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Monday, October 13, 2008

Taking It Easy Has Its Advantages

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians, I hope you enjoyed your long weekend.
I have to say the advantage to being forced to take things easy this past weekend has been lots of stitching time with no complaints from the peanut gallery (Todd). I've stitched a lot this weekend, and every stitching moment was spent working on Jeannette Douglas's Pomegranates and Pears and guess what????


Pomegranates and Pears
c2007 Jeannette Douglas
Stitched on 32ct R&R Antique Cotton
Stitched with : Gloriana - Silk, Lorikeet and Princess Perle Petite, NPI, Belle Soie, Soi d'Alger, Thread Gatherer, GAST Wool, Mill Hill Beads

I have to say I came to fall in love with working on this piece and really enjoyed all the different fibers and stitches. This design may look scary and hard, but I assure you its not! Also the colours in this photo are nowhere near as rich as they are in real life!

40 comments:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sorry to hear of your rough start to the week end, but glad that you are getting back to normal. Congratulations on the finish, it is gorgeous. Take care.

Tama said...

Whoa - what a gorgeous finish! Congratulations!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations. It is simply gorgeous, but more importantly you enjoyed stitching it. That's a lot of good memories.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous

Christine said...

Oh wow Dani! Congratulations! That is absolutely, utterly gorgeous. I can't think of enough superlatives for how much I love that piece. You must be thrilled with it.

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

LOVELY! Can't wait to see it in person.

Cheryl said...

Its beautiful!! Congrats x

Julie said...

STUNNING! this is such a rich and colourful piece, well done Dani

Ginnie said...

that looks so lovely, well done.

Gio said...

Congrats on the finish, it's beautiful!

Jo said...

wow, that's amazing. I can't believe how much you got done over the weekend - I am so pleased to hear you managed to take it easy - you needed to!

Right, I now need to try and price this project up. It falls into the 'seen, love, want, must buy, NOW' category of stash... or maybe I can get someone to buy if for my b'day in 2 months!!! As always you are an inspiration for my stitching

Anne said...

Oh Dani your stitching is beautiful! I hope you feel better, take care!

Louanne said...

Beautifully done!!! Congrats on the finish! Hope you are feeling better!

Heidi said...

Wow, it's beautiful!! Great work! Congratulations on the finish!

Lynne said...

What a beautiful piece !!! Congratulations on your finish and feeling better.

Vonna said...

MY goodness! That is gorgeous! Congratulations :o))))

Kathy A. said...

That is beautiful girl. See what happens when you stay home and stitch. Glad to hear you took it easy this weekend.

Angela said...

It's absolutely beautiful, congrats on the speedy finish!

karenv said...

Fabulous finish, congratulations!

Von said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish, Dani!! That's quite a silver lining to your little storm cloud of a weekend. :)

Mel in Dubai said...

Gorgeous, Dani! Congratulations on the finsh :)

jane said...

It's beautiful Dani - congratulations on your HD

Beatrice said...

I'm so glad you took a break and took care of yourself this weekend. I hope you are getting better!
P&P is absolutely stunning!!!
Congrats on getting it done!!!!

Lauralness said...

Congratulation on your finish! It's beautiful!

Shelleen said...

congrats on the finish, it is beautiful

Carol R said...

Stunning Dani - well done

geeky Heather said...

Dani, that is gorgeous!! It seems like you finished it really quickly...or maybe I am just really behind on the blog reading, LOL!!! Congrats!

Bette said...

Wow, how fabulous! I have several of her designs and now I'm inspired to actually stitch them.

Ranae said...

P&P sure turned out beautiful.
I do hope you are feeling better

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful finish! What a wide ranging variety of threads you used.

Artystitches said...

Lovely! what you going to do with it?

Yuko said...

Ohhhhh... Dani I'm speechless.
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
This design is in my future project list, but as you guessed I was thinking it looks very hard to complete.
But as hearing from you it's not so hard, I feel a bit happy now!
(even though I'm not sure when I will try!)
Anyway, congratulations on your wonderful finish!!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on such a beautiful piece :)

shakatak66 said...

Holy cow, you whipped through that fast all of a sudden - it's absolutely stunning! :D

Sally said...

Wow that was very quick and it looks stunning!

Sharon said...

What a stunner Dani! Love it-congrats.

Karan said...

Oh Wow, a stunning finish Dani. Well done!
Hope you're feeling much better too. :0)

Karen said...

Gorgeous finish!!! Congrats! :o)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on this gorgeous finish!

Kajsa said...

I love it!