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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Those "Jessica Stitches"

Well I have finally finished doing the jessica stitches on Chenonceau

All 232 of them.....








Chenonceau - Loire Castle
by Chatelaine

Now to finish the rest of it, hopefully I can finish it by the end of the year!


Happy stitching everyone!
Michelle 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

WIPs and Stash

Another update on Chenonceau





I have started on the outer border so not far to go!

I have also had another start.... Opps!

28 count Ivory evenweave

This is another Chatelaine Design called Pompeji, I'm loving the colours so far!

I have also had these Teresa Wentzler charts for a long time, so I finally purchased some fabric to start them


Magical Night will be stitched on 28 count Ice Blue evenweave and Carousel I have 28 count Grey evenweave. Never ever again will I do a Teresa Wentzler piece on 32 count linen, I value my sanity lol.

I have also brought New York by Thea Gouverneur. Now this has 18 count aida in the kit and I will not be using that, mostly because I don't like aida much so I think I will get some evenweave 28 count. It is stitched with one strand and I am considering using 2 strands. Obviously there won't be enough thread in the kit so I will have to match up from my DMC threads . Has anyone used 2 strands? How does it look?

So all up I have a few things to get on with and the stash grows bigger and bigger!

Happy stitching!
Michelle


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chenonceau

I have finally finished the castle of Chenonceau!

Before -


After - 




Now on to the garden part with lots of specialty stitches!

Michelle


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Loire Castle - Chenonceau Update

I haven't posted about Chenonceau (Chatelaine Design)for a while and since I have done quite a bit since the last photos of this I decided it needed it's own post!

Before -


 After -





I have started doing some back stitching on the windows, mostly because there is heaps of it and I would rather do a bit now instead of having all of it to do at the end.

I will endeavour to blog more often but I just get so busy with work and stuff! 

happy stitching

Michelle