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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Happy Dance Wednesday!!!!

I know its Wednesday which means its WIP Wednesday, but what's better than a HUGE Happy Dance instead?  Like a huge, epic, mega happy dance???!!!???

Last night around 10PM (and the internet was down) I put the FINAL stitches in on The Accolade!!!!!  If you look back to last week's post you'll see I kept my promise and did nothing but stitch Good Friday-Easter Monday!  My hands were actually sore by the end of Monday night.  It was hard to go to work on Tuesday morning knowing that I was a matter of hours away from finishing this long-term project!!!

The Accolade
by Timeless Designs
Stitched on: 25ct Lugana over one
Stitched with: DMC, Anchor and Kreinik #4 braid

I've gone back through my pictures and I put the first few stitches in this piece in 2006 and then I never touched it again until 2010.  In 2010 I took like 4 porgress pictures of it.  It wasn't until 2011 when I started to slowly work on this piece with more regularity.  Of course in the last 6-12 months I just started motoring along with it!

Doesn't it just look awesome?

What's next I don't know... I need to recover from my marathon sprint to the "finish line".  Also that makes an excellent additional blog post in a day or two!

56 comments:

Blu said...

Congratulations! It's such a huge finish! The Accolade is one of my favourite paintings and this looks amazing. You must be so proud.

Lulu said...

Congratulations! The Accolade looks amazing!

Dee said...

Beautiful! You can almost feel the flow of her red hair. The shading is AMAZING!

Congrats on the great big FINISH!!!!

Lana said...

Way to go Dani!!! That is an amazing finish!! I've really enjoyed journeying with you through this one!! I'm over here doing the chacha for you! Can't wait to see what BAP you pick next!!!

Angela P said...

I think huge congratulations are in order, what an amazing finish! I love it :)

Xine said...

Congratulations. It looks amazing.

Barb said...

Congratulations on your huge achievement! It is so beautiful!

Marsha said...

A wonderful, gorgeous acheivement!

Meari said...

Congrats on your big finish!! Yay!!!!

Heather said...

Congrats it looks awesome! That's such a big accomplishment!

Aubs Ogrady said...

Congratulations on completing! Accolade looks beautiful!

Rike said...

Wow Dani,
what an amazing project!
Congratulation to this huge Happy Dance!

Happy stitching (on your other WIPs :-) )

Justine said...

Congratulations on completing this amazing project! It looks absolutely beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Oh my gosh - it's done. Congratulations on finishing this gorgeous piece. I have always loved seeing your progress on it. It's a real masterpiece.

Ann said...

Hi Dani,
Congrats with this huuuuge achievement! You must be so proud!
It looks to me that you had lots of fun at The Attic. Wish I would have such a great LNS but they are slowly disappearing.
Have a nice weekend!
Ann

Annie said...

Stunning! What an amazing achievement! You deserve a huge pat on the back:))

Cath said...

It is amazing . Well done , I'm dancing for you (not a pretty sight ,lol)

Kerryp77 said...

Wow, well done. BAP's like accolade are such an accomplishment. Looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing what's next

sharine said...

Congratulations!! It looks awesome:)

sharine said...

Congratulations!! It looks awesome:)

Christine said...

Congratulations Dani, it's superb!

Julie said...

An absolute stunner..well done Dani, it looks wonderful.

Annie said...

That is really an incredible accomplishment. Congrats on creating a masterpiece!

Annie said...

Congrats on an epic finish!
It's fabulous!

Rhona said...

Congratulations! It looks absolutely stunning.

Lee said...

Wowza! Congrats! What a masterpiece!

Vickie said...

Oh wow! So very excellent Dani! What are the final dimensions?

Robin said...

Congratulations to you on your incredible stitching accomplishment, Dani! It is simply stunning!

Robin in Virginia

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Ann said...

Amazing, beautiful, and outstanding! Congratulations on a stunning finish!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow. Wow. and Wow! Great job! This gives me hope that someday I'll finish my HAED Nativity one!!!

Bea said...

OMG Dani that looks fantastic! Incredible finish and your stitching looks SO good.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Beautiful!

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

Congratulations on this Epic Happy Dance for an Epic project.
It's been so much fun watching your progress on this one. I cannot believe you actually get sore fingers from stitching through the weekend. That's real dedication for you!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on finishing your epic project - it looks amazing.

Terri said...

Congrats on the finish, it's gorgeous!

Karen said...

Congratulations on this major finish! It stunning!!

Anna van Schurman said...

I've seen every update, and I'm really happy for you. WHOO! Great job. {applause}

Hilary Cook said...

Congratulations! Great job!

Kaisievic said...

Dani, The Accolade looks amazing - I have so enjoyed taking this journey with you. It has to be one of my favourite HAED pieces. Well done, you.

Jan said...

Congratulations! It looks fabulous.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on such a major finish! it must feel really really good!

Annette-California said...

WOOHOO!!! Congratulations Dani!!!
That's one HUGE finish! It's truly Gorgeous! Love Annette

Barbi said...

Such an accomplishment!!!! That must feel fantastic! So did you put it away already, or do you have it displayed somewhere so you can look at it every time you pass?

Wanda said...

What a gorgeous and incredible accomplishment! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the absolutely stunning finish Dani. I have enjoyed watching you stitch this over the years.
What's your next big project?

Linda

Andrea said...

Congratulations on an amazing finish.

D1-D2 said...

Congratulations on finishing Accolade :)

Carol said...

Awesome in every way, Dani!! Congratulations on a major accomplishment--it looks incredible :)

Preeti said...

Congrats!! It's beautiful, looks like a painting !! :) Great stitching!!

Miamina said...

That looks amazing! Well done on a massive achievement. You should be very proud of yourself :)

Mylene said...

Simply beautiful! Congratulations!

SuperMomNoCape said...

That is stunning! It must feel amazing to have it finished.

I'm hosting a new weekly Stitchery Link Party and I would love to have you come link up and share this piece with my readers. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/13/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party/

Melanie said...

Woooooooooooooooooo! Very awesome!!!!!! It's an amazing accomplishment, it really is. :)

geeky Heather said...

Wowsers!! Congratulations on the major finish! Well done!!

Sharon said...

Such an amazing finishing! Gorgeous!