Feb 22, 2012

Blossom Splendor


When I hand-dyed the fabric for Blossom Splendor, I wasn't sure I was going to like how dark the yellow turned out. As time went on, it blended in really well. WIP pics can be seen HERE.

She is finally finished! I'm holding off on framing her until I get the Blue Geisha stitched as I want them to have matching frames. But L@@K! Isn't she gorgeous??!

Blossom Splendor
Designer: Joan Elliott
Fabric: 28ct Hand-Dyed Jubilee Evenweave
Fibers: DMC
Embellishments: Beads
Started: Dec 31, 2010 ~ Finished: Feb 21, 2012

73 comments:

Sue said...

She is absolutely stunning Meari!!!! Great job!

Shelley said...

Doing the happy dance with you!! She is gorgeous :) Congrats on such an immense finish.

Carolyn NC said...

She's sooo beautiful! Happy dance for sure! Congratulations!

Rachel S-H said...

She is beautiful! Great job and big congratulations on this finish!

Anonymous said...

lovely work on both the stitching and framing Meari!

Kathy N in southern Alberta

Katie said...

Gorgeous!!! Enjoy that happy dance.

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Blossom Splendor is gorgeous. Wish I could see it in person - no photo ever does justice to needlework, but wow, this is something else! How long have you worked on it? I did a Geisha for my daughter that had a ton of metallics, beads and couched outlines in it - took over a year. Worth it though - is beautiful and she loves it. Congratulations on your finish.

Lynette in Atlanta

Nic said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish. I would love to stitch one of Joan Elliott's oriental designs but my wish list is so long I'm not sure I'll ever get round to doing one :-)

Anonymous said...

She is indeed gorgeous, Meari, and Purple Garden looks wonderful in the frame. Congrats on your well-deserved happy dances!

Sandy in NM

Debbie Jo said...

Blossom Splendor is gorgeous and Purple Garden is beautiful in that frame. Congrats on 2 great finishes. I do hope the new point driver works for you for a long time! So what is next for stitching??

too_busy_to_stitch said...

She is gorgeous! You did a great job - just the perfect frame too!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oh, I meant the other frame is perfect of course. Going mad from a day at home with a sick kid!

Akila said...

Absolutely stunning she is Meari. Congrats. I would sooo love to stitch her. But considering my stitchy speed, am really scared to take it up. Do let me know though if you plan to sell the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Meari

It looks wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful... , I really love it, love it , love it.... :)

Tinna

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Faith... said...

She is a real beauty Meari! Congrats on your wonderful finish!

Anonymous said...

Meari!

Blossom Splendor looks incredible! Can you believe how fast you finished now that you've graduated? And I really like Aubergine for Purple Garden's frame. That would have been my choice as well. You've been a very busy girl!


Katy

Vickie said...

Just stunning Meari!!! Fantastic job. So, now that she is finished will more time be focused on Japanese Garden???

Nancy said...

Meari, she is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors and they pop so well on your hand dyed fabric. Great job on Purple Garden also.

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Sounds like someone is having a good week. Congrats!

Jess

Pam in IL said...

I'm in awe... It's stunning!

I think I could hear your jiggity-jig all the way down here!

valerie said...

Congrats on a great finish!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meari!! It's stunning!!! Can't wait to see it framed with Blue Geisha! And your Purple Garden looks fabulous in it's new frame and I think it would look much, much better in MY bedroom (which is also, coincidentally purple)!! :oD Don'tcha think???? Hmm. Not buying it, hunh? Well, it'll look pretty fab in your bedroom too, I guess. :o)

Congratulations on your beautiful finish and your lovely framing job!! :o)

Happy Trails,
Pam K. :o)

Scooty said...

Well done! Can't wait to see her framed. I think your year is wrong for your completion date tho. I bet she's stunning in the real life view. Judi in Phx

Shebafudge said...

Wow! She looks stunning! Congratulations.

Thank you for not having word verification.

Lisa said...

