Two Finishes!

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Baby Garden
Just Nan
DMC on 28ct Raw Cashel Zweigart
Embellished with Garden Bunny Bead
Stitched 2/5/07 to 11/24/07

I cannot tell you how happy I am to have finished Baby Garden! I am really pleased with the way it turned out, and I think it will be stunning framed. I’ll go searching for a frame soon so that I can mail it off for Christmas. I had a few issues with it near the end, mostly because I was anxious to finish I think. Half of the fence had to be ripped out and restitched because I had one stitch that went over three instead of over two, and it threw everything else off. That bottom row of green rice stitches had to be stitched twice because the first time I stitched it in the wrong color green. Although tempted to leave it, I felt like if it was worth stitching, it was worth doing right. So, I pulled that out and restitched. All finished on Saturday, but the majority of that last band was stitched during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Here’s a closeup of the last band. I love the bird’s nest.

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I plan to focus now on finishing the rest of my Christmas stitching, which is my Shepherd’s Bush ornaments and the 2nd Day ornament for Eric. So, in the interest of doing that – on Saturday, I also finished up the seventh of eight ornaments.

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Mary and Joseph
Shepherd’s Bush
Seventh of Eight Ornaments from the JCS Ornament Issue
GAST and Weeks on 32ct Dark Espresso Linen (R&R)
Embellished with Sterling Rose Bud
Finished 11/24/07

Just one more to go, and then I’ll be finishing this up into a wallhanging.

Although I have a lot more WIPs to finish, I’ve decided to start a new piece in January. I think I’ve chosen the piece, but I’ll keep it a surprise for now! Last year I really missed having a new start for January 1st. There seems like so much to do between now and the time we leave for NY. I’m really looking forward to it, but nervous at the same time. Hopefully when we get back, I’ll be able to relax, enjoy my holidays and stitch on something for me. So, now I just have to get everything finished before the 8th!!

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and a wonderful weekend.

Walk to Rivendell: Ground becomes damp. Entering western edge of Midgewater Marshes. (Total Miles Walked 178.75)

I am grateful for a big finish and Thanksgiving parades!

56 thoughts on “Two Finishes!”

  1. Woo-hoo! A big congrats on finishing “Baby Garden.” It’s truly adorable!! Good to see your latest SB ornament, too. Can’t wait to see the full set.

  2. Woo-hoo! A big congrats on finishing “Baby Garden.” It’s truly adorable!! Good to see your latest SB ornament, too. Can’t wait to see the full set.

  3. Baby garden is truly a work of art Michelle! Congratulatons… a work of love that one was! Mary and Joseph looks fab too! 🙂
    Hurray for yoU!!!

  4. Baby garden is truly a work of art Michelle! Congratulatons… a work of love that one was! Mary and Joseph looks fab too! 🙂
    Hurray for yoU!!!

  5. Anna van Schurman

    Congratulations! How come you are so much more stressed about your trip than I am…I’m leaving three days earlier, and I am waiting for Harry Potter scarves to arrive in the mail! Should I be more worried??

  6. Anna van Schurman

    Congratulations! How come you are so much more stressed about your trip than I am…I’m leaving three days earlier, and I am waiting for Harry Potter scarves to arrive in the mail! Should I be more worried??

  7. Well done on the finishes, they are both gorgeous!
    I love it when you can tick something off your list….now what is next????

  8. Well done on the finishes, they are both gorgeous!
    I love it when you can tick something off your list….now what is next????

  9. I love Baby Garden! congrats on the finish! Can’t wait to see it framed 🙂

    And Mary and Joseph is a lovely ornament!

  10. I love Baby Garden! congrats on the finish! Can’t wait to see it framed 🙂

    And Mary and Joseph is a lovely ornament!

  11. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    Congrats on your two finishes! I just love how your Baby Garden turned out. Have fun picking just the right frame for it:)

  12. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    Congrats on your two finishes! I just love how your Baby Garden turned out. Have fun picking just the right frame for it:)

  13. Congratulations Michelle!! What a fabulous finish!!! Hurrah!

    I love the ornie too – very neatly stitched. I think your wall hanging will look simply marvelous!

  14. Congratulations Michelle!! What a fabulous finish!!! Hurrah!

    I love the ornie too – very neatly stitched. I think your wall hanging will look simply marvelous!

  15. Yay! Congrats on your finishes – especially Baby Garden… I’ve been following you along on this journey 😎 It looks wonderful!

  16. Yay! Congrats on your finishes – especially Baby Garden… I’ve been following you along on this journey 😎 It looks wonderful!

  17. Congratulations on finishing Baby Garden – it looks lovely, I’m sure it will be cherished.

    And your ornie is sweet, too!

    PS Is your wishlist up to date?

  18. Congratulations on finishing Baby Garden – it looks lovely, I’m sure it will be cherished.

    And your ornie is sweet, too!

    PS Is your wishlist up to date?

  19. Congratulations!! I’ve been watching your progress on this one – I’m just amazed at all the tiny little details! Your ornament is so pretty too! Congrats again!

  20. Congratulations!! I’ve been watching your progress on this one – I’m just amazed at all the tiny little details! Your ornament is so pretty too! Congrats again!

  21. Wonderful finish on Baby Garden. It’s only when you see it close up that you see it is quite intricate with lots of little things about to look at. Love the ornament too.

  22. Wonderful finish on Baby Garden. It’s only when you see it close up that you see it is quite intricate with lots of little things about to look at. Love the ornament too.

  23. Wow, girl your needles must be smoking these days. Beautiful finish on Baby Garden and your Christmas ornament is lovely too.

  24. Wow, girl your needles must be smoking these days. Beautiful finish on Baby Garden and your Christmas ornament is lovely too.

  25. Congratulations on finishing Baby Garden, it looks wonderful. The recipient is sure to love it. Your SB ornament is lovely and I love the crystal ornaments.

  26. Congratulations on finishing Baby Garden, it looks wonderful. The recipient is sure to love it. Your SB ornament is lovely and I love the crystal ornaments.

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