Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Elements Series is Complete!

Finally the series that has sat in my stash for four years is complete and all in a week's worth of stitching!  Crystal Waters and Fresh Air have been added to the pile of finishes for the year.

For all three of the samplers I used threads from stash, I happened to have the majority of silks and cottons required, but I used different beads and metallics to what was called for.   The charts called for Kreinik  but I'm a Rainbow Gallery girl :) and I have quite a collection of random Mill Hill and Delica beads so it's always a good feeling to be able to use stash!

Bead Storage

So here are the finishes, firstly Crystal Waters:
Crystal Waters by The Victoria Sampler
I love the little silver metallic whales!
And then Fresh Air:
Fresh Air Sampler by The Victoria Sampler complete!
Rhodes butterflies - one of my favourite stitches!
Thankfully the delicate hardanger section survived!
I've also picked my threads for Operation Threadporn this month.  Originally  I had planned to stitch another freebie, pulled threads and fabric for it, but then came up with better options - the only problem being they were fabric and threads which were not in my stash ha ha!  So that idea has been stored for another day and I went with a different freebie which has already been stitched up and is waiting to be finished.
October Thread Choices
So that's my past week in stitches!  Not sure whether I will accomplish all the goals I had for this month, but a possible six finishes is not to be sniffed at I guess!
Thank you to all of you that stop by and to those of you that comment on my little stitching adventures!
Happy Stitching!


  1. Congrats on your latest two finishes, they really do look great and must have been a joy to stitch.

  2. Two more beautiful finishes and in such subtle colours. Congratulations again! :)

  3. Beautiful finishes Amanda! Loving the dark green threads.

  4. Gorgeous! My favourite of this series is crystal blue waters. I love the blues!

  5. Your finishes are beautiful.Great to see them close up on your blog:)
    I love the threadworx red thread.

  6. Wow!! Huge congratulations for finishing the Elements! Very, very delicate on Fresh Air and lovely work on both.

  7. It's great to see all your finishes. They are really beautiful. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next year!

  8. beautiful stitching on a beautiful series

  9. Wow congrats on the finishes! They're lovely :)

  10. Congratulations on two amazing finishes. I love all the different stitches and effects in each one.

  11. So gorgeous! Congrats on another two finishes. I can't get over how delicate and beautiful they are! :D

  12. Oh my, how delicate and fine they look. Congratulations on these finishes. Quite simply gorgeous. I also try to use threads and beads from my stash instead of buying new ones that are usually hard to get here. And I feel good using up my stash.

  13. Th samplers are gorgeous as always. Love your work!!!!!


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