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Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Stitching Finish!

After a bit more than 9 years, to be fair, it did sit in hibernation for 5 or 6 years, the stitching on Secret Victorian Garden is done! 

Started January 1, 2007.  Stitched on 32-count Carol's Meadow from Silkweaver's Fabric with kitted materials from Needlecraft Corner (they no longer kit Chatelaines)
My favorite part is the blackwork and gold in the corners.  Now on to the beading.  I have done a few in the top outside border, but there many, many more to go. 

I did have some progress on my other pieces too.  I had a column finish on Its About Time;


  Christmas Presence now has a bit of stained glass;


and, after finishing a column and bit of black on Shakespearean Fantasy, I added some green. I will probably work on the green for a while as I would like to have all the colors done so that I can just stitch the black without having to look at the pattern for the next page and a half.


And this morning, I worked on The Sampler Life's February block

 
The March block was released today.  It's a very pretty wreath by Thea Gouverneur.  I am looking forward to working on it as I have always admired her designs but never stitched one. 

12 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful progress I love the stained glass

Linda said...

Congrats on the stunning almost finish Susan. Awesome progress on the others.

Linda

Angela said...

Secret Victorian Garden is gorgeous!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! Victorian Garden is beautiful, and I love that light and shadow effect on It's about time. It's also good to see a bit more than just black on the Shakespeare one as well :D

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic progress on your projects. Victorian Garden looks amazing!!

Sasha said...

Awesome job! Great finish!

Erica said...

Your finish is lovely!
Good luck with the beading!

Robin in Virginia said...

Susan, congratulations on your stunning finish! Woohoo!

Melinda said...

Secret Victorian Garden is really beautiful. Christmas Presence is still my favorite. I love it. Thanks for sharing your progress on all your WIPS.

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

Congratulations on the stitching finish, if not the final finish of Secret Victorian Garden. I am taking on board your advice about beading as you go!

The other projects are looking good too.

Blu said...

Secret Victorian Garden looks amazing! Your other WIPs look great too.

Justine said...

What amazing projects you're working on! Secret Garden is going to be fabulous when it's finished. It looks great now!