Sunday, 24 March 2013

Progress on Hardanger Heart

I've finally finished stitching the Hardanger Heart. I had found the design in an old 'Classic Stitches' magazine. It's a Thea Dueck design from "The Victoria Sampler".

There are 3 different filling stitches that I had not done before. "Blanket Stitch Flower" - I must admit I gave up on this stitch and did my own design instead. "Lacy Needlewoven Medallion", which I enjoyed doing. Then lastly "Edelweiss". The first time I did this, it did not look quite right. I noticed that the back was the right way, so I restitched the heart all over again. The "Edelweiss" was much better.

Here's a close up for you to see.

"Edelweiss" filling stitch

"Lacy Needlewoven Medallion" filling stitch

A combination of "woven quadrant" filling and  a "spider's web" filling in the centre.

Here's what it looked like before I did the filling stitches.

Heart complete.
 I can't believe how long it has taken me to do.  I have been so busy and now the snow has arrived and it's getting colder.  I hope the snow clears up very soon.

Until Next time, Happy Stitching Everyone.