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    Finally!!!! A FINISH!!! The gorgeous Mirabilia Roses of Provence

    That overwhelming feeling when you have completed that last stitch and last bead!  Happy dance in the living room!

    After 17 months, I have finally finish Roses of Provence, Stitched on Polstitches 28 count Cashel Linen, Tudor Rose – My labour of love.

    This is the first Mirabilia I have tried.  I have learnt a lot about stitching with this piece so thought I would share some of my lessons learnt: –

    • Love stitching on 28 count Linen/Evenweave

    • Never change the direction of stitching such as vertical vs horizontal you can see it in the levels of coverage

    • I hate stitching WHITE

    • Never do a piece like this without gridding my fabric first

    • Love the look of invisible thread; however, …… Almost impossible to work with

    • I need to work on my back stitch (still not happy with the arms)
    Finally………

    • If you go wrong and you are too far in to correct – the finish piece is not fudged…. its unique to me lol!

    There are so many errors in this finish – but, I will look at her every day and she will remind me of all the things I have learnt and smile.


    So here she is.  Now i just need to iron her, and get her to the framers so she can hang on my wall.