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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Big Honkin' Eggie Happy Dance!!!!

Last year, my Dad was turning 70 so I knew I would have to do something special for his Birthday!  When I was young he travelled a lot around the world for work.  One of the places he did get to go was Russia, and he's seen St. Basil's Cathedral in St. Petersburg.  My Mum had also mentioned once that he saw this piece stitched up in the LNS we used to have when they went there to pick up a gift certificate for me.

I had originally bought this chart to stitch for myself because its just so pretty, and I love Faberge Eggs!  Really, this was the perfect birthday gift for my Dad!  I thought I had started it with plenty of time (February 15, 2011) to get it done for November 2011, but as you know life often conspires against you!

 Enchatment of Winter
c2001 Dimples Designs - Terrance Nolan
Stitched on: 32ct Stoney Point Linen
Stitched with: DMC, Soi D'Alger, Kreinik BF and Mill Hill Beads & Treasure

So I finished it today!  One year and almost one month after I started it!  It is just magnificent and I'll be framing it... I'm imagining something gold and ornate! 

Here are assorted closeups of the piece:






75 comments:

Yuki said...

Grats!!! Very very beautifull egg...

Dee said...

I happy danced with you on Facebook, but this is SO spectacular it deserves a second happy dance here.

Congratulations on the beautiful finish!!! It is gorgeous!!!

Mad about Craft said...

Fantastic finish!!!

Carolyn NC said...

This is truly gorgeous!

Barb said...
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Christine said...

Utterly sunning! Congrats Dani!

riona said...

Lovely work. I have enjoyed watching your progress on this piece over the past year. I wish your father much joy and many happy returns of his birthday, belated though those wishes are.

Linda said...

Absolutely amazing stitching - what a wonderful gift this will make.

katica said...

absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on a fantstic finish!!
I can hardly wait to see it framed!

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

As I said before, amazing is the only word for this one!

Heli said...

Congrats! It's absolutely gorgeous!

My Life In Stitches said...

What a gift! Your work is lovely and the piece is so unique. Darlene

Ruth said...

Oh Dani wow wow wow, that is just gorgeous, well done, no wonder you are pleased what an accomplishment.

Doodle-head said...

Gorgeous Dani!!! Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your big finish! It must feel GOOD!

Cath said...

Wow ,that is so beautiful. I'm sure your Dad will love it .
Big question , will you stitch it again for yourself ? lol.
Well done .X

Mouse said...

woooo hoooo happy dance done here for you too ... absolutely faaaabuuuulouussss ... and love the crystal on there as well ...

now the big question is can you part with it to your dad??? ..lol love mouse xxxxx

Anonymous said...

INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS!!!!!
Hope to see it framed at Ann's Open House in August.

Barb

Barbi said...

Jesus Dani! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Bette said...

Dani, it's absolutely breathtaking! Congratulations. I have a feeling your dad will be so thrilled with it.

Susan said...

Amazing does not begin to describe this piece. All that over-one, the blues, the golds! Beautiful. Congratulations.

natalyK said...

Stunning! I have enjoyed watching your progress and I am doing a happy dance along side of you.

Anne said...

Big Happy Dance for you Dani!! Whoohoo!! Wow, it really is a stunning design. Love it! And I'm sure your father will love it too!

Ewa said...

Gorgeous! Are you going to wait to give it to him for his birthday this year or are you going to give it to him now?

Becky K in OK said...

Absolutely beautiful. And what an accomplishment.

Cole said...

Wow Dani, what a beautiful piece! I'm sure your dad will love it!

Linda said...

Wow Dani!! Its absolutely gorgeous.

Linda

Karen said...

What a wonderful finish! Very pretty and such an accomplishment.

happy stitching....

Anna van Schurman said...

Impressive! You've done a great job. St Basil's (just the cathedral version) is on my WIP list--you make me want to take it out.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

WOW!!! That's all I could think of to say. It is just stunning, and for your Dad, how special. Can't wait to see it framed. CJ in OK ;-)

Daffycat said...

Holy crows, you did it! Huge congratulations, Dani! This is just lovely.

Michele said...

Very beautiful, you did a fantastic job and the details are wonderful.

Deborah said...

Simply stunning piece! Your stitching is gorgeous.

Christine said...

Congratulations, it is absolutely stunning!

