I promised you wouldn’t have to wait too long. And one day is really no time at all.
I must admit I wasn’t as good at taking pictures once I got to this stage, it was too much fun to just keep stitching.
So here is our first picture. Only a little bit more done since the last update.
A closer look at the area that I worked on.
And then, suddenly so much more work done.
This is my favorite part of the dress, I just love the shading on the dress.
And then I decided we need to add some color to the mix. Look at the pretty flowers
Still not made a decision on the ribbons though, at this point the contenders were antique mauve and antique violet.
Some more of the off-white filled on, almost complete now and yet no decision on the ribbons
And finally, dress completely cross stitched, including ribbon. The winner was [drumroll] Antique Violet.
Pretty, pretty ribbons.
Bouquet still needs a bit of backstitch
Elsewhere the bride’s hair was finally finished as well, after many changes I finally went with shades of brown. And you can see a little of the veil here.
Then it was on to the dreaded DMC Light Effects, first up is the border.
It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and it looks great on the fabric
From the border it was straight on to the letters, isn’t the ‘U’ amazing?
Sorry did you want to see all the letters? Here you go then.
And the more personal information, the alphabet is from another wedding sampler which was in Cross Stitch Collection (I think).
The bouquet finally got it’s backstitch
Finishing touches have now been added, backstitching on the bride and groom and the beads.
OMG, the beads. All 420 of them
I actually loved putting them in
Here it is, completely stitched
And for your viewing pleasure, the backside. I’d rather proud of how neat it is.
Now there aren’t many pictures left, just of the piece framed in fact. However my mean streak is shining through again and you’ll get to see these some other time. Don’t worry it won’t be too long.