Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Challenge Finish 10

Hello Friends!

I apologise for being absent from blogger for a while. Yet again I'm behind on reading and commenting on blogs but I'm hoping to catch up this week.

In the meantime I have another totally unplanned Challenge finish for you.

This is My Treasure from 27th February. I was actually looking for a different WIP when this one caught my eye. I only had the non-green colours and backstitching left to do so thought I might as well try to complete it. Here it is with all the boring details:

My Treasure
Designed by Jennifer Aikman-Smith as a free design from Dragon Dreams Inc, 
Stitched on 16ct Gold Lurex Aida by DMC 2 over 1
Stitch count 60 wide by 60 high
Started - 27th February 2015
Finished - 18th May 2015
Total stitching time - 20 hours 40 minutes

I have to admit I did not really enjoy stitching the Kreinik, although the result does look good. I think Kreinik, like most metallics, is one of those threads you either love or hate. In my case, hate!

Behind the scenes I'm still plodding on with other Challenge pieces. Very slowly my two DSDUCJFC progress bars are being filled in. Time-wise I'm almost 1/4 of the way through January's projects and just over 1/8 through February's. I don't know whether to cheer at the amount done or figuratively cry at the amount remaining!! The former I think as speed was never the most important consideration in this Challenge.

10/59 Challenge pieces down, 49 to go!

Rachel x


Tracy J said...

Cute finish!

Irene said...

I also hate the metallics, but the result is beautiful

sharine said...

Great finish:)

Pull the other thread said...

Another wonderful finish! Well done. I also am not a fan of metallics but I especially hate the DMC ones.

Preeti said...

Congrats on the finish!!:)
I guess usually the SALs are for enjoying the journey of stitching . So just enjoy stitching :)

Mii Stitch said...

Great finish! What a lovely looking dragon :)
Like you, I hate Kreinik and all metallic...they are a right pain to work with but I have to admit, looks lovely in designs!

Katie said...

Hey I'm glad to see an update from ya. Love this finish! Too cute. I am with you on the Kreinik. It sure looks pretty though so I guess it's worth it.

Esmeralda said...

Love the cute little dragon
I love kreinink
Look forward to your next finish
Greetings from Holland

Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish Rachel. I have never used metallics, they scare me.


Megan Joelle said...

What an awesome Dragon! Love it! :)

Angela said...

Cute finish!

Heather said...

Congrats on the finish! I love Kreinik but I think it's because I worked with DMC metallics before and it was a nightmare.

Justine said...

Beautiful design! Like you I'm a metallic hater too but they do look good - on other stitcher's projects!
You've made great progress and should be proud.

Tina said...

Congrats on another cutie!

Brigitte said...

It's always better to be happy with the amount of pieces that are finsihed than the other way round, lol. And this little finish is looking so pretty.

Miamina said...

I love those little Dragon Dreams dragons, they are so cute!, Wonderful finish on lovely fabric!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Such a cute dragon! I am a freak of nature as I love stitching with metallics - I only use Petite Treasure Braid though, the best metallic IMHO :).

Leigh said...

Congrats on the very cute finish!