Monday, November 30, 2015

Almost finished.....but....

Don't you just hate it when you have to add 'but' to the end of a sentence?  I'm almost finished stitching Beacon at Daybreak.....but..... the thing that every stitcher hates happened.... I ran out of one colour of thread! Grrrr.  Now you have to understand that I, like many other stitchers, have millions of colours of threads stashed away in boxes and tins (ok, maybe  millions is a slight exaggeration!) but of all the threads I have, not one is a close match to the colour I need! How can that be?!!


All that's left to do is that small area in the bottom right hand corner...



I've contacted Dimensions for replacement threads, and they've always been good at getting replacement threads out quite quickly....hopefully this time will be the same. I'm planning on bashing on with the back stitching so that when the threads arrive it won't be too long till I can call this one done!

And speaking about back stitching, here's the Christmas stitching that I was working on in my last post......


...and here it is now...


What a difference the back stitching (and good lighting!) makes! I added some silver blending filament to the white on the snowflakes, but unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up the sparkle....it is rather subtle! 

So at least I have one finish for this week...and it's in time for Christmas...woohoo!

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

19 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Great little finish. Oh that's so frustrating about the thread, it's looking absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see it all finished!!

Justine said...

How annoying! I always thought that Dimensions were generous with threads but I've seen this happen to a couple of stitchers fairly recently. I hope replacements arrive soon!
Your little teddy is just gorgeous.

Steph said...

Argh no! It is so frustrating when that happens! And I believe it is a crafty law that if you run out of a thread, no matter how big your stash is, you will not have the thread you need ;-) The Lighthouse is looking amazing though! Also your festive ted is beautiful. XOX

Katie said...

Ohh no and so very very close!!! It's just going to be gorgeous though! Wow love that backstitching on the little bear. What a huge difference!!! Love it! Congrats on the finish.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

So beautiful
you are doing a very great work
Two fantastic stitches

gominam said...

Congrats on the cute bear finish. I hope you get your thread fast, this is such a lovely design:)

Heather said...

That sucks you're so close! At least you have other projects to work on lol they both look great!

the Fairy Stitcher said...

beautiful stitching, not enough threads ahhh

Preeti said...

The little bear is so adorable !! Congrats on the cute finish :) I hope you get the threads soon, the almost done also looks awesome. I am not a perfect stitcher like you and frankly speaking don't have the patience to write to the company and get the things. I just use whatever I have in stash. If I don't, mine will be a WIP forever.

Rachel Tomkins said...

You're so right about the backstitching (and good lighting!) making all the difference. He's so sweet. Well done!
I do hope your thread arrives soon. Beacon at Daybreak really is quite stunning and I would love to see it finished before Christmas... no pressure! :)

butterfly said...


Love the light house it looks beautiful and so does your Christmas stitch .
Have a great day.

Annie said...

Both projects are beautiful! Running out of thread is the worst. I hope you're able to finish soon:)

Le crocette di Mariuccia said...

Very beautiful!! Mariuccia

Mii Stitch said...

Oh no, this is so frustrating!! Especially when so close to a beautiful finish. What a wonderful design to have been working on :)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching! Oh no! I hope that the threads come quickly!

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching!!

Helen Philipps said...

Such gorgeous stitching....hope your extra thread arrives very soon! Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Weronika said...

Amazing stitching Rhona. Teddy Bear is so cute :) Hope your thread will arrive soon.

♥ Nia said...

Just a little bit more... ;)
Love, love, love your Christmas stitching!! Too cute :D
Hugs&smiles

Happy December!!! :D