20 January 2011

Got Peacock?

Betsy does.

Here he is in his gold and blue glory.

It took me a while to do his tail. Luckily, The Lord of the Rings was on last night. I didn't know that the TNT version was cut down from the full version. One of these days, I'm going to have to watch the complete trilogy, back to back, without interruption. I'm probably going to need a big piece of stitching to work on that day.

Here is the entire piece so far. The year is supposed to be under Peeky, but I'll save that til I actually finish the chart. Although I plan for this to be done by the end of January, I think we all know better than to assume.

I did have a slight crisis when I realized I could not find the skein of 931 I had kitted this up with. I don't know where it got to, but it's not in the zipper bag, not in the large tote, nowhere. And I couldn't find a skein in my bobbin boxes. It wouldn't be so bad, but the alphabet and the birds are stitched in that color, and I need it, if not now, then this week. I really didn't want to have to buy another skein of floss, since it's a 15 minute drive to town, and I am lazy, but resigned myself to a visit to Michaels today. I went to the last ditch storage place, though, and did find a 931. And it was wound! I don't know what happened to that other skein of floss; I'm going to chalk it up as a sacrifice to the stitching gods.

The rest should go fast. There is only one other big motif, but I don't see that slowing me down that much. I'd really like to get this finished quickly. It's been kicking around as a WIP too long and it really is a pretty sampler. So I'm crossing my fingers.


lynda said...

Your Betsy is looking great!
Would you be willing to sell, trade, or loan out that pattern when you are done stitching her?

Elaine said...

I love this piece Rachel, can;t wait to see more.

Stephanie M. said...

Love your work, can't wait to see your finish!!

valerie said...

Great progress on your Betsy!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Rachel, that is gorgeous!! I love it. I had Betsy as one of my possibles and am kicking myself that it didn't make it into my Challenge list. I'll have fun watching your progress.

Karen said...

Love this one...just got it over the holidays. Can't wait to see more.

Julie said...

Great progress! It looks like a fun design.

Pumpkin said...

Looks great Rachel! Keep it up and you will have her done by the end of January :o)

mbroider said...

I am in love with the peacock. Hope his friends dont mind.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls