Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Frappuccino & More WMHB

I have new WIP photo of Where My Heart Blooms. I'll say it again, this is so lovely to stitch!

I'm looking forward to seeing my fellow SALers progress!

I also finished up the second Little House Needleworks coffee square... Frappuccino...

Sorry, not a great photo, I know. :-( A scan of them both together:


I'm stitching this 2 over 2, not 1 over 2 as the chart suggests. I normally always use just one strand when I'm stitching with silk (even on 28-Count & 32-Count fabric), as I prefer the more delicate look, and I normally think 2 strands of silk looks a bit bulky on most fabric anyway, but I prefer the stitches on this particular design to look a bit "fatter". So as the chart states 1 over 2 (and it's a kit, so they only give you so much thread), I was panicking a wee bit that I may not have enough thread, but of the two I've stitched so far I've only run out of one colour: Teddy Bear on Frappuccino (though not by much really). I luckily had some extra of that colour in my stash, so all was well. :o)

14 comments:

Gorgoglio said...

I love the 2 coffe squares!

Giovanna said...

These are both wonderful! Congrats on finishing the very yummy-looking Frappuccino, and your WMHB is just stunning - I can't wait to start this myself!

bleeding espresso said...

Love it!!!!!!

Wendy said...

I love the BBD WIP, you are making great progress on it. And the LHN designs are so nice to work on, especially with silk :-D

karenv said...

Great progress on WMHB, you're really speeding along!

Frap. looks great too :) I usually do the same as you with silk, but just sometimes I've felt that 2 strands is better for a particular piece too.

Nicki said...

You really are speeding along! :) You're going to beat me by miles at this rate - it's looking gorgeous!

And Frappuccino looks lovely too. I always stitch with two threads - I hadn't even read the instructions on mine to realise I was supposed to be using one. Hope I have enough thread!

Redwitch said...

OMG you've nearly finished WmHB! LOL :) It's looking great! I am a tortoise when it comes to stitching.

Love the coffee series too, they are looking lovely.

Yuko said...

Your BBD looks beautiful!
And I love your LHN pieces, too!
Very cute!

Barbara said...

I like the "fatter" look of the two strands, too. :) Lovely stitching progress!!

Karoline said...

Wmhb is looking gorgeous, great progress and Frappuccino is lovely.

TeresaB said...

WMHB is looking quite lovely. And I agree that the 2 threads for the coffee series looks wonderful.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I like how you are doing the coffee pieces together. Congrats on the finish!

stitcherw said...

Your I Thee Wed earlier finish was lovely, and your current one Where My Heart Blooms is looking beautiful too, I can see why you'd love stitching it. Your two LHN finishes look wonderful. I also want to do these as a set of three on one piece.

What count fabric are you using for the coffee set? I have the thread packs, but didn't realize they were kitted up to be stitched with one strand, like you I'm planning on using two. It's nice to know that the one worked out fine, but I'll get some more of the Teddy Bear before I start as I don't have any extra of that on hand.
Sue

shakatak66 said...

Your WIP is looking great - and that Coffee series is just stunning! I adore those designs, and yours look beautiful with the 2 threads. Could you please say what fabric you've used - it looks really lovely :)