Friday, November 4, 2011

The Butterfly has Landed!

Finally.


Forget the chrysalis and the whole metamorphosis thing.

I feel like I've given birth to my first insect.

So many little problems to solve.

Finding the right abdomen...


Luckily I found this pearl drop in my stash after many many hours of searching. I think it's perfect so it was well worth the wait.

Stitching the background flowers...


And then discovering that I had placed the flowers exactly where I would have liked the butterfly to go. Ugh.

And then fiddling and adjusting all that. Phew!

But it was ALL worth it! Doesn't Mr. Miller's pin look great? Thank you again to Sheila! It's gorgeous and so nice to have a real piece of diamond jewelry in this piece.

So now...it's Friday. I'm ready for happy hour. And I'm sooo excited that I only have a few finishing touches before this project is declared complete. I'm shooting to finish by Monday. Fingers crossed.

I'm looking forward to the weekend and we're supposed to have beautiful weather. I'll be stitching with my crazy quilting friends tomorrow, going on a family hike on Sunday afternoon, and then the big football showdown between the Ravens and the Steelers on Sunday night.

Here's hoping your weekend is just as fun!

44 comments:

Cyn said...

Hi Susan,

The butterfly is gorgeous!

Sounds like a fun weekend. No rain!!! LOL!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Cyn said...

Hi Susan,

Should have added that I love what you did with the abdomen.

Also, lot's of purple at work today. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

chris richards said...

A beautiful creation !
hugs
chris richards
xxxxx

Moonsilk Stitches said...

I am awestruck--that butterfly is amazing. Your choices are perfect. I can't wait to see the whole project.

Anonymous said...

I love love love the butterfly! You found the perfect abdomen to complete the body, along with the
top of the stickpin gifted to you.
About the dark outline that worried you - it really is not particularly noticeable & it does play to the color of your embroidered Tiffany. Congratulations on this accomplishment!
Katherine M. in Austin

verobirdie said...

Dare I say you are better with each new project? Where will you stop?
Enjoy your weekend!

Catherine said...

Positively stunning!!

Gerry Krueger said...

When you finish this you MUST photograph it and send a picture of it to Tiffany's... And speaking of Audrey Hepburn...her lucky oscar dress is going up for auction 11/29 in London...here's great closeup of the lace.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2057045/Audrey-Hepburns-lucky-Oscar-dress-set-fetch-60-000-auction.html Hugs Ger

Mouse said...

OOOHHHHHH speechless.... absolutely gorgeous that bead was soooo worth the hunting and all that hard work ... and I can't believe you have almost got to the end ... what ever will you do next :) hope you have a fab weekend :) love mouse xxxx

Cari said...

Oh Susan, your work is amazing. I could just sit here and stare at the butterfly. It's simply stunning. Congratulations on a beauty!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!! Have fun.

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness! It is simply, completely gorgeous.

I didn't even notice the gray thread outline until I saw the comment about it, and I agree. It does a lovely job of picking up the Tiffany stitching.

The pearl abdomen is perfect. Really perfect. The kind of perfect that is so perfect that you can't imagine anything else after you've seen it.

You are one fantastic artist, Susan!

Have a great weekend!

Cathy K said...

Breathtaking! OMG. Hugs, Cat

Beth said...

I am in awe of your creativity. The butterfly is absolutely beautiful.

Vicki W said...

I know it was an ordeal but it's incredible!

Suztats said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to see the final reveal!!

gracie said...

Oh my Oh my!

Miriam said...

Magnificent Susan!

Mr. Miller's pin looks perfect as part of your butterfly.
The pearl abdomen is beautiful!

I hope this is the first of many insects.

Enjoy your weekend!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Truly magnificent, Susan. You just keep getting better and better....!

FlowerLady said...

Oh Susan this turned out perfectly wonderful! I love the abdomen. What a great piece for it and you had it in your stash.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

Gina said...

It IS Stunning! Worth the wait and you should always have it in view to admire!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Oh Susan, this is truly stunning! What an accomplishment.

Heather M. said...

Susan,

That is so beautiful. Your work is exquisite.

Heather

Kat Westcott said...

Wow, I've been following your progress with anticipating, wondering how it would turn out and I must say you've taken my breath away! Really awesome and inspiring job!! I love your design sensibility.

Mary Ann said...

Absolutely stunning:)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Amazing! I can't believe it's even possible to make something THIS beautiful.

Rachel said...

Perfect! Truly gorgeous - well done!

Elmsley Rose said...

Abso-fantab-ulosely-fantastic

Shirley Deatcher said...

That is just STUNNING ! thanks for sharing !

MosaicMagpie said...

That pearl abdomen is not the only perfect thing about this beauty! I the stick pin is so elegant looking and the whole thing....sings!
Deb

lifemyway said...

I have been following your progress of your butterfly. After watching all the work you put into it, I can really feel your triumph. The work was well worth the wait. It is sipmply gorgeous! It really looks like a piece of expensive jewelry. I can't wait to see the finished block.

Dees said...

Stunning and humbling! You have captured the delicate beauty of a butterfly!

Carol said...

It is absolutely amazing to look at this stitched piece (butterfly) and realize that it is components that you painstakingly gathered and lovingly stitched together with the end result being a piece that actually LOOKS like a single piece of jewelry. Every stitch is perfection.
xx, Carol

Nancy said...

Your butterfuly is absolutely gorgeous!

Judy S. said...

Amazing work, Susan! That is a one-of-a-kind butterfly, worthy of special display! I agree with Gerry! You are going to have to work hard to surpass this one.....

Anonymous said...

O___O!!! WoW!!!!

Just when I think I've seen the most exquisite thing ever, you top yourself. The butterfly is perfect. So beautiful.

Chris Daly said...

Amazing Susan! Your work always blows me away.

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

Il est magnifique ! Quel travail ! Bisous et bonne journée

Teresa said...

Once again I am just amazed at your talent. Just beautiful.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

coral-seas said...

Be still my beating heart!

You have excelled yourself yet again.

Elizabeth said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! Wee got that pearl drop together at Beads Limited !! Remember!!???? IT makes the perfect Butterfly abdomen!!!! Brava Chica!!!

Wendy said...

Stunningly Gorgeous!!!!! I am in love with your butterfly! Makes me all fluttery just looking at it.....almost like walking up on a grand find in the woods! Awesome job Susan!

maneki said...

What a stunning gem! That butterfly is so lovely. I really like your flower too if I haven't already said that. They are just so delicate and dreamy. Beautiful!

BTW, I'm glad you found my name-dropping (Empyrean) when I last commented useful.

Wendy said...

Beautiful.....Lovely work, you must be filled with joy at such a lovely accomplishment!!
Wendy

Jennibellie said...

This is stunningly gorgeous, just breathtaking, thanks for sharing, hugs Jennibellie x

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