maandag 6 oktober 2014

My current BAP

I can't seem to find this kit for sale online anymore, but 3 years ago I started on my current BAP. It is by Dimensions, and is a full kit. I was looking online for a nice kit, that was both nice to stitch, and pretty enough to hang on my walls, because for my previous BAP (which will be shown soon), I loved the colors and stitching it, but didn't love the end result too much, It just didn't go with my decor.

After careful searching, I found this kit. It is called "Cat in Window", by Dimensions.

This picture doesn't really do it justice, since it has a more subtle color-scheme, and I thought it would fit my Alphonse Mucha piece shown in my last blogpost very nicely. 

I think I started stitching it in the summer of 2012, or the summer of 2011, but I am not quite sure :D. I know I bought it and started stitching straight away, because I loved it that much. I watched all episodes of my favorite TV-show QI while stitching, and got pretty far straight away. I started in the center, as is recommended for big pieces, which means I started with the background behind the cat. That consists of all half-stitches, which makes it a pretty quick job. Here is a picture of the beginning.

This is a picture of how it looked at the end of that summer. 

I lost my interest in stitching pretty soon after, went into crocheting, and stopped doing crafts all together. But throughout the years I stitched some here and there, until I finished the entire background yesterday (there was about four hours of stitching left on that when I picked it back up last week). 

Now I have to figure out what to do next. I think it would be wise to start on backstitching this background, because there is a lot of backstitching to do still, and I would be very annoyed to do this all in the end. But backstitching is a bit boring, and I really want to start working with some different colors than all these pastels. So I am still debating, maybe do an hour of backstitch, and then an hour of stitching the cat. I still really love this piece and I think it would be very beautiful in the end.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Mooi borduurwerk! En al een eind op weg. Ik heb een hekel aan de stiksteekjes.

  2. Ik vind stiksteekjes ook niet het leukste, maar juist daarom wil ik ze niet allemaal tot het einde bewaren, want dan heb ik waarschijnlijk nog jaren dit project bijna-af in de kast liggen.

  3. Ja, ik probeer ze ook altijd tegelijk mee te nemen. Als ik een bepaald deel of kleur af heb.
    Ik heb ook een website., misschien vind je het leuk om te bekijken.

    1. Ik was er al op aan t kijken, je maakt leuke dingen! Is het goed als ik je link bij de links op mijn blog zet?

    2. ja, zeker goed. Leuk :) Ik zet jouw blog ook mijn blog. Dan komt links op mijn blog jouw updates te zien.