Saturday, July 10, 2010

Guess What!?!

By 730pm last night, I attached the final bead and stitched the last of the missing quarter stitches into Letter C. It's about frigging time! Sheesh! So without further ado, I present Letter C which is a Sweet Sixteen gift for my niece Cristina (there is no "h" in our spanish spelling). I hope she likes it! (click to biggify)
Letter C by Nora Corbett
32 count Waterlily Belfast w/ recommended Crescent Colors, Kreinik and Mill Hill Beads

I left the photo uncropped so you can see the color of the fabric a little better. Against the cream fabric chair(to the right), you can tell the fabric is a soft green in the photo above. I am so thankful this pattern didn't call for a ton of beads but they do really add to the piece. Letter C has a ton of fractional stitches. After backstitching, there were still 3 or 4 gaps so I had to go back and add some more quarter stitches to fill it in. Pain in the bum! Not to mention dealing with the YLI invisible thread. My eyes aren't what they used to but I was determined! lol

Letter C and another little giftie will be on it's way to Jill soon to see what kind of magic she can work. I am so excited to go back to selfish stitching! I only have one more committment for the year and it's a small and I figure I can start it August 1 and give myself the rest of July to do what I want. It will be a welcome reprieve after everything.

I'm off to watch August Rush (Jonathan Rhys Meyer = drool) and either stitch, read or crochet. I have lots more to talk about but will save it for later.

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!

Until next time...

28 comments:

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations! What a gorgeous finish! I just love how it came out! I'm not one for fractional stitches or beads, so I won't be stitching this one. But I'm sure glad you did so I can see it! Can't wait to see what Jill does with it. Cristina will love it!

Ann Marie said...

Lol ... I tuned in to the last half-hour of August Rush, just to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers. ;)

Elaine said...

Congratulations on finishing,it looks gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Natasha said...

It turned out great. Its beautiful I cant wait to see how it looks after its framed :)

Although I love giving gifts I dont have enough selfish stitching, time to get back to ut :)

Hope you have a nice weekend. How is crocheting coming along? I am making a shawl for my Grandma. I have a heck of a time joing new color/yarn. But practice makes perfect right?

Take Care and talk to ya soon
Natasha

Missy Ann said...

Congrats! She finished beautifully. I love those big beads.

I had to go back and fill in some of those gaps on Med Mermaid's arms too. Such a pain.

Sadie said...

Oh that is so pretty! I bet your niece will love it, can't wait to see what Jill does with it :-)
Have fun stitching for yourself, you deserve it x

Carol R said...

A beautiful finish Valerie!
What's next?

Theresa said...

WOW~~ Congratulations on this finish!!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!! It will make a great gift for your niece~

Deb said...

It's so pretty. I can't wait to see what Jill does with it. She really does some wonderful things.

Daffycat said...

Woo ~ congratulations on such a lovely finish!

Dee said...

"C" is beautiful. I love the different size beads. Congratulations on the finish.

KarenV said...

Congratulations Valerie, it's really pretty! Your niece will love it :)

Carol said...

What a beauty, Valerie--I know your niece will just treasure it!

Lisa said...

Yahoo...happy dance time! The Letter "C" is absolutely beautiful! I know your niece will be honored to have it! I can't wait to see what Jill does with it. Do you have a frame in mind? So, what do you have in mind with regards to "selfish stitching"...is MW coming out of hibernation :) hint, hint :)
Take care!

Danielle said...

Letter C looks fab! I am sure you are glad to have that one completed! What are you thinking of stitching next?

Wendy said...

your C is beautiful !
it really turned out so nice !
is waiting for ships next ?

Melanie said...

It's beautiful. :)

Jackie said...

Congrats on finishing Letter C. It's gorgeous and I know your niece will treasure it!

So....whats next?! :)

Pumpkin said...

BRAVO!!!! She's beautiful and I'm sure Cristina will love her :o) Well worth using that invisible thread. LOL!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!! Congrats on the finish, glad you are back to some me stitching ;-).

Giovanna said...

She's so pretty, congratulations!

Laura said...

Yay! Congrats on finishing her. I'm sure your niece will love it.

Julie said...

A super finish, it's wonderful

Sally said...

What a fantastic finish Valerie! Absolutely beautiful:)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats she's fantastic! I wish the letter D didn't suck so badly!

Shelleen said...

The letter C came out great! what did you think of August Rush? That is one of my favorite movies.

mbroider said...

Congratulations!! Cristina will love it... Good luck on selecting your next project:)