A Finish! Rose Fairy is Complete!

So, it’s been a long while since my last post. I apologise for that. Being pregnant has really taken a swing at me. The morning sickness is gone, and heart burn has taken its place. But I can now feel our little bundle of joy kicking away inside me. I’m 25 weeks today and it’s just amazing.

On to the stitching, which is why we’re all here, isn’t it?

Rose Fairy, by the wonderfully talented Joan Elliott, is finally complete!

Here she is, completed and spread out on the floor so that we can see just how close to the edge of the fabric I came…hopefully there’s enough left over for framing. I hope to find that out today at the framers.

And here is what she will hopefully look like when framed. No fabric edges.

Here’s some close up details of the beading. I’m still trying to sort my beads back into their respective baggies. Should never have mixed them up…oh well. Live and learn. You can also see some of the Kreinik detailing here, the shiny pink thread. I was meant to use Cat’s Eye, but I couldn’t source that one so instead I opted for Rose Quartz, which in my opinion worked better.

I’m not sure if you can tell, but I used plain baby pink Aida to stitch her on. I wanted the stitching itself to pop, not the background. One day I would love to try out one of those beautiful hand dyed fabrics, but for now I’m happy enough with plain Aidas.

As for my next project, well, I’m working on a few more of Joan’s designs. I’m making great progress with The Reader, and just started Iris Fairy, which will also be a gift when eventually completed. But for now, I think I need some little projects to work on. I like the feeling of completing a project, and I have quite a few small free kits from magazines stashed away. Maybe I’ll send some out as Christmas presents if I get them completed in time.

I’d love to know what you’re all working on if you have time to drop me a message or comment.

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!


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