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.


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What beautiful finishes!


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.

Anonymous 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...

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.