Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oriental Lady Finish (the Agony and the Ecstasy)

I had been a mad stitcher on a mission. Kept the blog hopping to a minimum (so hard to do!), backstitched after work, just before sleeptime, or until my eyes shut, haha. Got to finish her before I start one or else she'll be another UFO. So the needle was on fire, while Adele, Bruno Mars, Style Council, Everything but the Girl (to name a few) kept me sane during my mad hours of stitching. I.Will.Prevail... And.I.Did!
Poor needle had to retire though (lol). Found a sturdier one in my case. Almost 2 skeins of black DMC floss. 2 skeins!for the black backstitch alone. I started with the green, sienna, brown, then the black. Then came the gold trimming, it kept shredding... still I persevered and was rewarded!
Each passing day I was satisfied, as I made peace with backstitch, one by one they popped out- her skirt, her face, her fan... now she's complete! A happy dance before the unveiling...
Here she is:
Some close-ups:

 
 
 
What to do next? Blog hopping time!
Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

  1. « I think she has got mad » the apple guy should have day :O :O !! Can't say nothing else than OHMYGAWD, you have worked so fast ! You should bury your poor needle ans make a ceremony, it deserves it. Great work, can't wait to see your next project !

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    1. Thank you! I might do some smaller projects after this though:) while eagerly waiting for your next Jazz Cafe post;)

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  2. OHHHHHHHHH my goodness! :)) what a treasure! she's SO beautiful, love her! I'm tempted to do her LOL but I think I have enough on haha I cant wait to see her framed, WELL DONE YOU!!

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    1. Thank you. And you did such a wonderful job on the peacock, it looks so complicated to me! Perfection:)

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  3. WOW!!! She is stunning! Congratulations!

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  4. Wow. Gorgeous! The backstitching really adds so much. Enjoy your happy dance!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still dancing in my head;) Your beautiful dragon is almost done too, I'm waiting for that finish:)

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  5. WOW!!! OMG!!! She is absolutely fabulous!!! What a wonderful finish, well done you :)

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    1. Thank you! All these comments inspire me to improve my stitching. Patience, patience:)

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  6. Oh my, oh my, oh my, I'm speechless. Wow, now that is a finish! She is looking gorgeous, so beautiful. And all that backstitching was well worth it, all the little details on her dress just pop out. Great!!!!

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