Nov 28, 2012

A few more boxes and the Beale finish

Greetings!  Hope everyone is doing well.  First off, the finish.
 
, If you decide to do this chart, they are a several errors but easily figured out.  One that I didn't see until it was too late is the top of the lion's mane.  There should be a green stitch to the right of the left ear as on the other side.  I followed the chart and after checking the photo, realized the error but it's staying. So now what?  The chart shows the  finish with a pleated ruffle and covered button in the center.  I would really like to create that soft, sensual, plump, curved shape that I love so much.  The donut.  Something tells me I will be purchasing a few tomorrow.  I don't know who invented it, but God bless them.  I really need to think about how to sew this because I would like the center open.  I'll probably be reinforcing with mylar to hold the shape without a lot of bulky fill.
 
The bottom area where the stitcher's name should be worked out nicely with two larger words.  There weren't many appropriate five letter words to balance with peace and I thought unity worked with the lion/lamb. 


 
 I chose three fabrics for the backing until I realized (about 30 seconds ago) that I would prefer velvet.  Piping would be nice too, but I have to wait until the frustrations from technology calm down.  This will certainly test my patience and I don't want to take any chances.
Remember no way Hannah Way?  She was lost for a long while but I found her the other day.  But what's next is designing the Christmas Pear and getting it stitched in a day or two.  Too much going on at one time!  I added this 4", 6", tall oval, and set of 3 to the box page.  Thursday will be the day for purchases and I'm listing the photos ahead of the sale because many of you wrote to say you've missed out before.  I can't take orders because I've had problems with availability, especially the 5".  I was planning on Thursday at noon, but they changed my injection and testing to 10:45 so I'm not sure if I will be home by noon.  I better say 7pm to be fair, just in case there is a problem, and I will open the comments to include anonymous readers for the sale.
Right now I better get out the graph paper and try to remember the pear design, or maybe just start over.
Have a great day tomorrow, stay safe, stitch happy.
Thank you all for everything.
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23 comments:

Barb said...

Your wreath is just beautiful!! I know I'm being pesty but what time will you be offering the boxes Pacific time. That's 3 hours earlier than Eastern and 2 hours earlier that central and 1 hour mountain time.You can tell I'm really interested!

Loraine said...

Your wreath is fabulous! I can't wait to see how you finish it. I'm sure after you get done with it, the pattern will go up to a crazy amount on EBay.
Looking forward to your box auction. They look awesome!
Sorry you have to get an injection. Hope all goes well.

cucki said...

Wow the wreath is looking so sweet..and the boxes are so lovely like always
Love for you x

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Marly. The finish is bee-u-tiful!
It's a biscournu isn't it? Velvet would be pretty. I hope all goes well for you with the injection.
Hugs,
Susan

Krista said...

beautiful finish, Marly! and now that I see it with only the two words instead of the four I like it so much :) congrats!

Chris said...

Wonderful finish Marly and the boxes are just amazing!!
I hope that everything goes well with the injection.

Siobhán said...

The wreath looks great! I love Mary Beale's designs, just wish she'd do more of them!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly......love the pretty wreath....Wishing you well with the injection....Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

The wreath finish is gorgeous! Hope the finishing goes well. Love the boxes too, of course. Good luck with the pear design....

Peggy Lee said...

Your wreath is beautiful but I never would (and still can't) find the mistake you are pointing out. Looks gorgeous!!

I really like your velvet backing idea. What color would you choose?

Hmmm...soft, sensual plump curved shape? Well I don't know about soft and sensual but I've got plump and curved down!

Can't wait to see it finished!

Shirlee said...

The wreath looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see how you finish it : )

Maggee said...

Congrats on finishing the wreath! The bottom words look like they were supposed to be there--great job! A pillow is going to be lovely. Speaking of mylar--where do you find that? I cannot seem to find it! Boxes tonight--got it! Thank you! Hope the injection goes okay today! Hugs!

mainelystitching said...

It's a stunning finish, Marly!

Lanie said...

Love, love, love your wreath, Marly! "Peace" and "Unity" are just perfect! Can't wait to see this finished!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Love your finish...and now I'm thinking about donuts.... and I can't have any! LOL!

Vickie said...

The wreath looks great Marly. Good luck with the pear design.

Sherry said...

Beautiful boxes as always! Love the wreath too! I always love to see what you are stitching. You make ordinary charts look so special!

Carole W. said...

Wreath came out great, Marly and I like the Peace and Unity you chose....now to see it "finished, finished"!

Judy said...

The wreath is beautiful! Looking forward to the finish.

Judy heartland stitcher

Linda, NE Iowa said...

Are the new boxes still available for purchase? They're beautiful.

Linda, NE Iowa said...

Sorry - just found your boxes for sale site. I'll check there for availability.

Carol said...

Such a beautiful finish, Marly--love the wording that you ended up using and oh, those boxes are so special. I can see why they sold out so quickly :)

Solstitches said...

What a magnificent finish! I haven't seen that design before - love it.
Your boxes are fabulous. They look just wonderful grouped together in the picture.
Margaret

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