You as burnout as I am…

on Caribbean? Don’t worry this is the last time you’ll have to look at it for a bit. I burnout on it Sunday evening. But I was mostly done with part 5 at that point so I pushed on and finished it early this afternoon. (I didn’t spend much time on it Monday or today – it really was close.)

This was Monday night. I ended up going with the Poppy for the backstitching on the flamingos. Here you can see with & without backstitching.

All done! Yes, I know – I should’ve moved the scroll bars a little bit more. But as I have established in the past, me = lazy.

I’m becoming way too fond of the weird angle shot. I should probably consider taking a photography class or something. Or maybe I should just offer Dani a position as staff photographer. 😉

They’re so cute! I backstitched all around the beak with 1 strand of black silk. The eyes are a french knot, 3 x wrap with 1 strand of black silk.

The grasses are one strand of Emerald Isle, these are way too much effort. Very glad to be done with them. I had to count and stuff. Really cut into my Law & Order watching.

Squashing fish. I also didn’t figure out until I was done stitching it, the pink in the water… it’s a reflection. Clever girl our Martina.

Love the nest, not the best picture ever but I have little patience and attention span. You’ll get what you get. lol The long stitch twigs were done with 2 strands of Ironbark (which is a really lovely brown – not something you don’t hear every often). The egg is backstitched with one strand of the pink metallic and the flower crystal is held on with a 5 bead. I did consider using a pink bead to hold it on, but I went with the 5 because it’s what is used on the grasses and I didn’t want the pink to distract from the multi-colored aspect of the crystal.

Well, that’s it for Caribbean for now. I’m going to get moving on HoHRH and that pesky OTR which keeps STARING AT ME. Stop it. Seriously. Things that make me feel guilty have a bad habit of getting midnight burials in back yard. Oops… uh… haha. Kidding. Really. (mostly)

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16 Responses to You as burnout as I am…

  1. Annette says:

    Oooooo…sparkly 🙂 Very pretty!

  2. Daffycat says:

    Gorgeous stitching, Missy. Those nest stitches look really cool! No, don’t get burnt out…best to move on to something else for a time.

  3. Melissa C. says:

    This is my favorite bit so far. I love the nest.

  4. Emily says:

    wow, wow, WOW. Stunning work. That design is so beautiful and you’re bringing it to life in such an amazing way. The colors on those flamingos are fantastic! I want to lick your stitching. 😉 I’m not surprised you’re burned out, you’ve been pushing on that one and SO productive…I’m looking forward to seeing you revisit HRH! 😉

  5. Sheila says:

    I have been so enjoying your updates and photos of Caribbean – – it is stunning! Love those John Travolta stitches and the colour of the thread used 🙂
    Look forward to seeing more when you pick it up again… it is far too beautiful to become a UFO 🙂

  6. JenJen3574 says:

    Thanks for showing so many pics – I’m really enjoying your progress on this one. Seeing all the different angles and up close shots really help me get a better sense of the composition of the piece. Great job Missy! 🙂

  7. beritbunny says:

    Wow, but I love those flamingos! Awesome work. I WAS getting a bit burned out on Caribbean, but the Flamingos have refreshed my interest, lol!

    But, a switch to another WIP wouldn’t be bad, either.

  8. Stacy says:

    No burnout here! I love seeing your progress pictures. Love your flamingos.

  9. doris says:

    I can’t believe you haven’t burned out before now! Fabulous job.

  10. Sonda in OR says:

    burnt out or not…those are beautiful!!!!

  11. Abi says:

    Your stitching is so beautiful! Do you railroad? Tension is so nice and perfect.

  12. I love to see your Caribbean pics. The design is so wonderful and the colors are very much fun. Definite eye candy, especially since this is one Chatelaine that I admire, but will likely never stitch. You’re stitching is perfect, as always!

  13. Ranae says:

    Wowza!! That is gorgeous and the colors a fantastico

  14. Sara says:

    Gorgeous!! Goes without saying that this is my favorite part so far too but I’ll say it anyway:) Don’t get burnt out now, by all means move on for awhile!

  15. Darla says:

    Do whatcha gotta do to keep the mojo happening! Your Caribbean is really stunning, and I’m looking forward to seeing progress on your other pieces.

  16. Andie says:

    This is absolulty stuning! I love it and unfortunatly I am now going to have to get it, you evil enabler you 😀 Think I will work on my other Chats first tho 😀

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