Wednesday, May 30, 2018

And Celtic Banner is done!!!!

I finished Celtic Banner by Butternut Road yesterday afternoon. I added strip of linen on the bottom so it can be framed ( I can't believe I had left about 6 inches at the top--what was I thinking!!!) and it will be traveling with me to the PSS Retreat to pass on to a framer. Whew....just in the nick of time!!!
I stitched this on 29 count hand dyed Glenshee linen; I was lucky enough to find a lady selling the originally called for fabric (from the Heart's Content) on FB and snatched it up. I stitched using the called for fibers except switched out Wildflowers Cedar for Copper. For anyone thinking about doing this, the number of skeins of needed of WiIldflowers wasn't stated on the chart. I used 2 skeins of Black Forest and 1 of Copper (with only 2 strands left).

Here are the long shot and 4 segmented shots. The finished size is approx. 6.5 X 44.5. This is going to hang nicely on the wall where I have And They Sinned.

 Hope you're staying dry where you are...storms are forecast pretty much the whole weekend in between periods of sun. I hope the driving time is between the rain...once we get there I won't care!!!

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


P.S. Blogger has stopped sending me e-mails when a comment is made so it's become necessary for me to go and check the blog itself to see if someone left a comment. If I am not as timely responding as I like, that is why...and I may miss some if you are commenting on an older post. So, it is important if you'd like a response from me.... and I do want to respond....that you add your e-mail if you are set up as a "no-reply blogger". Thanks!


  1. Stasi, congratulations on getting Celtic Banner finished! It is stunning and I look forward to seeing how you have it framed. Have a safe journey to the PSS Retreat.

  2. Wow! That is so lovely, Stasi--beautiful stitches. So glad you finished it in time to hand it to the framer. Who do you use for framing?

    Yes--very frustrating about the blogger email update changes! They are making it harder and harder for people to connect!

    Enjoy your PSS retreat--can't wait to hear all about it!

  3. ooOoo! Gorgeous! Well done my friend! Congratulations!! I have been frustrated with Blogger for years because of my yahoo account. ARRGH!!

  4. I fixed my reply problem with a quick changes in the set-up. Congrats on the Celtic banner. I remember seeing Meg Shindall's version. She stitched it on the front of a jumper. I think it was denim but not sure on that part. It was sleeveless so she could wear it summer and winter. Like yours, it was gorgeous.


    1. Thanks what did you do to fix the problem?

  5. Congratulations on such a lovely finish!

    And thanks for the heads-up about comments--I wondered what was going on. It would be nice if they'd notify us when they make changes. Too much to ask for, I guess . . .

  6. Looks wonderful, Stasi!! Great job, as usual.

  7. Celtic Banner is gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish! So glad you were able to deal with the fabric shortage problem at the bottom.

    (if Jackie gets back to you with her fix, I'd love to hear what it is)

  8. What a stunning piece! That’s a lot of stitching!