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





Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Almost Three Years in the Making...

It's finally, finally done:  Rosewood Manor's A Tree by Itself, started on April 4, 2013, and finished yesterday.  This finish deserves its own post, so here it is:




And the close-ups:







So many zany birds, rabbits and the occasional deer.

The verse in the big photo is a little hard to read:
Hold on to what is good,
even if it is a handful of earth.
And hold on to what you believe,
even if it is a tree which stands by itself.

Verses are usually what sell me on a sampler.

What slowed me down were all the color changes;
there were 31 shades of green alone!
I'll have to find a monochromatic piece
to start on next...

That's it for today.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!

20 comments:

Terri said...

Very pretty! Congrats on the finish!

geeky Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is just gorgeous, and what a beautiful quote. I Googled and it seems to be from a Native American prayer (Puebla, said the link I found). The whole thing is beautiful. Anyway, the piece is fantastic, congratulations again!

Julie said...

A very beautiful finish, congratulations.

Heather said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful!!

Tiffstitch said...

WOW!! Fantastic finish on a really BAP. Lovely stitching in the close-ups too.

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish.

Linda

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your finish! It is stunning! I like your idea of stitching a monochromatic piece. Hmmm, I think I would steer away from greens though. Enjoy your week!

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your finish! I can't imagine 31 shades of green! :)

Teresa S. said...

It was worth the wait! Congrats on a lovely finish!

CalamityJr said...

Well worth your time and efforts - beautifully stitched and such a meaningful verse. Enjoy!

Claudette497 said...

I'm happy dancing with you! It's a wonderful accomplishment and it looks just gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Thank-you for sharing. I've been eyeing this one for a while now and every time I see it I'm a little more tempted to get it. Might need to put this back on my wish list of charts I need to do.

Sandy

Beth in IL said...

Great job!

Tricia B said...

This is a beautiful, fantastic piece! I absolutely love it! Your stitching is gorgeous! Well done.

Happy Baker said...

Love it - so glad you finished it!

Carol said...

Oh, my--what a masterpiece!! I love the verse, too, and am truly impressed with your lovely finish, Pat. Can't wait to see it all framed up :)

rosey175 said...

Ooo yay congratulations on such a huge piece! All the little individual motifs were probably like mini finishes all on their own. All the animals are great. :D

Solstitches said...

Absolutely stunning! It may have taken almost three years to stitch but it was so, so worth it.
Margaret

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful, Pat! You are an amazing stitcher! ��

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is a beautiful giant piece and you should be very proud of it.

I love all the close-ups of the different motifs. You can see how all the various shades of green were used to good effect.