Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hapsburg Lace Sampler: Completed

This is a photo of my completed Hapsburg Lace Sampler.

All that remains now is for me to stitch lots and lots of double cross stitches all around the sampler and then will bring to the framer as I have decided against making a bell pull with it as I want to protect it against dust for years and years to come :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Hapsburg Lace Sampler: Patterns 22 - 25

I have just finished the last section of my Hapsburg Lace Sampler by stitching patterns/bands 22 through 25.
Pierrette =^..^=

Tropical Fantasy

Tropical Fantasy close-up below.

Tropical Fantasy is a Sue Lentz cross stitch design that was especially created for Rainbow Gallery (1994).I have to confess that I am not big on cross stitch, but I have enjoyed tremendously stitching this design.

Tropical Fantasy has a dimensional look to it because of the Rhodes stitches of all sizes that we can find in this piece. There is also some Smyrna crosses as well as the regular cross stitches.

This piece is outstanding when looking at it upclose and unfortunately so difficult to take a good photo, mainly because of the glass over it.

The design is a little over 8 inches square and has been stitched on a 20 count fabric. The material list is mainly Reflecta, Fiesta and Neon Rays threads and to top it all some 2mm pearls added in the border.

If you want to see a closer look at the details, please click on the photo itself :-)

Pierrette =^..^=