Monday, May 14, 2007

English Roses Happy Dance!

Just a quick post to share my Mirabilia English Roses Happy Dance.





Fabric: Silkweaver Sandcastle (Classic Linen).

A few notes...
  1. About 35-40cm cuts of the silk ribbon will do per rose (to avoid any waste by cutting the lengths too long).
  2. I ran out of the #157 4mm YLI ribbon. I got 5 yard packs of all the other ribbon called for and this was more than enough – apart from the #157. I was going to improvise with what I had (perhaps do a few more of the roses in the other darker pink colour), until I had a look on eBay, and there was a lovely UK seller on there selling it by the meter… so I got 2 meters which was all I needed (she didn't mind that it was all I was buying, bless!) But if you do run out and can't buy it by the meter, improvising with the other pink colour would work out just fine!
  3. Only one pack is needed of the Mill Hill 00168 & 03035 beads, not two of each as the chart recommends. I had plenty of each colour left over at the end just from the first packs.
  4. Be careful with the Kreinik – I only just had enough of each colour (especially the 021). I use short lengths of the Kreinik when I use it mind you, so I probably waste more than the average person. :)

I probably won't get this framed until the autumn, as it's a birthday present for mum, and her birthday isn't until December. I'm really happy I got it done with so much time to spare. There's nothing worse for me than feeling pressure to finish a stitching gift!

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments on the framing in my last post.

30 comments:

Margie said...

Just beautiful! I'd love to see this piece in person. The ribbon flowers are so pretty.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Beautiful, I'm sure your Mum will love it.

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Anne S said...

What a wonderful finish - congrats, she's gorgeous! :D

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish - and fast! I love seeing the closeup of all the beads and the ribbon roses - gorgeous!

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Stitchingranny said...

A beautiful finish - enjoy your happy dance

Carla said...

she's stunning!!! Congrats!

stitcherw said...

She's gorgeous, your mom is going to be thrilled when she gets her.
Sue

cathymk said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!! She's absolutely lovely. Great finish!

Paula said...

Its really gorgeous.

Jenn said...

Very Pretty! Congrats on the finish. I know your mom will just love her.

tintocktap said...

She's beautiful - well done!

Sharon said...

Stunning finish Tina! congratulations!

Nicki said...

Congratulations! She looks amazing. I'm sure your mum will be overjoyed :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That will be an amazing gift for you Mum, I am sure she will love and treasure it. Congratulations.

Joanne

Linda litlaskvis said...

Wow!!! I love the ribbon work. I am sure your mom will adore it!

Cheryl said...

Wow, your finish is beautiful. Ive also been admiring your framed pieces in your previous post...im looking for a good framer at the moment and im well impressed with these frames! I live in north ayrshire but work in Paisley. Love your blog :)

elenamac said...

Wowhoo it's wonderful!! Congratulation!!!!

Love
elena

Susimac said...

Oh she is beautiful - wonderful finish.

Kathy said...

Oh wow that is stunning.

hugs xxxxx

Munners said...

What a beautiful finish - I'm sure your mum will treasure it.

lena-lou said...

You are going to have one very delighted Mum, it is beautiful and how great you have it finished this early, now that must be a nice feeling :-)

Have a nice weekend!

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tkdchick said...

She's stunning!!!!! congratulations!

tkdchick said...

Sorry for the gazillion comments the main reason I came over here was to thank you for your support through my cancer scare... but I immediately forgot when I saw your beautiful Mira.

Wendy said...

English Roses is beautiful! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!!

Singular Stitches said...

What a gorgeous finish!!! Congrats!

I saw your comment on another blog and your kitty pic was so cute, I had to check out your blog! (Glad I did!)

Eleni said...

Tina this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! :D

Melissa said...

Your English Roses is absolutely stunning. For the last few years I've been stuck on CHS and Quaker designs and I forget how gorgeous Mirabilia designs are. Now you have me wanting to pull out my Mirabilia stash and start a gazillion new projects.