Monday, September 15, 2014

Finally, a finish!

I finished my Hornbook Bestiary!!!  Hooray!

Hornbook Bestiary by Scarlet Letter
using the AVAS silks and the linen from kit
Done in tent stitch and basket weave stitch over one on 35ct. linen



I did manage to leave the grass off of the zebra block.  But I actually like how the zebra looks without it.  And I wasn't about to go back and fix it.  lol!

Here is my fussy cut star for the week, using the same fabric from the Blue and White collection by Michael Miller.


And here is Mia.  


Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


48 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Your hornbook finish is amazing Margaret, I just love this design. I'm going to miss seeing it each week.
Hi to Mia, as always.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations on your Hornbook finish--35 over one--I think I would be insane!

Beautiful fussy cut

Miss Mia is as beautiful as always

Laurie Arp said...

A big Congrats on your awesome finish. Love your hornbook bestiary!!!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations! What a spectacular finish.

Cari said...

Amazing finish Margaret. I love this piece. My favorite block…yup…you're right … Miss Mia !!

Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what you start next.

Hugs

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Well, look at you go girl! Very nice!

Vickie said...

Awesome! Nice star too. Mia is so cute in her boxes. ;)

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on your Hornbook Bestiary finish--it is an amazing finish!! I'm looking forward to watching your progress on your next piece!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your huge finish! It looks very handsome!

I didn't realize until now that Mia has a black patch on her left paw (wrist?). Looks like a bangle! ;-)

Melody said...

Margaret, your hornbook finish is spectacular! I can't imagine doing something over 1 on 35 count!! I admire you! Another beautiful star to add to your collection. How many do you have now?

Ranae said...

Absolutely amazing, Margaret, congratulations

Vera said...

Beautiful finish Margaret - congratulations! What SL sampler is next??? And, yes, how many stars do you have now? Mia looks so regal in that first picture...than a tad bit impish in the last - lol.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a stunning finish! It is so lovely and that star is lovely too. Hello to sweet Mia looking adorable

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Beautiful -- Hornbook Bestiary and Mia!! Congrats on the great accomplishment.

Annie said...

Margaret, that is so fantastic. There must be a billion stitches in that piece. I love how it turned out. Hope it makes it to the top of your 'to be framed' list.

Vicki said...

What a terrific finish! The zebra looks fine, I wouldn't know it was missing grass if you hadn't told me. Your stars are gorgeous, I'm so looking forward to seeing them all together.

cucki said...

Wowwwwww so beautiful
Congrats my dear xx

marly said...

Gorgeous. GORGEOUS! Over one on 35 count with that amount of stitches is phenomenal work. The colors are striking without being too bright. Gorgeous!

Carol said...

A simply splendid finish, Margaret--I truly love this piece and have so enjoyed watching it come to life animal by animal :) Great job on all! What's next?!

Amanda said...

The Hornbook is Magnificent! You've got to be tickled pink. Three cheers!

Karen said...

The Hornbook is gorgeous! I think the zebra looks fine without grass.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful! Beautiful finish!
Robyn

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your HBB finish! It's a gorgeous project. What's up next?

Mia is a sweetie! Has she forgiven you for leaving her to go on vacation?

Annette-California said...

Congratulations Margaret! Hornbook is Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful.
love Annette

Wanda said...

Margaret, what a beautiful accomplishment! Your Hornbook is gorgeous!
Your stars continue to totally fascinate me.
As always, love seeing Mia.

Krista said...

What an amazing finish!!! Congrats!! I am having tennis withdrawals, lol, how bout you? Have a great week!

P.J. said...

Wow, what a wonderful finish!!! What a beauty. Your star is dazzling. And Mia is always a peach. :) thanks for sharing her sweet face.

Anna van Schurman said...
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Anna van Schurman said...

You motored right along on the bestiary. And it's fantastic! Congratulations.

Teresa S. said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching Margaret! Congrats on another wonderful finish!

Kaisievic said...

Your hornbook bestiary is so very lovely! And all done over one! Wonderful!

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Furio is looking over my shoulder admiring your work and saying hello to Mia.

Anne said...

Wooohooo! It's finished and it's amazing! I love how tiny the stitches look. Tent stitching is where you dont go back and cross the stitch right? Anywho, each block was fun to watch you stitch and try to figure out what the names of those last creatures could be!! Hugs to silly Mia!!

Marsha said...

Wow. I think that is a record time for stitching. It looks wonderful. I just love that color blue and still can't decide on a favorite animal. Those stars are amazing to me, I always enjoy seeing them. Mia is such a sweetie.

woolwoman said...

Mia looks like quite the little queen on her tuffet doesn't she .
Congrats on your beautiful finish ! what a pretty piece it is. On to the next - so what is next ??? enjoy whatever it happens to be. Mel

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Margaret. I'm going to miss seeing the updates.

Linda

Julie M said...

The hornbook is quite the accomplishment! Congrats!

The star is also wonderful and of course it's always nice to see Mia. That's the name of the main character in a series of books I'm currently reading!

Evelyne said...

Amazing your Hornbook!
Your star is great too.
A hug for Mia.

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Dawn said...

Wow!! Congratulations on a fabulous finish. It is a stunning piece.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness!!! It's done and it's gorgeous! It is so wonderful :) love that star too and your sweet little pal :)

Beth said...

The Hornbook Beastiary is amazing. And wow, are you ever a fast stitcher! I love everything from the bald angel to the zebra. The colors are wonderful. Speaking of color, the newest fussy star is right up my alley.

pj said...

I love this hornbook. Great job and your stitching is so beautiful!

I think Mia is the most photographed cat on the web. She always looks beautiful and so much personality!

Waiting for your next large project!

Chris said...

Margaret!! Another beautiful finish.
I love this style of designs but they are so much stitching.
That is a gorgeous star too. How many do you have left before you have a quilt?
I have missed you and Mia!
Happy fall!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish!What a fantastic finish! I get a kick out of the mermaid block. Great fussy cut star too! :)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Splendor !!!!
How much patience was needed!
Congratulations!

Karoline said...

Congratulations, your hornbook is stunning

Melanie said...

GLORIOUS finish!! :)

Brigitte said...

Wow!!! What a finihs. And I can't believe how fast you stitched it. But this is the pleasure of a one-project-only stitcher. I wish I were one, too, sigh.