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Saturday, January 4, 2014

YOTA!!

It's YOTA Saturday!!  YOTA is a SAL that focuses on finishing up those WIPs you have hanging around.  You can find out all about it at Pull The Other Thread.

I have two WIPs that I worked on this round.  First was Santa's Magic by Mirabilia.

Here is where I was on the first Saturday of December:


And here is where I am today:


He's stitched on 32-count opalescent Ametrine from Silkweaver Fabrics with DMC, Kreinik, Wisper and Delica beads.  I haven't done any beading yet but have converted the called for Mill Hill beads to Delica as I prefer Delicas and on a 32-count hand-dyed fabric, I think the Mill Hills would be too tight.  There are no exact matches but I got close besides, nobody will know they aren't "right" unless they put one done with Mill Hill next to mine to compare and that doesn't seem very likely. 

Second was Enchanted Swans by Just Nan:

I started this project in 1999 as an on-line class with Tapestry of Dreams.  When I picked this back up the beginning of 2013, only the top left motif was stitched.  Here's where I left off in May or June of this year:

And here it is finished!!


This was stitched on 28-count Smokey Pearl Cashel with Au Ver a Soie, Rainbow Gallery and unknown beads and pearls and charm.   

Next up in the rotation is Elegant Doily.

19 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish and great progress on the other piece.

Linda

Chris said...

Congrats on the finish!! Great progress on the other piece. Stay warm!!

Zeb said...

Truly beautiful! Of course Enchanted Swans is my favourite ;)

Pull the other thread said...

Both pieces are lovely and what a great finish. Thanks for joining in with YOTA this year. I really look forward to seeing your progress.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You've made noticeable progress on both pieces and they are lovely WIPs!

Lonneke said...

Wow, already a finish! What a great start of YOTA. It's lovely.
ANd good progress on your Santa as well. He looks beautiful already.
Changing the beads makes it really your own.

Giovanna said...

What a beautiful finish, congratulations!

Kate said...

Beuatiful finish and I love the Santa! will remember the bit about Delicas on 32 ct! ;)

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on the finish and great progress

Mary B said...

Beautiful projects!

Gillie said...

Beautiful as are the names of your fabrics!

barbara said...

Both projects are gorgeous - and congratulations on a finish!

SoCal Debbie said...

Great progress on Santa's Magic! Tapestry of Dreams is so elegant!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I sure love Santa Magic...he is going to be so beautiful when you get him done.

Congratulations on your finish.

Can't Wait til I see your progress on your next WIP...

Happy Stitching

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

Great start to the year, Santa is growing fast but the Just Nan finish is just gorgeous! Love the swan charm too.

Joysze said...

'Grats on the finish, Sue!! It's lovely. :D

Catherine said...

Lovely finish! And the Santa is coming along ~ those colors are so stunning!

Marie Emond said...

Congrats on the finish..

Faith... said...

Santa's Magic is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your progress on it.