Saturday, 2 May 2015

Alice In Wonderland - Bothy Threads



Hello Peeps!

Time to share my little update on

Alice in Wonderland
Bothy Threads
This is the kit version and includes:
14 count hand dyied Zweigart aida fabric
Black Madeira stranded cotton

Stitched 3 over 1
4 pages in total

Was a Mother's Day gift, started on the 21/03/2015


I have finished pages 1 & 3.
Started page 2.

The black blob at the top on the right is the beginning of
the grinning Cheshire cat :)


Little close up



Keeping Alice till last, of course!!

 
Project will be put on hold for the next few days.

As I am missing my colourful little crosses,
I will work on my art mail for now and
then go back to Alice.

Happy stitching,
Toodles,
Mii

125 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this one. It is Alice's 150th anniversary this year and there are some beautiful products being made to celebrate.

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    1. Yes, I am aware of the 150th anniversary :)
      Glad I'm having a colourful break at the moment but I'm really looking forward to finishing it!

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  2. It's looking great! Can't wait to see Cheshires cute little face come to life <3

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    1. Thanks! Although, his grin looks a bit freaky on the chart... let's hope it's going to look better once it's stitched :)

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  3. It looks fantastic.
    Greetings, Manuela

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  4. This is a very special kit -love design and the hand dyed fabric is fantastic !

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    1. Yes, the colour of the fabric is lovely.
      Simply wish it was on evenweave instead of aida...

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  5. Wowee - looks stunning - love, love it!!
    xxx

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  6. It looks beautiful already! The fabric colours with the black design is wonderful....but I can understand why you are missing some colourful stitches in your life! Enjoy your art mail.

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    1. Thanks Rhona! Art mail is finished (well the stitching part of it).
      Didn't think it will be so quick so I'm cheekily working on a Spring Tralala design, as I still feel the need for some colours for now :)

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  7. It's looking great I still like the choice of fabric :)

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    1. As it was a kit the fabric came with it. I love the feel & colour but would enjoy it even more if it was evenweave instead of aida :)

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  8. Lovely progress. The design looks wonderful with the black thread on the variegated background.

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  9. Fantastic! The fabric is just so perfect.

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  10. Wow this is going to be a gorgeous piece! The black thread is so striking

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  11. Great progress, Mii and the fabric you have is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! It's the fabric that came with the kit... just wish it was evenweave, it would then be perfect for me :)

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  12. Really stunning piece! With that fabric it just pops:)

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    1. Totally agree with you Thoeria!
      Thanks for leaving a comment :)

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  13. These are such lovely patterns but I can see how all the black would get tiring. At least you don't have to worry about the wrong color~ :D

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    1. LOL! Nope, but I have to remember to use 3 threads and not 2!!

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  14. Ho I love rabbits how cute it looks amazing, Happy Weekend.

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  15. It looks great! Have a nice weekend;)

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  16. It looks great !!!
    I was surprised black color :-)
    I look forward to the sequel!

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    1. Thanks Daniela!
      Having a short break from it for now as I need to stitch with pretty colourful threads!!

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  17. Lovely work, Mii!
    Happy Weekend and Happy Stitching! :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Palko :)

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  18. Wow! This is off to a gorgeous start!

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  19. Ingrid, I finally found a way to leave a comment!

    Great progress on your sampler. It's very dramatic looking!

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment!
      I just love this silhouette kit and I'm looking forward to have it finished :)

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  20. Well you know I love this one! You've made great progress. That fabric is gorgeous. I can understand why you want a change from black though. Great stitching.

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    1. Thanks Justine!
      I have finished stitching my mail art so will work on the Tralala I've started when we met up and then I'll go back on Alice.

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  21. What a lovely design,very effective.

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  22. belle progression, c'est très beau

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  23. Wonderful progress, love the fabric you have choosen.

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    1. The fabric came with the kit!
      I love the colour but wish it was evenweave instead of aida but hey ho, it's still looks lovely :)

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  24. Looks great but are you sick of all the black, I think I would be.

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    1. Yes, that's why I'm having a little break from it :)
      I need to stitch some colourful designs for now!

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  25. great start! Love this piece, just ordered it at Polstitches, looking forward to stitch it too

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    1. Lovely! Wish I'd ordered mine with them because I would have been able to choose an evenweave fabric instead of the aida. It would look so much nicer, in my opinion :)

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    2. Yours is very beautiful, love the coverage of the black

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  26. Beautiful! Love the details.

