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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Peacock Update

Ok. I am way overdue for an update. Majestic Swirling Peacock from Joan Elliott is getting close to being done :-) :-) :-)

Here's some pics...














This project has been so much fun to do and I am nearing the end. The encouragement of all my followers keeps me motivated to finish. My biggest supporter is my wife. I will show it to her after an hour of stitching and she will say how much she loves it. I know that it pretty much looks the same as the last 30 times I showed it to her but her face lights up everytime she sees it :-)

If you are going to do this pattern, you don't need 4 rolls of Kreinik 3232 - Brazilianite. I used 1 and 1/2 rolls .

You may have trouble finding this pattern. It is in Joan Elliott's bookazine Joan Elliott's Ultimate Cross Stitch Collection. This is really hard to find. The sad part is that some folks had opportunities to buy this and were complaining online that it was too expensive. I guess it's all relative. Let's see 44 color patterns. Most cost $14 each to buy seperately. Let's be generous and say you could get each one for $10. That's $ 410 worth of patterns for $25 or $30. Seems like a good deal to me.

Happy Stitching Everyone!!!

14 comments:

Blu said...

Wow it looks fantastic!

There were people complaining about the bookazine price? Seriously? There are definitely four patterns I want and a couple of possibles in that bookazine and I grabbed it because it was cheaper than buying two charts separately here in Canada. I thought it was a steal!

Pauline said...

it is lovely and sparkling!

Daffycat said...

I love this WIP. The colors are so lovely, Chris. Almost finished!

Carrie said...

WOW! It's fabulous!

Ewa said...

So many people complain about the cost of a pattern/threads/project etc but they don't stop to think about the relative cost. I think your peacock looks fantastic!

Valentina said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to see it finished!

dulcinella said...

Stunning! It is a joy just to look at all the vibrant colors. I think you're going to regret it when you're finished.

Anna van Schurman said...

That's a show stopper! Isn't nice to have an SO who actively engages with our work? The dude's pretty good at enthusing over 100 stitches too. :)

jcat0629 said...

Oh faint - this is beautiful! Can't wait to see your finish!

Lisa said...

this is absolutely gorgeous, well done
I really love it, it's on my list of Joan Elliott's designs to do

I have the bookazine and thought it was brilliant value for the money

Joysze said...

Almost there, Chris. It looks fantastic!! :D

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Peacock is fantastic and gorgeous! You're a super stitcher, Chris!

Mangogirl said...

wow it looks stunning. I bought that bookazine when it came out. I love the patterns.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

So so beautiful.