Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Dance!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Last week I finished Melody by Nora Corbett. Happy dance time :) She turned out really cute, and I loved her bright pinks and oranges. I did make a few changes. I made her eyelashes thicker and darker (two strands of DMC 3371 instead one strand of the light brown used for the backstitching), and I used orange beads in the orange petals by the big green leaves. The pattern called for the petite gold ones used in her wings. I liked the bigger, more blingy orange beads :)

Melody:
And some close-ups:


After I finished Melody, I was going to work on a Christmas ornament. Unfortunately, I could not find a big enough scrap of fabric in the color I wanted. So, I started working on Autumn Band Sampler by Little House Needleworks and placed an order to 123 Stitch for more fabric. I ordered 3 different colors, so it will be awhile before I run out again :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

18 comments:

Joysze said...

OOOOOOOH!!!! She's gorgeous, Melissa. Congrats on the finish. :D

Emma said...

She is beautiful!

cucki said...

Aww so pretty xx

Melissa said...

Congrats on the finish!!! She looks amazing :) the colours are so summery.

Happy Stitching

Melissa

Anne said...

She's a stunner Melissa!!! I love her dress! So frilly and fun!! Nice changes you made too.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Look forward to seeing your progress on LHN Sampler.

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous!!!! :D Congrats on your finish!! :D

Claire said...

Wow great finish.I bake gluten free too.x

http://claire-stitchart.blogspot.co.uk/

TammyK said...

Wow! She's gorgeous!

Donna said...

Thats a beautiful finish, I LOVE Nora Corbett designs !!!
What a shame you had to purchase more fabric, I hate it when that happens, ha ha !!!

Donna

http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

Ewa said...

Congratulations! She is so happy and colorful! Love it!

Shebafudge said...

Very pretty! Congratulations!!

Karen said...

Love the colors on her soooo much! The muses are now very high on my wishlist.

Shelleen said...

She is so pretty.

The Maiden said...

Congrats, she is amazing, so elegant!

Veronica said...

Lovely finish. I just love the movement the Muses Series. Really looks as if they're dancing. Congratulations!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous finish!

Valentina said...

It's the first time I see this one stitched, it's really beautiful!