Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stitching: Small Finish

I dunno if it's the new year or what but I feel like I'm plagued by startitis. All I wanna do is start new things! It's really outrageous. So I'm forcing myself to finish some things first (like the monthly dragon piece) before I start any of my 2018 SALs. Which means, of course, I'll star at the year behind. Lol!

I did however cheat and spend an evening or two putting together this cutie. It's an older Mill Hill Kit. All beads. It was really different because some of the beads are not attached as a single bead to the perforated paper but instead 3-4 beads put on one strand and then fit into the empty space. Gives it a very organic look which I really like. It's the transparent purple ones in the between the gold that are done this way. They kind of look just fit into place (because they are). 
Mill Hill Kit
Paisley Heart
Black Perforated Paper
Mill Hill Beads with DMC 310 (black) thread

And so my obsession with the little perforated kits continues. They continue to be the best thing on days when my hand is acting up (too shaky or too numb) to allow me to stitch my 'fancier' projects. Because stitching is stitching whether the skill level be high or low. 

In other news: 
Getting super close to just the black area left on the latest page of Alice! 
Almost have another dragon to show (2 more to go when this one is finished!!) 
And need to pick up Here there be Dragons to keep it moving. 
Plus, so many new SALs! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching! 


Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful Mel - little kits are great and I'm a big fan of perforated paper.

Robin in Virginia said...

Mel, congratulations on your sweet heart finish. You are so right about stitching is stitching and it doesn't (or shouldn't) matter the what. Thinking of you!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely finish, and if the new starts are calling to you, give them some love too. :) You know we'll support any stitching.

deb said...

The heart finish is very pretty! Must have felt odd to string several beads at once rather than attaching individually. I have a couple little Mill Hill beaded ornament kits that I need to do one of these days but somehow they never get very high up on the list. A big one-color section on Alice? Sounds like a good thing (though maybe I'm wrong about that) cause it seems you could sort of zoom through it? Looking forward to update pictures!

Leonore Winterer said...

That's a really nice little finish! I have scored a few all-beads MH kits as well a while back, and need to get them.
I too have an urge to start all the things at the moment...but then I look in my WIP box and realize I already have started all the things *sigh*

Shebafudge said...

That is so cute. Great finish xx

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Mel. I never did get into those Mill Hill kits, but they do seem quick and are adorable.

Bekca said...

This looks great! I'm on the look out for another big project, but it always seems to be the medium ones that catch my eye :)