Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Big Finish!!!!!

Happy dance!!! Happy dance!!!!! I finally finished Mary!!!!! YA!!!!!! Checking the date, I first started this sampler on Aug 17, 2009. and I finished it on Aug 19, 2013, a full four years of work!!! Sure took me long enough to finish it!!! I have to admit I kicked myself for deciding to do this in one over one, but after seeing the result, it is all worth it. Will I do it again? Not for a long while…. :-p

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Pattern: Needleprint “Mary Wigham SAL
Thread: Hand dyed silks from Hand Dyed Fibers
Fabric: 28ct light mocha cashel
Size: 10.25” x 10.25”
Done in One over One
Beginning Date: 08-17-2009
Completion Date: 08-19-2013

This is also my first time using silk threads. I like how it kind of shines, and the color variation just adds to the sampler feel, it’s also very nice and smooth. I will sure be using silk again~

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Well, since my WIP basket is empty now, what should I work on next?

40 comments:

  1. Wow, what a finish! And stitched over one it must give you a great feeling of accomplishment. Congratulations!
    An empty WIP basket? Hasn't happened to me for many years now, lol. I'm already very curious to see what you will start next.

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    1. Thanks, Brigitte~~
      I was determined to empty my WIP basket before I start anything new. Don't worry, I think it will fill up again soon!!

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  2. Hi, Theresa !!!!!!
    It certainly took you a long time to finish but it is adorable !!!!!
    I am a new member of your blog and
    I am from Greece.I like your blog
    very much !!!!
    I hope that you will visit my blog, too !!!
    Niki
    nikiad.blogspot.gr

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  3. Congrats on your finish,looks fab!.
    It might have taken you awhile but at least you got yours finished.I haven't even started mine yet. :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie~ I have to admit that I had doubts during the way. But I'm glad I stock to it and got it done!!!

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  4. Bet you thought you would never get it done! That's a lot of beautiful over-one stitching. Congrats and enjoy your sampler.

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    1. Thanks Annie,
      Yes, it was A LOT of over one stitching!!!!! I'm glad that it is finally over!!! LOL~

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  5. Wow Theresa she's beautiful I need to find mine to stitch on. I love your giraffe. I always think of you when I see one now

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    1. Thanks Denise,
      It seems like giraffe has become my trademark now~ I have no complaints~~ Thank you for thinking of me!!

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  6. Gorgeous! Congrats on this big finish!

    Hugs,

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    1. Thanks Ellen~
      I'm so happy to see this one done!!!

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  7. Congratulation.
    It's an amazing finish.

    Greetings, Manuela from Germany.

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    1. Thank you Manuela~
      I'm enjoying this finish very much!!!

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  8. Hooray! It is beautiful. I love it as your new header. =)

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    1. Thanks Vickie~
      I love it as my new header, too!!!! It is a nice place to show of my hard work!! He~He~

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  9. Woohoo! Congrats on your finish, what a gorgeous piece of work!!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole~~
      It took me a while but I'm finally there!!!! And I love the result, too!!!

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  10. Congratulations Theresa! It's beautiful and a BIG finish! Over 1 is not for the faint of heart but it does look good!

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    1. Thanks Jackie~~
      Over one is not a easy task, but the result is amazing. Not sure if I will try it again soon though, at least not on such a big project~~

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  11. Beautiful!!! Congrats on the finish!

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    1. Thank you Terri~~
      Happy stitching!!!

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  12. A beautiful finish, Theresa! I love the fact that it is done over one - so pretty and small.

    Since your WIP basket is empty feel free to help me with mine...

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    1. Thanks Daffy~~
      Size is why I stitched it over one, or else it will be a very big piece!!! I'm so happy to see the result.

      Bring your basket over, lets see what's inside... He~He~

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  13. Congratulations Theresa! Mine is only 2/3 done. Yours looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Valerie,
      I had my doubts about finishing, but I'm glad I stock to it!!!! Don't worry, little by little, you will finish yours when you least expected!!

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  14. Congrats on your beautiful finish.
    YAY!!!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa~~
      I am still loving it!!!

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  15. Theresa, so beautiful!! I love it with the one on one!! Gorgeous stitching, colors, everything! Good for you!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer~~
      It took my a while but I'm glad it is done, and I love the result, too!!!!

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  16. one over one 繡出來果然細膩好看.

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  17. Dear Amanda,
    謝啦~~~~~ Over One真的挑戰性頗高,有一度都想放棄了,還好最後咬著牙把它繡完。不過短時間內應該不會再嘗試了吧....

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  18. ohhh...fantastic..very beautiful !
    Pat

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  19. Wow, it's so beautiful and delicate!
    Congratulations on your finish, it certainly was worth it :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  20. I am so jealous! It is stunning. I started mine about the same time and it is probably 15% done. Really lovely!

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  21. Congratulations! What a beautiful finish.

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  22. Your Mary Wigham is beautiful. The colours look amazing!

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  23. Absolutely magnificent! Just Stunning!

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