Thursday, July 28, 2016

AAN's Tulip 2nd Finish of 2016!

Hello again!  I have been stitching up a storm lately, but I still need to get caught up on my posts here.  Well back in April after I finally finished my Owl Growth Chart #2 I needed something small that I could hopefully finish quickly.  So I decided to go back to Alessandra Adelaide Needlework's Tulip that I started back in December before I bought the new colors for Owl Growth Chart.

This was where I had left it after working on it for a few days in December...

It is stitched in Mo's Sale silk floss on 14 count Aida in Melody by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

Here are some more progress shots for you...

With the tulip complete I moved on to the stem and leaves...

So here she is all finished, but this whole time I had a sneaking suspicion that the yellow was not showing up very well against the fabric and I realized at the end that I needed to do something to change that.  The design called for some backstitch anyways so I thought that I would use the purple/peach fade color to stitch around all of the yellow to help it stand out from the background a little more.

And this is the result!  It does make the stitching more visible, but in a way I feel like now the main color in the tulip is peach and not bright yellow and it felt like it took FOR.EVER.  Anyways this is a present for one of my best friends (who doesn't read this blog :)) and I think she will like it no matter what.

Here is the complete picture including a Princess Anna from Frozen needleminder I used with this project from Gina's Unique Boutique on Etsy.  The next time I'm in the US at my favorite framer I will get this framed and give it away.  I finished this at the very end of April...just in time for Stitch Maynia!?  Until next time...Happy Stitching!


  1. Congratulations on the finish!

  2. Your tulip is beautiful! Congrats on your finish.

  3. It's so pretty! I like your solution of backstitching around the yellow. It definitely helps! :D

  4. What a great way to make the yellow really stand out. It looks lovely.