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.

 

15 comments:

Unknown said...

Wow! is the only appropriate word for this.

Elizabeth Braun said...

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

Janie said...

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

Sheryl said...

Beautiful stitching Pamela, a real masterpiece.

Margaret said...

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

Pamela said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Manuela said...

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

Renee said...

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

Anonymous said...

She deserves a frame!!

D1-D2 said...

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

Monica said...

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

Anna van Schurman said...

Lovely!

Stitching Noni said...

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

Lyndle said...

This is amazingly beautiful work. I know these designs are coloured for you by your interaction with the seller, but I hope you can set that aside and enjoy the others because the result you have achieved is stunning.