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Saturday, September 18, 2010

And at last....Sleeping Beauty



And she is, at last, complete.

The particulars:   The design is Sleeping Beauty by Mirabilia;  the fabric is "Fathom" by Picture This Plus, 32 count lugana done over 2.    Started May 2009;  completed September 17, 2010.

Backstory:   Back in the mid-90's, I originally fell in love with this design and decided to try it.  I'd never done any linen or over 2 stitching at all or anything this large.  I made the mistake of starting on the area of the design that I've recently dubbed The Green Monster and predictably, ended up quitting after a couple days.   Put her away.

Re-bought all the supplies in early 2009 (after spending 10+ years exclusively stitching over 2 and on linen, and after having completed several Mirabilias) and got her started again.    She is the first piece that I decided to use hand dyed fabric.

Last winter I was going through about six tubs of assorted crafty things before I moved and found the original Sleeping Beauty...lol..poor thing!  It was quite a mess and I know why I quit.  

The nickname of The Green Monster came about because the pale green draped area of her skirt was a pain to do!   Blends, white, greens, lots of confetti stitching to get the shading effect AND leaving the open swirls for future beading.  I ended up stitching one 10x10 square of the pattern at a time because it was the most effective way to move through the pattern.   And of course...it also ended up delaying the finish by a week because the pattern indicates you only need one packet of the pale blue beads.  Itended up requiring almost four full packets of beads, which I had to order online.

But the Green Monster was eventually tamed - put the last beads on about an hour ago.  


11 comments:

Valentina said...

She's really wonderful, you've done a great job! Big congrats!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

She is absolutely beautiful!

Lucy said...

Wow, Fantastic!

Congratulations! I´m stitching a mirabilia design too...

Sari said...

She is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

valerie said...

Beautiful...great job!

Andie said...

Congratulations shes beautiful! I love the closeup of the beading in her skirt its gorgeous!!

Blu said...

Congrats! She's magnificent!

Jade said...

Amazing finish! Congrats on finally dealing with the green monster!

crochet lady said...

She is indeed a beauty!

Tracy J said...

Congratulations on such a monumental and delightful completion!

Terri said...

Congrats on a great finish