Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust!

 Well, I managed to finish another UFO on Thursday.  This is another Michael Powell design called Windmill (who would have ever guessed?).  This makes 3 of his designs that I've actually finished.  He is one of my favorite designers and I only have about 20 more of his kits to go.  I love the way they turn out but, boy, do I hate doing the backstitching on them.  I really dislike the way 2 strands of floss look when backstitching so I decided on Windmill to use one strand of #8 perle cotton.  That seemed to work much better than the floss.  I guess I'll get a better idea after they're framed.  I'm thinking of having the 3 of them framed together with a black mat and a silver frame.

This design is called Christmas Lights.  I'm not sure if it goes with the other 2 so I may rethink my idea of framing these 3 together and substitute one of the other kits I have of his to stitch.  As you can see from the bottom picture, it just looks out of place from the other 2.  I know I can find something else that will work better than this combo.

8 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What beautiful finishes!

Congratulations.

WOW 20 more kits to still do.... hope you have many more wonderful years of stitching.

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the finish! I love all three.

Mare said...

Great job and I think they look very nice together.

Kathy A. said...

What wonderful work. I love Michael Powell and have about 8 of his to stitch too!
I love the three of them together - the moon and stars tie them all as one.

Lizy said...

Hi,
Congralulations on your finish!!!! It came out really pretty!!!

Julie said...

Great finishes! I think I have a couple of his kits in my stash somewhere. Maybe I'll have to go dig them out now!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Bette, your MP's look fantastic!!! I love his stuff too. I found on some of his newer kits they've given like a perele cotton for the backstitching. I actually kinda enjoy the long stithces (without two strands).

I look forward to when I can put needle to thread on another MP again.

Thank you for your kind words.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Congratulations!! Truly awesome pieces.