Before I was born my mother worked on two Geisha embroidery samplers. She finished one, but not the other. They've both been in my craft room for years and I finally dug them out and decided to do something with them. I brought the finished one to JoAnn's, because they had a 50% + 30% off coupon, but my stupid ass JoAnn's doesn't have a custom frame department. Ugh. Do you know how hard it was to find time to go to that one? I would prefer to do it at a local frame shop, but that was a good deal! The coupon has since expired, but I figure that maybe it is better to get them framed together after the other Geisha is finished.
The trip was not in vain, however. Before I left, I went through my embroidery thread and looked for matching colors. What I didn't have, I was able to find at the store.
Look at that stitching! So tidy!
On the flip side, I found a strand of light green that was never finished off, so I used that to work on the front leaves and then I added some of the new green from the store. Can you see the difference?
I don't have any of the original directions, so I can't decide if I'm supposed to add more of those pink split stitches next to the blue outline of the kimono. I just can't decide.