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Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Huge Happy Dance

Hi everyone!  I'm back from my first week of holidays, well actually I've been back since Friday.  I haven't blogged because I've been spending a little bit of time with Todd, it was his Birthday on Friday... and I've been beading, and beading, and beading!

The result of all of this beading????

Celestial Dragon
c2001 Teresa Wentzler/Leisure Arts
Stitched on 28ct Forget-Me-Not Blue Joblean
Stitched with DMC cotton, Kreinik braid & blending filament, Mill Hill Beads

The Chinese characters are : top left - happiness, top right - longevity, bottom left - virtue, bottom right - wisdom

Here's a closeup that shows a bunch of details, like the scales, the netting and beads, and couching.
I started this originally back in probably 2001 as a New Year's project, then I ignored it for a very long time!  This year I decided it was time to actually get moving with this project.  I started seriously working on it back in March of this year.  So in the space of 5 months I've finished up this piece and I'm soooo happy with it!

I'm heading off to Quebec City tomorrow, but I will have Internet access so I hope to catch you up on the happenings and pictures from my first week of holidays.

70 comments:

Annie said...

Fantastic! All that effort was well worth it. You have a beautiful piece to treasure forever.

Lisa Clarke said...

Absolutely wonderful! Great job!!

Raven/Missy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You have done a fantastic job!

Jeanne said...

Big congratulations Dani! What an achievement! I'm always amazed at how you knock these BAP's off. It is a awesome piece!

Melanie said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on finishing it. I love the color of those purple/blue beads. Sooo pretty!

Terri said...

Congrats on your wonderful finish and Happy Late Birthday to Todd

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS DANI! IT is absolutely brilliant ! Beautiful project! Take care and happy stitching, Ann. PS: What's your next project?

Myra said...

Absolutely awesome finish! Lots of detail in that one, an heirloom for sure.

ollie1976 said...

Absolutely beautiful! You're such an inspiration Dani!
-Jen

Blu said...

Congratulations Dani! It's such a stunning finish! Teresa's designs are such a pain to stitch, but so worth it.

Bonnie Brown said...

Wool Hoop!!
Can't wait to see it in person
Hope you have a great time in Quebec City!!

Michelle said...

WOW! Congratulations on a spectacular finish!

riona said...

Phenomenal ... and I do know how detailed a Teresa Wentzler piece can be ... you have done a wonderful job. Tw's are time consuming but worth it because the end product is always stunning.

I am looking forward to seeing your framing and matting choices.

Bekca said...

Wow, this is a stunning finish, you must be so pleased with it. I can't wait to see your next project :)

Kimmie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Jo said...

Absolutely stunning! The beading really lifts the whole piece - very TW!! Glad you are enjoying your holiday - you deserve it!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Dani!!!!! What a wonderful accomplishment and beautiful! That last part - beading and backstitching, the detailed work definitely looks tedious...but you did it! Yahoo!

devonaz said...

Wow that is beautiful..your fingers must be smoking,,,you are one fast stitcher,,great job..congrats on a beautiful finish..

Ingrid said...

Congratulations Dani!Really a great job! it's stunning!

Cath said...

WOW , Well done . It's totally gorgeous .

Christine said...

Congratulations Dani, its absolutely stunning

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your happy dance. It is absolutely beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on this beautiful, wonderful finish Dani! It is specatcular. Hope you have a blast in Quebec city. Take lots of pics to show us all .

Daffycat said...

Woo HOO!!! *happy dance* You have worked so hard on this, Dani! I am so happy to see it completed! GO YOU!

Erna said...

Wow Dani what a great job, congrats...the beads are lovely...
Hugs
Erna

Heather said...

Just stunning well done !

Hazel said...

This looks wonderful. Well done on a fab finish. x

Christine said...

Wonderful! Congrats on a stunning finish!

Lynn said...

It's gorgeous Dani! You must be so pleased with it. All those beads would have driven me crazy.

Enjoy Quebec City. I always love going there.

Donna said...

WOW! Great job and congratulations on the finish!

Lisa V said...

What a wonderful achievement Dani, well done!
LISA V

valerie said...

Congrats! It looks gorgeous!

Lisa said...

It looks FANTASTIC! Congrats on the huge finish. That's so awesome :D

Dee said...

Belated happy birthday to Todd! Hope he had a great birthday.

Celestial Dragon turned out beautifully! Congratulations on the big finish!

Kathryn said...

WOW. That is really amazing. It will take me YEARS to stitch it and you did it in just months. You stitched all that and I am just a quarter of the way on a dragon a tenth the size. Good for you. Great job. Enjoy your holidays.

Annette said...

Gorgeous!!!

mbroider said...

This is wonderful Dani... The detail pic shows the amount of work involved! You really have a lot of patience... OMG, that was a lot of beading work i must say...

Congratulations dear!!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a fantastic finish! And what a lot of work you put into it. But the result is amazing. Congratulations!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations! He's magnificent!

Alice said...

Well Happy Birthday Todd! Congrats on CD, it's amazing! Quebec City! Lucky you.

Sandy said...

Yay for you Dani! CD looks spectacular!

claudia said...

WOW! That is beautiful!

Elaine said...

Amazing job Dani, its just stunning!!! Hope you are enjoying the rest of your holiday.

Bette said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. You did a wonderful job on it. Congratulations!

Sharon said...

Fantastic finish Dani! Congratulations!

Katri said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous finish!

staci said...

Wow! Congrats on the AWESOME finish Dani...you did yourself proud!!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish!

Karoline said...

Just stunning Dani, congratulations

Louanne said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats on your stunning finish!

Karen said...

Awesome finish!!! Way to go for getting it done! Congrats! :)

Have fun in Quebec City! :)

Angela P said...

That is a stunning finish and you have every right to be extremely proud of all your hard stitching work! Huge congrats :)

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - fantastic finish!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the finish Dani, it looks amazing. I have enjoyed watching your progress.

Carol said...

What an amazing finish, Dani! Congratulations--you should be very, very proud :)

Sylvia said...

That is a wonderful accomplishment Dani!! Congratulations. It is beautiful. Will you have it framed? Do you know where you want to hang it? What ever you do enjoy it!! And a Happy Birthday to Todd. My DH's Birthday was on the 28th.

Heidi said...

Congratulations!! So beautiful!!!

Sara said...

Huge congrats on finishing CD, it is absolutely gorgeous!!

Julie said...

It's fabulous Dani, well done on completing him

Cole said...

OMG, this looks amazing!!! Great job!

Sadie said...

Congratulations! It is stunning Dani!

Little Cat said...

Absolutely Breathtaking! Well done Dani!

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StitchinKat said...

Oh wow Dani! Congratulations on finishing a TW! Please try and get a picture on the N&T board so we can all oggle it! (Love the pics of your trip too!)

Kathy, aka StitchinKat

Lillie said...

Congrads, Dani.
Awesome piece!

Sally said...

Wahoooo!!!! Congratulations on an absolutely stunning finish Dani!

Ranae said...

What a fantastic fabulous piece to treasure, love the colors

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous finish Dani, Congratulations

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish! This piece is so intricate.

Tama said...

It looks Wonderful! Congratulations!