Sunday, June 29, 2008

She's...Almost Done!

Okay, so it's pretty much the end of June and Stargazer is not completely finished as I had hoped BUT...I'm soooooo close! I just got done putting the last beads on her dress and backstitching her hands and face -


Here is another detailed picture of the beading that now includes the white beads -


What do you think? Does she look serene enough? My love for her has returned :o) I'm sorry the pictures aren't better but it's been dark and dreary here for the past few days so therefore lighting is just nonexistent :o(

So this is what I took me 10 days to bead her top coat, 15 days for the swags in her dress and 12 days to add in the white beads. Judging by what I have left, I KNOW I can have her completed by the end of July :o) I'd say a good 10 to 12 days is all I need. I wonder if I can hole up somewhere and not come out until she's 100% done. LOL!

I am going to be sad to see her finished but it will be fun to finally start on some other projects that I have been eyeing ;o) With all the practice I've had beading, I will probably, eventually, get back to Giggles (girl) and finish her up. She really is that close to being a completed project as well -


It seems that I had a visitor today! I was putting the clean clothes away when I happened to look out the window that looks out into the pasture area and this is what I saw -


Isn't she gorgeous! Again, I'm sorry the picture isn't better but I was taking the picture 'through' a window, in the pouring rain and she was 'just' a little too far away. I have a sneaky suspicion that she has a little bundle with her as well :o) As you can see, our pasture is VERY high and ready to be hayed. When the deer was there, I saw the grass move just to the right of her and it wasn't the wind. Unfortunately because the grass is so high and it goes down over, I didn't get to see anything when she decided to move on. Maybe another day!


Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, I can't believe how much time you've put in beading her. She is so stunning though ;)

Jenn said...

Wow I can't belive how many beads are in the piece! Your Giggles girl is so cute. I love those 2 charts.

stitcherw said...

She's looking gorgeous, and you're getting so close to being done. You'll have a spectacular happy dance to do next month. Giggles is so cute, that will be a fun finish to follow her up with.

Anonymous said...

She sure is beautiful! I can't wait to see her finished completely :o)

I have Giggles in my 'to do' pile too lol

~V said...

Hey you still have today! lol....

LOVE the deer pic!

Daffycat said...

Stargazer looks incredible! I can't believe how fast you have stitched her and the beading is awesome.

Your visitor looks lovely! I hope she comes again and brings her fawn!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Beautiful work; I can't wait until she's done!
Good luck with LTD! Even if you don't see anything out of it, at least you took control and will never wonder "what if..."
Happy Canada Day!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Stargazed is looking wonderful, I am getting my dancing shoes ready!!!

Ginnie said...

Stargrazer looks lovely.... I think the beads look great I enjoy using beads on my stitching - they give a nice effect

Irene said...

WOW That's a lot of beading. She looks great now, just image when she is finished.

~Tammy said...

Stargazer and Giggles Girl are so close to finished and both look amazing.

Your visitor certainly is gorgeous!

Crazee4books said...

The beading on Stargazer would
really try my patience I think.
But it really does make the design
look amazing.

I think you're making really good
time working on her, and she's
going to be spectacular when she's

What a lovely sight to see from
your window. Wouldn't it be a
treat to see the fawn too? Deer
are such beautiful creatures.

Giggles is a wonderful, pretty
design. Hopefully you can get
her finished, and add her to your
collection of stitched treasures.

Sonda in OR said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the finish! I love your stitching and the beading on Stargazer looks fantastic!

Sharon said...

The beading looks so beautiful on SG. Not long now. Giggles is really colorful and pretty.

Lori-Ann said...

Love your WIP pictures! Almost there!

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Love Stargazer, she's beautiful. And Giggles. Too fun. :o)

DovilÄ— said...

Stargazed is looking wonderful, it's one of favorite to me too :)

♥ Nia said...

Who has more beads, Sabrina or Stargaze? :)

Giggles!!! :D So cute =)