WIPocalypse 2012

Friday, January 15, 2010

In a MIrabilia mood

In an effort to clear out some of my WIPs and have a quick HD too, I've been working on Bluebell lately. I finally got to the point where I had to make a decision about her skin. I tried a couple of different things last night and ended up settling on blending the two skin shades that were charted for the lighter skin tone (DMC 754 and 948 I tihnk) and stitching the darker skin as charted. The effect is much much more subtle and a bit more attractive than the farmer tan look she had going before. I left her leg stitched as charted for comparison's sake but her arms and head are my blended way. And yes, that leg is getting redone first thing today!

Bluebell 1/15/10

I know a lot of people have said that the skin is supposed to be shadowed by her dress and the flowers but I just can't leave her looking like she wore tube socks out in the sun too long. We'll pretend it's cloudy in my interpretation. I'm hoping to get in some good stitching time today and tomorrow and maybe even finish her off by the end of the weekend. If my Mirabilia mood persists I'm currently thinking of pulling out my long neglected Titania next.

Not much else going on today, I'm starting my version of the weekend (Friday and Saturday off, work Sunday) and the weather is crummy so I'm taking down the rest of my Christmas stuff and stitching. Oh, and waiting impatiently once again- adoption agency called and the we finally got the medical test results for the baby and they were negative. Yay! Now we can finally start filing the necessary paperwork to get back there and bring him home.


Terri said...

This is very beautiful. I cannot wait till you get your bundle of joy home.

Jo said...

I much prefer your blend. I agree, the 'bad sock tan line' wasn't a good look!!

Fingers crossed the next stage of the adoption goes smoothly