Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 23 July 2014

Today's Work in Progress Wednesday is a complete misnomer, as I'VE FINISHED!   Here she is, complete with all her trims and fancies.  Actually, there are two stitches missing.  Can you spot where they are??

I did have several shots etc to show last week hoping to post them in the evening, but last Wednesday turned out to be crazy and I didn't get home 'til about 11pm and then went to bed!  However, I think today's collection of pix should make up for the wait.=)

Working from top to bottom now, here are some detailed shots.  As you can see from the lower ones, I changed the skirt beading from the pattern's gold one, to shades that followed the colour changes on the over-skirt.  The reason for this is simply that, on some of the trinket pieces, the gold simply didn't show up very well against the yellow stitches, so I felt that yet more gold beading would detract even further from the jewels and so needed to tone that down a little.







This piece was worked mostly in Anchor stranded cotton, with some parts in Anchor Marlitt, Coats Reflecta and the long, loose chains in Kreinik fine braid.  Beads all from Mill Hill, seeds and small bugles.

So, next week will see WIPW featuring progress on the peacock feather and I've already got the threads and fabric out for a bright scatter cushion cover in cross stitch for later on.  I've actually got several projects planned over the next couple of months (a few cards needed for a start), so there should be a decent amount of variety to look forward to, from cross stitch and blackwork, through freestyle/thread painting to stumpwork.

You can see what the rest of the WIPW-ers have been up to over on Pintangle.  Do take a look as there are some great projects being worked!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014

16 comments:

Renata's arts and crafts said...

She look very beautiful Elizabeth , your work is amazing as for the two little stitches would never notice them if you was not telling about .

Wendy said...

she looks great! I can't spot the missing stitches, though i tried!

D1-D2 said...

I really loved following your progress. She looks gorgeous.

Monica said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth, beautiful work! I love the beads on the underskirt. :)

jackiescrafts said...

Congratulations Elizabeth she is gorgeous and even though I tried I can't spot the missing stitches.
I've no work in progress to report at the moment as hubbie is on holiday and I don't tend to do much sewing when he is home and I don't really get on the computer either I'm using my iPad.
I look forward to seeing your new projects as you share them
Jackie x

Rachel said...

A great success, indeed. The beading as it stands adds just the right touch!

Queeniepatch said...

Congratulations on completing this lovely portrait. All the details are stunning. Fancy her underskirt once looked like Swiss cheese!

sharonb said...

Looks great and Congrats on completing her!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Bellissima. Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro.

Pamela said...

Very pretty! Don't you love finishing such a beautiful piece? Congratulations!

carorose said...

She was certainly worth all the work. Beautiful.

Annette-California said...

Congratulations!! You finished- WooHoo!!! She's gorgeous and amazing. Love that you changed the beads color on her skirt so we can see them. Love love love her. So happy for you. love Annette

Janet said...

What a beautiful picture! I've really enjoyed following your progress on this one. The beads really give it a special focus.

ukcitycrafter said...

She is beautiful, the bead work is perfect!

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Renee said...

Elizabeth, she is stunning! Beautiful work. I look forward to seeing your upcoming projects.

Glenis Pickering said...

Well done! She looks a stunner; hope the Show appreciates her. Congrats on a Finish.

 
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