Thursday, July 31, 2014

The First Bunny Done

I have been working on my Somebunny to Love chart. I managed to get a full day in on one of my days off work and I finished all the cross stitching in the first little bunny, started the second and did a bit of the back stitching.

The back stitching on this piece is a bit difficult and all I can say is thank goodness for evenweave. Trying to do this back stitching on Aida would be worse than a nightmare. I still have a few weeks to get this one done before the baby arrives. I want to add the name, date and weight after.

Here is my progress on this:

Somebunny to Love - The World of Cross Stitching Issue 179
I like doing some of the back stitching on these as I go because it brings the whole piece together and really gives an idea of how it will look. I know I have said this before but I have to say it again. I just LOVE this fabric. It is lovely to work with and I think the way it has been dyed is just beautiful. This is a piece of Crafty Kittens fabric and is the first time I have used hand dyed for a larger piece.

I have been trying to fight against two things lately, a new start and working on a WIP that isn't in my rotation. Since I got my new L&L charts I have been itching to start one, however I am not allowed any new starts that aren't minis or gifts this year. Also having seen the beautiful HAED work in blogland I have really wanted to do some work on Bridge of Wings but it isn't in my rotation and I have at least two projects that I really need to made good progress on, the one above and Elegance of the Orient. Wish me lucky in avoiding the lure.

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful stitching, and beautiful fabric!

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  2. Hello

    Found you through Joyze's blog.
    Your Somebunny is looking lovely!
    You have some beautiful wips in your rotation.

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  3. Lovely to see an update.I really like the Somebunny designs and your fabric compliments the design colours so well

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  4. Oh dear. I would have a hard time not starting something new!! Good luck with that. : ) Your SomeBunny is adorable, though, and you'll be happy you stuck with it when it is finished!!

    Tricia

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  5. Having returned to stitching, I'm curious about your comment about why you find backstitching on even weave easier than backstitching on aida. I have a kit in progress that has a significant amount of backstitching and I'd love any hints or tricks you have.

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  6. Your Somebunny looks very sweet.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  7. Beautiful stitching!! Somebunny is such a cute character stitch!

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  8. sweet stitching and lovely fabrics..
    hugs x

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  9. Some bunny is looking very cute!! Nice fabric!!

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  10. Your bunny is looking great! I enjoy watching him come to life.

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  11. Wonderful progress on the bunny. Ya know, sometimes breaking the rules, just a little bit, can motivate you.

    Linda

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  12. Your bunny is so cute - I love it! Great fabric selection too!

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  13. Oooh what a cute little bunny :)

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  14. Oooh! This is looking lovely :) I'm currently working on a Somebunny too... so much fun to stitch aren't they? Looking forward to seeing your finished product - happy stitching!

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