Monday, May 12, 2008

Shalimar: 4 panels completed and one corner started




I have done a little progress since my last post. Completed the middle pannel on the left side and started one corner. I need to finish the 3 other sides of the losange and still have a few stitches to complete inside the losange like a few running stitches between the hearts and some French knots around each heart.
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This is taking much longer than I thought it would, but I always miscalculate the time needed for any project, so I may have to double the time that I thought it would take me and perhaps I will be surprised by finishing a little earlier than my anticipated deadline.
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Ever since I restarted working on Shalimar, I have been thinking of Hapsburg Lace Sampler which I completed some time back. Some similarities between the two projects, like the color and size of the canvas, threads used DMC Perle and the lacing effect of both.
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Been reading that some have framed Shalimar instead of making a pillow, so thinking about it and not completely sure what I will do with it once all stitched. Still plenty of time to think about it at the dizzying speed I am going :-(
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I finally have the supplies I need to finish Tara as I have just received the little Stanley cloth self adhesive picture hangers all the way from Canada thanks to my good friend Nicole who lives in Quebec. She went hunting for them for me. I will be finishing Tara the same way as Susan Donn explained in her Embroidery Canada Spring 2007 article. I thought it was such a neat idea, so will be trying it. Will post photos as soon as done and will explain a little bit more then.
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Slowly plugging along in my reading of Framed in Lace whenever I have time, but have not had all that much free time lately.
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Not done anything more on my brazilian embroidery rose, nor Terra Rosa, nor More Options for Hardanger and have only been looking at Windows into my Heart as been concentrating on Shalimar these past days.
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I am glad that I have decided to take the bull by the horns and finished my Elizabethan pencil box as Barbara Jackson from Tristan Brooks Designs never answered my email for help. At this point I can only speculate as to the reason(s) why ......
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My friend Elisabeth from England has shown me how to do proper links in my posts yesterday and have since started going back through all my posts to change all of them, so a big thank you Elisabeth :-) You may want to spend some time on her blog, which is marvelous.
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Better go now and keep plugging along on Shalimar.
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Pierrette =^..^=

6 comments:

Terry said...

Love the way its turning out and will look just so pretty as a cushion

Clarkey said...

Pierrette,
You do beautiful work. This will be gorgeous once you finish it. It is so pretty that I would fear making it into a pillow. Someone (human or animal) might mess it up.

Sharon

Elisabeth Braun said...

You're welcome, hun!=)

Yvette said...

Hi Pierette,

Where's the hardanger? I've been enjoying watching it grow. You have been making such great progress!

Shalimar is looking great too. :-)

Yvette Stanton

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Hi Yvette,

Where is the hardanger? It has been a while since I have worked on it.

I am trying to rotate many projects and since I am new at this rotating thing, I don't quite have my act together, yet.

Hope to be able to go back to it soon as what remains is the best part.

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Sharon,

You are not the first person who has been telling me that they are greatly concerned about my pillow getting damaged/dirtied and all that.

I have been seriously thinking about all this and not sure what I am going to do with it, frame it or make a pillow with it and hope for the best.

Framing is quite expensive and I have brought quite a bit of business to my framer during the years, so this is something to think about. Will make a final decision after completion.

Pierrette =^..^=