Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday - Getting Unstuck #3 - The Queen is finished!

This project has been stuck for too long.  There was so little left to do, too.

I stopped working on it when I finished the second little bead cluster on her necklace and decided it was too low.  I needed to cut it off and do it again.  I was afraid to cut the beads off because I didn’t want to disturb the silk threads underneath the beads.  So, there she sat unfinished.
 

Finally, I decided I just needed to do it. I cut off the offending beads.  I did it again and took it out again. I worked on her left side and misjudged the spacing.  Out it came.



I had to stitch and cut several times and it’s still not as evenly spaced as I’d like, but I wanted/needed to finish.  So here she is! Queen Elizabeth I.
 



I have the kits for two companion pieces, Mary and Bess. I wish I hadn’t purchased them, but because they were so expensive, I will stitch them.

 

14 comments:

  1. Wow! is the only appropriate word for this.

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  2. Love her! She's fab. =) Which is 'Bess'? Bess of Hardwick?

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    1. Thank you. Yes, Bess of Hardwick. When I work my way through a few more of my unfinished projects, maybe I will start Bess or Mary.

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  3. Very rich looking and I think it turned out just right!

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  4. Beautiful stitching Pamela, a real masterpiece.

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  5. She's really beautiful., a masterpiece. Well done for your persistence

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  6. What a lot of work that has gone into this beautiful portrait! It is stunning and your even stitches and good judgement of repositioning the necklace proves what a highly skilled needlewoman you are, Master Pamela!
    Wait a bit and do some less time consuming pieces, then get started on Bess. Eventually you will have three portraits that will look fantastic together.

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  7. She looks fantastic. It is a masterpiece.
    Greetings, Manuela

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  8. Wow! She turned out amazing! You did such a beautiful job!

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  9. She looks beautiful. I really do hope you stitch Mary and Bess. I would love to see your progress of them.

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  10. You did a spectacular job stitching her! Congratulations on the finish!!

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  11. Amazing finish. I think she looks beautiful :)
    Hugs xx

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