African beauty - un tripudio di colori
Ho sempre avuto un debole per la bellezza delle donne africane, io trovo che siano di una bellezza unica e sempre piene di colori. Un bel giorno di tanti ann...
I'm still having problems posting pictures on my blog, so I have found a new way to show you the pics with my photobucket imaging host.
Last year, myself, my best mate Elizabeth, and Heidi, stitched this piece as a stitch a long, but Heidi, had to opt out, which was a blessing in disguise for Heidi, as me and Elizabeth changed so much of our charts, that it was a lot to take in for Heidi, but now she has our changes and updates, so that she can stitch this piece soon.
this was an Asian kit we bought from eBay, I have actually stitched this piece once before, for my niece as a wedding gift which she absolutely adores!
We altered the tile colours to grey, we added flowers in the arch, we filled in spaces in the arch, we added many flowers to the bottom right and some on the left, we changed a lot on her dress, the crosses on her dress I deleted completely, but Elizabeth decided she liked them but made them smaller, which looks great, we added a lot of kreniek shine to her dress, used metallic in parts, we used different beads, for example the red beads on the bottom frill of her dress were suppose to be gold, but we decided on red, the centre panel was suppose to have dark grey beads but used old ginger mill hill beads, we altered the size of the grooms arm, and added a blue metallic, these are some of the changes we did, there were many more changes.
I have added a picture which shows both the old stitched design where nothing was changed, that one is the one on the right hands side, and the one on the left is the one I just stitched, with all the changes to it, as you can see, its almost like a new design.
so now I leave you to enjoy my pictures.
luv from Olga.
im having problems showing pictures at the moment on my blog, and I don't know why this is happening, but hopefully the link will work for you to see my picture.
2013 was a stressful year for me, I'm glad its over, this is why I haven't posted very much at all on my blog, but I hope you all have come back to my blog. Also I hope you all had a very happy and safe Christmas and new year!
On the 1st of January 2014 I finished a very long work in progress, called 'Say It With Roses' by Elizabeth de Lisle, she has 9 in the set that I know of, all kits, however there were two of her other designs published in the world of cross stitch some years ago. this is the 2nd one I have stitched of hers. If you are familiar with her works, you will know that its a very large project to stitch up. I must admit though, this one was a bit on the harder side of stitching, as there was a lot of colour changing and a lot of shading too, and you are forever stitching the same colours over and over again, and it was easy to loose interest in it. But I am glad I persevered with it, and now I have a beautiful stitched piece, and if you luv flowers and red roses, then I know you would luv this one as I do. So now I will leave you to enjoy the picture, and I have some more stitching to show you soon, so I do hope you will come back to visit my blog.
luv from Olga.
Here is a pic of one of my best friends, Kathy, she is quite an amazing stitcher herself, I was so delighted and happy she emailed me her latest finish of The Pack by Janlyn. looks absolutely beautiful !!!
thank you Kathy for sharing your finish with us, its always a pleasure to see your wonderful work! :o)
luv from Olga.
a little while ago, my mate Brenda emailed me one of her finishes and I was absolutely stunned at the beauty of it and the box she made, words cannot describe how pretty and beautiful her work is. thank you again Brenda for sharing with us all your wonderful finishes and giving us such inspiration!
I received a wonderful email from my mate Brenda, she is sharing a couple of finishes she has made. the top one is Pomander Roses Pincushion by The Victoria Sampler, as you can see Brenda's pincushion is absolutely amazing!! What a wonderful finish!! and Brenda has also shared her bunny rabbit finish, absolutely beautiful !!! you have see Brenda's stitching in real life to see how beautiful her stitches are!! you are an inspiration!! thank you once again Brenda for giving me the honour to share your finished work here on my blog for all to see.
If anyone would like me to show their finishes on my blog, just email me with your pictures and a little detail of your work, for example the name of the design and the designer.
How stunning Heidis' finish looks!! Absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!! Don't know how she does it! She's stitched it on Polstitches Peaches and Cream opal linen. Thank you Heidi for sharing with us your amazing finish!!!!!!!!