Monday, February 20, 2012

IHSW Update

First up is my progress on Mirabilia's Liliy of the Valley. I stitched the majority of it this past IHSW weekend. Such a quick and fun stitch, with enough bling to be REALLY fun!!

Also, I did two more pages on the bottom of Portrait of the Daughter from Golden Kite. I swear they took me longer than any other two pages in this pattern due to the huge amount of colors making up her collar and skin. The effect is so beautiful, though very much like a painting. Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

  1. Lilly is so sweet and the Portrait is just incredible!! So lifelike!! Well done!!

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  2. beautiful stitches

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  3. The portrait is so real, wow beautiful job.

    Mireille

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  4. Wow! Her face (and esp. her eyes) are just amazing... it really does look like a painting.

    Love the beadwork on Lily. :)

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  5. Beautiful stitches, and you got s whole lot done! Nice progress. :)

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  6. Ana, Portrait is just mindblowing!!! She looks fantastic.

    Love Lilly... one of these days I'll do her, till then, can't wait to see your next update. :D

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  7. I'm with Joyce here about that portrait being mind blowing!! WOW!! Like a painting!! I've wanted to pick up one of HAED's art of the antiquities but can't decide on which one to do!

    Lily is looking lovely and blingy :D

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  8. Wow! Lilly is beautiful and that portrait is amazing! What do you use to mark the grid on your fabric?

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  9. Oh wow, they both look absolutely incredible, and you must have spent all weekend stitching!

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  10. Lilly is very pretty and the Daughter just gets better each time i see her.

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  11. The portrait of the Daughter is amazing!

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  12. Thanks everyone!! I LOVE reading your comments :)

    Andie - it's a water-soluble pen from Joann's or such (craft or sewing store). I've been using them for years, they are really invaluable to me. They wash right out when I wash the finished piece. The only pieces I don't use them oon are Chatelaines, not sure why - just never have!

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  13. Anne - the pattern is actually from Golden Kite, not HAED. While I do like HAED, I think Golden Kite does a much better job with portraits. The blending just can't be beat!

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  14. Wow, impressive. You're right, it does look more like a painting. And your Lily of the Valley is gonna be lovely too. I like the colors in that!!!

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  15. The Portrait is just breathtaking! It looks so real! I never found the courage to start a Golden Kite kit, but one day I will. They are always so beautiful =)

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  16. It may have been a chore but it really does look stunning. I've always wanted to try Golden Kite but am scared - isn't that silly?

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