Thursday, January 28, 2016

Willow House Finish


It's been a long time coming...but Willow House by Blackbird Designs is finally finished! The shop sticker on the pattern when I bought it is dated for 2009. I really don't remember when I started working on this but I don't think it's been that long. It's stitched on a 30 count R and R linen called Witches Brew I believe with the recommended Weeks Dye threads. The eyelets in the house worked my nerves a little, I just never felt I could get them right. So I opted not to put in the area up by the roof where the letter G is and just used regular cross stitch. Also, the purple star was supposed to be over one and rather than tear my hair out I changed it to a smaller version of the gray star to the right of it.  Amazingly, I was able to get through my lazy daisy stitches. That was after watching a very helpful video on YouTube. I figure all these little changes makes it unique to me.  I added mine and my daughters initials to complete the piece. 

It's been very hard to get a good picture of this piece...the linen is golden in color not sure it's as golden as this picture shows. However other times the flash just will completely wash it out. I took this picture at night as well.  Now I am on to my next project, I am pleased with these two finishes as I am making progress here in 2016!  The month of January continues to be a challenging however, and my ear infection and hot water heater are now minor. But I won't go into that right now.   Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is fabulous! 

Blessings





9 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

very pretty. I am sure you are happy it is finished.

Mylene said...

It's a beautiful finish! Congrats!
Hope your ear infection heals fully!

Julie said...

Gorgeous finish, it looks fabulous

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a very lovely finish!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish, Sharon. I love the fabric color a lot, even if it's not as golden as on the picture. I hope that you will soon get your problems sorted out and everything will go smoothly again.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finish. I love that fabric. X

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's gorgeous

Meari said...

Nice finish, Sharon!

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely finish. Sometimes taking photos, I can´t get the colours right either and no time to study photography