Saturday, April 5, 2014

Winter stitching

Since it's April, this weeks stitching would seem to be a bit out of season, but because this feels like the Winter that will never end, it doesn't seem too out of place....



This little cutie is by Margaret Sherry and is from the bookazine 'The Best of Margaret Sherry' by Future publishing.  The little mouse is only one part of a design for a Christmas tree skirt .....


The chart calls for Anchor threads and although I do have quite a few anchor threads, I'm more of a DMC kinda gal! :) So after converting the thread colours and wincing at the colour combinations (I guess the conversion chart I used wasn't that great!) I ended up just choosing the colours that I thought would work best. Sadly the stitching from the magazine didn't offer much help for colour selection as the poor wee mouse is almost chopped out of the picture!

Anyhoo, I'm really pleased with this little guy...he's sooo cute!




So...what to do with this sleepy mouse? At the moment he's being added to the pile of finished stitching that's waiting for the finishing fairy to come  and sprinkle some finishing fairy dust on me! ;)  (aka....I'll worry about that later!)

 And if the weather doesn't warm up soon, I might just snuggle up with this little fella until Spring does finally arrive.

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

14 comments:

Blu said...

Such a cute finish!

Shebafudge said...

Aww...the is SO cute. I love Margaret Sherry designs. You did a great job with converting the Anchor to DMC. xx

Mouse said...

awwwww he is adorable and well done on the winging it colours .... I have this magazine somewhere and it was on my to do list that has grown rather tooo big hahahah ... love mouse xxxxx
ps I swished the wand so hopefully you will get some finishing dust ;) xx

Pull the other thread said...

He is so super cute! Well done on the finish. I would love to know what colours you used for him as your selectiin looks great and I too am a DMC gal.

♥ Nia said...

Oh I love that little guy :) one of my favorites from all M.Sherry designs!
I always stitch with dmc threads, for many many years I've been converting from anchor to dmc. Always. I usually use cyberstitchers.com but... I don't think there's any perfect table of colors, I would say cyberstitchers is the best I've found so far.
Really love your color choice! Would you mind sharing your color key? :)
Hugs&smiles

butterfly said...

Love him so cute, happy Sunday .

Wendy said...

oh he is so cute! I never use the conversation tables, and often not the specified shades. I don't have a full collection so I just pull out what is close or what I think will work.

cucki said...

Aww so cute...
Sweet hugs x

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Such a cute little finish. I love the colours you picked.

Mii Stitch said...

Ooooh this is seriously cute!!! Cuteness overdose :D Well done on finishing the MS sweetie

Monique said...

He is so totally adorable. And your colour choices are spot on.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh he is so cute! I love your colour choices :)
Hugs x

Valma said...

hoooooo, my heart is melting :)
sooooo cute :D
I stitched this mouse (it seems I almost stitched all MS mice hehehe ) some Xmas ago, and finished it as a greeting card :D
Your stitching is really great, it's an adorable piece
xxx

Helen said...

What an adorable mousie! The colors you picked look just right to me, I've found those conversion charts can be a bit hit or miss... If I see the finishing fairy I will send her your way, likewise some Spring weather! Have a lovely week,
Helen