Saturday, April 11, 2009

Venetian Opulence Finished!!

After about 3 1/2 months VO is finished. I'm having issues with the pictures. I used my dad's camera and I'm not too skilled with it, it's one of those uber professional things and I'm used to like a throw away kind. I did actually iron it, but I took the pictures outside on a towel and the towel wouldn't lay flat. It's stitched on 32 ct. Rock Quarry opalescent linen from Silkweaver which is unfortunately kind of washed out in these pictures.






I found that I needed approximately 4 skeins of 3771...like 3 1/2 at least. 2 skeins 869 and 680. I also used exactly a full skein of 814 so if you're a floss waster or stitching on 28 ct. fabric you might need two of those. I got away with one pack of the 3037 beads but there were exactly 2 beads leftover. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Now I need to get it framed!

22 comments:

Hoebeltje said...

Wow, I like it. You've done a very nice thing with that one.

Daffycat said...

Gorgeous finish, Autumn! Conratulations!

Teejay said...

Wow, I am so impressed! I love seeing this. Great job. I will have to consider stitching this one someday.

cathymk said...

Just Gorgeous! Congratulations, she is lovely!

Jenny said...

She looks awesome Autumn! Congrats on your finish. :)

Colours of the Outback said...

WOW, she is georgeous! Great finish, I love the colours

Karen said...

That is so pretty! Congrats on the finish!!

Missy Ann said...

Fabulous job Autumn! She's a stunner.

dianemi said...

Autumn, she really is beautiful. Love the beadwork, too. Congratulations!!

Erin said...

It is just beautiful, Autumn!

Romantic Fool said...

That is beautiful! The colors in her are awesome! Congrats!

Ashley (The Euphoric Stitcher) said...

She is absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your finish!

Dianne said...

Beautiful job...and only a few days off your deadline! Definitely a beautiful lady...and she could easily be a Louisiana lady, not just a Venetian one!

Kaye said...

WOW! you did it! she is stunning!

Rachel said...

She's beautiful!! I am very impressed. She looks lovely on this fabric too, she really pops!!!

Redwitch said...

She's beautiful! Lovely colours and the beads add to the opulence, very aptly named. Congratulations!

Brenda Lou said...

Love it!! Those colors are just brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

oh she looks fabulous... congratulations on a fabulous HD

geeky Heather said...

GOR-GEE-OUS!!!! Congrats! What will you start next??

Stitcher S said...

Gorgeous, it's absolutely luscious. The colors are divine!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always! You have so much patience! Email me! I miss you:)

~tracy~
(yes, THAT tracy...lol)

Christine said...

Really Beautiful !