Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Monday, April 21, 2014

HAED Eleanor of Aquitaine WIPocalypse

I've been stitching away on my queen and am so excited because I now have a right hand side edge.

The original design has a LOT more dark background that I think is just not necessary to stitch. My version is a cropped version.  I couldn't figure out where I wanted the right hand side to end at until I got the shoulder started on the horse.

...then I discovered last night that the dark grey in the lower mane, is the wrong color. I wondered why it just didn't look right to me! So I picked it all out last night and will reput it in tonight.

Next time you see her, the upper right will be filled in because that is my next goal.

Happy Stitching Stitching Friends! (and thank you so much for coming to my blog and leaving me a comment, I love them so much)


Annie said...

This is just so lovely!

Vickie said...


Annette-California said...

Breathtaking!!! oooh those frogs. Glad you are done with them and ready to stitch on.
love Annette

Chris said...


Aileen said...

Oh my goodness Narita-we must be soul sisters! ;) I am stitching another Kinuko Craft design at the moment but many moons ago I asked Michele to chart this design (HAED are wonderful)-I adore the whole idea of Eleanore of Aquitane (love reading about her)and adore Kinuko's work..I am very ashamed to admit that I haven't put a stitch in since getting the chart...This post has renewed my enthusiasm so much...I just adore what you've done and the cropping (I need the doggies though). Thank-you and as the old expression goes 'More power' to your needle!

Nathalia said...

That is very beautiful!