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)
- 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.