Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Gift

One of my son's teachers is leaving at the end of the week, and I thought I'd let you see what I made her as a leaving/end of year gift.



It's a Mill Hill Buttoned and Beaded kit called Ladybug Dance, stitched on perforated paper using DMC threads, Mill Hill beads and a bee button.

I hadn't done anything before using the beads in this way, neither had I tried stitching on perforated paper (more like perforated card), so I'd just wanted to have a go. My stitching experience was nothing special, it's really a simple design. The beads just add an extra dimension and more vivid colour (I really do like the colour of those red beads). However, once I'd finished my first two ladybirds, I started to get rather bored with it - slightly unfortunate, as I've another two similar designs to do for my son's other teachers!

I've just finished it into a card using 3 colours of cardboard and I'm very pleased with how it looks. Actually, I think it looks much nicer that I thought it would! I can't think how else to finish something on perforated paper - any suggestions?

Overall, though, I'd much rather work on my Chatelaines any day! Currently I'm having to frog a significant part of my St Petersburg part 3. I've no idea what I did - perhaps I accidentally rotated the chart or something, but I've muddled up some of the colours . At least I'm still on track to have this part completed before the next arrives.

8 comments:

Sally said...

Ladybug Dance looks fantastic!

Sorry you've had to frog some of White Nights in St Petersburg. It's rather annoying isn't it!

Itching To Stitch said...

Love the ladybugs. I've made 2 significant errors on part 3 of St. Petersburg, and I've already done a TON of frogging on this piece. I'm waiting for part 4 to come out to see if I have to frog my errors on part 3. Bummer ;)

Carol said...

Aw, what a sweet gift!!

Cheryl said...

That's a really lovely gift!

Carla said...

Cute finish!!!

Julie said...

a lovely gift, grrr the frog coming!!!

Margaret said...

What a pretty card!! The teacher is going to love it.
Sorry to hear about your frogging on St. Petersburg. It is a gorgeous pattern. I have done a freebie mandela (your avatar)and enjoyed it so much. Someday I hope to stitch on of the large gardens.

Susimac said...

What a cute gift its lovely.