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Monday, May 10, 2010

C'est fini


A big thank you to everyone for the encouragement and support. Sometimes it's just about having someone listen~

The weekend was very good in terms of stitching. I finished off all the back stitching in Weekend in Paris. This is a bit of an odd design since only the lady and a few of the letters are full crosses. The entire background and all the red are half crosses. They look thick because they are either 3 or 4 strands! All the half crosses actually skewed the piece a little. The corners aren't right angles but are slightly off. I'm trying to figure out how to stretch/warp it to a rectangle instead of a parallelogram.

Since I like doing this sort of thing, a before backstitch picture:


And after:

Start date January 18, 2010
Finish date May 9, 2010
Fabric 18 count white Aida
Total time 47.25 hours

And because I want more finishes I have a couple of new starts. I'm pretty sure that one will actually be a finish by tomorrow. (Since they'll take less than 10 hours I'm just going to sneak them in and out and we'll all pretend that my wagon/diet/whatever is still working LOL)

20 comments:

Lenka said...

This is beautiful!!

Edit said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Looks like a lot of work!

nima said...

wow..that looks awesome...

Ineke said...

Amazing the way the backstitches change the look of it! It is beautiful!

Elaine said...

Wow what a gorgeous finish!

Annie said...

I love that piece. A fabulous finish.

Shouldn't be hard to block it back to shape. Steam iron may be enough. Or dampen the fabric and iron. Sometimes you have to wet it and pin it down to something to square it off and let if try, but usually steaming is enough.

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous piece. Doesn't the back stitching just make it all come together. Nice Job.

Her Boudoir said...

Great finish!

Carol said...

Blu, she is "tres magnifique!" You did an amazing job :)

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the finish, it's awesome!

Parsley said...

Truly beautiful!

Dee said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on another finish!!!!

Kttycat said...

Grats on the finish! She is so pretty!

Kristen said...

Yeah! Looks great!!

Lynn said...

It's amazing just how much difference BS can make on a piece. A really stunning finish, congratulations!

Michelle said...

Congrats on a great finish - it is so beautiful!

Siobhan said...

WOW!! It's beautiful. The backstitching really made it pop. Great job!

TammyK said...

Congrats on a finish, it's beautiful! Love the colors.

Meari said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!