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Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Green Monster strikes again....

Well, it seems the Green Monster isn't quite finished causing me problems LOL  

Normally, Mirabilia patterns are quite good about listing when you need extra skeins of floss (although I usually use more - I'm terribly wasteful with floss when I stitch I think) and extra beads (which have been accurate on the other ten Miras that I've stitched).

Alas, not so with Sleeping Beauty.   The Green Monster has chewed it's way through the entire packet of beads it called for, and isn't even a third of the way beaded.   Doh!   I did have one more packet of beads in my stash, but that won't be enough.  There also aren't enough of the medium blue beads, although the disparity isn't nearly as great.

I don't think this picture shows really well on here where the beads run out - I'm working on the bottom swoop of the Green Monster, and that's about as far as I got with the one bead pack - everything above that still needs to be beaded.   I stopped after that because I can guestimate from there how many more I need and started with the blue beads at the top to confirm that I need more of those as well (and I will). 

I'll be away this weekend so no work on her for a couple days.   I'll probably wait until I get back to order replacement beads (or just try one of the local needlework stores). 

So the grand finish will have to be put off for a little bit...but it's coming!

4 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Oh wow sorry to hear that you have ran out. Hopefully you can get more and get this beautiful piece done.

Her Boudoir said...

Never fear - the beads are standard Mill Hills, so it's just a matter of getting them. I'll check a LNS next week and if they don't have them, I'll order online.

Kathy A. said...

What a great nickname for that endless skirt. Love it. Yeah, I am surprised that they did not list the right amount of bead packs. Hopefully, they will be in your hands soon. Have a nice weekend.

Jade said...

Funny how you still call it a monster! I have this project in my wish list, I already know that it will be years before I can even start working on it, but I bet I will still remember that nickname!