Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Band of Two Thousand Eyelets

Just a very quick post to say two things!

Firstly I've finished the eyelet band on A Flamestitch and I am very pleased with how it has turned out!  I love the colours and the shading - AVAS continues to be a joy to work with and my favourite solid brand of silk!

Eyelet Band

I've also completed the plants and flowers in the cross stitch band:
Cross Stitch Band
All that is left to do on this one now is the flamestitch band and to fill in the cross stitch band with black.
I also wanted to say a big thank you to Mii Stitch!  I was very lucky to win her giveaway of the chart  Pink Sparrow Sampler by Brenda Gervais.  It arrived on what turned out to be a very stressful and upsetting day, so was a welcome ray of sunshine!

Pink Sparrow Sampler
It goes without saying that this one has been added to the Projects for 2016 list :).
I had thought once I had finished the eyelet band on A Flamestitch that I would move on to other projects, but it is such a beautiful simple stitch that I may just stick with it until the finish - simple and easy is what I need right now!
Happy Stitching!


  1. Oh my, this looks so beautiful, the eyelets band and the cross stitch band. Filling it in in black must make the colours pop out. Looking forward to seeing it.
    Great chart from Ingrid. Lucky you!

  2. What beautiful work this project is turning out to be!
    I can't wait to see it finished :)
    Glad the sampler arrived safely & made your day better.
    I am really looking forward to see your take on this one, it is promising to become a real gem & I'm glad it went your way.

  3. I must say those close up picks look fabulous. I need to get me some AVAS to try out.

  4. OMG, that Flamestitch is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work!
    Congrats on your win! Looks like a fun stitch!

  5. I love the colours in your Flamestitch, they look so vivid. Congratulations on your win, it's a lovely chart and I'm sure you'll do it justice.
    Hope life becomes a little less stressful soon.

  6. Sorry to hear things have been rough and your eyelets are amazingly even! I'll bet 2000+ helps though, right? Good luck continuing on with this, it's a gorgeous piece.

  7. Wow it's gorgeous. I love the shading in this band.

  8. Very beautiful stitching. Your blog and videos are an inspiration!

  9. Your ekelet band is stunning Amanda and the flowers and plants is gorgeous.Looking forward to seeing an update.

  10. oh, it's absolutely gorgeous!! I agree with you on the solid silks, they are such a breeze to work with! ❤️

  11. Beautiful stitching, and congrats on your win! :D

  12. beautiful work,so pretty and congrats!!!

  13. The eyelet band and flowers look wonderful. I am in love with those colours too! :)

  14. The eyelets look amazing! It's worth taking the time to get them all even.
    Nice sampler win too.


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