Diane (di) said...

Oh my goodness, Dani. You did it!!
And it was worth every single stitch because it is just jaw dropping!

Congratulations and I'm happy dancing with you big time. :) ((hugs))

Gabriele said...

Oh my goodness! That looks wonderful! I don't find words for it.
The colors are great!
Hugs from Germany, Gabi

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I think you deserve a medal for this one - there is so much work in it and it's turned out just perfect.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish Dani. Can't wait to see it framed. I'm sure your Dad will be thrilled.

Vickie said...

WOW! What a wonderful daughter you are. :) http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Ma Teakettle said...

Woooow, Dani....Stunning!
Congratulations...Your finish is sooo beautiful that I am, for once, speechless.
Hugs
Ma

Carol said...

I thought I could hear your cries of joy all the way down here in the States yesterday, Dani!! What a truly incredible, magnificent, stupendous, jaw-droppingly beautiful finish!! I'm so impressed with you for sticking to it and know your dad will treasure this masterpiece. Congratulations!!!

xinef said...

That is beautiful. Congratulations.

Please post a photo of the framed piece, can't wait to see it.

Giovanna said...

What a wonderful, huge finish - congrats, Dani, I'm sure your dad will treasure it!

Rita E in AZ said...

It's just beautiful - congrats on your finish.

Jan said...

Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful piece. I'm so happy for you.

McKenna C. said...

That's so exciting!! Congratulations!! You must be thrilled! :D

~McKenna

Cathy said...

Beautiful! I know your Dad will love it.

Tazzy said...

It's gorgeous and it was such a fun journey watching the stitching slowly spread out over your fabric.

I'm sure your father's going to love it!

milly said...

wow!

congratulations on your fabulous finish - it is truly beautiful!

Rachael G said...

Wow that is stunning!

Angela said...

WOW, Dani that is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the finish, I look forward to seeing it framed!

Julie said...

Stunning! Dad will be so thrilled with it Dani.

Anonymous said...

It is absolutely stunning! congratulations Dani !

Chris said...

Congratulations on an amazing finish! Happy dancing for you and with you!

Kielrain said...

That is really amazing. I have enjoyed watching this one grow in your posts. It is very beautiful. I am sure it will be an amazing gift. :)

Lynn said...

Congrats on a stunning finish!! I hope I get a chance to see it in person. You've done a marvellous job on it and I know your Dad is going to be thrilled!

mollycaff said...

Huge congratulations to you Dani, it's stunning. I'm sure your dad will love it

Kate said...

Huge congratulations Dani - simply stunning!

Katrina said...

Truly stunning Dani, congrats on achieving a wonderful finish :)

geeky Heather said...

Wooooo!!!
I'm throwing my hands in the air,
'cause I really do care,
the egg is done,
and it's really a stun...
ner.
LOL! Congrats, it is WONDERFUL!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It's incredible! Dad is so lucky to be getting to keep this one.
I've been following your progress as long as I've been following your blog!
Now we need to see the framed picture.

valerie said...

Wow! Congrats Dani! EoW is stunning and I've really enjoyed watching your progress over the last few months. I am sure your dad is going to love it!!

Sally said...

Wahooooooo!!!!! Congratulations on a stunning finish Dani!

Lindsay said...

Stunning finish Dani, Congratulations.

Makes me want to pull my St Basils out and get it finished

Kathy A. said...

Absolutely stunning girl! Congrats on your big finish. I hope I get to see it framed.

Faith... said...

It is beautiful! Congrats on such an amazing finish!

Melanie said...

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO YOU!!!!! Love love love it!!!!!!! :)

Joysze said...

Dani... it's STUNNING!!!!!! :D Wowzas, what a magnificent finish!!! Congrats. :D

Veronica said...

Yays! You finished eggie! (Sorry for joining in the happy dance late. Fell sick last Friday and was sick throughout the weekend. Am still sick >.<) I love the star accent on the top. Gosh, the colours are so rich. Your dad's gonna love it!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Nic said...

Congrats on the finish!

Karoline said...

It's stunning, congratulations

Maureen said...

All I can - just gorgeous!!

Maureen said...

All I can - just gorgeous!!

ollie1976 said...

again..congrats! it is beautiful
Jen

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations Dani., it looks amazing.