Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hello, New Project!

I started something new last night.

This is going to be Nan's Garden, from Just Nan. It's an oldie, but a goodie from 2000, and it's been in my stash for that long. I figured that I had the chart, and the embellishment pack and most of the required DMC threads, so I might as well make it. Here is the model:

I made a fabric substitution. Instead of the 28ct platinum the pattern calls for, I'm using 32ct Antique Lace (same fabric I used for Nature's Alphabet.) I'm liking the colors on it, and since it's a higher count, of course the design will be a little bit smaller than the model. That's fine with me. I like small and dainty.

In sewing news, there's not much going on. I have the flutter sleeve top all done except for buttons, and the pencil skirt all done except for the hem. I need to get to the fabric store for buttons and bias tape for the hem, but there's over a foot of snow on the ground, and more on the way! But I promise, I'll have garments to show soon.
If you're having snow days, take advantage and get lots of sewing and stitching done!


sewing spots said...

Love your new project! Good luck with the snow :(

natalyK said...

I have admired this chart for quite some time. I think it is beautiful and the hedgehogs in the bottom band are too cute. What wonderful progress you have made.

Kyle said...

You've been such a cross-stitching machine lately! I love your work!