I finished up Day Nymph last week, and just love how the entire piece turned out! From conception (3/16/15):
To completion (4/28/15):
The fabric is called Darkness Falls, on opal Belfast; Leslie at Under The Sea Fabrics created it for me just for this piece, but liked it so much that she added it to her regular line. It is a gorgeous fabric!
Here is Night Nymph:
And Day Nymph, in her sunrise-colored dress:
My wonderful husband got me a gift certificate for our 24th wedding anniversary to get some framing done, and I think I'll take Charlotte and the Nymphs (sounds like a singing group!) in when I get back from Italy.
For my next project, I pulled Mirabilia's Titania from the Bucket o'WIPs, where she has been residing for 10+ years. She had the misfortune to be started on the recommended fabric, as this was right before I discovered hand-dyed fabrics, and I just have a hard time working on such a bland color. However, she is much too pretty to never finish, so finish her I shall!
Here is where I left off many years ago:
And here she is as of yesterday:
Mostly I've just added the back stitching and beads, and worked a bit on the ribbons. She has such a beautiful face:
I've always thought that Titania, Midsummer Night's Fairy and Adia have three of the prettiest Mirabilia faces.
This will probably be my last post until the later part of May, as I leave for The Primitive Hare stitching retreat in Italy this coming Sunday. I'm due home on the 20th, and I imagine it will take a bit of time to get back in the swing of things here at home. Hopefully, I'll have lots of beautiful pictures to share in my next post.
Hope everyone has a great stitchy week (and month!); arrivederci!