Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A couple of finishes

I have posted on my other Blog why I have been missing in action.

I have been stitching and despite not stitching for nearly 2/3 months I have had some finishes.  The first one finished was my model stitch - I fell and hurt my wrist badly but was able to finish it off. This is called Dragon Fly-ing artwork House Mouse.  I stitched it on a 32 ct - never again would I stitch over 1 on 32.  He is so cute and was lots of fun to stitch.  He got framed and went off to Paris for an exibition so he is a well travelled little mouse.

The next one was another model stitch called Dandelion Dreams - artwork CCKuik.  I love stitching up her artwork.  They turn out so beautifully.  While I was about 1/3 of the way through I injured my shoulder quite badly - the pain was excruitating and they had me on a cocktail of drugs that did nothing to relieve the pain.  I was just glad to get her finished by October.

 It was great to be able to get back into stitching without pain.  I do still get the odd ache in it though.  I finished off Crabby Crush.  She is so pretty and the colours are sooo vibrant. I found out too that they have Red Crabs at Christmas Island so this is NOT a dead Crab..........LOL
Then this is the piece I have been looking forward to finishing now.  I actually started her in 2005.  The hardest part was stitching all the light colours at the bottom of the chart.  But she is finally finished 827 hrs later.  DH didn't want to know just how long she took.  Now to save up and get her framed.  I have the perfect spot for her.

What is next of the scroll rods you ask.   Again I have decided to change the way I stitch.  I have 2 HAED's on the go QS Rochelle another one by Hannah Lynn and I am working on an OOP chart called A New Day Has Come - artwork Jody Bergsma.  Will show pictures next week.

I am using the Random Researcher and putting in the number of pages to stitch and then hit the choose button and whatever number it spits out - I stitch up to that page. For example with Rochelle I am only stitching 1 page and then A New Day I am stitching on two pages and so on and so on.  Can't you tell I hate making decisions.

Till next time.

Annette B


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all your finishes! Many hugs.

Hazel said...

amazing finishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have Rochelle to do. Dont know when though. x

demeter83 said...

They all look fabulous, congratulations

Lisa said...

Wow Annette, you've had some gorgeous finishes, they are stunning.
Glad to see you back blogging.

Shelleen said...

your finishes are gorgeous!