Voilà!!! My Tournicoton Historie de Lettres is framed! and ohhhh I love how this one turned out!
You can click on the pictures and biggify them to see the details. I used an overdyed floss for the letters so they fade from claret to almost red. All the rest of the flosses were the DMC's the chart called for. I'm so happy with this frame. I used it before in a burgundy tone but this shade of green with the gold blotches really brings out the avocado and lime in this piece.
And this area with all its over one stitching was worth it. I love the child reading a book and the bees flying around the skep and those fluffy little sheep grazing. All the little motifs on this piece really do add to its charm. I don't like skipping around here there and everywhere to stitch them, but I can't deny how very pretty they are.
Well, as you read this I should be at the workshop with Ami Simms. I hope to remember to take some pictures to show you. I'm looking forward to spending the day with Ami and my quilty lady friends.