Sunday, April 22, 2007

My Stitching Treasures HD

I finished My Stitching Treasures by Jeanette Douglas today. This piece first caught my eye at last year's stitching retreat. A lady was working on it and was having a terrible time with it because of the tedious over-one. I fell in love with the piece and don't mind over one.

It was a remarkably fast stitch, considering the amount of specialty stitches and over-one sections in it (32-count fabric too!). I would have finished it earlier, but I lost my mojo and the top block didn't interest me much. I picked it up again last night and am so happy to have finished it.

I have the wooden box it goes in. I haven't figured out if I'm brave enough to finish it myself or have it done professionally.

By the way, Matt gave me this whole kit last year for Christmas. He chickened out and asked Jeanette Douglas get all the many pieces. She was very sweet about it too.

I haven't decided what I want to work on next. I'll probably play computer games for the rest of the day anyway.

16 comments:

Suzanne said...

WOW, that is beautiful!!! Great work! Suz

Barbara said...

Wow, it looks GREAT (especially in the enlarged view). You did a super job with all those specialty stitches. I'm always envious of neat satin stitching... :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Just fantastic! I love that piece.

cathymk said...

Just Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Katrina said...

Beautiful, congrats on the finish!

Carol said...

Congratulations! It is so beautiful!

Michelle's Husband said...

Great, I get her what she wants for Christmas, and she tells the world that I "chickened out..."

Arthemise said...

Uh-oh, he's checking up on me!

Jenny said...

Wow, I usually don't go for primitive stuff, but I really like this one. Congrats on your finish. :)

Angi said...

oh wow that's GORGEOUS!! I have this in stash--some decade!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! What a fabulous gift, and congratulations on finishing it!

Anne S said...

Wow, that's one incredible project and finish ... just exquisite! :D

Judith said...

Congrats on the finish. As I am a very big fan of Jeannette Douglas I just love to see other people stitch her designs. It is in my stash and I hope to start it soon. I have the floss already for it.
Also your HEAD looks great. It inspires me to get a lot of stitching done on my HEAD.

Erin said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

And *I* don't think your hubby "chickened out"...heck, he contacted the designer and everything! Chickening out would have been giving you a gift certificate.... LOL

Rita said...

This is amazing! I fell in love with it, too, sooner or later I guess I will buy it!
Congratulations for your wonderful work!

Lizzy said...

My, what a gorgeous finish! :-) I followed a link from Michelle's blog over here... Nice to *meet* you and I love all your stitching!