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Finished sea shells

March 12, 2010

Wanted to pop in and update on the shells…I finished them! They were not as big of a pain as I thought they would be, and in fact, I rather liked stitching them, especially experimenting with using different color strands.

You’ll notice that for the large shell at the far right I used pink and orange instead of the color/ecru floss combo I used on the rest of the shells.

I kind of wish I had done more color combos like that for some of the other shells, but overall I am happy with how the shells turned out. This means that the piece is nearing completion. All I have left to do is the outline around the whole piece, the text reading “Greetings from Blue Bay,” ripping out and re-stitching those nasty wonky chain stitches at the bottom left of the purple sun, and then dabbing unwanted water soluble market off with a wet q-tip (my sources say this is how to get the marker off your fabric once you’re done stitching). Oh, also may do a few more waves. And then I will attempt to frame it. My goal is to have this all done by next weekend so that I can hand-deliver to my friend for whom the piece is for. Yay. I think it’s easily accomplished. Then, it will be on to planning my new mother’s day project, etc.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2010 6:00 am

    They are gorgeous ! It was a great idea to use combination if colors to stitch them !!!
    About using a wet q-tip, just try checking the piece after the dabbed areas are dry and before you gift the piece… since water soluble ink tends to come back at times.

    • rabbitreader permalink*
      March 13, 2010 9:27 am

      Thanks! Sounds like this water soluble thing could be tricky…perhaps I will photo document my experience trying to get the marker out, could make for an entertaining post 🙂

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