Thursday, December 9, 2010

FINISHED!

I finally finished my PS ABC a few weeks ago. Had worked steadily on it since the spring. Remember that I stitched it over one thread with a continental/half cross/basketweave stitch and other needlepoint stitches--not cross stitch. Took it up to my framer in Michigan last week. Have been knitting shawls ever since--for Christmas gifts. Enclosed are the rest of my pictures--not great as they were taken at our cottage where the light is not good--it snowed all day long. Nancy Sturgeon, Naperville, IL





Note that I added my name and the year I stitched this on her hoop.




I added my initials to her hoop too. Tried to use as many "different" stitches as I could to make the project stitch up more quickly and to keep my attention. I used only plain old DMC floss on 28 count linen. Am thrilled that it is completed. What should I start next...have Dutch Beauty in my stash!!!






17 comments:

Teresa S. said...

Nancy-your stitching is beautiful! And what an inspiration you are-I am going to pick this up again in the new year.

Vonna said...

Nancy, when it gets back from the framer can you get an entire picture of the completed project. It looks STUNNING!!!!
Many, many happy congratulations on finishing this feat!!!!

Sherre said...

Congratulations, Nancy! What an amazing finish. Like Vonna, I hope you will be able to share a photo of the entire piece when you get it back from the framer!

Deb said...

Jaw Drop!!! This looks wonderful. A huge congratulations! I just love how you combined needlepoint stitching with cross stitches. It gives it so much character! I can't wait to see it framed.

With my head hung, I have to say that I never got off letter B. I feel like a real slacker!!

Faye said...

Nancy, Absolutley stunning~~~ I am so very glad you shared this with us!!! I know you are glad to be done and it has been a wonderful 2010 project!! I look forward to your 2011 project as well.... Take care, Faye

Scattered Threads said...

Congratulations!!! Braaaavo!!! Encore!!! with standing ovation. Now take a bow Nancy. It is absolutely beautiful.
Congrats.
Jackie.

Nancy said...

You are all too kind, and I really appreciate that you like my piece. My family doesn't quite "get it" about my love for stitching. Try some of the specialty needlepoint stitches where you can on your own piece. You might have to add another strand of floss. Go to the library and check out a good stitch book. It will save you time and effort. Thank you again!

Alice said...

Amazing! When I am finished picking my jaw up off the ground I will spend some time drooling over these pictures. Did you stitch nothing but this over the last year? I am so not that fast... I will be working on this for years. I can't wait to see the framed finish! I hope you will post a pic of it.

Nancy said...

I only stitched on this from early spring til now. I find if I concentrate on one project at a time, I get it finished.
--Nancy

Katherine said...

Beautiful job Nancy; congrats for being a finisher! I too have to hang my head because all the over one was just killing me. Will probably pick this project back up over the winter.

Robin- said...

What a fantastic and amazing finish! I'm giving you a virtual standing ovation and aplauding thunderously! I started this and upon reflection it seemed like such a daunting challenge that I let myself be lured away. I have to compliment you on your determination and steadfastness. Please post a picture of the entire piece. I think it, and you, are awesome! Congratulations!!!

DZJ said...

You have given me inspiration to pull mine out again and get a new start. Hopefully I can get a few letters done and see some progress.
Great job!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful. I can't wait to see a big picture of the piece in its entirety.

I was looking at CHS's Alphabet chart today and thinking how great the two of these would be together...but it will have to be someone else to stitch it! I have too many others I have to do!

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

Loraine said...

So inspiring Nancy! I wish I knew what your blog name was so I could visit it. I love the needlepoint stitches. I think I would like to incorporate some of those as well. Thanks so much for the great idea, and for sharing your beautiful work.

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Kevin said...

Absolutely beautiful!