The Bride

Friday, February 20, 2009

She hangs in the hallway, at the top of the stairs. My first Lavender & Lace project. Once again, I changed the background color - I can't remember if it was called pewter or putty. I stitched her on aida cloth, as it was 1993 and I hadn't learned to stitch on linen yet. I actually won a blue ribbon for her at The Cross Stitch Cupboard in their 1994 annual competition.

I had taken her to the Rag Shop to be framed. They did an awesome job. The inside blue matt matches one of the blue shades in her ribbons. The white matt is actually a satin texture, like bridal shoes. The double matting works well for beads - giving more room so they aren't squashed against the glass. This may have also been my first exposure to adding beading to cross stitch.

It was a lovely project to do, I enjoyed the whole process. This pattern was a wonderful introduction to Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's designs, and I have been a fan and "collector" of her patterns ever since.

This is the stitched example from the Told in a Garden site. L&L 9. I need to get another Marylin in my rotation . . .

Itching For More Stitching!

2 Creative Comments:

Wendy said...

Oh wow! She is absolutely gorgeous! I love it, even the color of the fabric!
I have finished my first Mirabilia.

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