Thursday, February 17, 2011

All Clean!


The last time I posted about Stone Roses, I told you all about how some of the white thread had stitched in sort of dingy. I am lazy, so I really didn't want to frog and restitch, but I was afraid that the Waterlilies would run if I washed it.

When I started Convent's Herbal Garden I soaked all the silks for that project to bleed out all the excess dye. Since one of the Waterlilies colors for that design (112 fir) is also in Stone Roses, I decided to also soak the Stone Roses silks. Since neither of the Stone Roses silks bled at all, I decided I could go ahead and wash Stone Roses. No bleeding, and the white looks white now as it should! :) Whew!

So all that said, not a ton of progress this time. I'm sort of in that mid-point of the design where you stitch and stitch all these large blocks of boring color and there doesn't seem to be so much progress. Eventually though it will come together, and I still think she is pretty to look at in the meantime. :)

10 comments:

Susan said...

Yay! I'm glad that you were able to wash it - you're a braver woman than me! It looks lovely!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

She is not pretty.... She is gorgeous. This is one of the ones on my long time wish to do list.

Keep going I wanna see more....

I am so glad that nothing bleed out.

Missy Ann said...

I love her more every time I see her. Glad her bubble bath worked out for her.

Erin said...

Good to know that even stitched women look better after a nice relaxing bath! I've loved this piece for a long time, but watching you stitch her makes me want to dig mine out and start on it right *now*. :-)

Cheryl said...

Every gal feels better after a nice bath! She really is lovely. :D

Alice said...

Wow, I'm glad that worked out for you Jen, she is so pretty!

Measi said...

I was so happy to discover this pattern via your blog. She's adorable (and I don't see as many people stitching her as other Miras).

Kathy A. said...

Whew is right! She is looking beautiful!

Blu said...

She looks great! Glad the washing worked out.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Just found your blog. I must say... WOW! All your projects are stunning! Stone Roses is coming along quite nicely. I'll definitely be back to visit again.