Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's always in the last place you look...

I made it a mission to find my camera this morning, and of course, I did.   I remembered taking it out of my purse and putting it aside so I could put the husband's camera in there, and for some reason I remembered doing that in the kitchen.  Nope.  It flashed on me that I may have done it in the car, so off to the glove compartment and there it was.   Doh!

Because really....what's an update without a picture?

Here she is:

Yes.   That IS in fact some of her hair being filled in...woot!

So what's left on her?   Primarily just her head and the white fur cuff along the bottom.   There's a few little areas to fill in like the scrollwork on her skirt and other areas where I need to add the (currently) missing Kreinik.   Off to the store.

The original model of Royal Holiday is done on Chestnut belfast, which is quite a bit darker than the Cream belfast that I chose for my version.    The Chestnut background really made the fur trim on her cloak pop, which the Cream does not do, so I'm going to add some backstitching in there to compensate I think - there isn't any on the pattern.

Almost there!

I will mention....the front page of my blog gets a little visually boring to me when I'm working on fiinishing a project.   All RH, all the time LOL....at least when I'm rotating projects, it's very interesting with lots of different pictures.  

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Update overdue...

I know, I know....I'm overdue for an update on Royal, which I assure you I have been diligently working on.   Small problem though...I seem to have misplaced my camera!  Doh!   I know I was going to take it to a wedding about 10 days ago, then opted to bring the husband's (SO not used to calling him that yet!) instead as his is better than mine.    I put it somewhere safe since we were on our way out the door...I just as yet have not discovered where that actually is.

I've been working my way up her "back" area, filling in holly sprigs and white trim.   This is where the Dreaded Wisper Floss is supposed to come in...but as I absolutely loathe working with it, I've opted to use plain white DMC floss instead.   I actually opted to skip the Wisper on ALL of the previous Queens as well so Royal will fit right in.  

I also did an inventory of the bling to make sure I had what I need to finish....for some reason, I've got doubles of all the beads, and I don't have one of the metallics.  How did THAT happen?  I'll have to make a run to the local needlepoint store, as they generally have Kreiniks in stock.   I would have done some of the metallic stitching except, of course, what I needed is what is missing.  Grrr.