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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pictures Ahoy!

And I've done as much as I'm ever going to on Japanese Octagon Box, so let's call that a finish shall we?
I made so many random changes on this. I left off the golden flowers because I didn't want to struggle with the overlay backstitching in a metallic business.
I used the provided DMC conversion (which Martina warns is not quite equivalent) so there are parts where you can't really tell that there are different greens involved. I have no idea if this is true for the "proper" threads NPI and gloriana. But I can live with it.
I left out the beads just under the upper Rhodes stitches. I replaced all the beads in the bottom 8 motifs with a light purple metallic.
I'm rather fond of the cherry blossom(?) tree. But those over one birds were so not fun.
When I was putting this away to be framed in the future I was a bit disconcerted to realize that I don't have much space left in that drawer.

TitleJapanese Octagon Box
DesignerChatelaine
Start date February 29, 2012
Finish date August 23, 2012
Total time 91.25 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossMostly the DMC conversion, a couple of Dinky Dyes
and Kreiniks that I didn't note down *is sheepish*

26 comments:

Nic said...

A gorgeous finish!

Yvon (jioya) said...

It looks GREAT.

Hugs Yvon.

Rebekah said...

Wow! So pretty!

Julie said...

Congrats,looks terrific.

Rachel said...

Beautiful!

Myra said...

Just gorgeous! I love the cherry blossom tree.

Nicky said...

It's so pretty, just love that blossom...

Topcho said...

Absolutely stunningly gorgeus! <3 It's hard not to be fond of that tree!

Mangogirl said...

Such a stunning finish! beautiful piece.

Gabi said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish. It looks gorgeous as it is.

Kaisievic said...

It looks gorgeous to me. Well done!

Lija said...

It's amazing. I only have a small box to store finished pieces before I decide on their final destination, and even so it is not full after giving away things etc. I hope to see some framing soon. And I so wish mine was as full!

Annie said...

It's really beautiful! That has always been one of my favorite patterns!

Tatkis said...

It looks wonderful! Congratulations on the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Rhona said...

What a fantastic finish...congrats!

Annie said...

Beautiful finish! Does this get framed in the traditional way or do you actually make some kind of box?

JennyPennyPoppy said...

A stunning piece of stitching! You must be so pleased with the outcome :)

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

It's gorgeous. I like the little motifs under the main picture too.

valerie said...

Beautiful finish Blu! Congratulations!

Teresa S. said...

Really beautiful finish! Congratulations!

sewingseed said...

Wow! That is stunning! I love it.

Silverlotus said...

Wow. It turned out just fabulous! Well done!

Valentina said...

Really great stitching, congrats!

Minnie said...

Looking at your beautiful work I can't tell if there are things you left out or not, it's gorgeous as is.

Ziggyeor said...

Beautiful! I hope you get some things framed! I know my pile of too frame is too large. I need to frame the stuff that's for me!

Joysze said...

Wowzas, Blu!! It looks amazing!!! :D Hmm... methinks you'll need to start a 2nd drawer of finishes. ;)