Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My First Hardanger Experience


At first I want to thank all the cross stitchers who stopped by and left their warm birthday greetings and nice comments on my work. I appreciate this and am looking forward to meeting you at my blog again.

It was really hard to find some time for stitching these few days - my birthday, my foot ( I am not so fast now), great weather outside. Walking in the garden I took some pictures of my flowers and some wild ones. I asked my husband if he knows their names and he only could say - "Weeds". Great! I am just preparing to stitch " Don't Let The Weeds" by Fabienne Reilly and I can keep them in mind while working on the project.
I also tried to learn the ABC of Hardanger and for the first project I chose "Be Mine...Valentine" by The Victoria Sampler, a very bright design with sparkling gold and sharp contrast of white and red, and lots of beads.


I used the stitched piece for making a little wood jewel box. While travelling last summer I realized how handy these boxes can be: they do not take much space but help you keep the jewelry or stitching tools well organized.

















I think I found a good companion for the box.
That is Just Nan " Christmas Rose", I made it last December.

And this is how the box looks inside.















I think I can show you some more things tomorrow.

Happy stitching to everybody and take care.

11 comments:

Mylene said...

WOW! Your first hardanger piece is simply beautiful and you have finished it off very neat which fits so well for the box. Well done!

flom said...

Sublime!!!!!!!!
It's beautiful!!!!!!
bravo
flo
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Alexandrina said...

Оля, очень красивый хардангер. Первый опыт удался.

Faby said...

It looks splendid! Well done! And what a gorgeous box this makes...

mimimira said...

Beautiful design and very good work! I like hardanger very much but I've never tried to make one

Carla said...

Gorgeous finish!! It looks very delicate and femenine!!!

Janaina said...

If this is the 1st trying... gosh! I cant wait to see the ones you are going to do from now on!:o) It´s just beautiful!The beads are so delicate! Well done!

Nelapx said...

felicidades esta caja esta muy linda

tkdchick said...

That hardanger piece is stunning!

C in DC said...

Sorry to be late commenting. What a lovely piece and a beautiful finish. Just gorgeous.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Thanks Cheryl. You are always welcome!