Thursday, January 21, 2010

Light the Way

I couldn't wait to show you my new start - although it's such a grey dreary day I've had to adjust the colour in Photoshop to get it anywhere near its true vibrancy.


It is, of course, Shores of Hawk Run Hollow, stitched with DMC on 40ct Vintage Autumn Gold. The fabric is gorgeous - a really rich colour that is more golden than here - and the DMC shows up wonderfully. I had been wanting to use NPI silks, but they are just so expensive for what they are. Then I saw Sally's lovely start and she invited me to join her SAL with Jane. And here I am...

18 comments:

  1. Oooh! Nice start! The colours look lovely on that fabric :)

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  2. Great start, Nicki! I'm stitching mine with the DMCs, and I think the colors are just beautiful.

    I love the fabric, too - I'm not as brave as you - I'm using the 32ct. Vintage Autumn Gold.

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  3. Nice start! The colours look great on that fabric.

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  4. It's great Nicki! It looks really nice with the DMC. Can't wait to see more :)

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  5. Beautiful start! And funny thing, I just picked mine back up this weekend too. Great minds think alike! I'm still on block 1 but I am in love with it again.

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  6. It looks great so far! It's nice to see another person whose picked up this one to stitch. I'm on block five (the big one) and put it down for a while. I should pick it up again as it's a great piece.

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  7. I like it! Great colors. It will look wonderful.

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  8. Great start. I just love these charts.

    The DMC will look great. :)

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  9. Aha, THAT's the mystery SAL :) So, it's just a short SAL, then :P Have to admit this one is my favourite so far of the HRH series - look forward to seeing it stitching away in progress :D

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  10. Nice start... looking forward to following your progress.

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  11. Lovely start Nicki, I've got this one as a WIP (stalled for the moment, I'll get back to it soon or later though!)

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  12. A wonderful new start, Nicki!

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  13. Oooooh what a wonderful new start Nicki! I really love this design and would stitch it myself but, I wouldn't have any wall space left for it after I've stitched everything else that I have in my stash. I'll just enjoy watching yours progress.

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  14. Lovely start Nicki! So glad to have you stitching with us.

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  15. Lovely start Nicki - it's great to have you stitching with us. I loe your fabric! I am stitching mine on 36ct sand linen with DMC threads. Look forward to seeing your progress

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  16. It's a beautiful start, Nicki!

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  17. Very nice start, I love the fabric colour.

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  18. I think that sometimes we get so caught up in using recommended fibers or some sort of silks that we forget that DMC is a viable, economical solution, too. :) It's a lovely start!

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