Saturday, January 07, 2006

Hardanger WIP

With the kids back in school and all of their activities in full swing, my stitching time took a hit this past week.

I did spend a fair amount of time 'with my needle and thread' on Friday night though. I decided to pull out a Hardanger doily that I had started several months ago. There's not too much left on it. I was able to complete the double cable stitch, the eyelets and some of the cutting/openwork. One more solid night of stitching and I think I could almost finish this one! The design is from Satin Stitches and it's called Wild Rose. I'm stitching it on 25 ct Dublin. Sorry the picture isn't the best:



Tomorrow, I'd like to spend a little bit of time on DT Game Board Sampler and then I need to get Apricot Elegance started.

Thanks for all your nice comments on Faith, Hope and Love. Senorita Stitches had asked about the size - it's 4" by 6" when stitched on 28ct. Jenna, yes, I do think that I will frame this one!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

When I see projects like this, I want to learn Hardanger. This is beautiful!!

Lelia said...

Your hardanger looks so precise (perfect). How do you get all the stitches to line up?

You go girl!

Jenna said...

Your doily is looking great, Cathy! I envy your patience to do a larger Hardanger project. I have found the courage to try yet, myself. :)

AnneS said...

Your hardanger piece is looking great! I definitely have to get back into learning hardanger this year ... seeing projects like yours always inspires me more to do it! :)

BeckySC said...

Ohh, that's looking lovely, Cathy! WOW!!! I wish I were more adept at hardanger...I have only stitched a couple of small pieces-they turned out ok..but I was so nervous about cutting the wrong thread or goofing up altogether. WOW-amazing!

Von said...

Cathy! I love seeing hardanger :) It looks so lovely and difficult, but it's not! Lol! And it's so counterintuitive to cut away parts of the fabric! Keep at it and I'll be looking for the finish real soon.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I am always impressed with hardanger projects. This is lovely.

DonnaSews said...

Where or how do you learn hardanger. I would love to learn...Your work is beautiful...

Donna
http://crossstitchsamplers.blogspot.com/

Chelle said...

Your hardanger is amazing - and you are so fast!