When I got the Dodecanese Urn kit in the mail a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't wait to start. It was fun to stitch and I wish it wasn't such a quick project because I haven't enjoyed stitching something quite so much in a long time. I noticed that there were a couple of minor color placement variations between the photo and the chart but I thought "It's nice to have options!" and elected to stitch this in accordance with the photo. As I was stitching, I decided to add little loops to the top in lieu of a sleeve for hanging it and while I was at it, I made some little tassels and fixed them to the bottom to give it the tiniest bit of weight. I stitched the loops at the top from one of the motifs in the chart. Unfortunately, I didn't have any spare ground cloth, so I raided one of the bit kits in my queue for that and now I have a naked kit!
I'm slightly bummed that I'm going to have a different problem to solve now, but it's a problem of my own making.
I hung this near the front door (the St. Christopher icon has the prime spot right by the door) and it makes me happy there. I just love the exuberance of this design and the colors work well in my home. BTW, if you're interested in the hanging rod, grab one while you can! I love this as an option - it's much more budget friendly than framing, and I can switch things around as the seasons (or my mind) change.
I love the tassels! Really has a happy vibe.
This is so beautiful! Your finishing detail is outstanding! Now I want to do it. 😃
Oh, those little squiggles! I just love them in any design--this one, Corinthian Bridal Shawl, Despina's Anemone, etc. I'm always looking for those in old designs because I think they add so much interest.
And, thanks for your support!
Oh, that’s so nice of you, but I have a couple of your charts to kit out, so I will need fabric for those anyhow. I’ve been trying to decide which option, so as soon as I do that, I will place my order. You sent me a perfectly good bit kit, which I plundered all by myself! Any excuse to order goodies from you is my motto. I had intended to start Daphni, but my husband took one look at Olivine and declared it was his favorite, so I’m working that one right now.
As we were looking at this finished piece, we both decided that our favorite feature is the little squiggly backstitches on the flowers. That is such a happy little detail and so endearing.
When you email, just give me either an order #or your shipping address😊
That looks so beautiful! I love the tassels! And just email me and I'll send you a piece of fabric for your BitKit (which one?)--no charge😊