Friday, October 14, 2011

My First Chatelaine!

Alright, so as promised, here's a picture of my first Chatelaine. Except that it's not done. I couldn't get to start stitching it until late today as I had my aforementioned dentist appointment this morning. That filling that fell out? Yeah...  not a filling that fell out. A piece of my tooth that cracked and sheared off. The good news though is that it didn't hurt and it's a back tooth so you can't tell when I smile. I'm always very sad when something goes wrong with my teeth since I take such good care of them :(

ANYWAY, I'm rambling. It's past midnight right now and when I'm tired I ramble. So here we go:

The picture isn't great because my camera is broken (hopefully getting a new one for Christmas) but there you go! The border is almost done. I'm saving the beading for last. First time using Kreinik, too, and I actually don't mind it. This is probably a good thing since Mystic Mermand, whenever I get to her, is just absolutely covered in different shades of green Kreinik.

I chose to stitch this on a 32-count Hardanger. First time working with Hardanger and I actually really like it. Some of you may not agree with the fabric color for this particular project, but I really like it. It feels kind of old-fashioned and classic without being stereotypically grandma-y.

I'm also going to take this opportunity to post my pre-IHSW photo:

Nope, nothing has changed.

Also, welcome to all my new followers and thank you so much for commenting. It warms the cockles of my heart to hear all the nice things you all say. I'm sorry to say I'm currently very, very behind on blog reading, but I'm working on catching up, so you may see some comments pop up soon!

Thanks for reading, everyone, and have a wonderful stitchy night!


Julie said...

Just a quick Hi and thanks for joing my blog :) .

Hope you have a good IHSW this month.

Melissa said...

Good luck with your first Chatelaine! I started my first Chatelaine, Japanese Garden, earlier this year, and I love it. I'm so sorry to hear about your tooth! Have fun stitching this weekend.

CindyMae said...

I can not wait to see more of your Chatelaine piece! Have fun with it.
I also look forward to seeing your post IHSW update!!

Anne said...

Yay for your first Chatelaine!! Which one did you choose to do? Great progress on your HAED! Here's to a good IHSW!!!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to see more of that Chatelaine =) Great start!!

And I hopy you have a great hermit-weekend =)

Sarah said...

zeer mooi gedaan, prachtig

Mvg Sarah

Joysze said...

Great start, Ewa!! :D I can't wait to see more of the Chat. I happen to think you picked a great fabric... who cares if other people don't like it, you're the one stitching it and if you like it, that's just perfect. :D

jcat0629 said...

I'm so sorry about your tooth Ewa. :-( Which Chat is that you're stitching? I like your fabbie choice. 32 count is my favorite.