Saturday, May 28, 2011

I Did It! I Did It!

Working hard paid off because I met my goal; the mid section of Sabrina's dress got beaded before the end of the month :o) Talk about a Happy Dance! And let me tell you, there were a lot of beads! A LOT!

Did you want to see a progress picture? No? LOL! Just kidding ;o) Here she is -

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I'm still SO in love with her. I know there have been comments about her quirky shoulder but she really is stunning in person. I was looking at frames the other day and found two that would be perfect for her. They are both ornate and have a black hue. One is quite wide though so cost may be a factor. But both have this tiny beaded detail around the inside of the frame and went so well with the tiny black beads in her dress :o)

Speaking of beads...it looks like I'm not going to have enough Petite black beads to finish the last section >:o(

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I even bought the said amount of packages. Grrrrr! It's even questionable with the larger black beads. Sigh! So guess what that means...I'll have to make an order ;o)

So now my goal is to have Sabrina completely finished by the end of June. How doable is this? I only have two small folds left so I'd say it looks pretty promising :o) If she does get finished, there will be one heck of a Happy Dance!!!! LOL!

Btw, I'll announce the winner of the giveaway on Monday, May 30, so there is still time to enter. Just remember to leave a comment on THIS post only. Good luck!


38 comments:

Danielle said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

~*Shar*~ said...

She is absolutly beautiful hun; I don't see anything wrong with her shoulders?? Can't wait to see her done and hanging on your wall..:)
Please enter me in your giveaway..

Hugs, Shar

Angela P said...

OMG, she is amazing, quirky shoulder and all! LOL. BTW I don't see anything wrong with her shoulders???? I'm not letting my daughter see it framed :) BTW what are the colors in the bottom of her dress, they look almost white and blueish?

Kathy A. said...

You have done a wonderful job with Sabrina. The beading is absolutely gorgeous. I am working on a piece now and have run out of thread. I know I am going to need at least 2 more skeins. Why can't the designers tell you that!!

Lori-Ann said...

oh, IT'S do-able. Too bad about running out of beads though. Wait... if the sun appears for you... you may have to put her down and enjoy the outside! I'll tell the sun tomorrow, that you're looking for him. He's "supposed" to play on my island.

Deborah said...

Stunning!!

Nancy said...

Sabrina is beautiful!! So sorry you don't have enough beads and will have to order more...don't let too much extra jump in your shopping cart! ;^)

Christina said...

Absolutely stunning! I don't know how you have the patience to do all of that beading - it would drive me insane...or blind!

valerie said...

Wow! She is looking great and you are soooo close!

Gabi said...

She is just gorgeous. I can see why you're in love with her. The beads just make it pop. Pity that you're not having enough beads to finish it off. Btw, I couldn't enlarge the pics to admire her in her full glories.

Rachael xxx said...

Beautiful!!

Robin said...

WOW! I have been watching along the way. She is really quite something. So pretty. Nice stitching!

Andie said...

She looks fantastic!!! For sure you can finish her by the end of June :D Your framing ideas sound fantastic!

zoomcity said...

Oh, sweet Sabrina,your dress is divine!

Rachel S said...

She looks gorgeous. I think you will be able to make your goal of finishing her.

mumzy said...

Sabrina is just soooo gorgeous. You are doing such a beautiful job. It sounds like you may have found an appropriate frame for her. Can hardly wait to see her hanging in your house.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Annie said...

How cool to be so close you are thinking about the frames. Wonderful bead work and she is really looking beautiful.

Karen said...

Cathey...I can't believe how she is "growing" up before our eyes. This is beautiful and you should love it. I will be cheering you on to finish her next month!

happy stitching...

Denise said...

Your stitches are so perfect. Amazing! And I'm sure you can finish her by the end of the month! Too bad about the beads though!

Melanie said...

Stunning. There really is no other word for her, it's just so beautiful.

Lesleyanne said...

Sabrina looks stunning. Great progress. Can't wait to see her framed.

Sylvia said...

Good Job - she is beautiful!!

Pam Schaffner said...

Absolutely Stunning !!

WendyCarole said...

she is lovely

KaLu - Claudia said...

gorgeous! i love her even more when i see your wip's

the beads are running out?? wow they were a gazillion of em! i bought the bead pack i hope theyre enough but i still have enought time to get some just in case =D

Tatkis said...

She looks gorgeous! Great work!
Wish you luck in June and waiting for a finished photos of Sabrina ;)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Justflo said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Leslie said...

Wow! I can't believe she's done. Gorgeous!!!! You did a wonderful job.

♥ Nia said...

OMG!!! So many beads in that second image O_o wowwww....
She looks stunning in the photo but I believe she looks evem more in person :D beautiful beautiful just beautiful!
Only missing a little :p Are you ready to finish Sabrina in June??? :D I have no idea how long it takes to finish :p

vEr0n!c@ said...

She's absolutely, completely, utterly gorgeous! You're so close. Look forward to a happy dance. I'll be here cheering you on. Would love to see the frames you have in mind :)

And This Little Pig said...

Ohh Cathey I have been so slack. I saw this when you first posted, and got distracted, must have been Podge! What a truly stunning finish, your stitching is so neat!! And all that bead work...swoon.
LiBBiE in Oz

Carol said...

Sabrina is just stunning! I can't imagine the patience you must have to do all that beading--it is just perfect looking, too. Good luck with your finish goal--I'd say you'll definitely meet it :)

BrendaS said...

What an exquisite piece!!!

Too bad about the beads:((( but she looks beautiful.

Ranae said...

One word...
GORGEOUS!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful progress on Sabrina, she sure is looking stunning with all those beads.
Hope you meet your goal of finishing her in June.

Pointed Stitcher said...

She is stunningly beautiful ;)

Lili Bear said...

She is stunning! Such dainty work, I'm speechless...
Following your advice, we have watched the first season of Haven and really enjoyed it. I love the main characters, and the places we get to see... I soooooo envy you living there...
I am not thanking you for the ice cream post, I'm litterally salivating in front of the chocolate peanut butter... Lol!
Lots of hugs,
Lili Bear

Julie said...

She's stunning, good luck on having her finished by the end of June (you can do it!)