Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Big Finish!

I finished Girl from Alhambra by the Solaria Gallery this weekend! I really enjoyed stitching this piece - it is so well charted and the colours are so beautiful.
Now, what to do next? I know I should take out one of my WIPs, but I don't think I'll be able to resist a new start! There are so many things in my stash that want attention :)

It has been absolutely sweltering here over the past week - temperatures are over 30 degrees Celsius, actually closer to 40 degrees Celsius some days (it was 42 degrees Celsius/ 108 Fahrenheit on Saturday afternoon)! The night temperatures also stay well in the twenties, so guess who is hardly sleeping at the moment! Autumn (and Winter) can't come soon enough for me.

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Cath said...

WOW!
It looks absolutely beautiful . Well done on the finish.
If you want a new start , go for it , and you can have some of our cold and snow if you like, I'll happily parcel it up lol.

Annie said...

That is so unbelievably gorgeous! You did a beautiful job stitching it. Hope you enjoy looking at it for years to come.

Wish we could trade some of our cold, snowy weather for a bit of your warmth about this time. Looks like extremes are everywhere this year.

Berit said...

How pretty! Isee what you mean about the colours being well-chosen. Nice choice of a prop for the photo, as well.

Edit said...

Michelle, your girl from the Alhambra is absolutely beautiful!!! I was there last December, and the atmosphere of this picture is so similar to the one of the place.

If you would like, I can send you a postcard about the Alhambra :)

What you write about the heat it must be terrible. Last summer we had around 39 degrees for many many weeks and for me it was very difficult to cope with it. Hope the temperature goes down for you soon (and up for me :) )

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Vonna said...

That is so totally gorgeous! Yay MICHELLE!!!
I know I don't sleep well when hot either....

Carol said...

She is breathtaking, Michelle--a true work of art :)

I never knew it got that hot in S. Africa! Sure wish we could borrow a bit of your heat for a while!

Mylene said...

A gorgeous finish! Congrats, Michelle!

Karen said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the colors too.

Go ahead and start something new...life is too short!

Vinniey said...

That's a beautiful finish! Go ahead for the new start if you want, it's fun to have many projects on hand. :) Have a nice day.

mbroider said...

This is a great finish!! Congrats!

Rowyn said...

Congrats on your finish, it is beautiful!!

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on the finish. Can't wait to see what you pick up next. :)

Manka said...

It' so beautiful, I like it so much!Congratulations !

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness that is absolutely stunning - what a wonderful finish - well done. Michelle x

Blu said...

Congrats! She's gorgeous!
I vote for a new start. Don't resist the call!

Stickerin M.B. said...

Wow, very beautiul. Great work!

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Oh,Michelle, that's a wonderful embroidery of a hard working woman!Now you can enjoy the result of many stitches in many hours!
Greetings from Ulla

Scattered Threads said...

Your lady is absolutely beautiful. She look so real. Good job. Jackie.