OK!! Got my timing right this week... albeit a day late. Hehe. It's IHSW time, *whoop whoop* though it's shaping up to be somewhat of a busy weekend for us. Two birthday celebrations upcoming: Friday after work, we'll be heading to Jupiter, FL for my friend Novia's youngest birthday dinner. He's turning 6. Then Saturday afternoon will be taken up with my cousin's youngest's birthday party. He's turning 5. How time flies!!
Speaking of Novia (my sister from another set of parents), she came for a visit with her mom and 2 boys. I can't believe that it has been more than 10 years since we met online. *cue 'how time flies' statement* We sure have gotten into a lot of stitching and planning adventures, along with EK (our sister from yet another set of parents, LOL!), in all that time. *won't mention the trouble they've gotten into and had fun with every single one of those* Here's to many more 10-year increments, my sisters!
I have for you today, my dear readers, the proof that Spring Knotgarden aka Alien Cats with Temple Hats is finished! Thanks for your companionship through this journey. You are all invaluable to me. *hugs*
Since this is going to be a picture heavy post I won't say much other than that Martina has created another masterpiece and it looks even better in real life!!!
Spring Knotgarden by Chatelaine (Martina Rosenberg)
Fabric: 32ct White Jobelan
Kit from Europeanxs.com
Started: Apr. 8th, 2011
Stopped: July 7th, 2011
Started again: October, 2013
Finished!! Jan. 31st, 2014
... Lady Alexandra!! (or as I loving call her Rady Arex. AHAHAHAHAHA!!!)The last stitch went in at about 4pm EST yesterday and I am so pleased with how she turned out! :D
Lady Alexandra by Mirabilia
Color conversion by Vanessa M.
Facial rechart by Heidi B.
Fabric: Merfolk's Morn, 32ct hand-dyed belfast by SMF
(Gifted by Brenda D.)
Stitched 2 over 2
Floss: DMC, Kreinik
Beads: Mill Hill, Pearls
Started: December 7th, 2012
Finished: March 29th, 2013
I changed her earrings, ring, and tiara to pearls to match her necklace. I, for one, would never be dressed to the nines and have non-matching jewelry. ;) The chopsticks in her hair are stitched with kreinik.
The beads on the 'tendrils' of her dress were changed from the original blue to a light lilac.
Apart from the above changes, all the beads were as charted. I love how the purples of the beads and floss blend and compliment each other so perfectly. I'm such a tone-on-tone girl. :)