THE BUZZ FROM THE HIVE

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Je Suis Finis (I do remember some high school French)

 Last night I was not doing just a "happy dance" but instead a "happy jig"!!! I put the final stitch in And They Sinned  by Examplar Dames. Here it is documented!!!


So the back story! I started this in 2002 after seeing it in person at the Charlotte Needlework Market and falling in love.  Got the bottom section done at that time, then put it aside where it languished until January of this year when I saw "chatter" about it on FB. This motivated me to pull it out and get moving!!! It's stitched on 40 count Abecedarian Blend by R&R over 2 linen threads. The fabric is much more of a golden brown than shows in the photos. I wanted an "antiqued" look. I used one strand of the called for Gentle Art Sampler Threads The finished size is 40" by 8" and took approximately 270 hours to stitch. 

I am sad to have this end but am anxious to start some new projects. Now to get it framed and eventually hung next to my stitching chair.

Here is an overview and then photos by section:







Woo- Hoo!!!!!

Thanks for stooping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!

Stasi

18 comments:

  1. It's beautiful - what an accomplishment! I am drowning in all the green grass on mine - I hope to finish it one of these days!

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    1. Thanks Margo! I started at the bottom and worked up so I could get that out of the way first! Either direction, it's a LOT of stitching...but so worth it in the end! You can do it!!!

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  2. Congratulations, Stasi! What a wonderful accomplishment!

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  3. C'est magnifique!!!! You go girl!!! Yes, I still remember some high school French too. LOL! I'm so proud of you for sticking with it. Oh yeah!!!

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  4. Magnificent!!! ( hey I took Latin in high school and don't remember a thing- LOL!) Stasi, this is awesome. You are making me want to pull mine out... I think I'm still working on the cloud part. And it is hard to believe we started these back in 2002 - sheesh time flies! Great job!

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  5. HUGE accomplishment! Hoping I might get to see it in June? :)

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    1. I hope so--would love to send to Ken to frame!

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  6. What a super finish - I remember when I finished mine and it was kind of a sad/happy moment. Mine is still rolled up waiting to get framed.

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    1. Edgar,
      I know what you mean! It's like when you're reading a really good book and you slow down towards the end because you don't want it to be over! Tho
      ugh I have to admit, I am ready to start some fun new projects!!!

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  7. Amazing accomplishment, Stasi! Your stitching has always amazed me. I remember the first little piece is aw that you did on 40 ct. It might have even been over one. It was a L*K.

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    1. Kathy, So good to hear from you. I had forgotten that piece......it was about housework and I made it into a pin---good memory!
      Stasi

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  8. Well done, Staci! This is a great sampler and I love it on the 40 count! I stitched mine on 32 count so it wasn't nearly as challenging as yours. I will look forward to seeing it again when you get it framed. What a thrill it'll be when you hang it in your home! Congratulations!!!

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  9. Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!! I saw this at Woodlawn done over one a few years ago and decided I needed to do the the same. Fortunately, came to my senses and realized I would probably go crazy before it was finished! Good for you for seeing it through!! Laura

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  10. Stasi the close-up pictures really do give a pretty good idea of what this spectacular piece is.
    To say it in French "BRAVO"!!!!!

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  11. Congratulations on your spectacular finish, Stasi! It is stunning! Looking forward to seeing it after framing! Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

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  12. C'est Magnifique! I love this design, but know I would never stick with it. Congratulations on such a wonderful finish!

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