Got some pretty pictures for you!

My squee moment for yesterday:

Nice huh? Makes me want to stitch it again for myself rightthisminute. I’ll call Jill this morning and make sure she’s the right billing info (why do CC companies have to change your card # when they send you a renewed card?).

And I finished Part 3 of Caribbean yesterday afternoon!

Kinda dark…

At least it sparkles in this picture a bit.

Oh look another flamingo & a flower too. I have to say the flamingo medallions go quick. I think they were taking me about 2-3 hours to stitch.

This flower. One, I don’t really like the light pink (Frangipani Waterlilies) it’s so pale – it looks like nothing to me. Two, chart issues. The flower is made of two symbols; a colored in square & 3 diagonal lines. Here’s the issue, on the key for the chart there are two symbols that are colored in squares, the only difference is one is slightly larger than the other. and the 3 diagonal lines, again there are two of those, the difference being the thickness of the lines. And! if you use the incorrect symbols you’d end up with a blue flower. Granted if you use the color chart this likely would be a non-issue. But I hate color charts! I don’t print them out for the overwhelming majority of the parts, on Caribbean my only exception has been for part 5 because it is the only way to figure out the backstitching under the flamingo’s nest. What also saved me from having a blue flower was all the completed part 3 I have seen. Although I have seen one where the stitcher used 1 pink & 1 blue to stitch the flower. And after all of this – I wish I had stitched it with the blues (don’t even think it, I am not frogging it and re-doing).

Anyway, I started on part 4 (the starfish border) last night. So far that’s going very well. šŸ™‚ I’ll be stitching the east & west sections, then the south and lastly the north. Then! I get to part 5 & the big flamingos. I’m stitching it this this order to try to keep the rolling of the scroll frame to a minimum (I had adjusting, it always ends with a pair of pliers and a spike to my blood pressure).

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12 Responses to Got some pretty pictures for you!

  1. staci says:

    Wow! That frame looks like it was made just for OMLBS! Love it!

  2. Debbie says:

    Missy, That piece is beautiful framed. The frame is so perfect for it. I would want to do one for myself too! And I’ve missed a couple of your posts due to family stuff, but wanted to compliment you on the box that you finished. It turned out so nice! And Carribean – what can I saw. It just sparkles right off the screen!!

  3. Ranae says:

    The framed piece is gorgeous. It fits it so well.
    I don’t like color charts either.
    And O my gosh! Carribean is looking so beautiful

  4. Valerie says:

    Perfect frame for OMLBS…perfect with the squigglies and the color. I’d squee too!

    Caribbean is coming along fantastically!

    Sidenote…sometimes these math questions are hard first thing sans coffee. =)

  5. Michelle says:

    The framed piece is lovely! That frame was a great choice. And Caribbean…omfg….it is so beautiful! You have really zoomed on this part. I can’t wait to see the little starfish border though!!

  6. Daffycat says:

    OMFG! That frame is so incredibly perfect!

    Awesome progress on the Caribb…I think this looks more appealing every time I see it.

  7. Holly says:

    Beautiful! Love the frame and your Caribbean is perfectly stitched!

  8. Lori says:

    Love your Wedding Row! I am still messing around with mine. Don’t like the WDW Whiskey I chose for the scrollies and the white does not even show up on my fabric. What fabric did you use? I had hoped to have mine done for this Saturday since it’s our anniversary but THAT ain’t happening!

  9. Sara says:

    Jill did an awesome framing job for you! Caribbean is looking good too, I kind of like the last flower as a pink instead of blue. It sort of balances the piece out, 2 pink and 2 cool colors with the blue and purple flowers. And is another flamingo coming up next, I know there are more to come!

  10. Stacy says:

    Missy, it’s really really looking gorgeous…. I like the pink! The Flamingo medallions are really beautiful.

  11. futuregirl says:

    Whoa! What a huge, beautiful embroidery! I think the Frangipani Waterlilies look fine. The are visually delicate compared to the rest of the flowers, but they still look great.

  12. Sonda in OR says:

    Your Caribbean looks so beautiful…when I finally start mine, I will have to refer back to your blog for tips and pictures!! I need to start stocking up on the threads and then choose a fabric. What fabric did you use?

    Love your Wedding Row!! I’m stitching it over one right now for a couple friends who just got married! Your frame choice is WONDERFUL!!

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