Sunday, September 15, 2013

Colleen--the finale

Little Colleen is ready for the finisher!

To keep her dress from looking too sombre, I broke up the dark green expanse with a framed Scotch stitch using DMC floss #500 and 504.  The shamrock she's holding was satin-stitched with DMC floss #700.

Her market basket was worked in a woven stitch with DMC #5 perle cotton #434. I added her curls with French knots using the dark brown Medici wool.  Then I popped in the date at the bottom of her dress with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002, so my friend will remember her summer trip to Ireland--and me--this Christmas!

2 comments:

sudukc said...

The wee lassie is way too cute. I will need one of these in your spare time...;-)

Needle Nicely said...

Great finish! And what a thoughtful memento.