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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Big Happy Dance and WIPocalypse

Its done!  Its done!  Tonight I finally put the final stitches into my Autumn Mandala which means my Seasonal Mandalas are done!  I can finally Happy Dance this entire piece! 

Seasonal Mandalas
c2011 Ink Circles
Stitched on 40ct linen using DMC
 
Despite all of the black outlining this has been a lovely piece to stitch.  I've enjoyed watching the outlines take shape, and the colours shading inside so beautifully.

 Winter

Stitching on this piece kinda took me back to my childhood.  How many of us so carefully coloured inside the lines of our colouring books with our box of Crayola Crayons or Prismacolour Colour Pencils?  This is just the grown up stitchy version!

Spring

Finishing up this last mandala means that I'm down to my last few projects of my January Crazy Challenge, the 15 pieces I started in the first 15 days of the month.  All that leaves for me to stitch up before the year is out are: TW's Sun Dragon, TW's Delightful Dragon Fob, and The Silver Lining's The Big Red... which definitely won't get finished at all!

 Summer

 Fall

I still owe you a WIPocalypse report!  The official date for the WIPocalypse was a week ago, August 31st.  There's been a couple of reasons why I held back on my report!  I was of course away having a wonderful girl's stitchy weekend at Kathy's, school started this past week which has left me exhausted, and well of course I wanted to have this Happy Dance!!!!

I didn't work on too many different projects since the last report.  I worked a little bit on The Accolade.

I finished up the Summer Mandala and of course I've finished Autumn which means all four seasons are complete!!!

52 comments:

sharine said...

Congratulations on your awesome finish!

Emma said...

Yay on your finish! They look great! Think winter is my favourite, love the shading on it - plus my birthday is in winter so maybe I am a little bias ;) hehe.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Ooh, I think the autumn colors are the best. Congrats on a complete finish. Of this project. CJ in OK ;-)

♥ Nia said...

Autumn colors are gorgeous :D congrats on finishing your mandalas!!!! :)
Enjoy your weekend :D

Annette said...

beautifull update of your finishes.. Congratz!!!!
Great progress on your WIP!!
Happy Weekend!!

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish. Lovely progress on Accolade.

Annette-California said...

What a huge accomplishment Dani. Congratulations - Your Mandala's look beautiful. I didn't realize that they are all stitched together on 1 fabric. Gorgeous!!!
love Annette

Mii Stitch said...

Yeah, well done! They all look great, my favourite one is Fall with all its orangy browny colours. Happy dance indeed ☺ Mii, x

Christine said...

They are stunning Dani, congratulations!

Claudette497 said...

They look wonderful! I'm happy dancing with you!

riona said...

The Mandalas are gorgeous. And I definitely look forward to seeing your TW pieces. I don't recognize the titles: are they new pieces that I have overlooked or class pieces that only attendees had access to? Though very far from a finish,I am quite happy with my own progress on TW's Woodland Angel Christmas Stocking but I am always casting about for my next TW project ... and there will always be "another" TW project on my agenda. I know you understand since you seem to enjoy her designs as much as I do!

Catherine said...

They look amazing!! Job well done! They remind me of designs I would make with my Spirograph. Remember those, or did I just date myself??

Vickie said...

HOORAY! Good for you! They are awesome!

Becky K in OK said...

Congrats on finishing the set. I must say, fall is my favorite, but I am partial to fall colors. Now, how are you going to finish them?

Devon said...

Dani,
Those are beautiful,,,great job..and your work in progress is looking good to..
Devon

demeter83 said...

They're really lovely, congrats on your happy dance!

Bette said...

They are all gorgeous. I love the colors in them. Congrats on the happy dance!

Tazzy said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish! Those look so lovely and I bet they will be even more gorgeous when framed.

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations Dani. You have done a beautiful job. They are gorgeous.

Lumiruusu said...

Oh dani ,this is just awesome finish!!
And think you stitched it to 40ct linen...I am having enough challenge when I stitch to 30ct.
Well done !!

Shebafudge said...

They are gorgeous! Congratulations!!

cucki said...

congratulations on your finish dear..
great progress on your project xx

Anna van Schurman said...

Congrats! It came out beautifully!

Anne said...

Big HAPPY Dance for you Dani! All the mandalas are stunning! I love Ink Circles designs, and have thought exactly what you thought about the colouring in the lines bit :D Lovely progress too on your HAED!

Angela said...

Congrats on your finish Dani! They look like a lot of work but are very pretty :)

Xine said...

Congratulations. They look gorgeous. How do you plan to finish them?

Jan said...

Congratulations! Wonderful finish. I love the colors in each season. You done good.

Susan said...

Beautiful finish! Love all the mandalas, but the colors in the fall one really call to me.

Silverlotus said...

Excellent job, Dani. They look fabulous.

Melinda said...

Happy Happy Dance - SO love Autumn - well they are all so beautiful, but Autmn is my colors. Congrats, Dancing with you'

Karoline said...

Congratulations, they are gorgeous

Julie said...

Congratulations, an awesome finish.

Karen said...

Congrats on your finish! The mandalas are beautiful! They look like pieces of stained glass. :)

Chris said...

Congratulations on your Mandala finish. They are so lovely. It must have been fun to stitch with the colors in these.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your Mandala finish. They are so lovely. It must have been fun to stitch with the colors in these.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the mandalas, they're fabulous!

Katri said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous quartet you have there! Are you going to frame them?

Kielrain said...

Wow. Those Mandalas look amazing. What a great finish.

Sara said...

Huge congrats on your finish, I love those mandalas all as one piece!

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching Dani! They look fabulous!

Nic said...

Congrats! They're all beautiful, but I think Autumn is my favourite

Maureen said...

Congrats on the happy dance - the manadalas look fab!

Carla said...

Congrats on your big finish! Looks fantastic!!

Melanie said...

Congrats on finishing these up!!! They really are lovely all together!

Jo said...

Wooo hooo! Fantastic happy dance!

Patty C. said...

Awesome!

Carol said...

Oh, what an accomplishment--they look just amazing all finished up, Dani! Congratulations :)

valerie said...

Wow, congratulations on your seasonal mandalas finish! It looks fantastic! Good progress on the Accolade too!

Sally said...

Wow, Dani, your Mandalas look stunning! Congratulations on finishing them.

The Accolade is looking amazing.

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

What a lovely set of Mandalas, they look amazing all on one piece of fabric.

I loved colouring in designs like that as a child. Tell Catherine I remember Spirograph! Does she (or do you) remember Altair design books?

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful finish. I love the colours of these designs. You have been busy this is almost a wipocalypse post!

Joysze said...

WHOOOOOOOT!!! S-TON-NING!!!!!!!!!!! :D