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Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Green, Green Goddess is Home!

I know you have all been looking forward to seeing the Green Goddess finally finished and have been waiting very patiently for the final photos.  I started her back in 2011 when I had a mere 100 followers.  So if you remember her from the beginning you were one of them!

I always intended her to be a gift for my Mum but she kept slipping down the list much to my regret.  So with this year being a special birthday for Mum I thought I really ought to crack on and complete Green Goddess.  Being me, I was still working on her the day before the Birthday, making French Knots in Kreinik.  Yeah,  Thanks for that, Joan Elliott!

Here are some progress pictures:

September 2011

January 2012

January 2013

May 2013

Finished November 2014

The eyes have it!

Moth with Kreinik

Stitching information:
Fabric - 32 count Murano Sunlit Heath by Crafty Kitten
Threads - as charted in DMC and Kreinik
Beads - Mill Hill as charted
Changes - I smoothed her jawline as my Mum prefers that to the "stepped" look.  I left off the large square border as we preferred her as a circle.
Chart - originally in the Ultimate JE Collection and now available as a chart from Joan Elliott or her suppliers (JE039)
Trivia Fact - the fabric was a Ltd Edition which Dawn decided to add to the collection after I kept asking for pieces of it.  She named it after part of my address. 

Finally - the reaction?  Mum loved her!  We gave her the boys' gifts first; smellies and chocolates (a very large box of Thornton's dessert chocolate, yum, and a box of Turkish Delight Thins because the Large Boy always eats the Turkish Delight from the mixed box so this box is just for her!).  I had rolled GG and wrapped her like a long thin birthday cracker with ribbon at either end.  Mum could not guess what she was!  Now the big decision is how to frame her.



39 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish Jo - I can see why your Mum loved her x

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  2. Totally awesome! It was worth it!
    What a fun trivia fact.

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  3. She's stunning! Well worth the wait!

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  4. Fabulous! Congratulations. And happy birthday to your mum.

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  5. Wow gorgeous! I'm so glad your mum loved her. She sure deserves to be loved.

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  6. Great finishes, how her look changes with beads and bright threads. Thanks for sharing. Joyeux Anniversaire à votre Maman.

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  7. Congratulations for finishing it... it is really stunning and I love how the Kreinik thread adds that extra sparkle.
    But of course your mum loved it!!!
    Smiles :)

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  8. Green Goddess is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful piece.
    Birthday Wishes to your Mum!

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  9. Lovely finish! Congrats on finally wrapping her up!

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  10. Congratulations on a beautiful finish. French knots with Kreinik? Ewwwww.... I'm not sure I would have had the patience to do those.

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  11. Wow! What a wonderful finish! Congrats on sticking with it and happy birthday to your mom!! Laura

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  12. She looks amazing! I'm so pleased that you mum loved her. I hope we will get to see a photo her once she is framed. xx

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  13. Congrats on the stunning finish Jo. It must be nice to get a UFO done. Green is my favorite color and I just love her.

    Linda

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  14. ooooo blimey I remember her from the beginning do I get a prize ..lol Congratulations on getting her finished and to your mum too on her birthday :) oooo the fame having a fabbie named after you :) love mouse xxxxx

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  15. Wonderful finish, Jo, your Mum must have been absolutely delighted! You are such a wonderful stitcher!

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  16. Well done, Jo, what a sense of relief , I am sure! I am with the LB, love Turkish Delight, especially the chocolate covered nothing like the real thing British edition, lol, though the Real Thing is pretty good too!

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  17. She turned out great. I had to pause at the part when you said french knots in Kreinik! I imagine some colorful words were said while doing those. :)

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  18. Wow! She's beautiful!! I'm so glad you were able to get her finished for your Mum's bday gift this year!!! She's beautiful and I can't wait to see her framed up!

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  19. Wow! What a great finish!! Congratulations !! :) It's a precious gift for your mum. You are very organized to maintain and share a detailed progress report. Well done!!

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  20. What a stunning finish Jo! How could your mum not love it :)

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  21. Beautiful piece of work. Such stunning colours.

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  22. Absolutely beautiful!!! No surprise your mum loved it, it looks stunning. Well done!

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  23. Fantastic pressie for mum, GG is amazing.
    Good job the LB does not live here, I'd fight him for the Turkish delight and if its Thorntons I'd eat the lot!!

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  24. Your Mum must be so thrilled to receive such a gorgeous work from your hands. Beautiful.
    xxx

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  25. Wow, congratulations! Great finish.

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  26. Congratulations! Such a wonderful piece! :-)

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  27. Great work! She looks lovely, I bet your Mum was thrilled with her!

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  28. Wow, she's stunning! The detail is incredible! Congrats on your gorgeous finish! :)

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  29. I like making French knots but I imagine wrangling them in Kreinik would sorely test my patience LOL. They were well worth it though, your mom was obviously thrilled (who wouldn't be?!). :D Happy Birthday to her~

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  30. Oh my, what a wonderful finish you have here. Congratulations on finishing this great project, and perfectly on time.

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  31. How did I miss this? Gorgeous finish. Your mum must be thrilled. I love those bright butterflies.

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  32. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!She's finished and stunning Jo! I love the backstitching and beading, it always brings a piece to life doesn't it?! I bet your mom loved it! Hugs!!

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  33. Gorgeous finish, congratulations

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  34. Wow, I thought she looked familiar! She is awesome, looking forward to seeing how you frame her.

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  35. She is amazing! I love the beads around her eyes. Glad your mom liked her; I am sure you will be happy to move on to something else! =)

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