Monday, June 20, 2011

Tenth Finish For 2011

"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A
Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day"

Can you guess why? Can you? Huh? Can you?

Well...I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!!! My tenth finish for 2011 is....








SABRINA!!!!!

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Isn't she a beauty? :o) (btw if you click on the link on my right sidebar you'll get a bigger picture) I can't tell you how happy I am. Of course when I shared this with DH, he didn't really catch the fever that I had. Maybe because all he could see was dollar signs going out the window. LOL!

When I completed her yesterday, my ticker said 16 months and two days. Now I know it didn't take me that long to stitch her because I didn't even touch her last summer. When I look back at my books I can see that in general it took me 64 days to finish the first half of the pattern and 89 days to finish the second. In total that equals 153 days and therefore approximately five months. Not bad :o)

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I tried both my cameras to capture just how gorgeous she is in real life but I just couldn't. I had to adjust a few pictures to give you a better idea of her colour. The fabric was coming out grey but its mushroom and more of a tan.

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Oh, I just love the look on her face. She looks so elegant!

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And the roses...such a small amount of colour but it adds so much to this piece.

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After all this work, how could I not mention the beads! The beads, the beads, the beads! LOL!

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Would you believe that I was only about FIVE Petite Black Beads short???? If I didn't have to take away the ones that had imperfections, I would have gotten by with one package. The funny thing was though, it called for two packages of green beads and I only used one. Go figure!

The framing place called me about a week ago with the estimate costs on the frames that I picked out. Unfortunately I'm not going with the wider one because it was going to cost over $400 just for the frame itself! My second choice is a thinner version and will be around $120. Much better for the pocketbook ;o) I'm not sure if this is the exact same frame but it looks something like this -

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So what's next, I bet you are wondering ;o) Well, I had better get a start on my Christmas Rules SAL because the end of the month is coming up soon!

I'm not sure if I'll tackle another large project this year but I think I have found my next victim...Lady Alexandra -

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Isn't she stunning???? I just loved her the minute I saw her :o) Maybe I'm the victim here because look at all those BEADS, BEADS, BEADS! ROFL!


66 comments:

Carolyn said...

Cathey

Wow oh Wow! She is stunning! Congratulations on the finish. That frame is going to make the piece even more stunning!

I know what you mean about all those beads but it is so worth it when all is said and done!

Can't wait to see the next one!

Edgar said...

What a lovely finish!! Congrats.

Teresa said...

Sabrina is just STUNNING !!!!!
You should be very proud. I do see Lady Alexandra in your future.
Can't wait to see Sabrina all framed.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Parsley said...

Oh I'm so thrilled for you! Yes, it's beautiful!!!! Worth the time I'd say!

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous - simply gorgeous. She is beautiful even with all those dratted beads. Congratultions on a lovely finish.

Deborah said...

Sabrina is simply stunning! Every bead was well worth it. Congrats!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous!!!! Absolutely stunning. Those beads were worth the effort. Congrats

Annie said...

Sabrina is really magnificent, right down to those beautiful earrings! She will really look majestic when you get her framed.

Myra said...

She just exudes perfection! Well done.

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

valerie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your Sabrina finish! She's stunning!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow she is absolutely gorgeos. A fantastic finish. Love the frame you have chosen. Can't wait to see her in it. Look forward to seeing your start on Lady Alex.

Elaine said...

Congratulations Cathey your finishing is gorgeous!!
Belated 40th Birthday wishes, good luck with your great list of goals.

Shebafudge said...

Congratulations on the finish! I'm with you on Lady Alexandra - when I first saw her I told my DH I wanted her for Christmas.

Andie said...

*jumping up and down in excitement for you* yay yay yay! She is wonderful!! Congratulations! Lady Alex is gorgeous too, I think her and Sabrina make a great pair (right down to the black trim which is sure to actually be brown lol)

Alberta said...

I can just picture you dancing around the house with a huge grin on your face!!!! Congratulations on a beautiful Sabrina!

Christina said...

Sabrina is just beautiful. Lady Alexandra would complement Sabrina very well, but would Sabrina want to share wall space??!!! The frame you have chosen is perfect - I look forward to seeing it finished.

Daffycat said...

*faints*

Congratulations, Cathey! I know how proud you must be. Sabrina is a stunning finish. OUCH $400 is really pushing things, isn't it? I think I'd go with the 120 too. It's funny...I always prefer the more expensive thing, dammit!

I'm looking forward to seeing your Alexandra start. All that bling sets my heart aflutter *sigh*

CalamityJr said...

She is beautiful! I know you're going to enjoy seeing her every day once she's framed. You should be proud of this accomplishment!

Danielle said...

WOW!!! Just gorgeous. Yes, start Lady Alexandra, please, so I can see what it looks like stitched! Haha.

Cath said...

Wow , what a beautiful finish , bet your dancing shoes are hot !

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yeah!!!! Sabrina is fabulous, to be sure. Beautiful stitching and awesome job with the beading. I think your frame will set her off perfectly - can't wait to see it.

Alexandra is another beauty - I'll enjoy watching you stitch her. Wish I had places to go to wear a dress like that!

♥ Nia said...

WWWwwwoooooowwwww!!! (☀‿☀)
Stunning!! Gorgeouuuuussss!!!!
I'm trying to breathe normally again! hahaha She's so beautiful and perfect ♥♥♥♥
She was worth all that time beading, definitely ;) I'm here totally amazed, admiring your pictures.. And you have already picked another one?! O_o ahahhaah brave girl ;)
Oh my.. I wish I had the courage to stitch like you! :p
Lady Alexandra is so pretty too, I love her messed up necklace :)

Lisa said...

