Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A HUGE Finish!

Hello stitching friends!  Well, I have not been blogging, but I have been stitching!  I have finally finished my Historic Countries Sampler from The Gift of Stitching Magazine!  After getting very far with it last year it was packed away and 'resting' until I suddenly decided that I wanted to finish it this year.  It was great fun to stitch and I am very happy with the result:


It is a bit difficult to photograph the entire piece due to the size (this really is a biggie!), so here are a few closer shots:







It is stitched on 28ct antique white Jubilee with the recommended DMC threads.  This is a big one off my ever growing WIP list!

I have also been stitching a few smaller designs and am currently working on an Angel by Joan Elliot, but more on that in the next post.

It seems that Spring is finally arriving - we have had a few sunshine days, but nights are still bitterly cold.  It was a very long, cold and wet winter and it is so good to finally see the sun again!

That's it for now.

Happy Stitching!

Michelle

21 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Well done! It looks fantastic ☺

Annie said...

What a fabulous finish! Must feel so good to complete something big and beautiful like that. Congrats and enjoy your fine work.

Grit said...

Wow,
what a beautiful work. It looks so fantastic.
I love it with all this litlle things.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Palkó said...

It's a fantastic and beautiful work. Congratulation!

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
a big well done dear..it is so sweet.
hugs x

Vickie said...

Oh how wonderful! Good for you. Congratulations.

Margaret said...

I'm so pleased to see your sampler as I wondered if anyone else had stitched it. Amazing that you and I both have the big MS prominent - my initials must be the same. Well done on your persistence as it is a mammoth project.

Carol said...

Oh, my! What a fabulous finish, Michelle!! I can't imagine tackling something that huge, but it must have been fun stitching all of those cute little motifs...

Congratulations--all of those hours and hours of tiny stitches made for a stunning finish :)

CATHI said...

Suuper! Very well done! :o)

Cathi

Debby said...

Very beautiful, Michelle!!

Patty C. said...

WAAAAA - beautiful !!!

The Merry Stitcher said...

Wow, fantastic job!! So much to look at and I love the sayings. I think a project of this magnitude would kill me lol

Edit said...

This is absolutely amazing!! What a huge work and how beautiful it is! Surely it will be a piece to treasure forever.

Here summer is ending (finally) and autumn is coming, and I really happy because this summer was really really hot and I long to have some fresh days, or at least fresh nights to be able to sleep :)

Tatkis said...

Wow, this sampler is so beautiful and huge! Great work - congratulations with the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Michelle said...

Oh Michelle its beautiful. Well done xx

Francien said...

This is stunning!!! absolutly beautiful and you can be very proud of this Michelle...every gast in your home will walk up to it and admire it.....well done!! greetings Francien.

I am sorry that i am not comment on your blog more often but i can`t read and hear the two codes easely and it takes me tomuch time to get it right...sorry

Natalia said...

WOW, this is a beautiful finish, congratulations !!!! I love the colors in it.

Anya Ivanova said...

Fantastic!!!
It looks beautiful!

Anna
http://anna-zont.blogspot.fi/

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow, what an awesome finish!

butterfly said...

Your stitching is amazing well done it is beautiful, hugs.

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