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04 October 2010

Garden Verses Update

Thank you, everyone for your kind words on Garden Verses. After another week of working on her, here's the latest progress:
She's still a pleasure to stitch. However, sometime last week, I found out that I've made a huge placement error when starting her. Instead of being centralized on the fabric, I've stitched her half an inch to the right. Now while half an inch might not be much under normal circumstances, Garden Verses on the other hand, fits just nicely in a fat quarter, leaving only 2 inches of fabric on both sides for framing. Usually, I tend to leave 3 inches of framing space so 2 inches is already pushing it. Now with my placing error, there leaves only 1 1/2 inch for framing on the right side. Oh how I was kicking myself for it. This is the first time I've done something like that. I guess the saying "Never Say Never" really does apply here, huh? Luckily, the ladies on Mirabilia Stitchers has assured me that a good framer can definitely work with that. What a relief! Maybe I'll get her frame by Jill Rensel. What do you think, eh? Mikey? Hehehe...
Speaking of the forum, the Mirabilia Competition will be starting soon... On 6 October. I'm thinking of switching my goal from stitching her skin to finishing the yellow part of her dress. Fact is, not only is having to stitch one over one within a given time limit is intimidating me but as Mike pointed out, her skin, especially her face, is an intimate part of the design and as such, should never be rushed. Besides, I have a good rhythm going on her dress that I don't wanna break.
I was informed by Meari that I had won her TMQ Contest. Late last week, I received the package she had sent me. This is what the prize consists of:
A couple of Christmas charts, DMC thread and Vikki Clayton's yummy silk perle. I like! Thank you so much again, Meari.
Here's a close up shot of the silks. Isn't the lustre scrumptious?

12 comments:

Michael said...

Wow very nice picys. Good luck on the comp, make sure you kick some butt and take names =D. You got this always remember that!

Tracy J said...

It is so beautiful so far, love the splash of color in her hair. Awaiting to see the face.

I have this one in my stash and will also stitch it one day, hopefully in 2011.

Christine said...

You've made great progress! Congrats on the draw prize win.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Your stitching is looking lovely Veronica, don't kick yourself about the placement, it will work out fine with half an inch in framing.

Blu said...

Garden Verses looks stunning!

Meari said...

I think GV looks great, Veronica. Glad the package arrived safely.

Carin said...

That looks beautiful ! Congrats with winning the TMQ contest

Karen said...

Your Mirabillia looks gorgeous! If it turns out you don't have enough on the sides for framing, you could alwasys sew on a piece of muslin or scrap fabric to give you the extra fabric needed for framing.

Congrats on winning the TMQ contest! Maeri sent you a gorgeous prize package.

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!! Beautiful progress Veronica!! I agree....a good framer can work with 1-1/2 inches!

Congrats on your awesome winnings!!
Very nice package!

Shelleen said...

Beautiful progress.

Pumpkin said...

GV is really coming along beautifully! I think Mike is right, the face is an important part of the piece :o) Don't worry about her not being centered. You can always sew fabric onto her fabric if you don't have enough to lace her.

What a great package to win! There are some real goodies in there :o)

Katrien said...

great stitching