Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Part 1? All done!

French Country has beads.  Many stitchers wait until the very end to add beads, but this piece has over 2,000 and I don't want to become overwhelmed and discouraged with endless beading at the finish line.  So I’ll bead as I go. 

I made a small start on Part 2 only to discover that I’m missing a color.  How did that happen?  Checked my stash tracker and sure enough, Thistle Patch – Gloriana #213 has a big “Need to Buy” next to it.  Well, didn't that just take the wind right out of my sail?  My LNS doesn't have the color in stock, so I had to order it online.  

Since we're halfway through 2013, I figured it was about time to pull out Partridge in a Pear Tree and put in a few stitches.  I lost all interest in this project once the holidays had passed, but I do want to have it done for Christmas this year.  The colors on this chart are vibrant and really pop on the fabric.  It's being stitched on 28 count linen in Vintage Country Mocha. 

When holding it up, it's hard to see that the design on the flower pot is a snowflake.  This picture makes me feel much better about having stitched it correctly. 

Wherever you are in the world, hope all is well, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great stitching... love the vibrant colors in the first piece!

  2. Both pieces are lovely! I can't imagine sewing on 2,000 beads! You are very smart to bead as you go.
    Your partridge needlework is very sweet. I too, am thinking of my Christmas projects now. Never too early to start! lol!

  3. Way to go with the beads. I do the same on pieces with lots of back stitching. That way, when I'm done cross stitching, I'm that much closer to an actual finish.

  4. 2000 beads? Wow! No wonder you are beading as you go. I have to say it looks stunning so far. I can't wait to see more progress.