Thursday, September 13, 2007

Let's Dance

Everyone put on your dancing shoes and let's dance!! :D

It is such a relief to have finished stitching Long Dog's 18th Century Sampler. As my fellow SAL-ers will attest, this is one tough cookie! The SAL at NNC started on the 1st of May 2007. And so far we have 2 completed pieces out of 6. Nik finished hers yesterday and me today. Rose is close, but she somehow has lost the eagerness to finish hers. Emily, Margaret and Zohrah have still some ways to go ;)

It's been 4 1/2 months of toil and tears :D I am exaggerating of course :) I am happy as a pea really. If it was not for the SAL and all the encouraging comments I've received throughout my journey to this day, it would have been even slower progress bordering on UFO :) For this I am ever so thankful.

Please won't you all good people join me in my little dance :)

18th Century Sampler
Designed by Long Dog (Featured on The Gift of Stitching Magazine)
Stitched on Vintage Cream Belfast with DMC threads

28 comments:

  1. Just watch me boogie, Barbara! Congratulations, it looks FAB!!

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  2. WOW!!! Stunning!!! You deserve several dances!!!

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  3. Certainly is a labour of love. Lovely! Congratulations BJ.

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  4. *hops around* Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  5. It's absolutely gorgeous!! Good for you for pushing on through it.

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  6. Congratulations Barbara!! I think this is the first one ive seen finished. Lovely!

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  7. Congratulations on the stunning finish!

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  8. SUPER!!!! It looks gorgeous Barbara! Stunning...I'm tippity tapping as I type right now... :)

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  9. That is beautiful and one of the reasons I sub to the mag although I havent started it yet. xx

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  10. Stunning finish Barbara! Congratulatons!

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  11. Awesome! Congrads BJ.
    I can see you doing the Happy Dance lor!

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  12. Congratulations on your finish! This is really quite beautiful and I may just have to add it to my future wishlist.

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  13. You can be very proud of your achievement! An heirloom to treasure, for sure!
    Take care!
    Lili

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  14. Hi again! I personally wouldn't do tent stitch as there are too many single stitches and I wouldn't know how you would hold them in place. I am also doing a Waterhouse but its not a HAED but similar and I am working it on 16 count and its so easy to stitch. I think I would probably do 20 count and use 2 strands. I am doing 25 count and using 1 strand on TS and 2 strands on DM. The 1 strand is easier to use. xx

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  15. Congrats Barbara, it looks fantastic!!

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  16. Well done gurl! U sure did go zoom to finish it up.Some day I'll finish mine.

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  17. Congratulations, Barbara :) It looks just wonderful :) YAY!!!

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  18. I'm tangoing the night away, Barbara! Congratulations. This is huge. What a beauty!

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  19. I don't have a long way to go....I have way, way, way long to go....I've not even finished the 1st band...and can't seems to find the fabric now....yikes!!!

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  20. Congratulations on your finish! I'm dancing right along with you. :)

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  21. congrats! It is beautiful : )

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  22. Congratulations on a beautiful finish Barbara - you must be so proud. Are you having withdrawal symptoms now?(LOL)
    Your 'Sisterhood' looks perfect in the frame matching her dress.
    Hope you are having a great weekend and look forward to seeing your next project.

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  23. Congrats! It's a beautiful piece.

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  24. Its gorgeous! And now I want to do it too!!! Great work, Barbara!!! I'm dancing along with you.

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  25. Wow! It's beautiful! Congrats on your finish. :)

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  26. It looks fantastic! Congratulations on your finish.

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  27. Congratulations on your finish! It is gorgeous!! I love all the colors in this one.

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  28. Oh Barbara! I missed this what with all of my work commitments this month! Congratulations!!!!!!!! Just stunning! I know that this one was a lot of work - you did so well!

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