric u used for Frappucino is fantastic.
Your stitches for Told in a garden houses are absolutely colourful and beautiful, very scenic and the white fence really add a touch of beauty to the background. Looking forward to see its progress.
Happy Stitching!
Singapore

angioletto79 said...

fantastic!!!

Bliss said...

F is my fave letter! Your golden promise fabric is gorgeous.

Charlene said...

You have done a lot of progress Vero each time I visit your blog. All look so fantastic especially the Cappuccino.

Carol said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! I thought I would reciprocate. We have much the same taste in CS! I'm please to have a new stitching friend.

Carol in Pa.

sugardoll said...

All your wips are pretty. But my fave one will have to be the TIAG. The fabric is absolutely perfect. It looks amazing!

Carolien said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog. You make beautiful things!

Greetings, Carolien