Giving in

Faces of Faery 70 13th May

Last week I finished sunkissed and the sensible thing to do would have been to concentrate on Train of Dreams and the quick stitch of Fairy Tales.  Instead I gave in and started Faces of Faery 70, another Heaven and Earth Design by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  I’ve spent a week on her so far and got half of the first page done, there are only two full A4 pages of chart on this one; the remaining four pages are just part pages.  I just got her eye finished last night, there’s just one more stitch to put in which is a sparkly thread and I’m leaning more to putting that in once I’ve got the page finished as there are more stitches of it on her nose.

I would usually use Krenik thread but several people have suggested the use of Tiny Treasures Petite Braid which I am going to try instead.  Metallics are generally difficult in that they like to split and unravel so I use short lengths and Thread Heaven.  Filling metallics at the end also means that you’re filling in the unstitched areas, unpicking stitches is frustrating at the best of times but unpicking metallic threads is a nightmare.

Next week I shall get back to Train of Dreams, I’ve left it longer than intended because of my finish and new start and I’m looking forward to spending more time on it.  Poor Fairy Tales hasn’t been picked up in weeks again as well so I’ll have to think about when I’m going to spend some time on her as well.

Nikki

A crafter of many years, now using this blog to share my ongoing projects and tips for others to enjoy. I mainly concentrate now on Heaven and Earth cross stitch designs - with several projects on the go at any one time. Also often found knitting shawls and socks, papercrafting. Easily distracted by new cross stitch patterns. Slave to a tyrannical black n white cat called Yuen.

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