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

Monday, July 23, 2012

July IHSW: A Big Finish!

Hey Blog Buddies,
A couple of weeks ago, I received a $50 coupon in the mail from my local framing shop.  It had an expiration date of July 31st.  If that's not incentive to finish a project and get it framed, I don't know what is!  So I grabbed Rainforest Revisited and got busy.  At that point, I had nine squares to go, and I'm happy to tell you that it's now finished.  Well, happy and a little sad, too, because I'm going to miss it.  Every square was different (some were really different!), so I never got bored.

The finished size of the design
is 8" by 16".

Here are some larger-than-life close-ups
of the more recently worked squares:

Another "psychedelic" design!

This one is actually cuter in real life...

Kathy (Rees, the designer of this piece)
just loves to create multiple changes of direction!

I love the metallic threads
peeking out of the waffle-stitch band!

I changed the colors around on this one.
Winter Wheat was recommended
(not my favorite--too drab)
so I substituted the orange variegated thread
which is Watercolours Marigold.

That's it!  That's all I did stitching-wise this weekend.

DH was wondering (probably not seriously)
if there was going to be a void in my life now.
I have one or twelve other WIPs
clamoring for my attention.
So, no!

You know, I just realized that I have tended
to finish projects more often than not
during recent International Hermit and Stitch Weekends.
No pressure for August, though!

Click here for links to see what my
fellow hermitters were doing this weekend.

Hope you had a fun weekend!
And thanks, as always, for visiting!


Devon said...

wow that turned out beautiful,,and is there going to be a void,,that was funny,,like us stitchers have voids,,we could only wish..cant wait to see what you are working on next,,

McKenna C. said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful!


belle said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's gorgeous!

robindefender said...

Very very pretty. Congrats on your finish!

Maureen said...

Oh this looks so nice all done. Look forward to seeing it framed.

Julie said...

Congrats on the finish,love it.

cucki said...

So beautiful xxx

Claire said...

Great stitching.

Joysze said...

Oh my word!!! This is STUNNING!!!!!!! I can't tell you how many times I've scrolled up and down this post to drool. :D

Now, hurry and get it to the framers. Can't wait to see it all framed up. :D

Carla said...

Congrats on youf beautiful finish! I'm glad you could finish it on time to use the framing coupon :)

Shebafudge said...

Oh that is beautiful. Congratulations on getting it finished in time to use your coupon.

Giovanna said...

Congrats, what a gorgeous finish!

Giovanna said...

Congrats, what a gorgeous finish!

Chris said...

Congratulations! This piece is s beautiful. I have enjoyed watching your progress :)

Sally said...

That is so pretty. I love those colours.

Bea said...

Wow, what a finish! It's gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

Parsley said...

Just beautiful!!

mdgtjulie said...

Big congrats on the big finish, Southpaw. It's beautiful. Just lovely!! Great job!!

Beth Pearce said...

Congratulations on a great finish! You were one of the blogs that got me back into needlepointing - thanks!

The Maiden said...

Wow, amazing finish! I especially love the close ups of the squares, they all look so difficult! What a wounderful project to have in your collection!

Anne said...

Wow!! It's amazing! Look at all those colours and lovely stitches!! Thanks for the super close up close up photos :D

Kasey said...

Impressive!! I am not brave enough to try the various stitching styles. Congrats on your finish!

Rosemary said...

wow, now you have the joy of looking upon this beautiful piece and remembering how enjoyable it was to stitch! This is awesome, beautiful colors and really terrific stitches!

Julie said...

Stunning project, spectacular finish.

Mangogirl said...

Wow beautiful finish! I love the colours in this piece.