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Friday, August 19, 2011

Benefits of Outsourcing

So I've been showcasing other people's UFORRs for the past year. Today I'll show you the other side while I celebrate the first finish since April! (Are you shocked? I'm appalled by my lack of finishing!)

This was Rose of Sharon when I sent her off: Dress done, arch and flowers not.


Rachel, Theialin, Tali and Kris worked their magic, and returned this:


Isn't she gorgeous? I'm so, so happy that she's done! And the fact that I got to stitch my favourite part and left the not-so-favourite bits to someone else? I'm smirking all the way to the finished drawer.

There are so many greens and pinks in the foliage it isn't funny.


Title(Red) Rose of Sharon
DesignerMirabilia
Start dateMarch 6, 2009
Finish dateShe returned on August 17, 2011 so I'm counting that as the finish date
Total timeI put in 121 hours and have no idea how many the ladies put in
Fabric32 ct Ivory lugana
Floss Conversion as given here

And now for a lot more pictures of that lovely dress!

27 comments:

Gabi said...

That's so gorgeous. The dress is really lovely. You did a fantastic job with the conversion to red. Love it.

Farm Girl said...

She is stunning, a beautiful finish. I love the variation of reds in that dress. Lovely how what goes around, in turn, comes around to you too!

Lesleyanne said...

She is absolutely stunning. A great conversion. I am not surprised you are thrilled with it.

gracie said...

What a beautiful piece...job well done ladies...

Bonnie Brown said...

Wow! Beautiful work!!

Sarah said...

Oh that is so beautiful, what a wonderful finish. Congratulations.

Rachel said...

It was an amazing piece to work on, Blu. I think I had wrote down that I put in 30 or 40 hours in on it. I just couldn't put it down, I really wanted to finish it myself, lol.

I think the finished piece is just stunning, and I am questioning my start on 32ct over 1, lol. I think I might have been a tad bit mad to start it that way, haha.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Silverlotus said...

She looks lovely in red. And how great to have her come home finished!

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning!! You and your friends did an amazing job on it :)

Carolyn said...

She is Gorgeous! Everyone did a great job stitching on her. Congratulations on the finish!

Topcho said...

Great job ladies! Absolutely breath taking!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

She's gorgeous in red. You and the ladies worked hard on her.
Will you put a note in with her to say who stitched her when you frame her? For posterity?

Christine said...

Oh wow, she is beautiful! Congrats to you and the other ladies who stitched on her!

Kaisievic said...

Just stunning!

Joysze said...

She's beautiful, Blu!!! Way I see it, cos you've been stitching on UFOs, each one of those finishes should count as yours as well. :)

mdgtjulie said...

She's gorgeous!!! Wow, I really need to get this pattern.

Annette said...

What a beautifull piece!!!
I love the red dress, she looks so wonderfull.
Now you can enjoy this piece!!!

Pumpkin said...

She's absolutely stunning Blu! You all did a fantastic job together :o)

Kathy A. said...

What a stunning finish! And how clever to have the others finish the parts you don't want to do.

Lynn said...

She's absolutely gorgeous!! Love that red!

Sharon said...

She looks amazing! Congrats!

Sally said...

She is stunning! There's no wonder you are pleased with her :)

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous!!! congrats :)

Juc├│ said...

It is breathtakin beautiful I really like it! Congratsn ladies:)

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations to everyone

claire93 said...

such gorgeous detail