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03 August 2009

She Can Fly!

Her wings are done and in the process of growing them, she taught me humility. Why? Because I had begun to think that a Lavender and Lace angel is an easy stitch since I've been making pretty fast progress on her. How? By teaching me the lesson of always, always double checking your floss colour before stitching. Look closely at her right wing and then compared that with my previous progress photo.
Can you spot the difference? Notice that the light grey in this recent photo is more pronounced? Yes, you guessed right. Apparently I had stitched it with DMC762 instead of DMC3072 as called for in the chart. I have no idea how I end up with DMC762 since it's not even a colour listed in the key. This is the first time that I've made a stitching mistake of this magnitude before. Let's hope I never do it again. Frogging such a very light grey among a sea of white is NOT my idea of fun. It's worse than having to restitch it in the right colour again. Finally, that's done. Her wings are finished. Now on to the fun part - her gown.
P.S. I would like to thank you for your kind words and encouragement regarding Esperanza. I'm constantly surprised that there are still visitors to my blog since I don't exactly post on a regular basis.

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow she is looking fantastic Veronica, can't wait for the enxt update.

Hugs xxxxx

Chiloe said...

You're in my google reader so I follow you easily when you have an update: this is the secret ;-) and I love your stitching (always loved it !!!)

I hate it when I make such mistake ... especially a weird one like yours but it does happen to everybody once in a while ... Hope it was not too painful to un stitch it ...

PS: you chose the right fabric color ;-)

Renee said...

She is looking beautiful! I love the fabric you chose for her. She's in my pile of wanting-to-stitch! :)

Irene said...

She's looking faboulous !

Tama said...

She looks great! I find the wings the hardest part to stitch anyway, so using the wrong color really made me say 'ouch'. Glad you got it fixed; I would have put her away and forgotten her for a year or two :D

MrsB said...

A lovely angel!

I hate having to undo stitches in pieces like this - feels like such a waste of time...

Sally said...

She is looking gorgeous Veronica:) I stitched this about 10 years ago and loved it.

Cindy F. said...

Oh bless your heart!!!! We've all done the "wrong color" at least once and it has made me really pay careful attention because of it!
Happy you've frogged and corrected so quickly because she is AMAZING!!!!
Good job:)

CraftyPretender said...

she looks great.

psst, if you didn't know it, I think you are shortlisted for the Silkweaver competition(under smalls). at least, I hope it is you! if it is, congrats! It might be your Voice of the ....

Deanne J said...

Great progress