Sunday, January 15, 2006

First Finish for 2006!

Mission Accomplished!

At the end of 2005, I cleaned through all my stash and tried to get organized (like so many others). I pulled all of my WIPs out and put them in a bag. I am determined to get as many of these projects finished as possible!

This Hardanger piece was one of my WIPs. I started sometime in early 2005. The klosterblocks and the blanket stitches were completed. I hadn't done any of the pulled work or the open work, nor had I completed the satin stitch in the center. Part of the reason for my delay was because I had used DMC 739 #8 pearl cotton for my klosterblocks and blanket stitches and I couldn't find that same color in #12 to do the pulled work and open work. (I didn't realize that they don't offer #12 for all colors!) When I finally picked this up again, two weeks ago, I decided to use a #12 thread that I had in my stash - it's a pearl cotton that is made in Spain - Finca/Presencia. It's almost an exact match and I'm happy with the results.

By the way, this doily is approximately 10 inches square. I worked it on 25 ct cream Dublin. The pattern is from Satin Stiches/Donna M. Olson and it is called Wild Rose.



Today I will most likely put some time in on the DT Game Board Sampler. I seem to be establishing a pattern where I work on that project on Sundays! The next lesson is in for the Apricot Elegance SAL - more than likely I will complete that during the week. And then there's Miss Mary Mack - I have to work on that one when the spirit moves me!

Off to grocery shopping. Not my favorite task, so I may as well just get it over with!

11 comments:

Von said...

Yay, Cathy!! Glad you were able to find a great match for the pc in your stash and get this piece finished. It's gorgeous!!
Congrats on organizing your stash too. I'm thinking when my son finishes fixing my computer that I'll be cataloging mine.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your first finish for the year Cathy - it's really gorgeous!

Apricot Elegance is looking beautiful too - love the colours you chose :)

Barbara said...

Congratulations!!

I am feeling ever more ashamed that I have not done any WIPs yet this year...

Isabelle said...

Oh Wow! Cathy, that is simply exquisite! It certainly deserved to be changed from a WIP into a finish. :-D
Congratulations on such a wonderful first finish for 2006 - it's a very good omen for the year to come :)

Heather said...

WOW That is a stunning piece of work Cathy. I'm envious, I just don't seem to understand hardanger for some reason.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

This hardanger piece is lovely, congratulations on the finish. I also enjoy watching the Apricot Elegance pieces being done by your group in the different color choices. And I have decided to purchase the Miss Mary Mack pattern, too fun.
Thanks

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Cathy, congratulations

Joanie said...

That's a beautiful piece. I love it! Congratulations on you first finish!

P.S. Was it hard to make??

BeckySC said...

Congratulations, Cathy :) I love it! Your work is always so lovely!

Grocery shopping used to be something I enjoyed...these days I put it off til the last minute!!

hugs to you, friend!

Jenna said...

My gosh, Cathy, it's beautiful! Congratulations on finishing a WIP and being creative with thread substitutions. :) It looks great!

AnneS said...

Oooooh, Cathy, what a fantastic job you've done of that hardanger! It looks exquisite!!! OK, I really DO have to get back into hardanger again ... ;) And it's so nice to know you speak 'my language' ... pax, interlining, oncarriage, coupons and adcols LOL. I have to admit, it's a challenging industry, and more so for the US airlines - although since I've been with QF we've gone through both Ansett and QFNZ going 'under' and all the trauma involved with that ... and of course Sep 11 had worldwide impacts for airlines. Still enjoy the industry for now, though ;) Nice to know I have an online pal in the same industry :D