Annette's Acre

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April 7th, 2010 by Annette

Our Story So Far….

I think we can safely say 2010 will not be a big blogging year.

Anywho… I did finish off the next Mirabilia Round Robin.  Well, mostly… but that story can wait until after the picture:

Click here for full picture.  But be warned… it’s pretty awesome.  Might make you want to stitch a dozen Mirabilia bits.

I started this while I was sick.  My first mistake, apparently. 

The goal was to finish before the end of March, but it took me until April 4th.  My first attempt at pulling all the floss failed miserably (fever,  you know).  I missed five colors and of course, I was missing two of those from the stash (and didn’t want to dig thru other WIPs).  Now, there are two colors of beads required as well.  Somehow my fevered brain decided I had them.  So I didn’t bother getting any more at the LNS.

I’m sure you can see where this is headed.

On Sunday, after finishing all the backstitching, I hit the bead boxes for the beads.  I had neither.  No problem, I’ll just sub some Delicas.   Yeah.  Not so much.  Now, the colors aren’t too crazy… a pale blue and a blue-green.  But what looked close on the monitor looked like crap on the fabric, so rather than use the questionable substitutions, I decided to go ahead and mail the piece off to its next destination (Australia) and send the real beads on to the owner separately.

I’ve never sent off an incomplete RR piece.  I’m not happy.  Definitely won’t be doing it again. (Sending incomplete… someday I’ll do another RR, I’m sure).

Something to note:  Wednesday, the 14th is my 45th birthday.  I’m celebrating with a bit of stash….for me and for you 🙂  Yup, a giveaway is in the planning stages!


7 Responses to “Our Story So Far….”
  1. Melissa C. says

    Ooohh, it IS pretty awesome!

  2. WhizGidget says

    That is beautiful…

  3. Wow, what a beautiful RR. Love the bit your stitched! Hope you are feeling better!

  4. I think that it is just gorgeous! You have done a wonderful job of finding a piece for an elongated box. Way to go girl!!! Gee, I hope you are up to snuff soon. This one has dragged on a long time.

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. That is incredible. WOW

    Sorry you’ve been under the weather. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. It is a lovely RR Annette! I hope you’re feeling better!

  7. Beautiful job! It doesn’t look like she’s missing a thing.