I like how the little stick figures are gender neutral. They could be a boy and a girl or two girls or two boys. All the hearts are various specialty stitches. There isn't a single cross in this piece.
I didn't have a suitable red in Perle cotton for the hardanger portion, so I used 2 strands for the Kloster blocks and 1 strand for the weaving. It came out surprisingly well. Good to know that other kinds of thread work. The problem is that I can still see bits of the fabric sticking out where the Kloster blocks were cut and the slide-the-needle-under-and-massage-the-threads-over technique isn't working. *sob*
But the most shocking thing? I switched out the beads for French knots! A couple of them are wonky, but for the most part they look pretty good.
Finishing this is not going to happen for a long time because I want a heart-shaped ornament and I'm not the least bit confident about such a non-four-sided figure.
|Title||Heart of My Heart|
|Start date||February 9, 2012|
|Finish date||February 11, 2012|
|Total time||6.75 hours|
|Fabric||32ct peach whisper|
|Floss||CC Cherry Tomato, Ruby Slipper, Goldfish, Bandana|