Thursday, 4 September 2014

Northern Expressions Needlework Model - finished 4th September 2014

Northern Expressions Needlework - Shades of Orange

I am so proud to say I have finished the model I've been stitching for Nicole at Northern Expressions Needlework.  It's part of a series of charts in "Shades" of colours.  I stitched Shades of Orange.

It's stitched over 2 on 40 count linen.  This was a first for me stitching on linen and stitching on 40 count.  I did learn that stitching in daylight was best when stitching on such a small count.  I have loved every stitch of this project and am now sending it on it's way back to Nicole.


I mentioned in my previous blog post that I had received some gorgeous new threads from the Silk Mill.  Mrs Milkybar Kid asked in the comments if they were for a particular project.

The ones in the photo below I am going to use to stitch Peacock from Alessandra Adelaide.  I have used the Silk Mill conversion to convert the DMC colours charted.

The other pack I bought is a themed set from the Silk Mill called Wordsworth Country.  I have no idea yet what I am going to stitch with this but I just love the muted tones of this set and had to have it.

So two updates in one day!  Not sure I can keep that pace up.

Keep stitching and smiling


Kristin said...

I've got a few monochrome charts coming up to start. You have just inspired me to figure out what I am going to do with them. My family may have to go without dinner while I sift through the website to pick colors!

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching...and lovely threads...
Have a lovely stitchy time xxx

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

I love the AAN you've chosen for some of your Silk Mills - the other pack is totally gorgeous, their silks are too pretty to resist - but then I would say that......... :)

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish!

Peacock looks like it's going to be fantastic!

Pull the other thread said...

Great finish. Peacock dors looks like it wille be beautiful. The muted colours are lovely and I always find that they are very versatile.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finish!
YOur future start will be fabulous with such lovely thread colours :)

D1-D2 said...

I can't wait to see the peacock in these threads. I'm sure it will look gorgeous.

Manuela said...

Wonderful finish.
It looks amazing.

Greetings, Manuela

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

Shades of Orange is gorgeous, a great piece of model stitching there.

The second set of threads say sampler to me, something like the LHN Home of a Needleworker. or maybe a Quaker?

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Nic that is a beautiful finish! And I'm drooling over the beautiful silks and AAN Peacock. It looks like it will be heaven to stitch. Looking forward to some wip pics
xo Alicia