Friday, December 30, 2011

Final Finish For 2011

Well, I didn't get this finished before Christmas, but I did get it finished before my goal of  the end of the year. This is a project I started at the end of 2009, and then neglected it until Nov. of this year. At that point, I determined it would be finished by the end of December. Had it not been for so many visits from little people the past couple months, it would have been done sooner. This is finish #60 for the year. Not bad....I have done better, I have done worse!!
Now, we need to find a matte for it, so my husband can make a nice frame for it.
complete project...ready to mat & frame

close up to show star & floss beauty
Here are the details, for those who will want them.
The pattern is called Spirit of Christmas. The pattern was in the January 2010 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine. It is stitched on 28 ct. Queen Annes Lace Jobelan, using The Thread Gatherers Silk N Colors floss. I did add gold Kreinik to the star...just felt it needed some shine to it!!! I am adding a close up picture of the star & the top of the piece for detail purposes...
All of the tote bags were a HUGE hit....I think my son was just as happy as his boys, because now he can keep track of who is taking what car when they go anywhere....he does a bag check as they leave & as they get back from anywhere.
I have decided to join Vickie's UFO blog..mine are more WIP pieces, but some are UFO's. I will be updating on that blog later today. I was hoping for a clear, bright day for pictures, but no luck....it is overcast & rainy..
You may notice at the top of my blog, there is a new email address for me.....I found that I couldn't use my normal email address to join any of the 'specialty blogs' like the one Vickie is hosting. So, she suggested I open a GMail account & waalaa....it worked.
I would like to take the opportunity here at the end of the year to wish each & every one of you a Very Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support thru 2011 & I hope you will continue to visit in 2012....

11 comments:

Nancy M said...

That's a really nice piece and the Kreinik for sparkle is perfect! Best to you and yours in the coming year!

Tina said...

i love it.

Sweet Sue said...

Wow~60~good for you Shari, congrats! You put me to shame. Been great following you. This is the perfect seasonal stitch to finish the year:) Will update your addy. HNY! xoxo

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Happy New Year.

Julie said...

Stunning piece of stitching Shari.

I hope the coming year is a wonderful one for you and your family xxx

Karen said...

Great job on 60 finishes! Another pretty one here too....

happy stitching in the new year...

CalamityJr said...

Oh, it turned out beautifully!

Wayne said...

Very nice work sis. I love the way the floss changes color.

Vickie said...

Love the stitching! I am so glad you decided to join the blog!!!

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

You have some lovely things on your blog. I have become your newest follower. happy new year
x catherine

Kay said...

Beautiful! Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season!