Monday, December 22, 2014

Stop the presses!!!!

Ok, I know I just posted last night, but this calls for another blog post.  I'm feeling more or less normal today, just a bit weird from the effects of the vertigo.  But I'm feeling well enough to stitch again.  And guess what?

Ta da!!!!!

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery
40ct Doubloon linen by Picture this Plus
using the called for WDW and GAST fibers
started mid-September, 2014
finished December 22, 2014


Yup!!!  It's done!  Finis!

I am happy.  :D

ETA: someone asked what size the linen has to be with 40ct.  I bought a stitcher's half and it worked great.

60 comments:

Vickie said...

Yay! Good for you. :) Hope you have a nice, big, open spot on the wall for that baby!!

Vicki said...

Oh Margaret, it looks fantastic! I'm so glad you feel better. And of course, you know the best thing about finishing a project is starting another! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kristen said...

WOW Margaret, it is stunning! Congratulations!

A stitcher's half on 40ct? That is a BAP! ;)

Melissa said...

A-ha! Ahem, didn't "we" all expect that you would finish it before the year was out? Congratulations! She's a beauty!

Ranae said...

Margaret, it's amazingly beautiful .
What a great happy dance for you and all of us watching your progress on Eye of the Sparrow
You Rock!!

Cari said...

AMAZING Margaret !! You have smoking hot needles and your work is beautiful. You're having your very own Merry Christmas today !! Hugs dear friend !!

Linda said...

This is beyond beautiful! I also have the perfect place for it...Just sayin' - LOL!
Happy Christmas to you and yours (loved the pictures of your kids posing) and Mia swatting....(in your previous post)....

Vertigo - bleck. I've had 3 episodes over the years and my sister has it a lot!

Linda in VA

Mugwump Woolies said...

Bravo!!! A great way to finish the year! So happy you are feeling better.
Robyn

pj said...

Oh my goodness, Margaret! I love this sampler and admire all the work you did put into it! Whew! Lovely!

I have also experienced vertigo and it is horrible. I am glad you found some technique. You could also try Bonin from the drug store. It is motion sickness medication and worked for me per my Dr's instruction. Over the counter so no need for prescription.

Merry Christmas! What will be your New Year sampler start?

pj said...

Oh my goodness, Margaret! I love this sampler and admire all the work you did put into it! Whew! Lovely!

I have also experienced vertigo and it is horrible. I am glad you found some technique. You could also try Bonin from the drug store. It is motion sickness medication and worked for me per my Dr's instruction. Over the counter so no need for prescription.

Merry Christmas! What will be your New Year sampler start?

Lana said...

Oh my gosh!! It's beautiful!! And huge! Congrats on an amazing finish!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh that is really nice!

Marsha said...

Congratulations! It is another work of art. I have it all kitted up but know it will take me much longer. Enjoy, it is a stunner.

woolwoman said...

It is absolutely smashing Margaret - glad you are feeling better today and that you enjoy the holiday with your family very much! cheers Mel

Annie said...

Wow! It's wonderful. So glad to hear you are improving. And how great to have that sampler completed!

valerie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!! Sorry you were feeling so under the weather but glad you got to feeling better to finish!

Wanda said...

Congratulations Margaret!! Oh my goodness it is beyond gorgeous! What fun pictures decorating the tree (glad you are feeling better). Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Mary Ann said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! An, amazing stunning finish--congratulations!!

I am happy to hear that you are feeling better, and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Susan said...

Wow!!!! What an amazingly beautiful finish! Can't wait to see what you stitch next.

Anna van Schurman said...

WOW! That is beautiful and gorgeous and amazing and you should be very proud. Nicely done!

Carol said...

Just amazing, Margaret!! I am in awe of this big beauty :) Congratulations!!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Oh my gosh!! That is just beautiful, Margaret. What an amazing accomplishment.
Melinda

Loraine said...

Oh wow!!!! What an incredible sampler!! I am so happy for you that you finished it!! Honestly I don't know how you do it!
I'm so sorry to hear about your vertigo. Ugh. That is scary! I'm glad the exercises are working and you can enjoy your family.
Your kids are cute posing for the camera. I'm sure you are excited to spend the week with them!
Merry Christmas my friend! I wish you the best.

donnacrafts said...

