Friday, February 13, 2015

Pink For Valentine's Day

My attitude towards Valentine's is a resounding "meh". I think it's a ridiculously commercialized occasion but if people want to celebrate it then more power to them. It makes no difference to me (other than the post-Valentine chocolate sales, which are an excellent thing).

So of course I had to stitch hohla's latest freebie SAL "Chocolate" in pink.
It's stitched on 28ct lugana in various pinks from my stash. It feels like I've been using these threads forever in the attempt to use them up, but there's always plenty leftover!
I don't have a lot of pink beads. The first ones I found were giant ones that didn't fit into the spots at all. I was so pleased to find a ton of these smaller pink ones. In fact, as I type I have a horrible suspicion that these beads are not leftover from some other project but are meant for Cinderella. I'm too afraid to go look o_O
I feel like I'm becoming an old hand at these specialty stitches. I've done all of them before. But they're still so much fun!

TitleChocolate Needleroll
Designerhohla design
Start dateFebruary 5, 2015
Finish dateFebruary 12, 2015
Total time8.75 hours
Fabric28 ct white lugana
FlossCC Carrie Berry, CC Goldfish, GA Cranberry, WDW Peony
BeadsMH 2004


Anonymous said...

gorgeous work!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful design. Thinking of doing it myself, pretty stitching

Rachel Tomkins said...

A lovely stitch in lovely colours. Let's hope the beads weren't for Cinderella! :)

Lesley said...

Very pretty. Love the variety of stitches.

Adatina said...

It really looks gorgeous!
I have seen same design with some stitchers from my country, and I really admire how different can pattern look, when you choose different colours.

Caitlin D said...

It looks beautiful! I agree with the post-valentines candy sales being one of the best parts. Lol.

D1-D2 said...

This is very pretty! I was tempted to stitch it as well.

Carol said...

Oh, pretty!! The colors you've chosen are wonderful... Enjoy that post-Valentine's Day chocolate!!

Cath E said...

That's a really pretty design, love the specialty stitches, that's something I'd love to do more of.