Wednesday, September 29, 2010

QS Stella

Hello dear stitching friends!


Two weeks ago I spent 3 days sick in bed with the flu, and several more days trying to recover. Now my boss is out of the country and I have to work extra hours. I did not want to pull Lady Godiva into that craziness so I did what any (in)sane stitcher would do. I started a new piece! Afterall, I've been wanting to try the opalescent lugana and I had the perfect pattern for it...



This is QS Stella by Selina Fenech. She is stitched on 28ct opalescent white lugana, 1x1, full crosses. I loooove those sparklies!



The fabric has a learning curve. It is stiff and scratchy, like Kreinik. I have to keep the floss much shorter because it frays very quickly. I also need lots of new needles because many of the holes are closed. There are also many areas where I have to make the hole based on the stitches around it. Frustrating at times, but I can't seem to put her down!


Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of Fall!
Sabine

7 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, that is sparkley. I've never used opalescent. I'm not sure I ever will now LOL! The stitching is great and you've done quite a lot already. I'll be watching for more.

Gizzimomo said...

Beautiful work on gorgeous fabric.... Love it!!

Thea xx
http://gizzimomosstitchyplace.blogspot.com/

Lonneke said...

That's beautiful fabric. Good to know though that it takes some effort stitching on it. But it is going to look gorgeous when finished! And such a nice design.

Ingrid said...

It's a very beautiful design nice work!

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Dancing With Pussycats said...

The sparkles will really add to the design, I think. Nice job! I did a wedding sampler on this material once. It was hard on the needles.

MarchAnn58 said...

You made a great start. I have never used that material, wonder if the spakles will show with the solid stitching.