Outstanding. This is simply beautiful. I love it... Enjoy!!

llknbillburg said...

Amazing and Awesome! Congrats on a fabulous finish!! Laura

Mary said...

Congratulations on a HUGE finish Margaret!!! 2014 goes out with bang!

Vera said...

WOW Margaret -= though I will say "I told you so" - lol. I just knew you would finish. It is absolutely stunning. Glad you are feeling so much better. So what is next? Are you going to do Mary Hurst. Yikes!! Got my chart yesterday...it will be a ton of work, but I think fun with a bunch of us doing it. I will need to throw in a few smalls or other projects along the way just to keep my sanity - ha-ha.

Cathy B said...

Wow! I love this design and now I am in awe of your finish. Great job!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Jackie said...

Congratulations Margaret for ending the year with a wonderful finish! WHooHooo!

marly said...

Stunning! Glad you're feeling better.

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Oh my this is exquisite. Great stitching. i have been following you as the work progressed. I hope to start mine after the holidays. Glad you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to & your family and of course Mia.
Carolyn B

Sweet Sue said...

have enjoyed every stitch of your progress, thx so much for sharing! stunning seems so milk-toast, she is a treasure beyond compare, kudos! plz do take care and rest some... merry christmas friend! xo

Dawn said...

So glad you are feeling better!!
Wow, what a finish for the end of the year. It is spectacular!
193Can't even imagine what you will stitch in 2015!

Ruth said...

Holy Creation that's BEAUTIFUL !!!!! Congrats. Glad you are feeling yourself again.

Annette-California said...

Congratulations Margaret! WOW!! You finished it. And what a great finish before the new year too! Stunning!!
love Annette

Teresa S. said...

Love, love, love it!
Uh, now could you stitch one for me?
:)
Merry Christmas!

Lene Haugerud said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats on the finish. Just in time for Christmas, too. Merry Christmas:)

P.J. said...

Glorious! Definitely worth a celebration!! Hope the vertigo subsides soon.

cucki said...

Yayyyy congratulations my dear..
Looking super sweet..
Love you x

Faye said...

Wow Margaret!!!! I sure have enjoyed your progress on this huge and GORGEOUS piece!! I looked back to your Sept 22 blog post where I saw your start.... I love the PtP linen you chose..... This is one is definitely an heirloom~~ a true labor of love! Merry Christmas~~

Hazel said...

No Way!!!!! That is awesome! I am truly in awe. Well done and big celebrations to you. x

Glenna said...

Woo! It looks wonderful! Merry Christmas!

Mrs Xstitch said...

gorgeous ♥♥♥

Linda said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous finish Margaret.

Linda

CynthiaC said...

That's incredible! I have several BAP's at the moment or I would be tempted. So what is up next?

Anne said...

WOWSA!!! This is just simply amazing to see in full!! You are a master at stitching samplers fast!! I wish I had your time and fingers...lol!! Merry Christmas to you and your family Margaret!! Hugs oh and to Mia too!!

Our photos said...

Margaret, it's beautiful!

Rugs and Pugs said...

So happy you are feeling better.
Truly breathtaking. You stitched that quickly.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs:)
Lauren

Sharon said...

Stunning, amazing finish Margaret! Congrats! Hope you feel better!

Krista said...

WOW!!!!! What a fantastic finish, Margaret!

Lois said...

So gorgeous Margaret!!! I've loved following your progress on this one!!

Erica said...

Really lovely Margaret!
I really came along fast towards the end. I have enjoyed watching your progress.

Kathy Barrick said...

Congratulations Margaret!!! What a masterpiece!!!!

Melanie said...

It's a Christmas miracle! Or, errrr, maybe not. But still impressive!!!!! Go you! :)

Mary said...

It's brilliant ! Well done Margaretl! What a lovely feeling to finish off such a big piece. ( I can just remember that feeling!). How exciting now to choose a new start.
Mary

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish! What's up next? :-)

Chris said...

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on this finish!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! It's beautiful! Is framing in its future?

Rita said...

Gorgeous sampler!

I'm hoping to stitch this one in 2015.

Brigitte said...

WOW!!! Such a beauty. But I can see why Beth only knows of three stitcher having finished it so far, it's just huge, a real challenge.