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Friday, January 1, 2010

An unforeseen finish


I only had the beads to finish, so I did that today.



Start date December 29, 2009
Finish date January 1, 2010
Fabric 32 count waterlily Jobelan
Total time 29.5 hours

Now if you've just said "Hang on, I don't remember any previous pictures of this!" you're right. Take a look at the start date.

When I fell of my "no new starts December" I did on the 29th with this. And then stitched madly everyday. I thought that I might be able to squeeze it in before the new year! Insane, but at certain times it seemed doable. However I slept in very late on the 31st, and ended up just a bit short. 3.5 hours today and she's done.

Keeping with the uniform fabric colour, she's on Waterlily like my other two pixies. I couched the metallics, but left out the red beads near her berries because they looked a bit odd. If I change my mind I can always just add them in (I doubt it, but the option is there).

She was fun to stitch and very very quick. My fastest pixie so far! This takes care of all the pixies that I like enough to stitch. (Unless I like Nora's next one...)

17 comments:

valerie said...

Wow...talk about a speedy needle! Holly looks terrific. Congrats!

Missy Ann said...

She's gorgeous! I think the couched metallics is a brilliant choice. Your Holly sparkles more than any other I've seen.

Yoyo said...

Are your fingers singed? Boy those needles were smokin. I love to couch metalics, they bring such sparkle to a piece.

And she is beautiful btw, congratulations.

Mel said...

That is FAST! Very Lovely!

Karyn said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous, your fingers must be numb :) Your stitching is beyond perfect, my dear :)

You deserve a day of finger rest!

Hugs
Ma

Pumpkin said...

She's beautiful Blu!!!! Congrats on such a fabulous finish :o)

Dee said...

Oh my!! She is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations!!!!

Deb said...

She's beautiful! I can't believe that you got her finished in that short of time! Congratulations on such a great finish for the year.

Carol said...

So, so pretty! And I can't believe how quickly you finished her. Congratulations :)

Annie said...

Those needles must have been working lots of overtime! She's a beauty. What a great way to ring in the new year.

Ranae said...

Speedy stitcher you are indeed.
She is absolutely beautiful
Congrats!!

Srinity said...

Wow that was a speedy finish! And a beautiful one too! :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful finish

Lindsay said...

She's lovely

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous

Terri said...

Wow Blu that is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work.

Lonneke said...

OMG how did you that?! You're fast!
Your pixie is beautiful!