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Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Olympic Effort!

Its taken me many hours, lots of dedication and stubbornness to do this before February ended :

HAPPY DANCE!!!!

Tour Des Marques
c2004 The Silver Lining
Stitched on : 28 ct Bluebell Joblean (Wichelt)
Stitched with : DMC & Anchor floss



I started this back in January of 2007 and it spent many years ignored and unloved. Determined to start emptying out my stitching basket, I pulled it out late 2009 and finished it tonight! Its stitched one over one the stitch count is 140x289.



I'm not sure what's next on the stitching agendas. Since I'm leaving for my trip to the DR in a week probably an ornament, some smalls, nothing too involved.

On Saturday I'll get you caught up on my photo a day project (I'm sad to say I've missed one day!)

74 comments:

devonaz said...

Way to go Dani,,,good job and it looks beautiful...love it..
Devon

Karin said...

Congrats, Dani! It's so lovely.

Annette said...

Congratulations!!

valerie said...

Congrats Dani...Tour looks great!!

Bonnie Brown said...

YAH!!!!!
Good job Dani
It looked amazing when I last saw it, but can't wait to see close up and finished!!!!

Lorilee said...

yay for finishes!!!! it is stunning! congrats!

Becky K in OK said...

Dancin' right along with you. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Dee said...

<><><><><><> Clapping my hands for you. Congratulations on such a BEAUTIFUL finish.

Have a great trip to DR! Be safe, my friend.

Mary said...

Congrats Dani! It came out great! Mary

Blu said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WTG well worth the effort. It's beautiful.
Judie

mbroider said...

Marvelous!! I have loved watching your progress Dani. I love it, and am dancing too:))

Katrina in NZ said...

yay Dani, you must be thrilled! Have a wonderful trip too :)

Snip said...

Congratulations on finishing this! It is so detailed.

Kathryn said...

It's a lovely piece on lovely fabric. Congratulations on the finish. On to more UFOs!

mollycaff said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on your well deserved happy dance!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish. It is beautiful.

Elaine said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations!

Christine said...

Congratulations Dani, its fantastic!

Felicity said...

Magnificent, Danni ... congratulations on a fabulous finish!

Sadie said...

Congratulations Dani! It is stunning :-)
WTG
You certainly win the gold medal for this piece.

Katri said...

Wow, it's so gorgeous! Congratulations!

Ingrid said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations!It's gorgeous!i love it !

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

You did a fine job Dani, Congrats.
Be always in stitches.

T. Whitesell said...

WOW, it turned out awesome. It is such a beautiful piece.

Heather said...

amazing well done

Silverlotus said...

Congratulations, Dani. It is truly lovely!

ollie1976 said...

Awesome job Dani! Looks fantastic!
-Jen

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's stunning!

Vonna said...

It is gorgeous! BEAUTIFUL! STUPENDOUS! :)

Jo said...

Congratulations Dani...it looks amazing...what a great finish!!

Jennifer said...

Dani , what a beautiful piece. Doesn't it feel great when a piece is completed and you can pick up your next project and start all over again. You did a great job. Have a wonderful trip to DR!

Donna said...

Holy Wow! What a finish. Beautiful job.

claudia said...

WOW! That is awesome. It turned out so beautiful!

Laural said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!!!!

AnnMcD said...

Way to go Dani!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty Dani, Beautiful piece. It always takes a lot of patience when we do big projects.

Christine said...

Wow, beautiful! Congratulations!

Cole said...

Hooray!! It looks fantastic!!

strivingforasimplelife said...

Congratulations on your finish!!

Wow! One over one...I'd be blind. :-) Great job! It's beautiful.

staci said...

WOW Dani! It's absolutely amazing! You've certainly earned a gold medal!!!

Carol R said...

Beautiful finish Dani!

Stitcher said...

Brilliant finish. i knew you could do it, and I have enjoyed watching it grow. I'm looking forward to the next thing.x

claire93 said...

WOW !!!
simply beautiful

Karoline said...

Congratulations Dani, Tour is stunning

Doodle-head said...

Wow, I've been following your progress on this one, and I didn't realize that it was stitched over 1! It looks fantastic, and you should be so proud!

Maxine said...

Big congratulations Dani...it's gorgeous :)

Kielrain said...

Big congrats! It is a real stunner. You must be so happy to have it finished!

Carol said...

Hi Dani! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

Your castle is spectacular! I can't even imagine tackling anything that intricate... You should be very proud of yourself!!

sewcreative said...

A silver lining medal for you!!!

Terri

Jules said...

Congratulations on your spectacular finish!

Sharon said...

What an amazing piece! It's beautiful. Congratulations!

Crazee4books said...

Hurray Dani!!!

Congratulations on this momentous
finish. Tour Des Marques is a
spectacular design and you've done
a phenomenal job of stitching it.
Such a lot of work and so much
detail. It must feel fantastic to
have finished it at last. This one
needs to be framed, hung and displayed as soon as possible.

Cheers!

Karen said...

It's absolutely beautiful, Dani! Congratulations on the finish! Can't wait to see more photos from the photo a day project. Don't worry about missing a day! I'm a total photo a day project FAILURE. I have found it impossible to take a picture a day--even though I got off to a great start at first. :(

Tama said...

Wow - that's just AMAZING!!!
Congratulations!

Bette said...

That is beautiful. Congrats on the finish.

thutmosis said...

It's stunning, Dani! Well done!

Daffycat said...

Holy crows, you did it! Congratulations, Dani!

Lindsay said...

It's gorgeous Dani, Congratulations

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!! Fantastic job!!

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Have a safe trip. Can't wait to see some pics.
Love ya

Lana said...

AMAZING!!! It's beautiful!!!

Irene said...

Wonderful finish !

Barbi said...

Oh DANI!!!!! It's gorgeous!! And the gold medal goes tooo..... LOL
Very nice job, congrats on the finish :)

Carolyn NC said...

Happy dance for sure - it's just stunning! How fantastic!

Pam said...

Oh my goodness... It looks amazing! I've been watching you stitch this since you started it and I bet you are so happy to have it completed. Great job!

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

WOW! Congrats on the HAPPY DANCE - all the way from BC! I can't wait to see it in person and see all the photos you are going to be taking when we are together in March. Safe travels....

Ranae said...

So so cool!
Congrats! Dani!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish Dani! It is truly amazing!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations, Tour is magnificent. It must be such a relief to have it completed and out of the UFO pile.

Terri said...

WOOT Dani. It looks fantastic :)

Erynne said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
It's a stunning piece! Well done!

:o)

Brigitte said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too beautiful. The motif is gorgeous and the stitching is too. It looks like a photo.

Karan said...

Congratulations on a suoerb finish. I bet you enjoyed that HD! :0)