Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ta Da....2008 Quaker Mystery is No Longer a Mystery

I started this project on September 7, 2008 and I finally finished it on April 22, 2010. It took a lot longer than I planned, but other projects kept getting in the way. I am glad its done and I really loved stitching it.

For those of you who don't recognize this design, it is the 2008 Quaker Mystery SAL from Stickideen von der Wiehenburg. I stitched it on 32ct Spring Meadow Green and used Old Maid of the Forest (1 strand over 2) from HDF. I decided to add a little contrasting color to the Token of Love motif by stitching the heart in one of HDF's Winterberry Pinks (2 strands over 2).

I did make one small change to the original pattern.In the lower left there was a motif of a squirrel in a tree. I did not like the squirrel. He looked demonic and I just couldn't bring myself to stitch this part of the motif. So I added a few more branches to the tree and added a little bird. This is how it turned out:

Now that I am finished with this project, I'm going to start focusing on my Quaker Seasons of Friendship SAL I am doing with Maxine. I've neglected this project for over a month and I need to get stitching on it. I also plan to have another NO NEW STARTS month for June. It was a great success last year and I got several items in my WIP pile finished.


drea_dear said...

So pretty! I like the way the bird turned out.

Maxine said...

Fantastic finish Amanda, I like the little birdie you added and the love heart stitched in a different colour,happy dancing with you :)