Monday, February 28, 2011

First finish of 2011.... (MAJOR Happy Dance!)

Heaven Doth Ask
Brenda Keyes/The Sampler Company
Stitched over 1, 25 ct with DMC
I made my goal & finished "Heaven Doth Ask" by the end of February - woohoo!!!  Needless to say, I LOVE the sampler & I'm THRILLED that it's finished!!  It may not look like much, but the 80,000++ stitches in that bottom section (not including the border) was something.  I thought I'd never get the sky filled in!  Did I say I'm happy that it's done?  :-)  :-)  :-)  I picked it back up on Jan. 21st (I think?) and started with the words "Weak though we are" and finished it right around midnight on Feb. 27th.  Not too bad considering I can't stitch 10 hours a day! ;-)  The pic below was taken after I'd started stitched the first line of words - look at how much of the border was stitched then (not much!).  ;-) 


I hope to have another UFO finish to show you by the end of April - fingers crossed!  I do have some other things (sewing mostly) that MUST be done by then as well, so I imagine I won't have quite as much stitching time - we'll see.  The UFO I will work on next isn't over one - that should help a bit.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stitching!

34 comments:

Cath said...

What a otally gorgeous finish . Well done you !

Kat said...

Congratulations! It's stunning!

~Kat

Laura said...

Wow!! That is a huge accomplishment and a gorgeous sampler!!!!!! Great job!

CalamityJr said...

Great job - and what a great verse to look at daily. Way to go!

Yvonne..... said...

Congratulations on the finish! I know you are happy to have it completed and can't wait to get it framed!

Lisa V said...

What a gorgeous finish, you should be very proud of this wonderful accomplishment.
LISA V

Ranae said...

What a gorgeous piece to treasure
Congrats!!

Teresa S. said...

Just beautiful! Congrats on finishing a BAP!

Katrina said...

Beautiful finish!!! Huge congrats :-).

Deb said...

What a beautiful finish. I love these designs but never knew that they would look this awesome! Congratulations!

Karen said...

OMG....you did it! Kudos on such a great finish! Can't wait to see your next one...it is just as pretty!

great job....

Terri said...

Congrats on the finish! It's gorgeous! Love the colors!

Beth said...

Congratulations on a fantastic finish. It really is beautiful! I can't even imagine stitching over one, much less a piece that huge. Amazing.

Donna said...

Congratulations on your awesome finish!

Faye said...

YeeHaw~~~ That is a beautiful finish Amy!! I am dancing here for you!!! Congrats, Faye

Deborah said...

Beautiful sampler, Amy!

Patty C. said...

That Sampler Is absolutely Charming - You did a fantastic job with it - Just gorgeous -Bravo !!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - what an amazing piece of work - over 1. It is so lovely, and you should be dancing, thrilled, and proud! And finished in one month! You go, girlfriend!!

Vonna said...

Amy this is utterly and totally fantastic, you have the best things and the biggest beautiful projects! Congratulations :)

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish Amy :) It is beautiful.

Natalia said...

80,000 + + stitches one stitch at a time?? Yikes !!! That is lots of stitches :-). I love the finished sampler. Good job !!

Fiona said...

Well done on finishing your sampler it looks awesome.

Kay said...

Beautiful - love it!

Myra said...

That is MAJOR gorgeous Amy! Make my eyes twitch just thinking of all that over one stitching.

Diane said...

I'm so impressed! What a great finish and your progress to finish it in the time frame is truly amazing! Congratulations!!!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

What an amazing achievement. You have the right to feel very proud. Irene xxx

Carolyn said...

AMY! This is absolutelyl GORGEOUS! Oh my, I know you must be thrilled to death to have this beauty to hang on your wall. It's STUNNING! Congratulations!

BrendaS said...

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to you:)))

Home is where my Heart is said...

Beautiful finish. Congratulations.

For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

Gorgeous sampler Amy. Congratulations on the finish!!!! That is one I will have to add to my wish list.
Debi

Sunshine said...

YEA!!!!!!!
WooooHoooooo!!!!!
Congrats to you for a Great Finish! I know you are proud!

Peggy H. said...

I love her samplers and just purchased a few. Did this call for 25 ct over 1? This has to be a huge sampler otherwise.

Peggy H.
www.neverenoughstash.blogspot.com

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow!!!! That is just gorgeous ;)

Nicole said...

Sorry I'm SO late to comment!! It turned out gorgeous Amy!! I love it - it's even more beautiful in person! :)