Yes, Happy Dances. Plural, with an S. Come celebrate with me. It's a party. First up, here's Spot of Winter.
Design: Spot of Winter
Designer: The Drawn Thread
Fabric: 32 count Cream Italian Linen
Fibers: DMC & Weeks Dye Works
Being the last of the seasonal spot sampler series, you know what that means, don't you? Yup, the entire series is now finish. Another happy dance. Woohoo! (Yes, I'm counting this as another one even though technically it's one and the same :P)
Don't all four of them look great together? I certainly think so. This one has been three years in the making. The first one, Spot of Spring, was finished in September 2008. So glad to see this done.
Now, what's a happy dance without close up pics, right?
All the charms used in this piece were substitutes. I had problem sourcing for the originals when I first bought the used charts off eBay. This was way before The Drawn Thread's webshop was set up.
My favourite part of the entire sampler. Falling leaves in autumn. I think they gave an illusion of motion to the design.
Winter. I had the most fun with the Sprats Head Tree stitch (small Fir Trees at bottom right). Very interesting weave effect.
Along with the spot samplers, I managed to keep up with my November stitching schedule (so far) and finished She Tends Block 3!
Design: She Tends
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Fabric: R&R Reproductions Alabaster linen 30 count linen
Fibers: Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works & Sampler Threads
Embellishments: Shepherd's Bush Silver Leaping Lamb Charm
I know, unbelievable, right? The confetti stitches in this one nearly drove me mad. Fortunately, it's small.
And that, my friends, concludes this party.
Next up, Little House Neighbourhood.