L'Cage de Eglantine
Finally a finish to share with you, this is L'Cage de Eglantine, by Martine Leonard, a wonderful French Designer.
I first saw this on DanyBrods ( http://dany88.canalblog.com/archives/mes_broderies/p20-0.html ) blog earlier this year and fell in love with it, so thought I might do my version of it too, I also added like Dany a ring and a clasp instead of a stitched one, which I felt makes all the difference.
I have stitched mine on 40ct cream linen using the recommended DMC colours, the little bird is stitched 1/1 on 40ct and attached to the cage using a cream chiffon ribbon, the cage is 2/2. I have used a beautiful piece of embroidered lace trim to edge around the inside of the frame, and the frame is just a very simple creamy white 10"x8" from from Ikea.
Watch out for a Harry post soon as he has been pestering me as he wants to tell you all about his holiday to the North East and to reply to his 4-legged friends comments.
I also have a couple more finishes to share too, but these are more of a Christmas kind.
Til later Hugs