Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gypsy Queen is done!

I finished her up this past Tuesday, and I just love her so much! It has been quite a while since I stitched a full-sized Mirabilia without putting it aside for a time, and I'm glad I stuck with her and finished. My wonderful husband got me a gift certificate to my framer for Christmas, so I'll be taking her over soon!



After the finish I spent some time cleaning up my craft room (i.e. putting away new stash!), and trying to decide what to work on next. Over a year ago I purchased a chart for my 25th wedding anniversary, which is now in just under two months, so I guess I'd better get stitching if I want to have it done in time. It's Everlasting Love by Praiseworthy Stitches:


I also recently bought the next two birthstone charts from Shannon Christine Designs. These stitch up pretty quickly, so they'll be nice when I want a quick stitchy fix!


Before I get too deep into any design, I decided to work on my Florence canvas, using materials received during my trip to The Primitive Hare's stitching retreat in Italy last year. I'll probably do a bit more tweaking, but here is a general idea of what it will look like:


Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on your finish. She is gorgeous.

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  2. Wow!! She is fantastic! Excellent finish. Nice work on everything else as well and good luck completing your sampler on time.

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  3. Wow, she's stunning! She certainly deserves a beautiful frame and pride of place in your home!

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  4. Oh wow it is a super stitch work
    Congratulations for your beautiful finish. I'm sure that you will choose a perfect frame.

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  5. She looks amazing! I just noticed the bright blue seat she is sitting on - sets her off perfectly. What a great gift from your husband too, no wonder you've lasted 25 years! I hope you'll show her off again once she's framed.

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  6. Congrats! She looks amazing!

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  7. Congrats on the gorgeous finish Melanie.

    Linda

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  8. She turned out beautiful.
    Love the colors in this one.
    Can't wait to see what frame you put her in.
    Congrats on your finish!
    Marilyn

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  9. The colors are stunning! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

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  10. Congrats on a beautiful finish! Your stitching is wonderful!

    Where can I get those birthstone designs by Shannon Christine? I must have them! :-)

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    1. Terri, I've been ordering them from her in her Facebook group. To find that group, or to contact her if you're not on Facebook, check out her website: http://shannonchristine.com/crossstitch/. HTH!

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  11. Congratulations on your finish Mel, she looks wonderful. I do hope you take her to the framers soon. :)

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  12. I am in awe right now. Beautiful finish, and just in a couple of months! And here I am celebrating my deepest love finish after four years! lol What's your secret? congratulations :)

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