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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Autumn Finish in Spring

Celtic Autumn is finally finished!
I finished Celtic Spring in October 2011 and now Autumn can join her to wait to be framed. I have no plans on stitching Summer or Winter. Actually when I first thought about stitching Celtic Spring, she was the only one I was going to stitch, since I find the original Autumn very drab. But then I came across this conversion (I can't remember where and I can't find it again) so I decided to stitch her too.
This wasn't without it's own drama. See here for the drama of starting wrong and frogging. But she was a very easy stitch overall.
I made a few mistakes in the scrollwork. There are some stitches where there should be beads.
She actually took me longer than Celtic Spring, even discounting the mistaken hours. I guess three years has made me slower ;) I'm tempted to start something new, but I think I'll work on Autumn Winds for a bit and see if the urge goes away. I still have a lot of very old WIPs to slay.

TitleCeltic Autumn Orange Conversion
DesignerLavender & Lace
Start dateNovember 11, 2014
Finish dateApri 25, 2015
Total time91.5 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossDMC as charted
Kreinik 26
MH 2011, 2033, 2055

24 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats she's gorgeous! I love the conversion. Autumn isn't really about purples to me. I may have to add these to my stash.

Rhona said...

What a wonderful finish! I love these colours for her....perfect for autumn.

gominam said...

Lovely!

Tracy J said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on sticking with something that started out rough.

Astrids dragon said...

Wow, she is stunning! She will be so beautiful when framed.

Marlene jones said...

Beautiful stitching, lovely colours, good luck with your WIP.

Annie said...

What a beautiful Lady! Well done!

Lesley said...

A beautiful finish...gorgeous colours,congratulations.

Steph said...

Wow she is stunning. Well worth those frogging moments I'd say :) x

Pull the other thread said...

Gorgeous Finish. Well done, she is stunning.

D1-D2 said...

Beautiful finish! I'm sure she is worth all the frogging :)

Annie said...

She's marvelous! I love the colors. Congrats on the finish...worth the effort.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

WOW! What a lovely lady :) I really love the conversion you used, it captures the Season perfectly! The original Autumn looked so bizarre to me, in the purples and yellows. And the white stole looks to me like a transition into Winter ;) Wonderful stitching, simply beautiful work. I hope you can get Spring and Autumn framed up soon!

Justine said...

What a beautiful finish. Those are real autumnal colours to me. So pretty.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Beautiful finish! I never understood the thinking behind the original colours, the conversion is so much more autumnal!

Teresa S. said...

Kudos on a beautiful Celtic Autumn! I was never drawn to this design because of the colors. But this conversions is WOW! Love it!

Carol said...

What an elegant finish! The colors are so wonderful and the beadwork is incredible--congratulations!!

Terri said...

It is gorgeous! IF you ever find where you got the conversion, please post as I like your version SO MUCH MORE than the original! Great job!!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

She is stunning! I love the richness of the colors of her dress.

I've recently started a weekly Stitchery Link Party and I would love to have you come link up this post. I'm sure my readers would love to see your beautiful work.
http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/27/vintage-embroidery-monday-and-stitchery-link-party/

Rachel Tomkins said...

Huge congratulations on your finish. She is absolutely stunning, especially in the autumnal conversion colours. She is on my to-do list and you having finished her has now made me want to start her even more! I'll look forward to seeing her framed. :)

Denise said...

Awesome Finish!!! Very Beautiful!!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

She's beautiful.