Thursday, February 11, 2010

Xena is Dressed

 

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She may still be bald, but her dress is finished.  My next step will probably be Xena’s samplers as putting in her hair scares me a little…it’s surface embroidery on canvas (outline stitch in two or three colors of auburn).  I am far more comfortable with counted stitching, but eventually I will bite the bullet and give the poor girl some hair!

Be well, and try to enjoy the snow if it has buried you!

Grandma

10 comments:

Gillie said...

Glory be, but you have done a lot, Edy! It's looking good!

Miss 376 said...

The dress is stunning

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So far, so beautiful!!

Carol said...

Oooh that dress is gorgeous.
I think you made the right decision to leave the hair to last.

stitchesnscraps said...

She is lovely! Way to go Edy!!

Cyn said...

Hi Edy,

You did a wonderful job on Xena's dress!

We'll just pretend that Xena is wearing a white cap until you can get to her hair. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Caroline said...

Wow--she is beautiful! I understand what you mean about surface stitching on congress cloth--it is really unforgiving, so you want it to be right--ugh...I don't envy you that part. Your piece is just gorgeous--keep up the good work!

Anne Stradal said...

What an absolutely beautiful dress! I look forward to seeing her hairdo--I always leave the hair for last, too, because it takes awhile to take in enough deep breaths before plunging the needle.

Jeanne said...

She looks great, Edy! Don't worry about the hair - just go for it. The worst that can happen is that you have to frog it (or better yet, just stitch over any rough patches)!