Gardenia - A Finish

I haven't done one of these posts in awhile... feels almost kinda weird. LOL! Holy schmoly!!! I just looked up the last thing I finished and it was 5 months ago!!

"Gaming is bad! Very, very bad!!!!" she says, and then whispers with glee that "Torchlight 2 will be out in 10 days!" ;)

May I present... Gardenia! The last bead went in at the wee hours of dawn. I wish the fabric photographed better, but for the life of me, I just can't get the light lemon-lime green to show up. :(

The Particulars: Gardenia by Mirabilia
Fabric: Chrysalis, 32ct hand-dyed opalescent lugana by Picture This Plus
Stitched 2 over 2
Floss: DMC, Caron Waterlilies, Kreinik
Beads: Mill Hill
Started: August 29th, 2012
Finished: September 9th, 2012



I had some doubtful moments with her as I really disliked how she looked when I just had her dress and wings stitched. For a few hours there I was actually asking myself why I ever thought of stitching her, and I've never had such a moment!

Fortunately, once the skin went it, everything started looking up. LOOOOVE those flowers in her hair. For me, they make the piece. :D



I didn't have to smooth out her skin too much, which was great. Rounded her left shoulder a little so it didn't look like it was dislocated, but that was about it.




This brings the pixie count for our closet up to four. Just three or four more to go, depending on space. Next up, Poppy! :D

Comments

Karen said…
She's gorgeous! Because I know what the fabby looks like irl, I know that it's perfect for her. I'm glad you didn't give up when you weren't liking her.

I, too, smooth out some of the oddly shaped skin on the pixies.(they're weird)Lovely job!
Carolyn said…
Joyce,

She is beautiful. The flowers in her hair make her look even more amazing. Your really did a great job. Now you can reward yourself with some game playing.

;)
The Maiden said…
Love the flower she is holding, just beautiful (and so fast!).
Maggee said…
Beautiful job! She is very very pretty! Lots of work went into her, you should congratulate yourself--dispite that 'other' obsession of yours! Hugs!
Bea said…
She is lovely - fantastic finish. The embellishments are the perfect touch. At least one gold star for you!
Stitching Noni said…
Wow, you might not have had a finish in how long!! But you certainly stitched this one quick enough.... she is beautiful. Love the flowers in her hair - so pretty. Great finish! See what you can achieve when you put away the games :o) :o)
Can't wait to see Poppy started! Hugs x
Pauline said…
She looks great!
didn,t look at a cucumber right now...hahaha, just a little bit! ;)
Help, don,t play games anymore!!!
I am going to hack your compuer!!!!
She is beautiful, those flowers in her hair and hand are just gorgeous!
Lesleyanne said…
A gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing your new start.
Yvon (jioya) said…
She is lovely and like you i LOVE those flowers.

Good luck with Poppy.

Hugs Yvon.
Ineke said…
She is beautiful Joyce!
Kate N said…
Gorgeous as usual!
ricketyjo said…
She's beautiful!!! I love those little flowers in her hair too :) And I know what you mean about gaming being bad... I seem to have wandered back into Warcraft... oopsie. Have to limit myself and then force myself back to the stitching! :)
blackmageheart said…
Very beautiful! I really love how the beads set it all off! :)
I also know what you mean about the games...spending way too much time on Skyrim (again)
Looking forward to Poppy :D
Marilyn said…
Wow, she's beautiful, great colors.
Love the flowers in her hair.
Marilyn
EveningEmma said…
She looks fantastic. :)
Giovanna said…
She's so pretty, congratulations!
cucki said…
she is so beautiful xxx
Julie said…
Shes just so pretty with those flowers.
tiffstitch said…
Congrats on finishing Gardenia! She's just lovely!
Isadarena said…
Wow!!! my darling, your Gardenia is just gorgeous and looks so elegante with her wings...I am sure you are very delightful to look at your new baby :o)
She looks so pretty! I've had trouble photographing some colors, too- with beads, the brighter oranges hardly show up at all, and there are some pinks that really bother my scanner, so I feel your pain with the fabric. ^^; Is the flower she's holding made of a special type of floss?
Tazzy said…
She looks lovely! a wonderful addition to your fairies.
Katie said…
Congrats on your finish!!! LOL about the new game. Just as you beat the last one too. We will miss you haha.
Oh what a pretty finish! Congratulations =)
I fear the outcome of Torchlight 2, it will take you from us again =/
Emma said…
She looks great! You are right, those flowers really make the piece :)
Gardenia is beautiful! And you finished her so quickly! See what you can do when you stay away from those insidious games! ;)
Jennifer M. said…
Very pretty! I love those flowers in her hair too. They look perfect. :)

Have you seen the new Chatelaine chart coming out? Its an icy Arctic theme one. I'm very tempted. Its supposed to be very glitz and sparkly.

Jen
jcat0629 said…
Gorgeous finish Joyce! You finished her super fast!!
September said…
She's really beautiful.
She's lovely, and you stitched her so quickly! I had to check both dates were 2012 not 2011 for the start LOL.

Can we have a pic of all of them together now please pretty please.
Anne said…
**Gasp** A FINISH!!!!!!!!!! WOWZA!! Love her flower wreath on her hair....wish I had one! What's with all the dislocated shoulders that get designed? Glad hers wasn't too bad!

HMBW!
Ewa said…
Congratulations! She looks wonderful!
valerie said…
Beautiful finish!
Melissa said…
Congrats on your finish! She is so much prettier than I thought. I love the flowers in her hair. Great job :)
Carla said…
She's absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your finish!
Mouse said…
ooooooo very pretty , gorgeous colours and those flowers in her hair are just perfect :)
love mouse xxxx
rosey175 said…
Oooh, congrats on the finish (COUGHFINALLYCOUGH)! Like I can say anything, right?! 8D

Anyway, she looks lovely and those little flowers in her hair are JUST ADORABLE, OMG.
Mangogirl said…
Beautiful stunning finish!
Valentina said…
You're right Joysze, the flowers in her hair really make the piece, she's so lovely!

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