Monday, February 04, 2008

Exotic Butterflies HD

My mother-in-law started this in 2002. I received her crafting stuff after her death, and this was the only piece she had done any significant stitching on. She had finished all the cross stitching, and I did the backstitching on it. It took longer than I thought, and those bullion stitches for the butterflies' bodies were a pain! But I'm glad I could finish something of hers. I felt I owed it to her as a stitcher. I'll get this framed for Matt since it's only the second piece of hers he has (the first also being unframed at this point). I'm thinking of sending them to Jill Rensel since the first one (Precious Moments) has some staining from acid paper and will need some creativity.

The piece is Exotic Butterflies and is a Dimensions Gold Collection Petites kit. It's done on navy aida (argh!). This was one of my yearly goals, too.

Next will be putting the wings on Matt's Chthulhu dolls, I think.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

This one is beautiful!! Great job:)

monique said...

What a lovely thing to do!

Barbara said...

How generous of you to complete this project - I'm sure it will not only mean a lot to Matt, but also eventually to Logan.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! How wonderful that you could finish that for her. I am sure Matt will appreciate it too!

Michelle said...

Wow - congrats on already crossing off one of your yearly goals!! Jill Rensel does amazing work, so I am sure she could figure something out for you on the other piece!