Friday, February 12, 2010

Endless Pink Dress...


Well, not really, but it sort of feels endless. Probably because it is sort of boring and all I can think about stitching right now is my Alhambra Garden. Sooo guess what I'm going to work on next? :)

Last time I posted a progress pic of her, someone asked about the fabric. She is actually on that MCG Textiles fabric (Twilight Blue) so loathed by many. Yes, the fabric weave is uneven, and yes it is very slubby. I really don't mind though and I think she is coming along beautitfully inspite of these imperfections. I knew about the problems with the fabric before I began and chose this fabric anyway because I liked the color and because I had done another piece on it before and was happy with my beautiful, but slightly different (from everyone else's) Fairy Idyll. Gives the piece a uniqueness because the lady is proportioned a little differently, but not so badly as to notice any real issue. It wouldn't work on a geometric piece of course, but I might use MCG Textiles again on another figure like this one.

9 comments:

Susan said...

I think she's lovely, Jenny. I've only stitched one L&L Angel, and she was wearing a white dress, so I feel your pain with all that pink!

Missy Ann said...

She looks great, I'd would've never known she was "uneven" if you hadn't said. Gotta love those Mira's & L&L's that use 3 skeins of one color. lol

Blu said...

She looks very pretty!

Melissa C. said...

Pretty! :) And I think you're brave to stitch on that linen.

Alice said...

She looks beautiful Jenny! I love the fabric colour.

Cheryl said...

Just because others don't like the uneven-ness (is that a word?), doesn't mean you can't do lovely work on it. She is lovely, even if the pink monotony is killing you. In case you can't hear me, I'm chanting "Alhambra...Alhambra...Alhambra" in the background! LOL

Kathy A. said...

She's coming along great Jenn. I'm doing the dress on my Royal Holiday first cause I know the dresses can be quite the drag. Keep it up!

Wanda said...

She's very...heavenly. The material choice and explanation is very interesting. I often use uneven just because I have it and I never thought twice about it. I do understand too what you mean by boring....I hae my Long Dog Sampler that I really enjoy and I really like but it gets boring too. I call it my "long project"...it's gonna take a long time to finish! ha ha

Andie said...

Wow she is beautiful! I clicked your picture and now I've fallen in love :D