Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Come Dance With Me!!

After 9 months of stitching Sea Stars is finally finished! Wahooooooooo!!!! I started this back on January 1st as a SAL with Karen and although she put hers on hold a while ago because she was had a lot of shifts at work I kept going with mine. Now that it's finished and I can see it in all it's glory I have to say that I really love it. As I went on with it I wasn't sure but that's all changed now. It'll be going to the framers later in the week:)


Ink Circles Sea Stars

25 count fabric

DMC Variations

Started 1st January 2008

Finished 30th September 2008

Thank you Karen for stitching along with me and I hope you get chance to go back to yours soon and get it finished.

Sunday evening I had a good stitching session on Blackbird Designs Blessings and Kind Wishes and I got the storks stitched. I am really enjoying this piece and look forward to stitching on it so much every Sunday. I had hoped to have the mystery started by now but I think it will have to wait until I've finished all the Loose Feathers for this year.

Monday was Bygone Stitches A Quaker Christmas evening and it was going well until I realised I'd made a mistake so I have to frog that bit before I start on it next time. I'm thinking that I really need to work on it more than one night a week to get it finished for Christmas so I think it'll get attention for two nights instead. I don't want to still be stitching it in 2009 when I've got 2008 stitched!

That's all my stitching for now. I have posted the private autumn colours biscornu off today so, finger's crossed, that should reach it's new Mum tomorrow. I have the 5th part of the Symphony SAL to start but it's a fairly small part this time so shouldn't take too long to stitch.

I went and photocopied and enlarged the charts for my MM&I RR so that I can cut the copies up and see where I want them. Hopefully I will make a decision soon as to how I want it to look then I can get sorted with fabric.

I managed to finally get caught up on blogs the other day ( I had over 100 posts to catch up on!). I always plan to keep up with them every day so I don't get that many but plans don't always go as we want them!

Thank you all for reading and for all your lovely comments on my ornament in my last post.

Hugs


41 comments:

Rachael said...

Happy Dancing with ya!! Looks great,Well done!
Hope you manage to get Quaker christmas done in time!!

Vonna said...

Sally! It is gorgeous!!! I'm dancing right along with you...and look at all you've gotten done...I am totally impressed such huge projects and you are just bamming them out! I know you'll get your quaker Christmas done by Christmastide...so lovely!

Nic said...

Humungous congratulations on your happy dance - it looks stunning!

Gill said...

Wow Sally, your Sea Stars is gorgeous! Congratulations!

karenv said...

Congratulations Sally, Sea Stars looks fabulous! :)

Your other WIPs are looking lovely too - good luck for getting Quaker Christmas done this year.

zoomcity said...

Congratulations on your finish. It's beautiful!

Tracy said...

I LOVE the finished Sea Stars! How are you going to frame it?

Christine said...

Woohoo Sally! WTG!
Sea Stars is spectacular

sammyjo said...

wow, wow, wow i cant believe its done. it looks so wonderful and is worth all the time and effort you have put into it!

Psychowife Stitches said...

Doing a happy dance for you! It's beautiful!!

Julie said...

YAY!!! wonderful finish, you'll be able to add QC into the night where this was now so it should be all done in time for this year.
BBD is gorgeous too, love the storks on it

Ranae said...

Sea Stars is gorgeous, the colours are awesome, Congrats!
Good Luck on finishing QC.
BBD looks great.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I don't think you will be far behind with Quaker Christmas either. Great WIP too.

Irene said...

Ink Circles looks wonderful, love the little seahorses.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations it looks fantastic

Teejay said...

All of your wips are just lovely! Congratulations on the finish, it is a very big and beautiful piece and you should be very proud!

WendyCarole said...

Sea Stars looks wonderful and everything else is coming along nicely love the storks.

icelandmom said...

Congrats Sally, Sea Stars is just beautiful. I'll continue to watch you work on QC, not a lot left now. You'll get it all done. I am rooting for you. :-) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Lisa said...

