Monday, November 18, 2013

Huge Milestone

I think so far, the peacock tail felt like it took the longest. I think the reason for it is the constant change of color and having to go over some of the stitches again with Kreinik blending thread. Because I'm looking at my logs and it only took 2 months at about 103 hours, while the border took 177 hours to stitch. But looking at the results now it is well worth it.

Next up is the two trees that are to the left of the peacock.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A First!

So this project represents a lot of firsts for me. It was my first Mirabilia design, my first big finish on this blog and the first thing I've ever framed. Also, it is the first frame we've hung ever in our home. We lived at the apartment for almost 20 years without ever hanging anything and we've been at the house for 2 years and never hung any of the picture frames we've bought or the paintings my sister has made.

So now, my room is the only one with anything hanging. The frame is over my bed, so it's still kind of weird to see it there when I wake up in the morning. But it's looks great in my room.

I ended up getting Stargazer framed at GEMST. They gave me a very good quote and the sales person was great. As soon as I showed him Stargazer, he knew exactly what I needed and picked out different frames that could match. We ended up picking a frame that has a line of "pearls" with an inner frame so that it would lift the glass over the fabric on account of the big 6/0 beads.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November TUSAL

A very fulfilling TUSAL. I did a lot of work on Peacock Tapestry. You'll also see thread in there from another project that I've completed which I'll post on soon :)