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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


A little happy dance for Debi (actually, I finish so few pieces - even the small ones - that for me this is Busby Berkeley stuff).

This is Le Papillon by Nimue.

Chiloe did her a few months ago and when she posted the picture my greed kicked in and I HAD to have her. Chiloe changed out some colors but I stayed with the chart colors and I'm happy enough with her. She's showing a little dark here because I haven't figured out my scanner yet. Chiloe also did a better job than I (and at great effort )of capturing her pouty face. I've decided to leave her as is, at least for now.

Also, if you click on the picture it will take you to a squatty-body version. I don't understand what my scanner does but it compresses the picture and darkens it. When I scan a photo it usually comes out looking better than the original, but doesn't do so well with stitchery. I've stretched it in this post so that it looks more like my piece.

Now I get to decide what to do with her. I'd love to find a frame that looks like bark. Guess I'll just put her in the completed stuff box (after I show her to Mom and Sis on Saturday) until I find the right finish for her.


Chiloe said...

It's too bad it's darker than the original: I wanted to see the difference with mine. I see you didn't work hard on the face !!! lol That face drove me crazy ....... But it's a such cute little fairy ;) Congratulation on this finish !!!

So what's next? :-D

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Marita said...

She is very cute. Congratulations on the finish.

Amazing how different the fairy looks with using the different colours.