Friday, 24 September 2010

Spring Morning on a Very Autumnal Day!

YES!!! It's finally finished!! After three years ( how embarrassing) Chatelaine Spring Morning is finished! Although I have just noticed whilst looking at the photos I've uploaded that I have missed some beads so please ignore that little hiccup and I'll go away in a bit and sew them on! No one will ever know:) Lol! Now that it's done all that beading was well worth it as it's just so pretty ( even though I say so myself!). The reason it took me three years is that when I got to the lily of the valley bit I simply ran out of steam and put it away. This year I decided it was time I tackled it and attempted to finish it and with the help of Julie, Mr Stick and the girls at Stitch and Stash on UFO night I have:) So thank you to all of you though especially to Julie who runs the UFO night. So here's some pictures for your enjoyment ( I hope!) They are not the best as it's a bit dull here today, plus I don't seem to be able to get them very clear either,  but as far as I know they are clickable if you'd like a closer look!

Chatelaine Spring Morning

28 count pale blue linen banding

Needlepoint Inc Silks, Threadgatherer Silk 'n' Colors, Anchor Marlitt, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid

Delica beads, Swarovski crystals, Susan Clarke Hummingbird button

Started 20th January 2007

Finished 23rd September 2010





Thank you for looking :) I have ordered bellpull ends for this as that's how I finished the other two. Just Autumn to do now but I think that'll be a 2011 start and I will bead as I go along with that one!!!

Take care everyone!

Hugs

Sally
xxx

47 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, Sally, it is just exquisite!! I can only imagine all the time you put into this finish--well worth all your effort...

PegC said...

Sally not an embarrassment at all but a terrific accomplisment and its SO beautiful. Well done.

Gillie said...

Anyone would get stuck on lilies of the valley - all that white! I have a sampler done by me and the dates say - begun March 1995 finished January 2000 and then it took me seven years to get it framed, so you are in excellent company, lol!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on getting it finished Sally, it's very pretty.

Kajsa said...

It turned out beautiful Sally! Well worth all that work, congratulations on the finish!

Lee said...

What a gorgeous and intricate piece! Great job Sally. And hey...three years in stitch-world time is like...three days in real world time. It's all relative. Like dog years.

Cath said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful .

natalyK said...

A round of applause on such a beautiful finish. I always feel a sense of excitement when I finish something because that means I can start something new!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful finish! Who cares how long it took, it was worth it.

Christine said...

Thats spectacular Sally, concratulations on a great finish

Hazel said...

Wonderful finish Sally and I am glad I am not the only one with long standing wips! 3 years isn't that bad. x

Michele B. said...

Wow. Just wow. Worth every minute of however long it took to stitch it. Beautiful work!

Michelle said...

Oh Sally its absolutely beautiful. Well done on your finish. Its stunning and hey missing a few beads off makes it unique! Michelle xx

Kathy said...

WOW Sally it's gorgeous congratulations hun.

Hugs xxxxxx

Christina said...

It looks amazing Sally, I can't imagine how many hours stitching went into it. Congratulations on getting it finished!

Lisa said...

Well done Sally, knew you could do it! It looks gorgeous as well, can't wait to see it made up as a bellpull.

Rachael said...

Beautiful!!! well done on your stunning finish!!

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. It is lovely.

Beth said...

That is an amazing piece!! All those beads, wowsers! Great job.

I have a UFO/WIP that I started in 2000 I still am only 2/3 finished with - maybe someday...

Cristina said...

It's stunning. Indeed a unique piece

jane said...

It is absolutely beautiful Sally you should be very proud of yourself!!

josbookjourney said...

It is wonderful - never mind how long it took.

I would give the beads a rest for a while though.

Solstitches said...

Wow Sally! Congratulations on a major finish and what a beautiful finish it is too.
Well done you.
Hugs,
Margaret

Claire said...

Absolutely stunning Sally!! Congrats on the finish :)

Ranae said...

Sally!! It's so beautiful! What a piece to treasure

BeckySC said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Well done, it's beautiful and it doesn't matter how long it takes to finish a project. :-)

Jules said...

So very beautiful! Congrats on your fantastic finish!!! Oh, and my most fave part is the Lily of the Valley section, lol...

lynda said...

What a beautiful piece Sally! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Barb said...

It's very pretty. Great job on it.

Lindsay said...

Looks fantastic Sally, Congratulations

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Would love to see it together with the other two. Congrats on the finish!

Hugs,

Meadows08 said...

Gorgeous! What a great finish!

Stitchaholic said...

It looks lovely Sally - well done! 3 years is nothing to be ashamed of... I shudder to think how long some of mine have been hanging around, but I am determined I am going to work my way through them once I have finished the birth samplers I am currently working on. I'm with Lee though - stitching years are definitely like dog years! :D

Lisa said...

one word Sally Beautiful! looks like it was a lot of hard work, but well worth it

Cole said...

Gorgeous!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats Sally its gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Wahoo!! It is gorgeous, Sally! It's worth every second it took. Great job!

Kyriaki said...

It's beautiful, well done! I know how much work goes into a Chatelaine but when they're done they're wonderful works of art. Enjoy it hanging in your house :D

(also, I have Mystery X half done ad that's from 2005, so, y'know...)

WendyCarole said...

It's beautiful

Sharon said...

Sally, it's stunning! congrats!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's stunning and time well spent! :)

DUSTY said...

Stunning Sally !!! Congrats on the finish. Her designs are lovely, involved but lovely.

Nicola said...

Spring Morning is gorgeous Sally!! I have Winter's Eve to do, and I have all the fabric and thread for it, just need to make a start on it.

BTW great progress on Their Song.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Julie said...

Suoer duper! such a lot of hard work in this one, well done Sally on such a lovely finish

Karan said...

Another stunning finish I'm glad to have seen again. :0)