Monday, March 26, 2012

Elizabeth Mears Progress

Here is a little progress on Elizabeth...

Elizabeth Mears as of 3/24/12
Progress as of 3/24/12

I finally finished the castle! After I finished the bottom half, I put the sampler on a scroll frame in order to do the specialty stitches a little easier.

Elizabeth Mears as of 3/26/12
Progress as of 3/26/12

The queen stitch band seemed to take forever. Mainly because I had to rip out parts of it twice and it still isn't quite right (it's up a stitch), but I wasn't going to take out again.

EM close up
40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue, NPI silks (1 over 2)

Close up of horizontal queen stitch band.

Thank you for all your kind comments about my framed Sarah. I haven't hung it up yet - I have it setting on a small dresser near my stitching spot for now. I can't stop admiring it! :)

40 comments:

  1. Elizabeth looks absolutely wonderful Nicole. It looks so much prettier than I ever imagined it would from looking at the chart. Sorry about the frogging on the Queen stitch - those aren't the easiest stitches to do and then to have to rip them out gives me the woolies! I certainly wouldn't even think of taking them out again only being off a stitch - no one will ever know. She is going to be a beauty!

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  2. Truly a work of art, Nicola!!! I'd be admiring it, too!!
    Linda

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  3. This is really beautiful!!I am drooling :-)!

    greetings from Debby

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  4. There is no word for Elizabeth but gorgeous! Sorry you had so much trouble with the Queen Stitch band but it's so worth it.

    Also your framing on SEB is just perfect!

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  5. Ack! Ok. Maybe I need to order the silks for this. lol! But I'm supposed to be good. Hmmmmm. Your Elizabeth is just breathtaking, Nicole! Queen stitch border problem or no. Gorgeous!

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  6. Elizabeth is so pretty!!!! Bummer on having to frog :-(.

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  7. Loving the colors on this! I think the queen's stitches look great. No one will know the difference.

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  8. cooooo looks absolutely fabulous and well done on all those queen stitches which are on their sides sooo no mean feat ... simply gorgeous love mouse xxxxxx

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  9. Oh my gosh - it's so majestic looking!

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  10. Your Elizabeth is beautiful, very inspiring.

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  11. Nicole, your Elizabeth is simply beautiful! Everything about her is lovely! Your stitching is perfect...and that castle! Can't wait to see her finished.

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  12. Elizabeth is so pretty
    Ioved
    Laura RS.

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  13. Elizabeth looks fabulous. Even though the queen stitch band gave you fits... it's gorgeous.

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  14. Wow~ You have some smokin' hot needles!! Looks fantastic Nicole~~~

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  15. Beautiful progress on Elizabeth! Very inspiring!

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  16. Everything is bee-utiful! I love the great white house, reminds me of all those Georgian novels I love to read that have descriptions of grand old house. This is going to be spectacular when you finish it!

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  17. Your queen stitches look beautiful to me, the whole castle does. Congrats on getting over that big hurdle in this project. CJ in OK ;-)

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  18. Das ist so schön.
    Grit from Germany

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  19. It is looking lovely Nicola! Wouldn't have guessed that the queen stitch was out a row :) Looks perfect just where it is!

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  20. This is really lovely - great progress!

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  21. Congrats on completing the castle. That's quite a milestone. Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having with the Queen stitch. It does look great though.

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  22. So beautiful, Nicole! I'd want it placed where I could admire it, too. Sort of an enticement - see what comes at the end of the stitching ;-).

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  23. WOW, Elizabeth is looking spectacular.

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  24. Elizabeth is looking fabulous!! I love the texture the queen stitch provides. It's all just beautiful!

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  25. It is beautiful, Nicole! The queen stitches look wonderful even if you had to stitch them more than once!

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  26. Gorgeous sampler. Great looking queens!

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  27. It looks great! You are making great progress. :o)

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  28. What beautiful work...my list of samplers I'd like to do just keeps growing!
    Wanda

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  29. I am really liking the colours on this sampler - beautiful!

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  30. This is so pretty Nicole and I just love the berries and cherry baskets!!

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  31. Nicole, Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous!!! Can't believe how much you have accomplished. I love the way Pureness stitches look, but they sure are pokey!

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  32. Wow! What a beautiful work!
    Congrats
    Eszter

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  33. Hi Nicole, Your work is beautiful. I posted this on an older entry but wasn't sure if you'd see it or not so am reposting here. I'm hoping you can help me. I live in Florence, SC & my mom lives in Chas.,SC...small world. Anyway I am desparately trying to find Be Not Weary by Hands to Work & see that you bought it a while back. I have the companion rabbit that goes with it. Can you tell me where I might find the one you have? Thanks so much. tlmsam@aol.com

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  34. Beautiful progress on Elizabeth Mears! That queen stitch band looks fabulous, but I'm not looking forward to it when I get there, probably one of my least favorite stitches to stitch.

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