Friday, February 11, 2011

Fancy Peacocks finished and a new design

Fancy Peacocks
Stacy Nash
1 strand of DMC on 32 ct. hand dyed linen
This was a  lot of fun to stitch and really went very fast. This is my first finish from the Crazy 15 challenge.

This is the fabric and fibers for my new design called Hestia Jones. It is an historic schoolgirl sampler in primitive colors. I am super excited to get started on it. The fabric is 28 ct. cashel in the color Ale by Picture This Plus-isn't it yummy? I am using 28 ct.~a large count for me, because there is a row of over 1 motifs. I am also planning a doll to go along with this design-a little Hestia to pose with her sampler! The sampler will be dated 1808, so Hestia will be wearing appropriate costume to go with that time period. Picture Elizabeth Bennet; empire waists with capped long sleeves, and straw poke bonnet.

OK, off I go to get to work!!!