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Monday, May 31, 2010

TA DA

Finally a finish. I finished Sail Away yesterday prior to going out to dinner and fellowship with some friends. I thought I was done the night before when I got the last row of flowers in but as I was checking the design top to bottom, I found I had missed several spots of stitches that needed completion like the flag pole on top of the house and the socks and shoes of the little girl. Must be a southern thing, always barefoot.  I had just a few minutes to stitch before bed last night and have almost finished a motif on Mary Wigham. I think I will focus on her for a while.
I joined the Summer SAL on the Blackbird group on Yahoo. Not sure why other than I have tons of BBD that I really want to stitch. I have never been able to keep up with a SAL although I love the concept. I decided to do Beneath the sunlit sky as I am missing the beach badly. I have a thing about herons and this design features one so it just seemed to be the right piece. I pulled the threads yesterday and had purchased the linen when I bought the pattern. It is a lovely green shade. I can't wait to get some time to stitch. I will post some pics when I get a decent start on it. Sorry about the glare - it is cloudy here and I just can't get a decent shot.

And lastly I wanted to share with you a cute little clock I found to use as it seems no matter where I sit to stitch in the living room I can never see the clock. Since I love tea I thought this was the perfect ornament for wherever I was going to stitch. It was at a little consignment shop here in town. I love it.
Hope your Memorial Day was great. I had to work part of the weekend so it was a short weekend for me but I did manage to get some stitching time in which was fun. Hope you have some stitching time this week.  Marjo

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing Sail Away! Good thing you went back and checked it top to bottom - I am sure I wouldn't have done that and would have noticed the missed stitches after I got it framed. Mary Wigham is going to be thrilled that you're going to spend some time with her for a while - she's lovely! BTSS was a fun stitch and you'll enjoy working on it; can't wait to see your progress.

    The clock is wonderful!

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  2. Congrats on the finish! Love your Mary Wigham too. Hope you have fun with the BBD SAL. Love the little clock too! It's definitely a necessity to be able to see a clock when stitching -- this one is a gem!

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  3. Nice finish! I laughed out loud at the barefoot comment. Probably because I can relate!

    I can't imagine I could keep up with a Stitch a Long so I don't do them. Deadlines with fun things kind of make me nuts.

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  4. So great Marjo! Love Sail Away, and I'm really glad you finished it!
    I also love the new start. I've always admired this BB sampler, but I didn't buy the chart. I'll look forward to your progress!
    Take Care.

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  5. Congratulations on your finish! It's really pretty! Your MW is turning out good too, what threads are you using? I just finished Beneath the Sunlit Sky and that was a fun stitch.

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  6. Congratulations on finishing Sail Away, it's gorgeous.

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  7. Great finish, Marjo! I love your start on Mary Wigham and hope you show her to us often.

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  8. Sail Away is so beautiful. Congrats on finishing it! I hate it when I think I'm done and end up finding missed spots, but I guess it is better to notice them BEFORE framing. :)

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  9. Way to go Marjo! It is always a good feeling when you finish something, especially a project that takes a long time. I love the little clock too!

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