Monday, January 22, 2007

European Scene: The Shambles York

On one of my trip to Europe I saw this kit and purchased it on impulse. It has been sitting unfinished in my UFO pile for ages until to fulfill my 2007 year resolution to finish two UFOs before I can start a new project I took it out and worked on it until completion yesterday. It will be going to the finisher sometimes today for her to do her magic.

The kit is using Anchor Tapisserie Wool-Laine threads, which was a first for me. It is a simple long stitch tapestry so it went rather quickly except there was so many thread changes and lots of counting that at times slowed me down considerably. I am happy though to have finally completed this project as I love European scenes and this one will remind me of my many trips to Europe.

Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

That is wonderful and so lifelike, there are many places here in the UK that are still like that where the dreaded property developers have not got their own way and ruined old building.

Also beatifully stitched as usual you clever girl

Sew-in-Love said...

Is that York? Looks like it! Not far from where I live.=)

Elisabeth, UK=)

LovetoStitch99 said...

Thanks Elisabeth for pointing this out to me. There was something written on the kit but I am sorry to say that I had not made the connection. The name on the kit says "The Shambles York" so I have just added it to the title of my post.

Sew-in-Love said...

Exactly the place I thought it was! Rather an impressive looking street (and piece of work too!!!) I would mind doing that kit myself being quite fond of my home area!=)

Margaret said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love this piece when I first looked at it. And it really does remind me of our trip to York. It was my grandmother's favourite place when she toured England.