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Photo Mar 27, 11 17 37 PM

Project: A Welcoming Spot
Designer: Yvonne?
Company: Papillon Creations
Date: 2013
Fabric: 32 ct. Lavender Mist by Wichelt
Floss used: GAST and Gloriana silk
Approximate time: 1 week


So, as my reward for finishing up my March goals (mostly), I decided I wanted to stitch this.  The reason was two fold, the first being that I wanted to do it and the second being that I want to do “Around the World in 80 Stitches” with thegreytail and stitcherlinguist, but wanted to see what I thought about specialty stitches.  The answer? I love it.

However, along the way I realized that this would make for a perfect anniversary gift for my parents.  So away I went!

I basically stuck to the chart with a few small changes.  The left hand border was supposed to have beads, but I decided that I wouldn’t do that on reasons of symmetry.

I changed the cat in the lower right to a dog because my family is a dog family…because Mom and I are both allergic to cats.

The most major change was removing “Bienvenue” and replacing it with our family’s last name and the year my parents were married (30 years!).

Colorwise, I stuck to the chart with two exceptions.  I used Gloriana Silk’s “Jersey Shore” instead of GAST’s “Picket Fence” and I used GAST’s “Ruby Slipper” instead of GAST’s “Rose Garden” for my dark red