Wednesday, 3 February 2016

It's A Wrap!

I am having a huge happy dance and it deserves a post all of its own! Without further ado here is.....

Heaven and Earth Designs QS Spirit of Winter Robin ( artwork by Ciro Marchetti )

25 count Magic Guide fabric

DMC

Started 10th February 2013

Finished 2nd February 2016.

I will admit to feeling rather emotional when the last stitch went in as it a very special piece and means a lot to me. For those of you who are new to my blog I stitched this as a memory piece for my Dad who passed away in January 2013 and in stitching it it helped me through a very sad, difficult time. Of course without Michele of HAEDs wonderful charting and getting this released for me it wouldn't have been possible so thank you so much Michele and also very special hugs and thanks to my surrogate sis Lisa for gifting me the chart.

I'll be back another time to show some WIPs.

However I would like to show the latest little member of our family.

Meet little ( although not so little! ) Freddie the budgie!

Until next time.

With much love.

Sally xxxx

47 comments:

cucki said...

Hello Freddie :)
Congrats on your beautiful finish
Yayyyy

Rachel Tomkins said...

Go girl - you keep dancing as long as you want - you deserve to!
Congratulations on your finish. It's absolutely beautiful and with those memories attached I can see how it will always be a special piece. :)

Sherry said...

What a beautiful finish!! I actually thought it was a decorative plate when I first saw it then I read your post! What a lovely piece to do in memory of your dad. I also did a special piece (actually 2) in memory of my dad when he passed away. It will be be a special piece to you always because of this.

Pull the other thread said...

Wow, what a stunning finish. This is such a beautiful piece and you have stitched it beautifully. Gorgeous new family member.

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, well done you!!! Happy Dance indeed!! So glad you've finished it, it looks superb :)

Barb said...

It is stunning! Great job on it.

Amy said...

Gorgeous finish! Congratulations!

What a sweet little budgie, too. Very handsome!

Manuela said...

Congratulation on this wonderful finish.
Greetings Manuela

Tricia T said...

Oh my goodness, Sally! I would squeal out loud if my dd wasn't still asleep! GOOD FOR YOU!!!! It is just beautiful!! What a special remembrance of your Dad. I wish I could give you a congratulatory hug right now!!!

Vickie said...

Boy did you make me smile! Congratulations Sally. The Robin is gorgeous. And so is Freddie. Does he have any color besides the white and grey?

Annie said...

Wonderful, beautiful finish! Congrats!
I hope it always brings you happy memories of your father.

Julie said...

A very wonderful finish Sally, he does look so beautiful.
Freddie looks a lovely chap!

Loretta said...

Beautiful!!! Congratulations on the finish!!!!

Rahenna said...

Wow, what a beautiful finish and tribute to your dad!

butterfly said...

Congratulations Sally you did it .
Love it and I know how hard it must have been for you , but now you will always have your fond memories of your wonderful father every time you look at it .
Love the new member of your family so sweet. Big Hugs.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Oh, Sally! Congratulations on your beautiful finish and tribute to your dad. I can't wait to see how you frame it - truly a work of love!
Freddie is adorable!

Justine said...

Hello Freddie!
How lovely to see your Robin complete. It's a beautiful tribute to your Dad and I can understand why you felt emotional finishing it. I hope you will display it somewhere you can see it every day.

Marlene jones said...

That's a fantastic finish ans welcome Freddie

Linda said...

Congrats on the absolutely stunning finish Sally. Freddie is adorable. I miss having birds, but my cats would drive them insane.

Linda

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful finish. I often see HAEDs in progress, but not very often completed. Your timing makes it even more special, and I know seeing it framed will bring you happy memories every day.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Your stitch is beautiful and has a very great importance. I also stitched a tree: Christmas tree by Renato Parolin when my father died in december 2012.

Lisa V said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love robins and have been waiting to see this finished. What a stunner.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The robin is gorgeous--it's an impressive accomplishment. Well done! Freddie is really cute.

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations on your finish! Oh my, so beautiful! And so special too, with its memories of your father. Freddie is adorable!

gominam said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish, thank you for sharing the story behind it. Freddie is adorable:)

Judith Makes said...

gorgeous finish, congratulations
Freddie is so cute, I love budgies.

Lois said...

Sally, what a lovely blogpost to read! Congratulations on the wonderful finish. Your Robin is gorgeous and I know how much it means to you. Hello Freddie!

Christine said...

Congratulations sally, it's fabulous!

Angela said...

I think I've been watching you stitch this since you started it. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Wow! Robin jest wspaniały! Gratuluję ukończenia haftu!

Carol said...

Oh, Sally, I've been waiting for this day!! A huge congratulations to you on finishing your stunning robin!! I know you'll think of your dad fondly each time you see him--well done!

Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally!

Veronica Ong said...

Congratulations on such a stunning finish!

Freddie is adorable. Love the all white feathers :)

Hugs,
Veronica.

Brigitte said...

You are right, Sally, this finish deserves a post of its own. It's a wonderful design and a lot of work went into it. A great piece and a terrific finish!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful work - you deserve to be dancing for a long long time x x

Maggee said...

Yahoo! Congratulations Sally! What a triumph to finish the Robin! I will be smiling about this all day! As I am sure you will do, tho for lots longer as you will have it forever!! That is quite a wonderful piece, as you have probably heard a LOT of times! Quite an accomplishment--congrats again! Your Freddie will be a fun addition to the family... Hugs!

Von said...

Such a beautiful, personally significant project for you, Sally! Congratulations.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your completion of such a special project! I know you must be thrilled.

Freddie is adorable!

WendyCarole said...

The robin is wonderful and Fraddie is really cute. Love those little hints of colour on his head :)

Loubie69 said...

Wonderful finish Sally - I am yet to complete a HAED but you never know maybe one day :-)

Christina said...

Wow, that is incredible, Sally. I look forward to seeing it framed. 😊

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

Congratulations on this special Happy Dance. It's a lovely design and has a very special meaning for you too. I am sure it will be much admired hung on your wall.

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish. A well deserved Happy Dance for you. I know it will be treasured for many years to come.

Penny said...

It's a beautiful finish, Sally! What a cute addition to your family. : )

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing your Robin, he's gorgeous

Welcome Freddie :)

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness ~ Freddie is adorable!! Congratulations on your finish ~ it's beautiful!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Congratulations on your finish. I have enjoyed seeing your progress on this. It is lovely.