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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Royal Holiday Completed





The particulars: The pattern is Royal Holiday by Mirabilia; the fabric is 32 count cream belfast, done over 2. Started November 2009 and completed November 2010.

Some notes: I despise using Wisper thread, so I opted to use just plain DMC white as a substitute, something I've done to replace Wisper in previous projects. The only downfall is that there wasn't enough contrast between the white edging on her robe and the cream Belfast that I stitched her on. I fixed that by adding grey backstitching, which does what backstitching is supposed to do and make the edges pop out.

She is my fifth but not final Queen. I plan on doing Queen of Freedom and Queen of Peace in the future, but have no immediate plans to start either of these ladies just yet.

Sorry it's taken me so long to post an update, but I've had some issues with my old camera talking to my new laptop, and what's a blog about needlework without pictures, right? I think it's worked out now so it should be smooth sailing. I have lots of works in progress to update, which I'll do in the coming weeks.

7 comments:

demeter83 said...

She's absolutely gorgeous, congratulations!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Simply beautiful.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Gorgeous and the gray backstitching really does make the edges pop! She's a beauty!

Rachel said...

She looks beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finish

Josie said...

beautiful.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, she's so beautiful!

Andie said...

Congratulations!

And its wonderful to see you back blogging again :D