Friday, April 22, 2011

The princess and the pea.

Yes, it's finally finished.

This is the "Princess and the Pea" embroidery pattern from Follow the White Bunny. I started on it nearly a month ago, somewhere around March 25th. I finished the final stitches last night while watching Hitchcock's Suspicion. Yes, I am that slow. To be fair, I usually only worked on this maybe two days a week. Still, this is hours and hours worth of work right here.

I'm sorry for the low quality pictures. Of course, it's very cloudy and dark here today, so the lighting is bad. I'll post more pictures after I frame it. I'm planning on putting it in an 8x10 frame. The finished embroidery is about 5x7 (when I was working on it, it seemed huge :).

This is the sleepless princess:

And here is that bothersome pea (under approx. twenty mattresses).

I am pretty proud of this. It's my biggest, most adventurous embroidery piece so far. And now I'm pretty confident about satin stitches and the long-short stitch (seen on the pillow, blue/white striped blanket, and the bed skirt at the very bottom).

I'm not sure what to start on next. Either the Pinocchio cross stitch, a canvas bag I've been wanting to embroidery (mostly to carry library books in :), or embroidering my pillowcases.

Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday. :) And thanks to all of the people who read my blog- a few days ago, Sew Technicolor hit 100 followers. That's very exciting!

I was sad to read this morning that Madelyn Pugh Davis had passed away a few days ago. She and Bob Carroll, Jr. were two of the writers for I Love Lucy that wrote for the whole duration of the series. I Love Lucy is my favorite show, and I think her writing was one of the main reasons for how hilarious the show was. Lucille Ball always gave credit to the show's writers and often said she couldn't have done it without them.

Until next time,


  1. Congrats on finishing the Princess embroidery project, it is LOVELY! I am not biased or anything but I say start on Pinocchio next. ;)

    I didn't know that about the I Love Lucy writer - thanks for sharing that info!

  2. Would you believe it only today clicked your blog name, the "technicolor" part? So appropriate.

    Your "Princess" embroidery turned out perfectly adorable. Love the variety. About when did you stitch the pea??? It's cute!


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