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Thursday, July 12, 2012

With A Little Help From My Friends

16 hours of backstitch later, I'm done Palm!
I've mentioned the story of this piece several times, but a quick recap: When I moved houses in July 2010 I brilliantly packed all my stash away and then had several hours of nothing to do. I also had a Dimensions kit available, so I started it. And then I unpacked everything I put Palm away. Then I participated in a UFO Round Robin and sent Palm out. The ladies made such a big change in it that I knew that a determined push could finish it off. Of course, it still look me a while to get around to finishing it, but I could never have done it without all the RR ladies! *hugs*

And because you can't make out much of the detail in that picture, here are some clickable close-ups:
TitlePalm
DesignerDimensions
Start date July 10, 2010
Finish date July 12, 2012
Total timeNo idea how many hours the RR contributed, but I put in 38.75
Fabric16 ct khaki aida
FlossAs provided in the kit

23 comments:

Michele said...

Being one born among palms and sandy beaches, I am likened to palms. I find them comforting. This is a gorgeous finished piece. Well done RR gang and you. (A bamboo styled frame would look fantastic with it maybe or something with a weave texture.) BRAVO!

mdgtjulie said...

It's lovely, Blu. I really like all the pretty greens in it. Grats to the RR ladies. Awesome!!!! And I agree with what Michele said about a bamboo frame. I think that would be awesome!! Well, if you can find one...

Cole said...

Wonderful finish! I think you'll appreciate sticking it out & finishing it for a long time to come :)

Yvon (jioya) said...

Great work!
And i love to see it when you have it framed.

Hugs Yvon.

Lindsay said...

I remember working on it for the UFO RR and it's great to see it finished. Congratulations

Smily - Света said...

It's gorgeous! RR was a success!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful - congratulations!

gracie said...

Oh it is lovely...

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish.
If there's one thing I hate is backstitching... but the end result is so very worth it I think.

Looks great!!!

koodos to you and your RR ladies :)

Now onto the next project :)

Happy Stitching!

Melissa

Kaisievic said...

A great stitched piece. Congratulations. What sort of happy dance do you do under a palm tree, I wonder? The Happy dance of the seven veils?

Rita said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Denise said...

It looks fabulous! Do you have a spot picked for it after framing??

Patty C. said...

Great finish ;)

Lija said...

It is amazing! Even better with the backstitch. I still don't know how you could of bared to pack it up. Then again I surprise myself when I keep finding things I have started.

belle said...

Beautiful finish!
Your stitching looks so neat in your close-ups.

Ziggyeor said...

Beautiful job. Just caught up on the rest of the blog and I love the Dragon piece! Great finish on that too.

Karoline said...

You've had a couple of great finishes with this and legends. Congratulations

Silverlotus said...

Wow! It looks absolutely fabulous! Well done you, and everyone who helped.

sewingseed said...

Beautiful! I have that exact same kit I started years ago that I have yet to finish, so this is inspiring :)

valerie said...

Love the title of this post and your finish even more! How wonderful of the RR ladies to help you make this UFO a finish! It's stunning!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful finish! It would look great in any home!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful! Congrats!

Mangogirl said...

Gorgeous finish!