Sunday, 22 May 2011

Finished!

After a minor disaster, I got up to answer the door without putting the lid on my highlighter pen, you can see where this is going, I came back to discover the highlighter had fell on the fabric. I'm sure if you look closely you might still see a slight pink blob which I am hoping won't be visible once it is framed. I scrubbed and scrubbed and eventually got the highlighter off my white stitches. There was a lot of muttering I'm surprised you didn't hear me. I nearly threw it out in utter annoyance at myself.

Anyway I stitched and stitched with the help of ISHW I have finally finished Vervaco's Temptation.



I have to say I'm really pleased with it. Didn't like some of the thread it seemed to keep knotting, driving me mad. I enjoyed stitching this. I did have a couple of wobbles where I hated it but got through them especially with the lovely comments I have received whilst stitching it.

I will take her to the framers after I have washed and ironed her, again.

Stitching might be a bit scarce this week as we are going on holiday the week after next and I need to sort out the clothes we are going to take with us and have a few household jobs to catch up on. If I do manage to do some stitching it will be on LHN's Simple Joys which I am taking on holiday with me.

Until next time, happy stitching

Lesleyanne xxx

27 comments:

Fiona said...

she's lovely well done on such a gorgeous finish!! :) if you pop a sterilising tablet (the sort you can get for babies bottles, dummies etc from the chemist) into the water when you wash her again the faint marks should come out and your fabric will have a crisp white-ness again :)

Mouse said...

oooo soo pleased you have finished her, she is lovely ... and I can't see the mark from the photo .... enjoy your holiday and see you when you get back :) love mouse xxxx

Michele said...

oh she's lovely! congrats on the finish!

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

she looks stunning! Way to Go :)

Yvon (jioya) said...

She's looking very good, i hope that you will able to find a really nice frame for her.
Enjoy your holiday,

Hugs Yvon.

Angela P said...

Hooray Lesleyanne, you did it and she looks fabulous! Huge congrats on sticking with it, she will look lovely framed :) I can't see the mark either so don't worry too much about it. I'll email you later on tonight too :) Just got in from a fun day out and I might be going to see the Pirates movie later.

demeter83 said...

I practically had my nose pressed against the screen and couldn't see any pink that wasn't meant to be there.
Congratulations on a gorgeous finish, what's your plan for your next project?

Christina said...

She looks beautiful! I bet you feel like there's a gap in your stitching life now - quick, fill it with another gorgeous design!
Have a lovely holiday.

Nancy said...

She is beautiful! I couldn't see any pink marks.

Binky's Blog said...

Simply stunning. Congrats on the finish.

Sally said...

A beautiful finish Lesleyanne! She is absolutely gorgeous. I can't see any pink marks either.

Looking forward to seeing what you stitch next.

Have a lovely holiday xx

Cath said...

Gorgeous finish . Well done for persevering . I couldn't see a pink blob , but a bit of white spirit on a cotton bud may help .X

Michele B. said...

Oh what a heart-stopping moment! I can't see a mark on her, though. She's absolutely beautiful and will look wonderful framed.

Joyus said...

Fab finish, congratulations. I can't see any marks at all :-D

wendy111 said...

She is lovely, congratulations on completing her. I look forward to seeing her framed.

Julie said...

She's wonderful Lesleyanne, a superb finish

missy-tannenbaum said...

It looks really pretty. The shading in this project worked really well- it looks really detailed, but you can still tell it wasn't one of those stitches where the pattern called for a ridiculous number of threads to shove into a 10x10 stitch square. Congratulations on finishing her!

Mylene said...

...i can't see any mark...she is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on finishing her.

Joysze said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Lesleyanne.... she's BEAUTIFUL!!! :D :D :D :D You must be sooooo happy. :D Nope, no pinks visible either.

Enjoy your vacation and post a pic of her when she's framed, k? :)

♥ Nia said...

Uhuuuuuuu!!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ* Congratulations!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*
Soooo beautiful =))) I see no pink! Looks absolutely perfect :)
It wasn't an easy task but it was worth all those hours stitching ;)

Enjoy your trip!! Relax and have fun :)
See you soon, Nia :D

Kate said...

I'm so pleased you have her finished - stunning!
I don't see any marks - stain devil took highlighter off a wool skirt and silk sweater when I had a mis-hap once. Obviously you would need to test it first.

Vani said...

Oh my Gosh! Congratulations!!! She looks fabulous! BTW I can't see any pink!!!

Karan said...

A BIG well done on persevering & finishing her - she's a stunner. Have enjoyed my catch up & seeing all of your wonderful finishes & WIP's, as well as your win's etc. :0)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish and a huge happy dance Lesleyanne, you've done a fabulous job on her.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Pumpkin said...

She is STUNNING Lesleyanne!!!! Congrats on this huge finish :o)

Okay, I'm a perfectionist and I cannot find the spot you are talking about.

Solstitches said...

I enjoyed seeing her emerge with each update post you made.
She is stunning - what a wonderful accomplishment!

Magaret