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Friday, April 5, 2013

Made It!

The Samurai piece is finished and mounted on the box! This is a quick post on the embroidery finish - I will post the box-making component tomorrow.

Although the birthday was yesterday, we have a family dinner tonight when we will celebrate, so the extra day got me over the line.

It has been a bit of a marathon.

I finished cross-stitching the bottom of the kimono, then took the piece out of the hoop to do the backstitch - quite a lot of it - around the edges, the face, then the gold highlights and additions. It was easier to move around the whole piece out of the hoop.

This is the finished piece. I will post the box-making and finish over the weekend.


Monica said...

A bit of a marathon is right! You must have been working non-stop. It looks really good, I can't wait to see the box!

Jillian said...

You are not wrong, Monica! It reminds me horribly of my mother trying to finish things for special occasions when I was a child! She did it because we had little money to buy things. I just over-reached myself! I will try very hard to be more realistic in the future.

margaret said...

I am amazed you have finished this in time, such a detailed piece and so little time, congratulations

katherine said...

Thats excellent that you have managed to get it finished! It is such a beautiful CS piece.