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Monday, July 23, 2012

A Long Overdue Winner

This weekend was devoted to getting all the backstitch in Sleepy Hollow done. Now I've just got all the beading in the border to go.

Sleepy Hollow
32 ct Thunderstorm

And the end of the backstitch means it's time to announce the winner from my 2010 contest to guess the hours of backstitch! It took me 28.5 hours to finish all the backstitch: 7 hours in 2010, 8.5 hours in 2011 and 13 hours this year. Which means the closest guess was Annie with 25 hours (the highest guess). Apparently folks were somewhat optimistic about how fast I could stitch. Of course, considering I promised to send the winnings out by Halloween 2011 I was clearly the delusional one LOL! Drop me a line Annie and we'll see about those winnings...

20 comments:

Vicky said...

I have this as a UFO but you may have just got me interested again in pulling this one out - It is awesome :)

Deborah said...

Great finish!

Jennifer M. said...

Very pretty design! I like it. I may have to get it for me.

Jen :)

Cole said...

It must feel good to have all of that backstitch done!! Congrats, it looks amazing!

Annie said...

What a surprise! That is a gorgeous finish, well-worth all that backstitching time.

I don't even remember making the guess! Thanks so much. I'll write to you.

Melissa said...

I think Backstitching is sooooo painful. But in the end it adds that touch that makes the whole piece come together. I have two charts in my stash that are like this and I'm delaying on starting them because I know the backstitching is insane.... BUT I WILL DO THEM! *repeats mantra*

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty.

Julie said...

Wow.
Showed DH and he is impressed. :)
Its one of his favourite films.

Carol said...

Really a gorgeous finish!! And congrats to Annie :) That is a heck of a lot of backstitching, but it really paid off!

Bea said...

Fabulous finish! Backstitch can be such a pain, but it adds so much to a piece that it ends up being worth it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It looks amazing!

I guess the beading will take 6 hours. Let me know in 2014 if I was right LOL.

Ranae said...

Sleepy Hollow is looking awesome
Congrats! to Annie

Melody said...

Oh, how I LOVE this!! Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of my all-time faves and this pattern is fantastic! I'm going to have to put this on my wishlist. Congrats to your contest winner :)

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats to Annie, and to you Blu on the finish. It's awesome. LOVE that color fabby too. Good job!!

tadamama said...

Gorgeous! Well done!

Ziggyeor said...

Oh that is awesome all done up! I saw a triptych pattern once but never bought it. I hope Annie is still around to claim her prize!

Sarah Beth said...

Love this one. Really beautiful. Loved black dyed fabric

Topcho said...

Lol, that's a contest of one kind, :D ANyway, I love love this! It's gorgeus!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Whoa! WOWOOWOWOWOWOWOW!! That is stunning!

Marcy said...

Wow! that's a lot of backstitching and a good reason, in my mind, to not keep track of the time.

He looks fantastic!