Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My first Crazy

January Challenge piece is finally finished.  Not my first, as in the first ever, but the one I started on January 1st.

This was a hard won finish.  It just took me forever to stitch.  40 count linen just isn't for me. 

Wrinkles and all.  The red ran on a prior wetting so I'm going to have to address that problem soon.  It will either all have red run spots or I'll get them out. 
There's one big mistake in this piece.  I know nobody would notice but it harkens back to my previously address problems with the color Pablano Pepper.  That color is out to get me.  Apparently some lengths of thread worked themselves into this batch of threads and I used it as the light green on the left side of the picture instead of the green the word 'peace' is written in.  Figures.  It works so I left it alone.  Plus, I didn't notice until after stitching for 2 hours and there was no way I was going backwards on this. 
I'm imagining this finished as a pillow with red velvet.

12 comments:

  1. oooo well done on the finish and red velvet sounds scrummy to go with it :) love mouse xxxx

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  2. Real nice stitch, a velvet finish would be so fitting.

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  3. Very pretty! The velvet sounds perfect!

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  4. Congratulations on your finish! Those hard won finishes are very satisfying. Red velvet sounds like a perfect choice.

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  5. wow Pam. This is beautiful. Your work is exquisite.

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  6. It looks great, Pam! I really need to stitch this!

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  7. Such a great finish, Pam! You didn't like the 40 ct.? I've only tried it once, but really liked the fact that you only have to use one thread...I love how tiny everything comes out.

    Look forward to seeing it with the red velvet--it will look great!

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  8. Beautiful finish! The 'difficult' ones are the most satisfying :D! I have not had the nerve to try 40 ct yet or over 1....i admire your patience .....and I think the red velvet would look gorgeous!

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  9. Lovely finish!
    I've never stitched on 40 count. My LNS doesn't carry it and I'm too lazy to order it in.

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  10. Beautiful finish, and I'm still not seeing a mistake even after you pointed it out.

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