This project has been so much fun to stitch so far! There are a variety of stitches that I haven't tried before, so it has been very interesting. The finishing looks a bit complicated, but one step at a time :). It feels good to try something new and different! Always, ~Jaime
works in progress
I have posted before about this wedding announcement project that I have been working on. I haven't had much time for other stitching or finishing because of this project, so then it seems like I am not blogging very often! I find it hard when there is a deadline to balance everything. I am so excited to be doing this, but I miss being free to work on what I want to work on! I also miss thinking of blog posts to write about especially because I still have lots of finishes to post about and other projects I would like to show. I still have the commitments I made in my last post to fulfill!
This project has gone through many different color changes, but I have settled on these. Also, the design has changed, as I have have tried to figure out what was the fastest, fit the best in the heart cutout, etc. I decided on a lavender sprig because in the language of flowers it means 'devotion'. There will be lavender in the flowers on the wedding day! The cards are from Christinae Dahlbeck of Germany. The lavender design I modified and changed, but found the original idea in a German cross-stitch and craft book from Acufactum. The English title is translated as All Beautiful Things.
I found this paper at Joann's Fabrics to cover the back of my stitching. The announcement will be written by a calligrapher on the inside of the card. I have finished 17, and only have 20 more to go! Now that all the decisions are made, and the design sorted out, the stitching is going to move along much more quickly! Fortunately, there isn't too much other planning to do. We have a scheduled elopment in Quebec City with four guests for April 4th at 3:00. The next day we leave for a Paris honeymoon- and hopefully everyone will receive their announcements that week of our news!
August 3, 2012 was the most wonderful day I have ever had, when my sweetheart Dan, asked me to marry him. We are going to be married on the 4th of April 2014, in Quebec City. We will be married at Notre Dame des Victoires, and will be having a wedding dinner at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Farimont offers an elopement package for up to 10 people. We will have five quests with us. We are so excited! The day after the wedding we leave on a romantic honeymoon tour of Paris for a week! Because we are having such a small wedding, we wanted to send wedding announcements with a picture of our wedding day to our family and friends. Because we have minimal planning and preparation to do, I decided to make these announcements my special project!
I will post more on this project again!
I posted about my Daisy Chain ABC's a little while ago when I started it. I have never done any crewel work before, so had only stitched the letter "O" becasue it looked the simplest, and I wanted to see how I did. It is really quite fun doing crewel, and it does work up fairly quickly! I have completed up to the letter K so far:
There are some stitches on this that I have never tried before, and I am pleased with how they came out. So far, I found doing long and short stitches on the "K" the most difficult. The next letter has some other stitches that I have never completed, so we will see how it goes! I am really looking forward to see this in a frame.