Monday, November 30, 2015

Bent Creek Bird Seed Cross Stitch Finish

Firstly a huge apology to all my readers for being away from my blog for the last month, things have been a bit hectic here. While I haven't manage to blog I did squeeze in some stitching and I’m super happy to share a finish. Bird Seed from Bent Creek, featured in Just Cross Stitch Apr 2002 issue, is done.

This was a really fun and simple project to work on and I'm delighted with the DMC equivalent results. This has given me confidence in using DMC substitutes in future charts from Just Cross Stitch. The change from over dyed threads to DMC had been a source of concern but this turned out really well.

Cross Stitch, WIP, Bird Seed, Bent Creek, Work in Progress, Just Cross Stitch Mag
Bird Seed - Bent Creed - Just Cross Stitch Apr 2002
The Rainforest hand dyed fabric from Sparklies looks great with the colours and theme of this piece. Normally I wouldn’t leave such a large amount of extra fabric on a project unless I was planning on framing it but I thought of converting this piece into a cube finish. I knew I would need a decent amount around the edges if I wanted to do that. It would be my first attempt at such a finish, which is very exciting.

Cross Stitch, WIP, Bird Seed, Bent Creek, Work in Progress, Just Cross Stitch Mag
Bird Seed - Close Up
Once this was completed I started stitching another medium sized project so I will something new to show you all very soon. I will tell you that it is a Soda Stitch piece, my first ever and I am loving it. This means that I haven’t made any progress on any of my WIPs but hopefully I will feel the call of either Elegance or Celtic Spring in the near future. Finishing either one would be great.

Now that this project is done, I would love to hear what you think about how it turned out and some finishing suggestions. Leave a comment below.

34 comments:

  1. I think it is gorgeous,congratulations on such a lovely finish.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I am really happy with how this piece turned out, even though I made a mistake or two on it and changed the border a bit.

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  2. Gorgeous finish! The fabric is beautiful. A cube would be nice. I also think it would look lovely on the front of a project bag but I know I wouldn't be up to making one of those. Maybe you're better at finishing than me?!
    I stitched a Soda Stitch earlier this year and enjoyEd it too. They're so cute aren't they? Looking forward to seeing yours soon.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Justine. It was seeing your and Mii's Soda stitch projects that led me to check them out for myself and I am so happy I did! They are such fun and are so relaxing to work on. A project bag would be a lovely idea too, my main worry would be, that unprotected the stitching would get damaged on a bag. Maybe I'm just being paranoid though :)

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  3. That is lovely! Oh! Soda stitch is so sweet! I look forward to seeing it. XoX

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I had intended to only get one Soda Stitch chart t try but I couldn't pick just one, so I ended up with 9 *cringe*. They are so reasonably priced too.

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  4. Congrats on the super cute finish

    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Linda. I'm delighted this piece turned out so well, as I had took a number of risks with it in fabric and thread choice and changing the border a bit.

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  5. Cute! Maybe try out the cube finish. I just made my first one this fall. Won't be my last. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. The cube finishes to look so pretty, I'm looking forward to giving my first one a try at some point.

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  6. I love the colors on this one, congrats. Soda Stitch are so cute, have fun on your new project:)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm so glad you like the colours on this, they do seem to work well together. I am really loving my new Soda Stitch project and have added a number to my WL.

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  7. It turned out great! I love the fabric you chose as well. Good luck on your cube let us know how it turns out!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Heather! I will definitely be posting the finish on this, so keep an eye out for that in the near future.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I have the CD collection of Just Cross Stitch and this was the first of many projects think will be stitched from it in the future. It has so many great charts.

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  9. That's a sweet little finish and I think it would look lovely as a cube. Well done and good luck!
    Looking forward to seeing your Soda Stitch too as they're all so cute! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Rachel. I too think this would make a really nice cube finish. Soda Stitch are really, really cute. I haven't even finished my first and am already thinking about what one I will do next :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your great comment. I can't decide whether to keep this one for myself or give it away. I normally give away a lot of the projects I stitch but I think this one will probably be staying with me.

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  11. It looks terrific, what a cute little chart!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. The great thing about this chart too is that it was so simple to stitch, which made it just so relaxing. Even when I made an error or two I was able to mostly just compensate instead of frogging.

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  12. Beautiful stitching! Can't wait to see how you finish it. I'm a big fan of Bent Creek!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. This is my first Bent Creek chart but I really don't think it will be my last as I just loved stitching it and the result looks great.

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  13. Lovely stitching & LOVE the fabric you've chosen for it!!
    Looking forward to seeing your Sodastitch, they are always so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Mii. Thank you also for your response you sent me a few months ago about the Soda Stitch charts, it is part of what made me confident to purchase a few.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. There are a few mistakes on it but I don't think they show so i'm very happy.

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  15. Beautiful finish and a cube seems a fab idea, allso because of the gorgeous fabric
    I look forward to see your next project
    Greetings from Holland

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    1. Thanks so much for your great comment. I'm delighted you like the fabric, I'm really happy with the response I have gotten about it.

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  16. I love your finish. It is perfect on that fabric.

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    1. Thanks so much Sally. I am tempted to purchase another piece of this particular fabric as I had a chart I thought would look lovely on it before I used it for Bird Seed.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. This design was such fun, I'm looking forward to doing another of their charts again in the future.

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