Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 2 July 2014

I've been working steadily on the final stages of the Tudor Lady picture and run into another snag with the petit point charts.  The chart creates a 'lump' on the right hand of the chin as you can see here.  The photo, however, shows nice, smooth shading and a rounded finish.  So, yet more frogging was needed, but there were just three stitches to be replaced this time (as well as a couple to removed from the neck area), so no new chart was needed, phew!

Actually, it was rather irritating that the petit point charts had so many mistakes.  Looks like they were rushed off and not given due attention to detail, which is odd, given that the model in the magazine photo is perfect!  Qué???

Here's what she looks like now with those few stitches corrected, one or two lines of straight stitching put in place (not sure about one of them, makes the right eye look odd and droopy, so I think I'll take that one out again) and the white collar area re-stitched where it was done wrongly before.  Actually, it seems that the cross stitch and petit point charts don't quite match in one small area, but I've sorted it anyway.

By the way, thanks for the comments on the last update saying that the hands looked much better.  Sometimes I can get pernickity and perfectionist (not that I think that's bad....) and it comforts me when someone else sees what I mean!!!=)LOL!

So, that's how I've got along with this piece.  Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks this project should be completed and the feather will appear in my WIPW post series.  I haven't done any more on it just yet, but I have put in three decent sessions on the ring cushion and that's coming along passably well.  Look out for the update on that on Friday or Saturday.=)

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Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Queeniepatch said...

How frustrating withe the incorrect chart. It is good that you got it sorted out. 'Lizzy' is beautiful!

Annette-California said...

She is so Beautiful!!! What a treat to get to watch your progress all along. Glad you made the few changes you needed and NOT have to get another chart.
love Annette

Anonymous said...

Her face looks much better now, but how annoying that the chart was wrong again.
Looking forward to seeing the progress on the ring cushion.

Rachel said...

I have a suspicion that less care is taken with magazines generally than used to be the case. I have magazines from the Thirties to the Eighties which all seem to be perfect, right down to the last full stop. Magazines from the internet age seem to have shoddy proof-reading of the text, so I can imagine they take less care with charts too...

Anonymous said...

she looks beautiful now. sad that you had to work again like this. She is definitely a feather in your cap.

Eugenia Maru said...

Está hermoso tu bordado. He estado mirando tu blog, y me ha gustado mucho.

zenuwpees said...

La dame est magnifique bonne journée Marie-Claire