Sunday, July 16, 2017

Afternoon in London and Flying Fairy Finishes ♡

Good evening once again! I have two finishes this weekend. I finished up Afternoon in London this afternoon. The only thing I didn't stitch was the grass border underneath the motifs on the top. I think the only change I would have made to the pattern would be to stitch the house in maybe a blue color of some sort because it seemed to be a lot of green in the pattern. I still like the pattern though :)

Pattern: Afternoon in London by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct water lily linen by Wichelt
Threads: recommended DMC
Start/Finish: 5/14 & 21 & 31 and 7/7-8 & 16/2017

Pattern: Flying Fairy by Tamar Nahir-Yanai
Threads: recommended DMC
Stitches: backstitches, French knots, lazy daisies, and satin stitches
Start/Finish: 7/11-16/2017

For my birthday, my friend Kristina got me an Etsy gift card, which I really wanted in order to buy embroidery and/or cross stitch patterns with :)

One of the patterns I bought was Flying Fairy by Tamar Nahir-Yanai. The pattern only took two weeks to get to me from Israel. I had fun stitching on it; it's such an adorable motif.

My only complaint is how the fabric is cut. You can't completely stitch the motifs because you can't fit it in a bigger hoop. I would imagine you could stitch the motifs if you hand stitch them, but I'm not good with stitching without a hoop.

No worries though. I plan on pulling the rest of the fabric behind the hoop. As of now, it and Afternoon in London is in my box of 'unfinished' patterns. One day I plan on finishing them as framed pieces.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I plan on crocheting one more amigurumi this week before the convention.

Until next time ^____^

6 comments:

  1. Great finishes! I really like the London piece.

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    1. Me too! I hope the designer decides to make a Japan pattern. I'm sure it would be cute!

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  2. Love your London Row. I've got quite a few of their patterns and LHN. I just never seem to find the time to do all the wonderful patterns in the world. LOL Your fairy is very sweet.

    When I've had a piece of cloth that's been too small for my hoop, I sew "trash" fabric around the edges to get it to make it bigger, then put it into the hoop. Pull it tight, stitch on the good fabric, and then remove the sewn on fabric when finished. Does that make sense? LOL

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    1. That does make sense!! I would have never thought of that. You're a crafting genius!!!!

      I'll have to remember that when I buy designs like that :)

      Have a great weekend!

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  3. Woohoo, two finishes, Rachel, that's great.
    What Angela says about sewing on some extra fabric is certainly a big help. I never use a hoop so I don't know the problem.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad she suggested it as I hadn't thought of it as a solution :)

      Have a great weekend!

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