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Sunday, February 14, 2010

So close...


Tomorrow is Louis Riel Day and this week is spring break. Although considering the amount of snow outside the "spring" part is a joke! Since I'm actually caught up on all my assignments, there will hopefully be lots of stitching progress this week.

Yesterday I dug up Bluebell with the intent of finishing her. And I could have too. However the curly vines are actually backstitched with DMC. Odd considering Nora's love of sparkly bling! So I've decided to swap it out for a metallic, and since I don't have a brown one I have to dash to the LNS during the week.


Bluebell
32ct Waterlily Jobelan


I found her wings to be too eyecatching, if that makes any sense. I want Bluebell and the dress to be the focus, so I switched around the colours in the wings. I'm not sure that worked out. It was fine before the outlining purple which seems to be a bit too dark. And I think the paler purple is too pale. But it's pretty and I hate frogging Kreinik, so it will stay.

I don't have the required Caron Waterlily and my LNS would've taken ages to order it, so after staring at the model, finishes online and squinting at the Caron website, I swapped it out for DMC 730, and am pleased.

And if anyone is planning on stitching her, the backstitch around the flowers had no code on my chart. (Not sure if it's been changed for newer prints.) It's apparently 800 according to Wichelt. Just a heads up.

Today was spent on the Legends' border, so just imagine the border growing. Not worth a picture~

13 comments:

nima said...

oh... the blue bell looks really gorgeous

stitchinfiend said...

She is beautiful.

kvstitching said...

She's looking very pretty so far!

Ineke said...

She is lovely!

Little Cat said...

Thanks for the info about the missing info. I have her in my stash to stitch very soon. Yours is looking lovely and I think your changes have worked fine. Nothing stands out as if it shouldn't be there. Well done!

Carol said...

Oh, I love her--so feminine and dainty looking. You're doing a wonderful job, Blu!

Had to google "Louis Riel"--not being Canadian I had never heard of him before. Thanks for teaching me something new for the day :)

Dee said...

The changes you made turned out fabulously!! She looks absolutely gorgeous.

Josie said...

she looks fabulous.

Pumpkin said...

She looks fabulous! Too bad I'm starting Sabrina because I'd love to start her :o)

Meari said...

Bluebell is really pretty!

valerie said...

Love your Bluebell...the changes to the wings looks great!

Lynn said...

Beautifully done! I love the colours.

Terri said...

This looks great :)