Saturday, May 24, 2008

Old Country: What a wonderful exciting stitching trip I just had :-)

I am doing a Happy Dance as I am typing this as I have just finished stitching Old Country and what a wonderful stitching adventure it was with all those fun stitches that I rarely ever have the opportunity to use.
I made a few close-ups for some of the fun stitches that Jim included in this project. This one here is called a Walneto motif. Isn't it just beautiful. If you have Jean Hilton's book called "Stimulating Stitches", you will find some good explanations with little charts, which may help you along if you are having problems grasping how it is done.

This one below includes some large crescent motifs and inside you find big and small Jessicas, which we all know by now that Jim is very found of them and no wonder as they do make a statement. At first I was not all that crazy about them, but since I had to do some in all 10 ornaments completed so far, Jessicas and I have become quite good friends now :-)

I now need to clean up a bit after myself as there are threads all over the place and decide what I will tackle next. Will it be Windows into my Heart or More Options in Hardanger or Terra Rosa or Shalimar or doing the finishing for Tara or the brazilian rose or .................... (big grin)
You will all find out on my next post, including myself (ROFL).
Pierrette =^..^=


Elisabeth Braun said...

...and you got lots done too, well done! Bet the photo doesn't do it justice though and all those lovely metallics need to be seen for real to get the full effect.

OK, I'm going right away to start actual stitching on the Pool design. Huzzah!

Terry said...

This is just so pretty and not sure but it could be my favourite of the series so far, well done for stitching it so quickly and so beautifully

Jennifer said...

That is really pretty. I love it!

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,


That turned out just beautifully!

Do you have another one to do?

Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...


As part of the Dodecagon ornament club, we receive only one ornament every three months. I have completed 10 out of the 12 ornament series, so two more to receive. I think, if I remember correctly, the last one will be in November of this year, just in time for me to have them all framed together for Christmas.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


You are so right when you say that the picture must probably does not do it justice. Metallic threads are so hard to photograph so that we can see all that sparkle.

All Jim's ornaments are just gorgeous, but you have to see them upclose to see how special they are.

I can't wait to see you start working on the pond as it is such a lovely project.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


To me the last ornament is always my favorite as I am stitching it.

I put all 10 of them on the table and asked my husband which one he liked the best and he said it is almost impossible to pick one and I fully agree with him.

Pierrette =^..^=

Jane said...

How lovely, I think the colours are great in this, and such interesting stitches. It's amazing what interesting effects you can get with fairly simple stitches isn't it. Well done you.


NCPat said...

Congratulations! It is beautiful!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Janet and Pat and you are so right, the photo just do not do justice to such design. Very difficult for any sparkling threads to come out looking great on any photos, at least any I have taken.

Pierrette =^..^=