Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Finish Twenty-Two

She's done! She's done! She's done, she's done, she's done! Done, done, done! Done, done, done! Here is Gathering Eggs by Mirabilia FINALLY completed -

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I'm still not as attracted to this piece as I thought I would be :o( I made quite a few changes with the backstitching in order to make things blend a little better and not look so harsh and heavy. I decided not to do the daisy stitches in her dress and on her shawl because I thought it was just too much. I don't think their absence will be missed. I only used one strand of the metallic gold for the ribbon around her neck.

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I'm not sure how well it's going to stand out but I think the two strands would have looked too bulky. Gathering Eggs was stitched on 28 count Natural Pearl Linen. This is a NICE fabric! If you ever get the opportunity, try it out :o)

Btw, it seems that every picture I see of Gathering Eggs on the internet, shows her facing the other way. Is this just me or is she supposed to? I got my pattern from the April 1998 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine so I have never seen her out in the actual pattern form. Any thoughts or ideas as to why this is?

So what's next in line? I do have a small project put aside but I'm not sure if I'll take the time to stitch that right now or not. I do have the first two blocks of my Two By Two afghan all kitted up and I'm dying to stitch one up so I imagine that will be next ;o) The house is still cool so I won't mind sitting underneath the afghan, at least until July. Maybe...

This stupid cold has decided to hang around a little longer than I had hoped. I was feeling much better on Monday and went to work. Last night I woke up with the sore throat again. Come on! I think I have suffered enough already! And the snot...I can't believe how much snot has come out of my nose. It's never ending and I have no idea where it's being stored. I have piles of Kleenex everywhere. This morning I woke up and found myself just about to blow my nose on the bed sheet! I tell you, there is nothing dignified about having a cold.

14 comments:

Alberta ('Berta) said...

It's nice to know you haven't lost your sense of humour with this cold!
As to your piece, I love it - very feminine!

WendyCarole said...

She is beautiful Cathey you must be so plewased
Wendy

Terri M said...

She turned out beautifully, Cathey. I never noticed that about her facing the other way. I wonder if she did that when she published it for herself to make it a little 'different' from the magazine chart, for her own, inexplicable reasons. *shrug*

Faith Ann said...

Gorgeous!! I like the changes you made... they're perfect.

Oh my gosh... that sounds like the cold that DS and I had while we were away. Neither of us felt really sick, we just went through tissues like crazy!! I wondered many times how DS's itty-bitty nose could produce that much grossness.

Karen said...

I see you are a delight to have around when you have a cold ;o) my chart has the girl facing the same way as yours

Irene said...

Whichever way she faces, yours is terrific ! I think she turned out lovely.

Itching To Stitch said...

She's very pretty ;)

Mary Ann said...

A very pretty finish, Cathey! I think the changes you made are perfect. And, I hope your nose dries up soon. :) A cold sure can make a person feel miserable.

Lili said...

LOL! You're right: colds are anything but sexy...
Your gathering eggs is so beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself! Her face is perfect and I always find that making beautiful faces is the hardest part..
Got your emails. Will reply soon. Hugs!
Lili

nancy said...

Cathey, she's gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish!

I sure hope you're feeling better. Get rid of that nasty cold!

Pam said...

Cathey, congratulations on your beautiful Miribilia finish. She is just darling! I have an old Miribilia UFO, "Snow Days," that I really should finish up.
Best of luck starting your afghan. I envy your still cool temps. And thanks for all the comments on my blog!

Christine said...

Congratulations, she's lovely!

Jamie said...

She is stunning and so adorably cute! I feel ya on the cold, I'm doing the same thing right now and the snot is so unattractive. I hope you are doing well and I hope you enjoyed your 40th egg - I just realized you had gotten up to 40!

Barb said...

That is so cute!