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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ocean Waves: The Finale

Don’t you hate it when you don’t know the ending? Somebody leads you along, telling you a story, and then just stops, and you’re left saying, “And then what?”?

Sorry. I kinda did that. In the early months of this year, I wrote up a number of posts describing my progress on Judy Souliotis’s Ocean Waves. And, like a tease, I stopped writing when I was almost done with the project.

There are two bits of good news. I did eventually finish the project. And I remembered that I left everyone with a cliffhanger. Smile

So, without further ado, here it is:

OceanWaves Final

Once again, this is Ocean Waves by Judy Souliotis. It is a former teaching piece which I purchased from Judy’s website a few years ago. It is stitched on congress cloth with Japan metals, Kreinik metallics, and a bit of couching silk. The ocean spray consists of just a small handful of tiny seed pearls.

The glare in the photo above makes it a little hard to see the details of the center medallion. Is this better?

OceanWaves FinalCenter

I think this was one of only two pieces that I finished so far this year. By the time it was done, I certainly felt more confident in using couching as a filling stitch!

12 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Beautiful! I think you did a magnificent job on this lovely Soulitis design.

sudukc said...

This is lovely. Good job!

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful piece. I don't think I have seen this one. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

It looks fabulous - well done!

Kate said...

It was worth the wait. It is almost to beautiful for words. GREAT JOB!!!!

RuthB said...

Wowzer! Congratulations on a truly stunning finish. It really is absolutely lovely.

Elmsley Rose said...

Just beautiful!

Also, your post on basting was very good - I talked a lot about it with the Thistle Thread masterclass, coz I'm hopeless with counted work, and personally have to grid. That diagonal tip was great!

Wendy TC said...

WOW!

Sara Leigh said...

That is simply beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments, ladies. I had fun with this project, and I'm glad I finally took the time to share it with you!

Denise said...

Jaw dropping incredible!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations