|Design Size:||218 stitches high, 88 stitches wide||(14 count: 16" x 6.5" or approx. 40 cm x 16 cm)|
|(16 count: 14" x 5.5" or approx. 35 cm x 14 cm)|
|(18 count: 12.5" x 5" or approx. 31 cm x 12.5 cm)|
|Fabric Size:||Working on 14 count: No less than 22" x 13"||(56 cm x 33 cm)|
|Working on 16 count: No less than 20" x 12"||(51 cm x 30 cm)|
|Working on 18 count: No less than 18" x 11"||(46 cm x 28 cm)|
Those who have worked either Amethyst or Ruby will be well aware that Emerald would be completed one day. They would also know that it was also hoped to be followed by Topaz sometime this century, but does not look likely. Where does the time go to?
Emerald certainly has been a well traveled lady. I began stitching her on the Gold Coast (Australia); she went to a craft show in Melbourne in 1998, and later that year flew to Hong Kong. She boarded a train, traveling to Xi-an and Beijing in China, then made her way to Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia. Her next stop was Irkutsk in Siberia, then on to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
She attended a craft show at Tiel in the Netherlands, then flew home via Heathrow and Bangkok. In December she went to Penang (Malaysia), ending the circuit with another show in Melbourne early in 1999. Little wonder she took so long to get onto the market.
I hope you like her.
Emerald is one of a series of four "Gemstone" designs created by Alphonse Maria Mucha in 1900. There are only two other "Gemstone" designs in my range, the others being Amethyst, and Ruby.
For those who like the art of Mucha as much as I, included in my present range are Gismonda, La Tosca, and La Trappistine, as well as two monotones, Blue Girl and Green Girl.