I finished this at the end of last year, but haven't had time to blog about it up to now.
I said in November that I'd had a bit of inspiration regarding my Mystery in a Corner from Gay Ann Rogers - well, it worked!
In June, when I finished part 1, it looked like this.
But I wasn't really happy with it. The design was beautiful, and I loved the stitches, but I wasn't happy with my choice of threads and fibres which made the colour scheme far too pale.
My inspiration was to add a new colour of perle cotton in part 2, and I knew exactly what colour to use.
The problem then was how to introduce the same colour to part 1, but with a minimum of frogging. I decided the answer was to add some beads. Later, I changed that to Swarovski crystals, just for that extra bit of fun and sparkle. And, in adding the beads I changed the charted Rhodes stitches to Jessicas.
Finally, I had seen Laura's version of MIAC with her border and loved it and wanted to do something similar.
So I did, and here's the end result!
Can you tell that I'm delighted with it?
It really is a beautiful design and once I sorted out my colour dilemma, I absolutely loved stitching every stitch! The instructions were everything I could have wanted which is a good thing as I splashed out and bought some more of Gay Ann's designs when she had her e-week sale in the autumn!