Monday, February 27, 2017

I found it!

The right shade of green was sitting in my stash of threads all along....and what a difference it makes! Yes, I finally can say that the lighthouse design is now completed......yayyyy! Before I show you the completed piece, here's a close-up of the green.....so much better, don't you think?



And here's the whole piece in all it's wonderful glory....




The back stitching really made this whole design pop. 



So here are the details of the kit, just in case anyone fancies stitching this one.....and I would definitely recommend it, it's so pretty in real life, the pictures don't capture the colours properly.

The kit is one of the Dimensions Gold Collection Petites.  Finished size is  5 x 7 inches and is stitched on 18 count white aida. Stitches used are half cross stitch, full cross stitch, back stitch, french knots and lazy daisy stitches. The design is by Red Farm Studio.

So here's my pros and cons of the kit/design....

Pros.

Large, clear colour symbol chart.
Large piece of aida supplied.
Plenty of threads in the kit....I did not run out of any colour! (and we all know that this doesn't often happen!)

Cons.

The back stitch lazy daisy stitching.....colour indicated on chart didn't look right and was different than that shown on the cover picture of the kit. I guess this really isn't too big of an issue, it's just that I'm a bit OCD about the colours! :)



Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that I can find the same frame so that it matches with the other two lighthouse designs that are hanging on my wall...







Until next time....happy stitching!

Rhona

11 comments:

Katie said...

Love how it turned out. I think the green you picked is perfect. Congrats on the finish. I wonder what will be next.

Mini said...

Glad you found the right color. Congrats on such a beautiful finish. I'm amazed how your stitching and fabric looks so neat .

Justine said...

What a beautiful finish. I have 3 Dimensions kits on my UFO list and you've made me want to work on them all!

I hope you can find a matching frame, these are all so beautiful and would look even better displayed together.

I can't wait to see what you will stitch next either!

Preeti said...

It's looking great!! Congrats on the beautiful finish! Love the details in the closeup images.

Bekah said...

The green is much better! It will go so well with the other two lighthouse projects you have finished

Mii Stitch said...

Oh I do hope you will find a matching frame for your finish! They all look wonderful and you were right to change the green, even nicer now :)

Brigitte said...

So great that you finally found he right green for the lazy daisies. And it was worth trying out several because the result looks gorgeous. What great design his is - and it has already landed on my wishlist. :) Congratulations on this wonderful finish, Rhona.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on the Happy Dance! Glad you were able to sort the colours out too.

Astrids dragon said...

Oh wow, that looks wonderful! And your others are beautiful too! I do hope you can match the frames, at least get the same colour?

CathieJ said...

That is beautiful. Good luck finding the matching frame. The other two lighthouses are pretty also, but I think that I like this most recent one the best.

Helen Philipps said...

Well done...you found the right shade! The lighthouse picture looks stunning...and so do the two earlier ones Rhona! Have a great week.
Helen xox