Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Finish or Fling? - Emerald Mermaid

 

One day, The Hermit was with me when I was in my LNS (now closed) and was flicking through the charts as I chatted to Maureen, and had some fabbie cut. He admired several of the Mirabilia mermaid charts and as he doesn't often ask for me to make him stuff, I rashly said I would stitch him a mermaid ... and he picked this one ...

This is probably one of the biggest guilt magnets in my UFO piles because it is for my best-beloved. He does have several pieces I've done for him, but this was one *he* chose...

  

One day, it may look like this - you can see how much I have to do...

Pros:
  • It's for The Hermit
  • It's on linen
  • It's not blue

Cons:
  • There's a lot of work to do
  • Beading and metallic threads
  • Size for handling

So - Finish or Fling?



Verdict: Finish. Although possibly not this year!

5 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

I am glad that you are not flinging this. It is too pretty to fling.

riona said...

Your Miribilia Mermaid is lovely and deserving of a finish.

I've got a couple of Miribilia in my stash, not started yet, I think I'll wait till I finish my three Teresa Wentzler charts before I pull them out. I am drawn to the complex charts precisely because they are a challenge, require serious attention and look absolutely beautiful when complete. Unfortunately, I avoid them for many of the same reasons.

Silverlotus said...

Emerald Mermaid is very pretty when done, and actually does stitch up fairly quickly.

I'm glad you've decided to finish this one. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

You can join me and Michelle on our neglected mermaids. (Actually I'll be stitching mine for Olympic stitching.) My mother was also in a shop with me and picked this out. It's hard to say no but it's also hard to stitch things we wouldn't necessarily pick, isn't it?

Barbara said...

There is only one good reason to finish....it's for the Hermit and you said you would, in fact I would probably drop most of the other stuff and work on this as much as I could, especially since he seems to be so patient with all your 'stuff' BarbM