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    1. Thanks Katie!
      4 pages for me is enough, I can cope with that :D

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  27. oh wow this is gorgeous! Love the fabric you've chosen too.

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    1. Thanks Sally!
      I haven't chose the fabric, it came with the kit :)
      I would have preferred an evenweave rather than aida...

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  28. Gorgeous work! Love the fabric! Assuming it is Polstitches?

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    1. Thanks Deb!
      Well, as I've mentioned, this is a kit I bought from Bothy Threads but I'm 99% sure the fabric comes from Polstitches. It has that yummy smell I've recognised from recent Polstitches purchases :)

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  29. Beautiful progress! All that black looks great on the fabric. Can't wait to see more! :D

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    1. Thanks Sarah!
      You'll have to wait a little longer to see more. I'm having a small break away from all the black :)
      I'm still really looking forward to finishing it.

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  30. It is looking beautiful:)

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  31. Sihouette is always mesmerising . Beautifull progress

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  32. It's looking great! I´d like the hand dyed fabric.

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  33. I love this pattern and the fabric is gorgeous.

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  34. Beautiful progress, Ingrid :-)

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  35. Ow my what a beautifull project!!
    And all that black, aren't you tired of stitching only with black??
    Keep it on

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    1. Yes, I'm having a short break away from all the black at the moment :)

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  36. Wonderful project Mii :), you have busy needle, already so many stitches.

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  37. It looks awesome, well done!

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  38. The only thing I can say is WOW! It looks wonderful!

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  39. PRECIOSOS LOS BORDADOS!!!!
    EL CUENTO LO ODIOOOOO.
    SALUDITOS

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  40. What a cool piece, Ingrid--hope you've stocked up on black thread :)

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    1. LOL!! This is a kit, so yes, I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping there will be enough to finish it all :)

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  41. Love the fabric you are stitching this one on!

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    1. Thanks Angela, it's the one that came with the kit :)

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  42. Great, this project. I love everything monochrome but rarely stitch with only one colour. And I can understand that you have to go back to a project with many colours every now and then, lol.

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    1. It's not too bad to stitch because the fabric is colourful but I must admit, I'm enjoying my little break away from it for now :)

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  43. bellissimo, la tela sfumata è un tocco di eleganza

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  44. The only thing I can say is WOW! It looks fantastic! I love it!

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  45. It's looking very beautiful and artistic !!:)

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  46. Toute en noire aïe.....as tu de bon yeux ?
    Mais superbe ,il sera splendide.
    Plein de douceur pour ce week end
    Bizzz

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    1. La toile est vraiment claire, donc tout va bien :)
      Bon déménagement!! S'est fait??

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  47. C'est génial ! Souvenir d'enfance .... amuses toi bien en la brodant. gros bisous

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  48. Ooohh, this is soooo great! My youngest son is now rehearsing a musicl of Alice in Wonderland with school. In 2 weeks I can go and take a look. I already know now, that I'm gonna be a proud mum ;-)

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    1. Oooh that is so sweet!! I'm sure you'll have a lovely time :)
      Thanks for your comment Tania!

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  49. et bé...Bravo pour ce joli début..la toile est sympa!!
    mais alors...quel courage...broder en noir, c'est ma bête noire!!!

    merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog :-)

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    1. Lol! Oui le noir c'est pas trop motivant! Heureusement la toile est colorée donc ca avance plutot vite :)
      Merci de ta visite!

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  50. Tout en Douceur16 May 2015 at 07:40

    c'est un bel ouvrage bonnes petites croix pour la suite
    Sophie

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    1. Merci Sophie!
      En pause pour l'instant... je suis sur du Tralala en ce moment :)
      Bonne journée!!

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  51. What a beautiful work!!!
    I like it very very much ;)
    A big big hug
    Sonia

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  52. Oh wow I have loved these ever since I saw them on the Bothy Threads site. I'm glad you're stitching one of them as I really wanted to see how they stitch up. It looks fantastic. I think it might have sealed the deal for me. Definitely be a future purchase.. Thank you...I think LOL!
    xo Alicia

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    1. Thanks Alicia! Glad I'm making you spend money :D
      I only wish I had chosen evenweave fabric!!

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  53. What a fantastic pattern and it's going to look both wonderful and beautifully stitched when you are finished.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's on hold for now as I am focusing on a birth sampler for my sister but I'll definitely go back on it after :)

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