A while ago I would have mentioned that I was taking part in a Fantasy Cross Stitch Exchange organised for members of the Rotation Stitchers forum.
I mailed my exchange off on the 20th of July, and as yet still have not received word from the recipient that she has indeed received. This is frustrating because it would be nice to know that all the hard work and effort I put into it hasn’t been lost! I’ve decided to go ahead and share it anyway…
I chose to stitch the design ‘You Were Hatched…’ by Teresa Wentzler.
The design is a wee little mother dragon and baby dragon, click the image on the above link to see a larger version.
Just a little background history.
A long long time ago when I first saw this chart for sale I ummed and aaahed about getting it. Deciding not to, it was only a few months later that I saw it again and truly fell in love with the design, and found to my horror it was a limited edition design that was released at the 2005 Fantasy Faire in Nashville.
There were only 1000 numbered and signed charts released.
I scoured the internet high and low and was luckily able to get a copy through ABC Stitch Therapy. It has since sat in my stash waiting for it’s time to shine… and I am glad I did get it, because Teresa has confirmed that because it is an exclusive, it will never be re-sold anywhere; the 1000 charts are it.
The work in progress photos were fun to take, and I thought I’d share them so you could see the design “come to life.”
Click the thumbnails to view larger versions.
I ended up finishing it off as a needlecase; and this design was a first for me in many ways…
- first time taking part in an exchange
- first time stitching a Teresa Wentzler deisgn
- first time making a needlecase
- first time doing blanket stitch
I am MOSTLY happy with how it turned out, there is one glaring issue that I just couldn’t fix, and didn’t have time to re-stitch and re-do it all, so I hope my exchange can forgive me for it.