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Friday, October 28, 2011

Out of Season

Last night I took two hours to finish off Celtic Spring.


I left out the border and letters. I also decided to do the scrollwork in her dress in purple since I think the gold just fades right into the light purple. Admittedly I may have picked a too-dark purple...


I love how shiny her cloak edge is!


What else? My now almost habitual switching of beads. Charted she has 2 purples and 2 golds; I just used once each. And I went with all purple beads in the dress and all gold in the cloak. I think the photos make the purple stand out, but in actuality they blend right in.



TitleCeltic Spring
DesignerLavender & Lace
Start dateDecember 26, 2010
Finish dateOctober 27, 2011
Total time66 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossDMC as charted
Kreinik 26, 28V
MH 252, 2011, 2055

31 comments:

Danielle said...

Just gorgeous. I loved stitching this one, and all of the Celtic ladies when I did them a long, long time ago.

Rachel said...

She looks beautiful, Blu!!! Congratulations on the finish!!! I actually love the dark purple scroll work in her dress! I think it just pops! I have stitched her as well, and I can say you are right, the gold kinda fades away in the purples. But yours looks amazing!!

Rebekah said...

Very pretty! I love all the purple!

Denise said...

Beautiful! Now to frame her and find room on the walls for her.

Wonderful job and fairly quick!

Blog da Leda said...

Ficou MARAVILHOSA!!! Parabéns!!! beijos

pat said...

What a lovely and delicate work
Pat

Valentina said...

I love your Celtic spring, it's really beautiful. I think the changes you've made are great, also I think you've done good in just stitching the lady, she's so pretty all by herself.
Thank you for all the close up pics too, it's so good to be able to see all the details.

Pumpkin said...

She's gorgeous Blu and I LOVE the changes you made :o)

Sally said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful!

MoonBeam said...

She's beautiful. And, I like the purple. Nice work.

Yvon (jioya) said...

She looks Beautiful, i really like the changes that you've made.

Hugs Yvon.

Vinniey said...

Wow!! She is gorgeous! Very nice piece of work. :)

Teresa S. said...

Gorgeous stitching and beading! I don't think the purple is too dark in the backstitching on the dress. she is lovely-congrats!

valerie said...

Gorgeous finish! I like the changes you made and I think the dark purple really makes the scrollwork pop too!

Carolyn said...

Wow oh Wow! She is beautiful. I love how you used the dark purple. Congratulations on your finish.

♥ Nia said...

She looks gorgeous Blu :) congrats!!

Rhona said...

She's gorgeous, what a great finish. I think the purple scroll work looks great, not too dark at all. Another one that's on my never ending 'to-do' list!

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

wow! I want to collect all of these to do and Ive just ordered Celtic Winter. Loving your version of Spring :)

Kristen said...

Wow! Praising and adoration are in order! :) btw, how do you calculate the hours? Maybe I should try that with a quilt

Kaisievic said...

WOW! What a stunner! Congratulations on your finish.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Lynn said...

A stunning finish Blu!! I love the changes you made to her and I think the dark purple on the scrollwork really helps it to stand out. Beautiful!

Anne said...

So lovely Blu. You really have gorgeous stitching. I can't for the life of me lie my stitches so they don't twist. I do all the untwisting, etc, but maybe it's just my luck. I love all the beading in this design!!

stitchstitchknit said...

Wow, she's stunning =) Excellent work!!!

Tatkis said...

She is adorable! congratulations with the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Lumiruusu said...

So beautifull -I really could ever never have patience enough to stitch something that large !!
!!
So amazing!!!

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

The purple scroll work looks great. I'm thinking "that would make a nice tattoo!"

I've stitched Celtic Noel (twice) but none of the others.

Carol said...

She is breathtaking beautiful--congratulations on an amazing finish!!

Bec said...

She is stunning!
Beautiful stitching and congrats on your finish :)

Veronica said...

She's stunningly gorgeous! The scrollwork on her dress looks good too in that color. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish.