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05 November 2011

Happy Dances

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.
Happy Stitching!

26 comments:

Michael said...

lol wow my lovely... they look amazing. I guess this is something we have to have posted all year around because all of the seasons =). it looks really nice my love.

Mouse said...

whooo hoo happy dance .. see this little mouse move hahhaha ... its gorgeous.if I can be sooo cheeky any chance of a borrow of the chart ???
love the little sheep charm too :) love mouse xxxx

DJ said...

What lovely stitching!! I'm happy dancing with you! She tends is lovely too (confetti stitches drive me nuts too!). I Have the four Drawn Thread patterns, and I've been trying to decide how to stitch this, you've given me a great idea! *Hugs*

Lynn said...

Congrats, it's absolutely gorgeous!
I love the fact that you've stitched them all in one piece. Then you can admire them all year long!
She Tends is very sweet too. I haven't seen this one before.

Shannon said...

What a beautiful finish! :)

Hazel said...

Fantastic finishes! Love them both. x

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes, congratulations!

Anne said...

That sampler is beautiful!! I love the falling leaves too and those charms look perfect!! I like them too that they are all together. It'll look great framed or made into a wall hanging!!

katica said...

beautiful, and what a wonderful idea to stitch them all together... they look fantastic!

Catherine said...

Veronica, this turned out so lovely! I could look at each section a few times and see something new each time! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

CalamityJr said...

You certainly deserve those happy dances; these are gorgeous finishes!

Ellen said...

Beautiful stitching! The four seasons look great together! Love your SB's block too, especially the charm!

Hugs,

Irlik said...

Congrats, it's absolutely gorgeous!

Carol said...

Oh, what a busy stitcher you've been, Veronica!! I just love your seasonal spot sampler--all those tiny motifs must have been delightful to stitch :) Beautiful work!!

Terri said...

Congrats on the finish! Your stitching is gorgeous and I especially love The Drawn Thread piece!

Astrid said...

You have all the rights to dance; congrats on the finish! A lovely piece of cross-stitching! Indeed, the falling leaves are so cute and so are the snowman!

Lee said...

Love your DT sampler! I have those designs, but I've only stitched the Winter one.

Awww. Love the SB, too! What a cool little charm!

Pumpkin said...

Stunning! I just love this piece. Such delicate stitching and it's perfect :o)

Your little SB is adorable. Congrats!

Joysze said...

WHOOOT WHOOOT!!! It's magnificent, Veronica. :D *dance, wiggle, dance!!!*

Christine said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Congrats!!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks fantastic and I love the seasons all on one piece of fabric like a bellpull. Beautiful! The SB looks great too!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! I love the DT especially--that winter part is just adorable.

Shelley said...

Beautiful Stitching!!

Meari said...

Beautiful finishes, Veronica. Congrats!

Mel said...

happy dance indeed. That looks just awesome!
It's a gorgeous pattern and you've really done a fantastic job. Congrats. :)

geeky Heather said...

Gorgeous finishes! I'm dancing with you! =)

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