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Monday, April 9, 2012

Farewell to the Oldest

Lousy pictures ahoy!


I actually finished off my oldest WIP! Why was it a WIP?

*FLASHBACK IN FILM NOIR STYLE*
It was January of 2009. I had only recently discovered the online world of cross stitch. That's when they appeared. Four designs by Dragon Dreams. All gorgeous and they begged me to stitch them.

So that's what I did. I finished off all the DMC stitching and then I realized that each part had 2 Kreiniks each. This was in the early days. I didn't have any Kreiniks. I didn't want to buy so many for such few stitches. I decided to wait until I collected enough through buying them for other patterns.
*END OF FLASHBACK*

On a yen, I grabbed the dragons and checked my stash. While I still didn't have any of the required metallics I had enough relatively similar ones that I could fake it.
I realized the folly of going with a black fabric when I doing the backstitching. The dragons are almost fully outlined except you can't see that! Also, see that faint silver swirl in the water of the third dragon? That's the exact same colour as the blue in the belly of the second. Crazy how much the colours around it make it look so different.

TitleGenerosity/Elemental Dragons: Earth, Air, Water, Fire
DesignerDragon Dreams
Start date January 06, 2009
Finish dateApril 08, 2012
Total time63 hours
Fabric28 ct black lugana
FlossDMC as charted, 415 for the border
Kreiniks 001, 003HL, 009, 015, 031, 684,

27 comments:

lesli said...

Congratulations on your oldest finish! :) Must feel great! The dragons are beautiful, especially the close up shots...the Krenik was definitely worth waiting for!

geeky Heather said...

Congrats on the finish! They look great...you did a good job substituting the Kreiniks!

Rhona said...

What a great feeling to have finished this! They look great, the metalic thread was worth waiting for!

Cath said...

Wow , they look stunning . I'd never guess that you'd subbed the kreiniks , it looks so good .X

Shebafudge said...

Woohoo....Congratulations!!!

I'm not a dragon fan but they are really lovely.

So...what's the next oldest?

Lesley said...

Many congratulations on your finish. Your Dragons look awesome.

RuthB said...

Congratulations! Even with the invisible backstitching they look FANTASTIC!!!!!

A toast to you and your accomplishment.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Your Dragons look awesome!!


Hugs Yvon.

Valentina said...

Gorgeous! I didn't know this freebies by DD but they're great! And I think that they're perfect on a black fabric. Really great stitching!

Mouse said...

ohhhhh DRAGONSSSSS .... they look fab on that fabric ... well done on finishing your oldest WIP :) love mouse xxxxx

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

Ewa said...

Awww I love it! That must be so satisfying to finish your oldest WIP!

Veronica said...

Congratulations on finishing your oldest WiP. It's stunning! Stitched on black too... that in itself is quite the accomplishment.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful dragons! And metallic threads make them precious!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Carol said...

What a great job--glad you persevered and finished it off :)

Melissa said...

Yeah Congrats on the oldest finish!

Rebekah said...

Congrats! I love them on the black background!

Anne said...

Congrats on finishing your oldest WIP!! Mine has loads of kreinik as well but I started it over 16 yrs ago...don't think i'll ever finish. You pushed through and got it done!!

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

Congrats on completing your oldest WIP. I love Dragons too.
Even though you think the bs doesn't show it does make the edges neater somehow.
Check this link for my favourite "colour changing picture"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion

Giovanna said...

Congratulations! I've been wanting to stitch these forever... They look stunning on black.

Kris said...

Congratulations! I have these patterns to do one day. Ah, the infamous one day. :)

Minnie said...

These are well worth the wait, amazing and the color subs fit perfectly.

Topcho said...

Congrats on the finish! They're stunning !

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous

awikkidwomanswords said...

Congrats on your finish, it was definitely worth the wait they all look amazing!

Mangogirl said...

congrats on the finish they look great :D

Joysze said...

Congrats on the UFO finish, Blu!!