Thursday, January 08, 2009

Angelina: An Ilse Altherr design

I am doing a little "happy dance" here today as I have just finished stitching Angelina. Some of you have asked me who the designer is for this lovely blackwork project and it is Ilse Altherr. I love her blackwork designs. I have a few others in my stash that one of these days I will have the time to stitch, at least I hope so (grinning).
I now have a long long list of projects to work on, but I think that I will start working on Hollyhock House stitch-along. We have had a few lessons so far and I have not yet started working on it, not even put the fabric on stretcher bars :-(
I also need to take one of my stitched project and work on doing a bit of finishing. Angelina is going to the framer so at least she is not adding to my finishing pile. When I think of the times when I was completely up-to-date with my finishing. Times do change, don't they?
Now need to clean up a bit around myself, put my supplies away and take out what I need for the next project.
It is a nice day today, so will now go out and take a bit of sunshine. That will do me a world of good.
Pierrette =^..^=


Laura said...

Angelina is beautiful! What a wonderful designer you found. Congratulations on the finish!

Terry said...

This has turned out delightfully and is really lovely, well done for the speedy finish on her

Frontrange Stitcher said...

Very charming, Pierrette. Your chosen colors are perfect; the stitches, though intricate, are not busy, and create a very effective design. Anxious to see it framed.

Beth in IL said...

Looks lovely. About how many hours do you stitch a day?

Anne Stradal said...

What a darling design! And beautifully stitched, as usual! Congratulations on a great finish!

Meg said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks great.

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

Congratulations on another finish!

She's lovely!

I've enjoyed catching up on all of your blog entries today. Lot's of wonderful pictures and text. :-)

Windy Meadow

NCPat said...

Oh, she is very pretty!

Gwenddydd said...

I wish you a happy new year.

Cris Uchoas said...


Enchanted me his work is simply wonderful. What kind of fabric used for the Blackwork? I wonder where I can find a pattern to be done so beautiful Angelina.
Congratulations on wonderful work.
Hugs from Brazil!
Cris Uchoas

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Laura. Ilse Altherr is one of my favorite blackwork designer.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Terry,

I find that blackwork is relatively quick to stitch compared to other techniques, perhaps it is because I enjoy it a lot.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Frontrange Stitcher.

Thanks. All the instructions were there and I just followed them. I don't think that I am that good at picking up the right stitches. Could be lack of practice, but ......

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


How many hours do I stitch in a day? That is a difficult question for me to answer as it really depends on how good or how poorly I am feeling that day. It can be as little as one hour and as many as 4 or 5 hours, but lately I have not done much stitching :-(

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Anne :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Meg :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


I know how it is when you don't read blogs for a little while. My list of blogs that I follow is quite extensive and whenever I get behind it takes me a while to catch up too :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Pat :-)

She was also fun to stitch.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


There is only one person that I know who is selling this design.

Please contact me at and I will give your email to that person and she can contact you.

Pierrette =^..^=

Lelia said...

Fabulous finish! The blackwork is excellent : )

Beth said...

Oh, Pierrette, she's beautiful! Wonderful job!


Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks Lelia and Beth for your lovely comments :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

This is a very beautiful blackwork. The design is so cute.