That's right, I finished Paradise Lost this week! Here it is in all it's glory...
I just love this piece! It reminds me of a piece that my mom stitched for me when I was little. It's still at my parents' house or I'd take a picture of it to show you. This was my challenge piece for the Sampler Guild of the Rockies as well as for Becky's BAP Challenge. I think I might need to add another piece to my 2012 challenge lists!
I stitched this on 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar with the called for Needlepoint Silks. I made one change, do you see it?
That's right, I added my black cat next to Eve! I love adding him into pieces that I stitch as a way to personalize them as mine. I used to change something on every piece I stitched, the linen, threads or something else. Now I'm more content to stitch things as charted but a piece like this one just was perfect for personalization like this with all the animals so here he is! :)
It was such a fun piece to stitch and as I was nearing the end of this piece I started to think about all of the things I want to start next. I want to start Mary Roe by The Scarlett House next and I think I now have everything I need but I think before I start another big project I'd like to do a few little things, like a pincushion for an exchange we are doing at Sampler Guild, the pre-stitching for my Briar Rose Etui, an ornament, etc. Plus, I have Anniversaries of the Heart kitted and ready plus the valentine piece from the new Blackbird Designs book and the rest of Plum Street Samplers Russian series... So, I'm not sure what I'm stitching next quite yet, I think I may savor this finish for a day or two before starting something new.