Sunday, 16 December 2012

IHSW December Achievement

Here's what I was working on at the beginning of the weekend;

And i finished it
 I had hoped to finish this AND work on the reindeer. But I really only had a few hours on Saturday, and as usual I under estimated the time it took to finish something. This gypsy (which I hope will appear in ECS magazine early next year), had more back stitching than I usually put in designs, as I don't particularly like stitching it. But I saw a very old post card of a gypsy with a scarf around her waist with stripes and I had to have it in this design. As it was such a small design (about 100 stitches high?) Back sitthcing was the only way I could really portray the stripes.

Anyway, I hope you like it. I'm very pleased with how she turned out. You can't really see the gold thread and beads I used to add dimension and sparkle to it in the photo.

See you next time (one more post before Christmas I should think)


  1. Hello Jenni,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am now a follower of your blog and I added you to my reading list.

    The design I have been working on Spiritdancer is by Told In A Garden-Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.

    The Gypsy is gorgeous. You did a great stitching job. Congratulations on your finish.


  2. Wow, that's a lot of stitching, and it looks really cool! Congrats on getting her done!

  3. Wow you got lots of stitching done.Great finish.

  4. Great job! You got sooo much done in a weekend - well done. And I love the striped sash.

  5. I hear you about backstitching but as you say it's a necessary evil at times. She looks fantastic, lovely design. The scarf and the swirls in her skirt look great!

  6. I LOVE this design!! Well done designing, cant wait to make one :)

  7. awesome design :) makes me think of the hunchback of notredame :)