Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Elf Fairy Finish

Brrrr it's been so cold the past couple of days in Scotland. After such a nice autumn, it's a shock to the system. 8)

The cold weather is a great excuse for my favourite hobby though, right?

I finished off Christmas Elf Fairy.


My (now) obligatory scan AND photo - I can never make up my mind which one to add, so you get both. 8) She's stitched on a piece of Reflections Winter Skye Lugana I had. I normally only ever stitch on Belfast/Edinburgh/Newcastle Linens anymore (I just prefer them), but I have quite a number of pieces of Lugana and other fabric in my stash that I really must use up!! I would normally never even comtemplate stitching on opalescent evenweaves (Lugana/Jobelan) after some bad experiences (it's so difficult to find the holes in the fabric!!), but this wasn't so bad at all... much less traumatic than I remember it anyway! LOL

Heather was asking if I plan to do all the Mirabilia holiday fairies, and no, I'm not planning on it. I don't like them all, TBH. I'll definitely do Miss New Years and possibly Valentine, but that's all I plan. I don't like Thanksgiving Fairy, and I've tried really hard to like the Easter Fairy. Well, never say never... I'm very often swayed by gorgeous WIPs I see... I've disliked a design before and then after seeing a gorgeous finish I've put it on my wish list! All your lovely blogs out there have a lot to answer for.... 8)

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Shepherd's Bush finish, btw! I really appreciate those so much. I see there are quite a lot of SB HH WIPs out there - they all look fantastic... I'm looking forward to seeing some Happy Dances soon. 8)

24 comments:

Barbara said...

I'd say the Christmas fairy and the Valentine fairy are my favorites from the series, too. Your CF looks AWESOME!!

Isabelle said...

SO beautiful! Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish! :)

Sonnja said...

Beautiful embroidery!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

stitcherw said...

She looks wonderful, and the fabric sets her of beautifully. Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

I have Christmas and Halloween in my stash so far, and would like to add New Years. However that will probably be all I do, although I go back and forth on Valentines. Easter I didn't like so much from the original picture, but I saw it done up at a shop and like so many ones the reality was so much better, so maybe...
Sue

Christine said...

She's absolutely beautiful!! Congrats Tina!

Gorgoglio said...

What a nice project! The fabric is very nice :)

Carla said...

Beautiful finish!!! The fabric is so pretty!

Nicki said...

She's beautiful! She's the only one I like and would ever think of stitching. I like your fabric choice too. I know what you mean about opalescent lugana - I had a terrible time stitching Middy :)

quiltorstitch said...

I agree with you on the fairies, I'd do a couple of them :) This one is gorgeous, congrats on the finish! Yay!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Nima said...

wow...what a beautiful work

sognatrice said...

Oh I just love this! I probably should've said that I'm a wee bit addicted to Christmas cross stitch, especially the pretty, classic designs ;)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

She looks fantastic! Great finish.

Carol said...

Congratulations! Christmas Fairy looks beautiful - and you finished her just in time for the season!

Bernadette said...

She is beautiful - and your choice of fabric is fantastic. It adds an extra dimension to the design.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your lovely finish! This is definitely one of my favourites! Im gonna stitch this one one day ;)

Winnie said...

Ciao Concetta,
grazie di avermi lasciato un commento! Che ne dici se tu mi scrivi in inglese ed io ti scrivo in italiano? Credo che ci capiremo benissimo!!;)
P.S. Complimenti per il bellissimo spirito della partita per le qualificazioni agli europei... Avete dato una lezione di stile a tutto il calcio!
Baci!

Michelle said...

Beautiful work!! Will she be framed for Christmas?? Is she a gift or do you get to keep this fairy? So, so pretty. Michelle

Michelle said...

Oh she's beautiful! Love her on the fabric - so wintery!

Wendy said...

The Christmas Fairy is one of the nicest ones of these designs and I think your fabric choice is so pretty! Congrats on a beautiful finish!!

Heather said...

Beautiful finish, she's lovely on that fabric.

tkdchick said...

She's beautifu!!! iS OPALESCENT LINEN EASIER TO work on?

Marie said...

Congratulations on this work ! it is very nice ! and the fabric is just perfect !
I sent you an email just now...
thanks,
marie
http://lesbroderiesdemarie.over-blog.com

Romy said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog ^_^

Kisses,
Romina