Thursday, February 23, 2006

Rose Arbour

I did it! I finished her! Wahoooooo! ... yep, I am that excited. I can't remember when I started stitching her, but I suspect during 2002, at a guess.

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Rose Arbour ~ Mirabilia
Stitched on Blended Needle "Parchment" 28ct Evenweave

It's funny, when I started this I still hadn't worked out what everybody meant when they talked about starting on the vertical thread - so it is all stitched with each cross starting from the horizontal thread - gosh it is awful to stitch like that, the thread often slipped underneath the weave of the fabric (it's a pretty loose fabric anyway) and I can tell by looking at it that my crosses just don't look "right". We live and learn, and grow - for me, mostly thanks to the internet!

I'm at work right now, and it is VERY quiet, so I'm going to pop down to the carpark and get my soccer/cricket work out of the car, do some of that - and then stitch ... life is good :)

19 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow, she looks stunning!! Congtratulations on that major happy dance!!!! :D I love that design.

I'm not sure what you mean by vertical/horizontal threads though...?

Have a great day! ;)

Gill said...

She's absolutely gorgeous -congratulations!

I've never thought about what thread I start next to but never had a problem with slipping threads either.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Lelia said...

Very Beautiful! What a happy dance : )

Valerie (grvlgal) said...

She's absolutely lovely! And sounds like a learning piece as well! I always get excited when I have moments like that where something I've heard suddenly makes sense....like French knots (which I still hate, but at least I understand).

Jenny said...

How pretty! Nice finish - I have tons of projects I did that aren't on the vertical thread. Such a nice thing to know now!

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations, Lisa! She is gorgeous!

Katrina said...

congrats on your happy dance Lisa - she looks wonderful!!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness Lisa! Congratulations! It came out stunning! In the end, that did turn out to be a gorgeous fabric for RA!!!! Woo Hoo for you!!

Jackie R said...

Gosh, Lisa, you do such beautiful work! I love it!!

Rowyn said...

She's beautiful!

Mia said...

Lisa, Rose Arbour is absolutely stunning!!! You did such a great job. I am happy dancing with you.

Jenna said...

She is gorgeous, Lisa! Congratulations on such a wonderful happy dance! :)

Kathy said...

Wow Lisa, she is stunning, well done on such a georgeous finish.

Hugs xxxxxx

Kath said...

I saw this 'in person' on Wednesday night, the colours are totally gorgeous and as usual Lisa has done a magnificent job on her. Well done that woman!

What's next then.... hehehe

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on the finish, Lisa. She is so beautiful!!

meg said...

Oh wow!! Beautiful!! Congratulations!

Faith Ann said...

Beautiful!!

I have an older piece that I can tell was started over the wrong thread too. I'm sure I'm the only one who would ever notice... I doubt anyone else would notice it on your Rose Arbour either :)

AnneS said...

Oh wow, Rose Arbour is absolutely stunning!! Happy dance, indeed!!! You did a fantastic job on her - and the fabric choice is just gorgeous ... way to go! :D