I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rainforest Crunch: Finished!

Happy Valentine's Day, Dear Blog Readers,

There's nothing like cold, snowy weather to encourage a gal to stay inside and stitch (if you're me).  So here is the finished product, Rainforest Crunch by Needle Delights Originals:

I did take one or two liberties with changing the stitch (and color) here and there but, for the most part, followed the recommended colors and chart.  I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

The color name for the border of this square is "Rainforest."  It was used sparingly in the design, since the colors are so strong.

This is another of my favorite squares.

I love how this close-up features a dog hair (since removed).

I used the Van Dyke stitch on the inside of this sqare instead of the recommended stitch.
Sometimes I can't resist changing it up.

I think I will actually miss working on this piece because I had so much fun with it.  It got me through the worst of the Winter of '11--hopefully the worst, anyway.

Now, I have a request for you all.  Please say a little prayer for my sweetie-pie, Beulah. 

She stopped eating and drinking over the weekend.  This is not unexpected when you have a dog with chronic kidney disease.  She is now at the vet's being hydrated and "flushed out."  She did the same thing in January of 2010, got the treatment and, to everyone's amazement, had a good 13 more months.  We are hoping for a second miracle.

Thanks for visiting.  I love reading all of your comments.


CalamityJr said...

Love your finish! And Beulah, dear that she is, will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine said...

Beautiful finish !!

Heather said...

Congratulations on the finish!! I just love this piece. And thanks for including the closeups...they really help give a sense of the wonderful texture going on in this piece.

Will certainly say some prayers for Beulah. {{{hugs}}}

Lelia said...

Blessings for Beulah. I hope the treatment keeps her healthy + happy another 13 mnths.

Your project is beautiful! Wonderful colors and your stitching skills superb : )

Ranae said...

What an amazing finish.
Prayers and (((hugs))) to sweet Beulah said...

You did BEAUTIFUL work on this and I love your change to the Van Dyke stitch. Very nice. The colors are even more magnificent in person!!
I'll pray for your little Beulah!! Sending good wishes your way.

Karol said...

Lovely finish!!!! Sending up prayers for Beulah.