Friday, 19 February 2016

2nd finish and a new start

I've set up a facebook page to complement the blog but I've yet to come up with a profile picture for it so I'll have to have a think on what I want.

The cross stitch crazy 2016 page on facebook is holding a series of SALs over the year, you could sign up up to as many or as little as you want. I signed up to their mermaid SAL and picked Little Mermaid by The Snowflower Diaries. I missed out on the first month as I was away so I started at the beginning of February but got carried away and have also finished it!

Little Mermaid by The Snowflower Diaries
I switched some of the recommended colours out, I used some of my ThreadPickerz silks, The silks I used were verdite, blue lagoon and burnt spice. They were an absolute delight to stitch with! I decided to omit the charted wording.

I started HMS Victory which is stitching up nicely, I have finished the water so it's now on to the hull which is probably the most complicated part as it's full of fractionals and horizontal/vertical stitches. 

My fabric arrived from Colour Cascade Fabrics in Australia and they are beautiful. Unfortunately, the mystery chart I had intended for the pink on the right has a lot pink within the chart itself so I'll have to find another use for it.

Unfortunately when attempting to make the fabric on the left colourfast, a lot of the dye has come out so is now a deep pink. As it was meant for a year long project with white threads, I didn't want it to bleed. Never mind, you live and learn.

I better start on the next chart for the Daily Cross Stitch SAL...I love how HMS victory is stitching up though.