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Monday, January 18, 2010

Moving past the arch


The reason my Rose of Sharon was stuck here is because of that arch.



There are 4 greens, 5 pinks, 1 brown and 4 creams in there. They aren't in blocks, they're not random confetti. They are pervasive, everywhere and are a pain to do. I've always known that I need to finish the arch and the columns before the dress because the dress is the ultimate goal and I'll stop once I hit that. So everything else has to go first.

This weekend I dragged her out and got the hardest part of the arch almost done. There are a few stitches missing where I didn't notice them, but I'll just fill those when those colours pop up again. I got a bit down a column and I got bored. Again. Now while I can keep on stitching her I keep finding excuses not to go near. So I put her away at this point:



A shoutout to Andie who inspired me. The original yellow dress did nothing for me and so RoS was not on my list until I saw her red version and had to have one of my own.

16 comments:

nima said...

wow...that is looking gorgeous...can't wait to see the finish

Kathy A. said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
I love your Mira and she is stunning in red. Keep up the great job - that arch won't last forever and it will frame your lady so beautifully.

Angela said...

Wowza! This is one beautiful design but I hear you about those color changes. Not a favorite of mine anymore and I avoid these charts like the plague, LOL! I'll look forward to watching your progress.

Dee said...

Absolutely gorgeous Blu!! I love your color changes!! While the arch may be tedious to stitch, it does add so much to the design! You will love it when it is all complete!

Annie said...

This is worth all of the effort and mind games you have to play to keep going. I love red and red is perfect for this beauty.

Carol said...

She is just stunning, Blu! Love the red dress you gave her--good luck with the rest. It will be well worth your effort!

Kathy said...

Wow. This is going to be stunning! It is beautiful already.

Terri said...

This is beautiful. I love your choice of colours. I want to do this one in Blue

Deb said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I'm glad that Andie inspired you. That red dress is so much prettier than the yellow one.

Shelleen said...

great job!

Andie said...

Shes gorgeous and I hear you on that arch. I've done it in yellow and must have been crazy to do another lol. But on the bright side the left is heaps quicker! :D

Sharlotte said...

This is going to be really really nice!! You asked about where I found a husband that cross stitches. Well, actually he didn't until this past summer. I didn't even have to twist his arm. He just thought he'd give it a try. Beats the heck out of me why LOL! But at least he now sort of understands my obession. :o)

Annemiek said...

I can understand your frustration, but it does look lovely. Once it is done, you'll have a great piece to add to your collection.

Pumpkin said...

Oh Blu! You really put a good dent in the arch! Don't give up too soon. Put her away for a few days and then go back :o)

Thanks for explaining the color of her dress. I was wondering why you changed it. LOL!

Amanda said...

Beautiful stitching! This is one of my most favorite Mirabilia designs. However, I have not stitchedit yet. But your beautiful work is inspiring me!

Meari said...

Wow, Rose of Sharon is beautiful. Nice stitching.