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Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Day Late

Why be on time when you can be (un)fashionably late?

Begin with a pot:

Add a somewhat nontraditional tree topper:

Go crazy with the decorations:


End with a sparkly tree:

Start date December 20, 2010
Finish date December 26, 2010
Designer Nora Corbett
Fabric 32 ct opalescent white lugana
Total time 18.75 hours

For anyone planning on stitching this: The urn is most definitely not symmetrical. The entire middle bead portion is not symmetrical and the base is off a bit here and there. Many of the ornaments are not round/oval/any symmetrical shape.

I made lots of little changes here and there to make the urn and some of the ornaments symmetrical. I moved branches around so that ornaments wouldn't be floating at random. The vertical strands of beads are not in the charted colours since that would have red strands with a giant pink bead and I preferred it as a pink strand with a giant pink bead. By the end I was randomly placing beads since I didn't like where they were charted. BUT it's pretty and that's all that matters.

22 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Despite the lack of symmetry it looks fantastic! Congratulations!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

nima said...

wow...beautiful work...

Farm Girl said...

It's so pretty indeed Blu - I love it. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Christine said...

It's gorgeous! I love the photo you took showing the dimension of the stitching and the beading. Congrats!!

Оля said...

Delicious work! I wish you a great holydays!!

Ineke said...

It is gougeous! I love all the beads with their various sizes.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

KarenV said...

Very pretty!

Carol said...

This is stunning, Blu! I've never seen this piece before--you really did a wonderful job on it and I love the changes you made. Ornaments floating at random wouldn't have worked for me either :)

Mary said...

You did a beautiful job on this piece, Blu.
The changes you have made certainly makes the piece "your own!"
I haven't seen this chart before..it's lovely. I like some of NC's work and have a Halloween fairy posted on my blog. It was a chart I came upon in a cross stitch magazine a few years ago.
Happy New Year!

Annie said...

Blu, that is so gorgeous! I wouldn't notice any symmetry issues is you didn't bring it up. Enjoy this beautiful tree!

Kathy said...

It is absolutely beautiful. Little tweaks and all! Love it and love the color.

I missed your finish in the last post. Stunning finish. And it certainly is a happy dance of major proportions!

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas.

Silverlotus said...

Very pretty!

Daffycat said...

It is such a lovely finish, Blu!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats.

Mel said...

WOW, that is awesome!!!!

Berit said...

I quite like it! :D

Measi said...

Gorgeous work, Blu! I'm so impressed with your finishes. :) Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

It's beautiful! I can't believe you stitched it up that quickly.

Happy New Year!

D@isy said...

May the new year bring you health, love, peace and prosperity for you and your family.
Happy New Year.

Jennifer said...

Oh, pretty pretty!!!

Pumpkin said...

Wow! That didn't take you long at all! Great job with the changes.