Well done Meari, she looks absolutely stunning, especially with the hand dyed fabric. Can't wait to see the Blue Geisha stitched also and the pair of them in matching frames.

Anonymous said...

Meari - she is totally magnificent! HUGE CONGRATS on getting her finished!

Tara

Vicky L said...

Ohh she is gorgeous in her beauty! I love it! Congratulations!

demeter83 said...

She is absolutely stunning, congratulations on a gorgeous finish. Can't wait to see the two together.

Kay said...

She is beautiful! Congrats on finishing!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwww
she is so beautiful..
well done..
hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Meari, both your stitches are beautiful. Purple Garden will fit in your bedroom perfectly. Well done!

Shirley/KS

Isa said...

Te ha quedado bellisimo!!
felicidades!

Isa

Shelleen said...

congrats on the beautiful finish!!!

RuthB said...

Absolutely stunning!

Vicky said...

Amazing!!

Berly said...

She's beautiful!!! Congratulations! Happy dancing with you!!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful and congratulations on finishing her.

Marl

Mary said...

Congrats! She is gorgeous!!!

Julie M said...

It's beautiful Meari! Congrats on the finish, a big accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

Great job Meari!!!
I know you're excited and it's well deserved... I love your idea of stitching the companion piece and framing them alike.... Looking forward to seeing your progress on your new venture....

Karen

Nancy in IL said...

Meari, I'm so happy for you, and it has been my pleasure to watch this beauty unfold before my eyes. She's uniquely beautiful by having been stitched on fabric hand-dyed beautifully by you! Enjoy your masterpiece!

Veronica said...

Oh yes, Blossom Splendor is absolutely gorgeous!

So will you be starting Blue Geisha soon? What fabric will you be stitching her on? Inquiring minds want to know! ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Blossom Splendor is gorgeous. Everything looks great. Congrats!

Tobie in So. Cal.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on an absolutely stunning finish.

Bette said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous!

Mary Ivancicts said...

Just stunning!! Beautiful work as always!

Carol said...

Happy dancing all the way over in Pittsburgh with you, Meari!! She is a real work of art :)

Anonymous said...

It looks great Meari :) I can see why you are doing happy dances!
Congrats on the finish and the framing too.

Marcy

MaryT said...

Really lovely Meari!

Mary Louise

Kelly Smith said...

Absolutely fabulous and you couldn't of picked a better fabric colour for it. Well done!

My Life In Stitches said...

Very beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

They look awesome, Meari! YAY on finishing Blossom Splendor!

Karin in CA

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on both!

Ranae said...

Blossom Splendor is a beauty

Blu said...

She looks incredible! Congratulations!

So what's next?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finish and framing, Meari.

Lynne

Nancy M said...

Congrats! You know where the extra time can be spent now.......

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

She turned out just beautiful Meari.....I love your Frame too....

Mel said...

woohoo Meari. I just love her. So glad you worked to the end on her. Congrats. :)

Anonymous said...

very very nice Meari!!! wish i could get something finished.... sigh

sharyn

Anonymous said...

congrats on the finish & framing....knew you could do it.
chris

Anne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!! Wow! she is a stunning Geisha!I wish I had a kimono and umbrella like her! Can't wait to see her all framed up!!

HUGS!

Sharon said...

Meari, that is an amazing finish! She is so gorgeous! Congratulations!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish. She is beautiful.

Lyn said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Jo said...

Stunning Meari. Your work always makes me want to stitch more and to try new things.

Daffycat said...

Blossom is just gorgeous, Meari. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Meari,
Your stitching is beautiful. I like Blossom so much I purchased the pattern. Hope it tyrns out as well as
yours did.

Diana-Indiana

Katrien said...

congratulations, she's just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your finish. Blossom Splendor looks fantastic!


Nikki D

Anne Sans Tete said...

She's gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!!

- Lisa N. in Cambodia

glenda said...

She is a work of art. Excellent!

Now you need more projects...lots more!