Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sleeping Beauty's Castle as of 07.04.12

I took the plunge last night and started my first Chatelaine.  I want to take a lot of pictures of my progress for my own benefit but don't want to bore you all with each stage.  So I've decided to set up a page on this blog for all my update photos and then I will just post here the photo showing the most progress.  If you want to see all the updates please look at this page.

So I am stitching on 28 count Jazlyn in the March 2012 Ltd Ed from Crafty Kitten Fabrics.  I am using all the recommended threads and beads.

I also wanted to share with you the chart Grace chose for her giveaway prize.  One thing that always amazes me about all the designs on Heaven and Earth is that even though I have spent hours and hours browsing through the patterns on their website I still find ones that I am sure I've never seen before.  I let Grace choose any chart she wanted but as this will be her first HAED I did suggest she chose a Quick Stitch, Story Keep or Mini to start with so she wasn't too overwhelmed.  The chart she chose was QS Iris by Josephine Wall.

I think it's a gorgeous design and I'm looking forward to watching her progress when she gets round to starting it.

A strange thing happened when I went to get the chart for her as another chart mysteriously lept into my cart and insisted on being bought.  So I got Mini Bookworm Fairy by Hannah Lynn.

It's a chart I've wanted for a long time and even more so when it was made into a Mini.  Goodness knows when she'll be started but for now I'm happy to have her living in my computer.


Shebafudge said...

It's amazing how extra stash leaps into your basket at checkout isn't it? I have that problem all the

Happy Easter!!!

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

No, please bore us with step by step pictures!! I love seeing the Chatelaines grow, they are all so beautiful and intricate.
I'm not such a fan of HAED but I do like your bookworm, I like the solid blocks of colour in her. Will you be working a square at a time or doing all the black first?

gracie said...

I am so eager to start my Iris's! Thank you for the advice also.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Yay a start on your Chatelaine! Did you decide to go for the silks in the end then?

Nic said...

Jo - I've always wanted to do a Hannah Lynn where you stitch the black first then fill in the colour so I may stitch her this way.

Mrs Milkybar Kid - I did decide to use the recommended silks but I'm having to buy them a few at a time. I've just ordered the ones I need for the first part so I'm just stitching the DMC at the minute.

sharine said...

I love your new charts. Your Chatalaine is of to a great start.

MoonBeam said...

Love those Chatalaine designs. Can't wait to see more!


Joysze said...

Nic, awesome SBC start!!! :D I, for one, would love to see EVERY single update pic. ;)

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D