She's amazing, well done on the finish. So lovely seeing you start & finish such a large piece :)

Irene said...

Sabrina is absolutely beautiful !
Sorry, I missed your birthday, hope you had a good day. Love the bracelet.

Lisa V said...

What a beauty!! Congrats on your stunning finish.
LISA V

Christine said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish, can't wait to see her framed!

Lady Alexandra is another beauty!

Hugs,

Hillery said...

Beautiful, Beautiful. It seems just like yesterday when we were voting on her fabric choice. Congratulations. I do like her companion. You must do her.

Christina said...

Congrats on your finish, she is beautiful!

natalyK said...

Stunning and worth every second you spent stitching her.

Terri M said...

She's GORGEOUS!! Congratulations. I can't wait to see her framed. :)

Brigitte said...

Oh Cathey, Sabrina is just gorgeous! You were doing a great job, your stitching looks so neat and pretty. It's such a beautiful piece. Congratulations!

Tatkis said...

Tadaaammm! Oh, she is adorable, lovely, so elegant! Perfection itself!
Congratulations, Cathey!! And good luck with framing!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Robin said...

Sabrina is absolutely beautiful. Well done!

Carol said...

Stunning, spectacular, stupendous!! What a finish, Cathey--your hard work paid off :)

I'm sure the thinner black frame will work just fine--Sabrina herself should be the star of the show, not the frame!

Congratulations!!

mdgtjulie said...

OMG, she's absolutely gorgeous!!! Super big congrats on the finish. I think Lady Alexandra is gorgeous too! Keep up the good work!

Valerie said...

She.....is.....absolutely.....gorgeous!!! Just STUNNING! Congrats on a breathtaking finish! How proud you must be!!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful finish! You should be proud of such a gorgeous accomplishment!

Terri said...

WOW!! She is gorgeous! congrats on the finish!!

Gen said...

Wow! I have nothing but admiration and respect for you! Wow! :))

Melanie said...

So so so so stunningly beautiful!! Congrats on finishing. :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lovely stitching!

Julie said...

Congratulations and celebrations.... la la la - a stunning project, well done!

Julie said...

Congratulations! She is stunning!!

Angela P said...

OMG, I missed it! How did I miss this finish? Congrats on a truly beautiful finish, she looks so lovely :) I can't wait to see her framed! My Daughter loves it too! Great ;) LOL.

BTW, we both love the new lady :)

Karen said...

She's beautiful, Cathey! Congratulations on the finish, and on all those beads, beads, beads!! I'm currently in the process of beading April's Blue Diamond and I'm developing a twitch from it. ;)

Justflo said...

Absolutely beautiful,

Can't wait to see her framed.


Happy choosing for your next project.

Louise said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful work..you are talented indeed!

Louise in FL

Rhona said...

Wow! She is stunning! Love the close up pics too. The detail on her dress is just gorgeous. Definitely a finish to be proud of. Shame that the frame you wanted was sooo expensive...that always happens to me too! can't wait to see her framed.

Lori said...

wowsers! She looks gorgeous. You have a right to be so happy and proud.
I love love love the next "victim".
new blog: redislandart.wordpress.com
see you there! ;o)

Lynn said...

She's absolutely exquisite!! Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

Leslie said...

wtg!!! Sabrina is simply gorgeous.. I am amazed at how perfect the piece is. Great job!!!!
You are making me want to pull out the dmc floss!
Have a great wednesday

Siobhan said...

CONGRATULATIONS on a stunning finish!

Lany said...

Hola querida,

Precioso!!!!!! me ha gustado mucho...en mi punto de vista los gráficos de mirabilia son los gráficos mas completo a nivel de bordado de punto de cruz, pues tiene todo...yo siempre que puedo me compro un gráfico que otro de mirabilia....tengo algunos pendientes para hacer.....Muy bonito esta tu bordado y muy buena elección para tu próximo proyecto....
Sobre los marcos, tengo una teoría, me gustan los marcos que combinen con el estilo del bordado y este negro esta perfecto....
Besos,
Lany

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations Cathey, she is absolutely stunning.

sorbert said...

Sabrina is stunning! Well done.

Milly~ said...

WOW, she is stunning indeed! Congrats on such a beautiful finish.

♥ Nia said...

Just passing by to leave you a hug!! :D
I hope you'll be back soon!! I miss some updates around here heheheheh
Hugs&Smiles

Cindy said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish! It has been fun to watch her take shape, and to see how wonderful she turned out :)

mumzy said...

Sorry I did not comment before but I did look in before. As usual, you did a fantastic job on Sabrina and she is quite stunning. You are brave to want to do Lady Alexandra. Great Job Kiddo.

{{{Hugs and Love}}}
Mom

Sharon said...

How in the heck did I miss this? She is stunning! Congrats on your fabulous finish!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful well done.

KaLu - Claudia said...

how in the world did i miss this post?!?!?!?!?! I saw on my sidebar that you updated your blog so i hurried clicked and started reading and you mention finishing sabrina and was like ... WHAAAAAT? when ? so scroll down and tadaaaa there she is looking all beautiful! all beaded up even prettier than the one featured on the chart!

omg congrats on an amazing finish!!! i can imagine how happy you are !!!

BlackCat said...

Sabrina is gorgeous. Your x's are perfect. incredible and i love the frame choice.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

She is very beautiful, I will also embroider her.
E' bellissima la voglio ricamare anche io. saluti dall'Italia.
ciao Giovanna