So I was really excited when my daughter, who is incredibly princess obsessed, asked me to stitch Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love for her. She saw it one day while looking over my shoulder while I was doing some stitchy shopping online. When she asked if I could make this for her, I said yes without hesitation because not only is it a beautiful piece, it's something that I think she could keep and treasure even after she grows out of her princess phase because it's not your typical "young girl" piece.
I took advantage of Sunday football games to start the piece! It's a pretty large piece, so though I'm starting in the center, I'm going to somewhat use my HAED stitching techniques with working by blocks on each page. We'll see how it goes!
Here's my progress as of today!
|Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love - Started 9/9/12|
This is the start of the bottom left corner of the castle and the foliage and details around it. It's going to be quite awhile before I get to the characters, as they are primarily located on the fourth of four pages in this chart, though we'll see glimpses of part of the Beast when we get to page two. Now, I really did love stitching this piece today...except for the yellow in the windows. I hate metallic threads and blending filaments...wait, I take that back. I hate working with metallic threads and blending filaments. I absolutely love the effects they create on pieces, but it's a pain in the you-know-where to work with them. So those yellow, shimmery squares did give me a fit...and I have lots more filament pieces to do later on in the piece...but I will prevail over them!
By the way, tomorrow starts HAED Appreciation Week! If you love HAED, or if you have never done one of their pieces and would like to start, take part in this great event to show Michelle how much you appreciate her site and all of her work! It's not a sale, though. It's a week that was organized by HAED fans to show our support for this great stitching source! I personally plan on purchasing at least two charts this week. I haven't narrowed it completely down yet to which two, but I'll be sure to post them once I purchase them!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a wonderful week!
Until next time!