There is something about Nora Corbett's "The Red Lady Pirate" that captivated me from the start. I just always loved her. I bought a piece of Sunny Dyes Pacific Sunset fabric a full year ago knowing that it was the perfect fabric for her. But I never really got her in line for my to do list. I was given the choice to kit any pattern from Hawkins Hobbies, and I chose Red Lady - but I still didn't put her in my rotation. After awhile I knew I wanted to stitch her - but I had to finish this, that and the other. Finally with encouragement from Facebook friends I decided to start her.
I enjoyed every minute of stitching this project. I can say that about very few. There was no "crappy spots" or screw ups. She just flowed.
The Red Lady Pirate is a goddess of the sea. She is dripping in jewels and beads. She is lavishly cool, cunning and beautiful. I would say, my favorite stitch to date. Her skin is stitched 2 threads over 1. The water and mountains are variegated silk called Waterlilies. She is covered in treasures and beads. A pure masterpiece.
Many of my projects will take residence in my closet unframed. I was so inspired to get her framed that two days after my finish I went to Michaels and found an amazing frame. I did frame this myself. At the same time I got frames for Bliss Fairy and Christmas Flourishes. I framed those too. Happy New Year to me!