Friday, January 27, 2012

Lovely Lemons


Hooray! I finished the Lemon WIP!

  How cute are these lemons?! I can't stop looking at them. They're just so stinkin' CUTE!

May: Lemon pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

And how pretty is this fabric? I wish I knew more about it, but I inherited it without tags, so I have no idea what it is. I think it's hand dyed, and I think it's 32-count. Maybe. I suppose I could have used my cross stitch gauge to figure out the exact count, but that would have meant trying to locate the tool, and since I haven't actually used it, I'm not sure where I put it after I bought it years ago. ;) What I do know for sure, though, is that it's very sparkly (unfortunately, the sparkles barely show up in the pic) and very pretty. It looks like a sparkly sky. ☺


I tweaked the pattern ever so slightly when it came to the backstitching. For starters, I wasn't supposed to backstitch the eyes on the lemon slice, the pattern didn't call for it. Also, I used one strand of white thread instead of the suggested two for the lemon slice. I tried it with two, but I had issues with my thread being too twisted. I usually don't have problems with twisted thread, but I think because I was making such looooong stitches, my thread was being naughty. I wonder if something like Thread Heaven would have helped. (I've never used it.)


I was kind of sad when I finished this project. I LOVED stitching this, and I've missed working on it. Does anyone else experience that? It's similar to when I finish a really good book; I am glad that I've finished the story, but sad that the story has come to an end. There's a feeling of emptiness.  It's a mild feeling, but it's there nonetheless.

But! I have plans for my next project, and it's a cutie. I am on a citrus kick right now, so next up is February: Grapefruit, another pattern from The Pumpkins. Eep! ♥

10 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

very very cute

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I just adore this!

Julie said...

I miss projects when I am done with them too. That's why I slowed down a little on my cottage. I want to enjoy it a little longer.

Mom Walds Place said...

Too incredibly cute!

Lisa Leggett said...

These. Are. Adorable!! No sour pucker face here, these lemons coudn't be sweeter!

Sadie said...

Love the cuteness! I too fell the same when finishing a book/project. It's great motivation to get started on the next one :-)

GuĂ°munda said...

So cute!

blythePonytailParades said...

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am totally featuring this on my things I love thursday tomorrow :)

Alice | A Cage In Search of a Bird said...

Aww, I've just started reading your blog and this is really sweet! Can't wait to see more.

TinkerMel913 said...

This is so stinkin' adorable! What fabric did you use?