Friday, January 11, 2013

Freelove Hazard, my first finish of 2013

Here she is:

Freelove Hazard 1792
She was stitched one over one, and one over two, on 25 count linen, using silk threads.

Of course, it was not without some drama. Just as I was finishing up the outer border, I realized that I had cut my cuticle, and had bled onto the linen and one of the silk flowers!
Aghh! Grr! Is there anything worse than trying to get blood out of silk and linen.
I wound up re-stitching the border of one of the flowers. I did the best I could cleaning the linen. It wasn't too bad. I finally had to stop because I was afraid I would make it worse.
There is still a tiny spot on one or two threads, but I don't think anyone would notice it.

I guess it could have been a lot worse!

My next project is My Beloved from The Scarlet Letter.


I have just started this. I will be back with an update shortly.

14 comments:

Mary said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! Very pretty colors!
Nice choice for the new start, too.

cucki said...

Wow very pretty finish..and cute new start,,
Happy stitching x

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Sorry you had so much drama with bleeding on your sampler.

Siobhán said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on your finish! Freelove is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the bleeding on your sampler, but look at it this way--future generations will know you stitched by doing a DNA swab. ;) I once got a bit of hair dye--dark brown--on my linen, so I can relate! Love the new start, too.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I love Freelove, and her name too! Bummer about the bleeding, but it looks fine from here. The new start is going to be great!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish! Congrats!

Barb said...

Your finish is beautiful!! One time I actually snipped a thread in the linen plus it was a Christmas gift for my sister!!

Penny said...

A beautiful finish! Your next project is going to be a pretty one too! :)

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish, congrats!

Susan said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! A wonderful way to start the year.

Julie said...

Such a very beautiful finish.

Brigitte said...

Great, congratulations! And your new projects is just as beautiful.

Patrizia Valle said...

very very fantastic...!
Pat

Karoline said...

Congratulations, she's lovely