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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Trio of Dragons

Another Another finish!
Legends of the Dragons was my 2010 New Year start. It's now midway through 2012 and I've finally finished it! It's a three-parter with each dragon designed by a different designer. All three are now out of the business (although I believe Jennifer of DD still occasionally puts stuff out for retreats).
Magic by Dragon Dreams was the first one finished. I remember being very gung-ho at that point. I was going to stitch a dragon a month and finish the whole thing in 4 months. Ah, those were the days...
I finished the border next. I was going to use an overdyed since I didn't want to tackle the border (it's all TW), but I never managed to find one I liked that was in my budget. So I eventually sucked it up and stitched it as charted. I'm glad I did that.
And then it was Teresa's Wisdom. This is where I got stalled. I can't remember why, but I probably wasn't in the right mindset for a TW. That was a long hiatus. I didn't touch it during all of 2011. And then one day I just had to finish it.
And the last one is Majesty by Black Swan Designs. Looking at my numbers this took the shortest time to stitch, which is surprising because I thought it would have been Magic.
I was a bit nervous about the lettering because it's over one. The last time I had to stitch a small over one part in a larger design it didn't turn out too well. Too much puckering. But this turned out excellently. I owe everything to my Q-snap. And the fact that I stitched all the lettering over two days.

TitleLegends of the Dragons
DesignersBlack Swan Designs, Dragon Dreams, TWDesignworks
Start date January 1, 2010
Finish date July 4, 2012
Total time102.5 hours
Fabric28 ct antique white lugana
FlossAs charted

21 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

Congratulations on your finish times three!! I bet you are doing some serious happy dancing!

Kaisievic said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and thanks for sharing your stitching journey on it. I hope that you did a cha cha around the house when you finished it.

Marlene said...

They are great, well worth the work, its always good to finish a WIP

Fiona said...

Yay!! Well done!! I have this chart in my stash and seeing it complete makes me want to start it :)

Giovanna said...

What a stunning finish - congratulations!

Annie said...

Fabulous finish! It must feel so good to finally get that completed. So much detail!

Denise said...

Holy Smokes - That is one BAP and it's in the finished pile! Congrats!

Sharon said...

It is gorgeous! Congrats!

Silverlotus said...

Way to go! It is a fabulous finish, for sure!

gracie said...

A beautiful trio....

Jan said...

Wow! Great finish. I've had this in my stash for years. It's nice to see someone stitching an oldie but goodie. You did a fabulous job.

Ewa said...

It's an absolutely beautiful finish - congratulations!

Lija said...

Congratulations! It looks very nice.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Blu, it's gorgeous. I want!!! Would you be willing to sell me that chart? I know it's OOP, and I don't know where else I'd get it besides eBay, which makes me nervous... Huge grats to you on the finish. The hiatus makes it even more special.

Yvon (jioya) said...

This is lovely , i love all 3 Dragons, but have to admit that Magic is my Favorite one.

I love to see it when you've got it framed.

Hugs Yvon.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Especially the border :) Although it's sad to think that all three designers are no longer working; I really loved DD's work, and TW's, although I've never been brave enough to tackle a Wentzler! Maybe one day ;)

Tatkis said...

Wow, this dragon trio is magnificent! Great work!

Hugs,
Tatyana

robindefender said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! (one gorgeous for each mini design) Congrats on your finish!

Valentina said...

Congrats for this gorgeous finish! I really like this design and I'm so sorry all the three designers are out of business today.

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous finish!