Monday, December 17, 2007

Autumn Song for Barbara

Well, it's no longer autumn (it's been a really frosty winter wonderland this week on the way to work), but I did get my autumn seasonal exchange to Barbara within the deadline. Here it is - Autumn Song by Blackbird Designs stitched on 32ct Light Sand linen.


I nearly forgot to take a picture, which is why it looks dark as it was late in the evening just before I wrapped it up to post. But this was the best one for showing the colours of the threads.

I knew as soon as the design came out that it was meant to be for Barbara. I had to wait a while for the chart to arrive and then I spent ages trying to decide how to finish it. In the end I mounted it on to the front of a photo album. None of the trims I tried looked right so it's plain and simple.

Thanks for the comments on Spot of Winter. I can't take credit for the bellpull idea - I spotted them all done together on Andrea's blog. Hope you don't mind Andrea!

14 comments:

  1. I was admiring this yesterday on Barbara's blog :) It's gorgeous, you did a fabulous job! Such a lovely design.

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  2. Autumn Song is gorgeous Nicki, congratulations

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  3. That's a gorgeous exchange, Nicki. Well done!

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  4. Nicki, if I ever become wealthy enough to have a personal shopper, you are the first choice for the job!

    We have the photo album prominently displayed in the living room - it's too beautiful to hide away!

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  5. Nicki, you did a BEAUTIFUL, job on Barbara's exchange, I mean it is gorgeous and Barbara is one lucky lady!

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  6. It is just beautiful. Wonderful job.

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  7. lovely, this is one of my fav blackbird designs it is so happy looking, and you of course stitched and finished it perfectly

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  8. This is such a beauty, what a great exchange! Your finishing is perfect!

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  9. Nicki, this is gorgeous! Just perfect for Barbara :) You are such a sweet AND talented stitcher :)

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  10. You totally outdid yourself with this one, Nicki. And your picked a great design to stitch for Barbara. I'm sure she absolutely adores it!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the bellpull idea - I was planning on doing all four of mine on one piece but I wasn't sure how - I might try that idea.

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  12. Its really lovely. I do like this one. Your stitching and finishing is as awesome as always.

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  13. Autumn Song came out beautiful congrats. I like the simple finish.

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  14. Beautiful exchange piece Nicki!

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