Thursday, August 31, 2006

Petal Fairy Happy Dance!

It's September already! Well, almost... I still have about an hour of August to go!

I'm one of those strange people that's relieved the summer is coming to an end. It's not because I don't like the summer - I do, but since I work most of it with very few days off I'm exhausted by the end of it. I actually felt relief today when I looked at the calander and realised tomorrow is the first of September. I'll still be fairly busy in September and October but not like the previous three months when it was non stop. Of course come January (and most likely before) I'll be fed up with the horrid weather and all the free time I'll have and wish for the spring to arrive already! Typical!

I haven't been neglecting my stitching, though. I worked hard and finally finished Petal Fairy! I spent the last couple of days just beading -- I prefer to do all the beading at the end, as I get into a "groove" when I get started, so it works out better that way.

She was started in January 2005, so it was about time! Here she is...





She was stitched on a Silkweaver Solo (Belfast) as mentioned in a previous post somewhere. I can't get a decent photo of the fabric... and apologies for the wrinkles! She needs a bath and a press before taking her to the framers, I think.

I had to start a second spool of the Kreinik (though didn't use too much of it) (thanks again for the warning Nicki); I didn't have to buy any extras of anything else... I just had enough of the darker beads... I think with about 7 or 8 beads left - I left out some of the thingys (?) on her head that used those beads though, so I'd have probably run out otherwise.

I KNOW that I'd never have finished her any time soon if I hadn't been inspired by Harsha and Nicki who have been stitching on it too. Harsha finished hers a few weeks ago in a beautiful conversion; and Nicki is just about finished too. :-)

Well, that's it for August from me! I hope I have lots more time in September for some of my favourite hobbies... hopefully I'll be able to catch up on my blog reading too!

26 comments:

Christine said...

Wow, Tina, she is so beautiful!!! You did a fabulous job, congratulations!

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on the finish! She is stunning:)

lena-lou said...

Oh wow...that is stunning you should be so proud of yourself...congrats :-))

Jean Phelps said...

She's beautiful, just beautiful..
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Anonymous said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. What a beautiful finish it is beautiful.

Nicki said...

Hurray!! She looks wonderful and I'm not too far behind you. I think I started her at the beginning of 2005 too - how awful! LOL!

And Harsha and you have encouraged me, so we've all helped each other! :)

Sue said...

Petal Fairy is so lovely. Congrats on such a nice finish.

Jenn said...

I'm happy dancing right along with you. She looks great. Congrats on the finish! Do you know what you'll be doing next?

Von said...

Hurray for the wonderful finish! She's such a pretty one! Congrats. :D

Gill said...

Your Petal Fairy is gorgeous - congratulations!! :D

KarenV said...

Congratulations Tina, she looks gorgeous! The fabric is a perfect choice :)

bunnyhead said...

She is beautiful and the fabric you picked is no less than stunning! Congrats on your finish :)

~Harsha~ said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... she's soooo pretty!! Congratulations!

RĂ³sa said...

She's gorgeous! Congratulations on your happy dance and beautiful finish :-D

Michelle said...

Congrats, she's gorgeous! You did a magnificent job on her and the fabric was a great choice! What a great way to end the month!

Svenja said...

Congrats to your finish! She is beautiful and the colour of the fabric is perfect for her.

cathymk said...

Congratulations!! Petal Fairy looks absolutely fantastic!!

Sharon said...

Congratulations Tina! she's gorgeous and I love your choice of fabric.

Susan said...

Tina! She's gorgeous! I can't wait to see her finished!

Carol said...

Your Petal Fairy is just stunning! You picked a most perfect linen for her - congratulations!!

Chelle said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Susimac said...

Awesome !! - She is stunning - congratulations Tina on Petal Fairy finish.

Eleni said...

Tina she's gorgeous ... congratulations on finishing her!!! Hey, if January can be boring why don't you hop on a plane??? You'll always be welcomed!!!

Kali said...

Congrats on your finish. She looks fabulous :)

Za said...

It's a really pretty piece, Concetta!

AnneS said...

Awesome job on finishing Petal Fairy - she looks wonderful! :)