My Precioussss

Wheeeee! I’m happy dancing again – and this finish comes complete with sparkles and dragonflies. Allow me to present Dragonfly Jewels by The Cat’s Whiskers Design Studio:


So, so, so, so pretty. Technically not a complete finish, of course – the complete design requires four flaps to be stitched which are then attached so as to hide the message until they are untied. While I am fascinated by the 3-D finishing method, I just can’t see myself shelling out the $60 for the box to mount this in just yet, so it will have to wait. Also, I really love the design as is, so perhaps I’ll end up just framing it instead.

There is nothing I don’t love in this – the colours, the silks, the over-one words – and those dragonflies. The eyes! The legs! Look at them! They’re just so damn cute and sparkly, I love them to bits! This may well just be my favourite finish to date 🙂


These last few posts may have you believing that I have my stitching groove back on. I’m thinking it’s probably just a temporary thing, myself. There’s so much on the burner at the moment. Home improvement-y things we have to do; sewing I’d like to fit in; school selection/enrolment blahblah for Finn; a thirtieth birthday weekend to plan for OtherHalf and a FIRST birthday celebration for the littlest one. So I’m pretty sure the stitching is going to take a back seat again for a little while. But I have finally made myself a goal for 2007 (me – goal making – the horror!). I’d like to have at least 12 finishes – one per month. Small, medium or large, doesn’t matter. So far, I’m on track… we’ll see how the rest of the year goes.

And now… ahem. I am up really really late, and so there’s no one but myself to blame tonight for too little sleep. So g’night.

22 responses to “My Precioussss

  1. soooooo pretty!

  2. This is a really pretty finish! Congrats.

  3. That is an absolutely gorgeous stitch! I LOVE it!

  4. Congratulations Melanie!!! That is such a beautiful design and your stitching is absolutely superb! Seeing your beautiful pictures makes me think I should definitely put this design on my wishlist.

  5. It’s gorgeous! I love how sparkly this design is – and the sentiment is lovely.

  6. Beautiful!! Congratulations!

  7. Very cute, Mel. Congratulations! 🙂

  8. That really is a pretty design – it would seem a shame to hide it away anyway, nevermind the $60 for the stuff!

  9. Those dragonflied are gorgeous – well done!

  10. Oooooo! So pretty! Gorgeous piece!

  11. That really is stunning, I love it! Gone right to the top of my wish list. 😉

  12. Wow, that’s so pretty!

  13. I love that dragonfly piece, it’s just fantastic!!

  14. I’m a dragonfly nut and have this chart in my stash, of course, but this is the first I’ve seen it stitched up. Every stitcher knows that almost everything looks better stitched than it does on the chart, and this one is another of that type of stunner. You did a fantastic job, and it looks perfect just the way it is, should you decide to leave it that way. I agree with you; I would certainly be tempted to do just that!

  15. I love it! It’s gorgeous! Congrats on your finish 🙂

  16. Gorgeous!! The dragonflies are really amazing! And the jewel tones are so vibrant.

    : )

  17. Fabulous! The photos are wonderful. They make me wonder how awesome this must be IRL! You did a great job.

  18. I love this design and have wanted to buy it for myself. I think you did beautiful work on it! It looks so much nicer in your photo than I would have even imagined!

  19. this is beautiful!

  20. That is so pretty…I love it.

  21. WOW!!! That is an awesome design, and you have done a fantastic job with the stitching.

  22. I’m exceptionally late in commenting on this one – your dragonfly finish is absolutely and positively stunning! 😀 I agree with you, it’s quite nice to leave the wee flaps off so you can see the wee dragonflies all the time 🙂