Friday, 19 October 2018

Pretty Little Paris - finished and framed

Hello all!

So here we have this month's finish from Debbie's Super Duper Ultimate Crazy January February Challenge 2015. This is finish number 34 out of the 59 starts and is, of course, Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street.

At the end of September I had made this much progress:

And now with final additions of Sacre Coeur and the Montgolfier Balloon:

Pretty Little Paris by Satsuma Street
Stitched on 16ct Apricot Sunset hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 111 wide by 104 high
Started - 19th February 2015
Finished - 9th October 2018
Total stitching time - 39 hours 15 minutes

And, continuing my fully-finishing-off streak, here it is framed. I really wanted a blue frame to bring out the Eiffel Tower but my usual frame supplier,, didn't have the right shade, so I opted for the same as London - a 13mm red stain frame with non-reflective acrylic glazing.

Here are London and Paris together:

As it turned out, the two frames are slightly different in both colouring and texture, even though they are supposed to be the same. I guess, like most things, different batches are not exactly identical. Not that it bothers me; it was never my original intention to frame them as a matching pair anyway.

I really enjoyed stitching both Paris and London this year, watching landmarks take shape in weird in wonderful colours. It's no wonder the Pretty Little Cities are popular although, having said that, I haven't seen any around for a while.

I have a few others Pretty Little Cities I would like to stitch 'one day', the first of which will be  Toronto. But don't hold your breath waiting, I am fairly certain it will be quite some time before it makes an appearance!

Take care,
Rachel x


The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Rachel they both look amazing. The fabric and framing is perfect for each of them. I agree a blue frame may have look cool too but the red really works so I'd be very happy too.

They certainly live up to their names of Pretty little cities. I had a look at her Etsy shop and have put the cities that I have actually been to in my wish list. So that may be in the near future for me too. Thanks for the inspiration.
xo Alicia

Unknown said...

Congrats on your finish. How many Wips all up do you now have? Happy stitching!

Linda said...

Congrats on another beautiful finish Rachel. They look great framed together.


Cathy said...

Congratulations on the Pretty Little Finish. I love the fabric you used for these and the frames are nice, too.

Faith... said...

It is beautiful Rachel! Congrats on the awesome finish and I think they look great next to each other; every city is a little different so I guess their frames should be too ;)

Katie said...

Congrats on the finish and I think it looks fantastic in the red frame.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Another great finish. I have this one in my stash too. I stitched London and never started Paris. Add it to the list LOL
I think the two frames look fine. You know my tip of buying raw wood frames and colouring with a Sharpie or sample pots of paint?