Monday, March 21, 2011

A WIP and a Win!


Here is my progress on the unicorn sampler; MD1660. I am truly enjoying working on this piece, even if I do find italian cross stitch somewhat tedious. I now have to call this an adaptation instead of a true reproduction, as I changed the stitches in the salmon carnations from italian cross stitch to just regular cross stitch. Also, I am considering omitting the next band altogther. It is really similar to this one, with almost all of the same types of stitches.



Here is the top portion again-just because it is so pretty!

And here are my winnings! I joined a contest at the Legacy Embroiderers Guild a l-o-n-g time ago. It was a WIP contest where you had to post where you were on a particular WIP at the beginning of the contest and then after a year post your progress. I came in 3rd place! Amazing isn't it? I feel like I never get anything done! LOL!
Anyhow,
I won the skein of Valdani thread and the beautiful scissors, fob and needle threader. See how well they just happen to match my pincushion and thread picker? I am very excited!

4 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Wow, that's some truly gorgeous work!!! And what a lovely win, too!

Margaret said...

Lovely winnings! But that WIP. OMG! It is so amazingly beautiful! I wish I could do such wonderful work! Just stunning!

staci said...

Stunning wip...your needles are extremely talented! Congrats on your lovely prize!

Siobhan said...

Fantastic progress! Congrats on winning the prize, too! You go girl. ;)