Wow Sally, you flew with the last bit, well done on a gorgeous finish! You'll easily finish quaker christmas this year now.

Nicola said...

Great finish Sally, congratulations! The BBD is looking lovely and I love the Quacker Christmas colours. I'm sure you'll get it finished in time for Christmas, it doesn't look like you have too much left to do.

Paula said...

OOOOOH Sally Sea Stars is gorgeous. Congrats on your Happy Dance.
Quaker Christmas is lovely, I love the colour you are stitching it in. I'm sure you'll have it finished very soon.
Your BlackeBird designs WIP pic is gorgeous. You've done lots on it now.....

Happy stitching and Hugs.....

Jennifer said...

Sea Stars is AWESOME!!!!!! I love the colors, and I'm sure it must be absolutely stunning in person.

Congratulations!

Solstitches said...

Sally your Sea Stars is just stunning! Congratulations on a major finish. It has been a delight to watch your progress on this design.
Looks like your Quaker Christmas will be done well in time too.
Beautiful work as always.

jane said...

I love your Sea Stars Sally - makes me want to stitch it. QC is coming along great too and Blessings looks great, well done for being such an inspiration!

Michele said...

Sally! dancing with you! What a great finish! I have really enjoyed watching this grow .. I love those seahorses :)

QC is really coming along! I bet you get it done this year :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, my goodness, Sally! Sea Stars is amazing!!! It's gorgeous! I love the colours... and I know you'll be finished with Quaker Christmas in time for Yule!!! I can't wait to see more of this one... I would love to start on this one soon! My but your needles are flying... And your Blackbird is looking just gorgeous....

You've been so busy whilst I've been MIA, Hun and it's all soooo beautiful! I don't know where to start... you certainly have magic needles no doubt! :-)

I hope you are feeling better... you've been in my thoughts despite my long silence... I was always popping in to see how you were doing...

Thank you so much for thinking of me... your kind and loving thoughts and wishes mean so much to me, Sweetie!!! :-)

Oh, and yes I am still in search of La-D-Da's A Rose is a Rose... Thanks ever so kindly Hun!

Lots of Love and {{{Hugs}}}

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching, dear friend!! I love all you've accomplished and are working on. Your Christmas is stunning!! I'm going to have to look up what color red you're using because it is positively awesome and the best interpretation I've seen for that chart, Sally. So proud of you in all you set your hand to!
Hugs,
Deb

Joei said...

Happy dancing with you, yipee!!! Way to go, Sally. It's so beautiful, I like it!

Lovely wip. Your Quaker christmas looks almost done.

Sonda in OR said...

You have done a fabulous job on that piece! Can't wait to see it all framed up. Do you have a place all picked out for it yet?

All of your other projects are looking great, too!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on such a big finish. Sea Stars is gorgeous! The two cranes in your BBD looks adorable. I'll be cheering you on with your Quaker Christmas. You can do it!

suequeblue said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Sam said...

Woooo hoooo! Congratulations Sally - Sea Stars looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it framed. :o)

staci said...

Congrats on finishing Sea Stars!!! It's absolutely wonderful!!!

Stitcher said...

Great finish, I love all the colours in this.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish! Congratulations Sally!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sally,
Your Sea Stars is absolutely fabulous! I love the colors, good luck on framing it.
And all your WIPs are coming along so beautifully.

Karan said...

SS is stunning - many congratulations on the finishing. It's great to see what it looks like fully stitched but I shall miss your updates on it.
QC & the BBD are looking fab. :0)

fireflydreams said...

Congratulations on your finish Sally, it looks amazing.

All your other wips are looking great too.

Svenja said...

Congratulations to your beautiful finish! I love all the bright colours you have chosen for this piece!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally its just stunning! A huge congrats to you!

stitcherw said...

I got behind in my reading and I missed your so awesome finish. Congrats on finishing Sea Stars, it looks fantastic. I'm doing a belated happy dance for you. :)
Sue