Special Requests, Roses, Dancing & Harps!
Special RequestsAt the start of this year the winners were announced for the Heaven & Earth 2017 BB Goal Challenges. I got a prize along with seven other winners! The choice for the winning chart was a QS or "Quick Stitch." (A QS is generally a cropped section from a regular sized artwork that has been re-charted). Since there are several pieces of art I wanted to do as QS's I asked if I could pay to have one made as a Special Request and then get the resulting chart as the Challenge Reward. They said yes! So I went ahead and purchased the Special Request Service. I was very excited as I'd never ordered a Special Request before. However, after about six weeks of waiting I contacted them to see what was happening and there ended up being a muck-up with it. It turned out that this particular section couldn't be made into a QS. I was pretty cut about it since my heart was set on stitching this one. The section requested was from the artwork "Small Talk" by John Patience.
Cropped Section Requested from Small Talk by John Patience:
Love is in the AirWhen the "Small Talk" option fell through, I asked about another piece of art I've also had my heart set on stitching for a very long time. I've been hoping for the past four years that this piece of art would be charted! I did request it back when Heaven and Earth Designs did specific Art Requests. It's called Love is in the Air by Josephine Wall.
This is the crop I wanted to have made into a QS:
Third Preference...The next preference on my list was for a QS of The Bards of Bone Plain by Kinuko Craft. Michele said she would have a shot at charting it. Unfortunately, I waited two weeks for this and she cancelled it as she said she didn't have enough time to make it. As a compromise, I got the SSMC (Supersized Max Colour) Bards of Bone Plain Chart and I will crop it myself to get the "QS" Section I'd originally hoped to have made. I think this is a good solution anyway as I have noticed the SS charts have very good detail. At this point the section I would like to do is pictured below. I will have a good look at the chart though and might potentially adjust the section. It won't be stitched straight away anyway, since I've already been blessed with so many projects to work on and would like to get some finishes in first! I think this will be a beautiful one to work on though and I'm really looking forward to starting it.
I will admit I'm probably a bit fussy lol! They take a long time to stitch though, so that's my excuse... I also think there are certain pieces of art that just really speak to you and as soon as you see them you know "I'd love to stitch that!' If you can totally relate I'd love o hear about it in the comments! Also, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! Thanks for stopping by :)
Happy Stitching! xxx