Tuesday, July 31, 2012

a date with the queen

no, not this grumpy lady in her peach fascinator...


this lady!

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


we have been spending some quality time together since sunday night...she's my olympic watching partner

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


i finished up the pavilion diamonds in very velvet for the lining of her coat, then backstitched the outlines in krenik 

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


another view

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


then i started on her scepter and gold accouterments...i was mildly distracted by the swimming and gymnastics, but i managed to complete the two jessicas before turning in for the night

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


also added the last finishing touches on her face, she now has eyebrows and lashes


i'm on the hunt for two majestic looking rubies to go in the middle of those jessicas...any suggestions?


5 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine,
    She is coming out amazing. Your stitching is beautiful.
    Linda

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  2. Yes, check out the Swarkovski crystals. The size depends on what space you have. If it's smaller than 2mm, then Mill Hills' Magnifica beads have some very pretty reds.

    http://www.firemountaingems.com/swarovski_colors.asp

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  3. Regal, indeed! She looks so good. Can't wait for more!

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