Monday, October 13, 2014

Counting Bats Finished (Finally!!)

Happy dance!!
The unusually stiff fabric and over one on 32ct drama is finally over!
For some unknown reason I did not really enjoy this piece. Even though I love Halloween and Just Nan. Even though I had the gorgeous silk pack to stitch with and perfect purple fabric.
It just wasn't the joy I expected. So some 3-4 years after starting it I finally have finished it!

Here it is:





Just Nan "Counting Bats"
32ct Purple Weeks Dye Works fabric
Designs 2 threads over 2
Letters & numbers 1 thread over 1
Silk pack of Au Soie from Just Nan used; charms and beads as in pack


Thanks to everyone for their cheering and push for me to finish this piece. I'm quite pleased with how it looks but mostly just happy it's finally done and off the WIP list.

Off to put some stitches into Dragons!! And just ordered a couple gift pieces that you will see soon. One is a baby piece; two are Xmas gifts. Should be fun and quick stitches (or so I hope, otherwise I'm in trouble, lol)

29 comments:

Fidike said...

So beautiful!

Shelly said...

It looks great Mel! It's nice to get in a Halloween finish before the actual day, isn't it?!

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Congrats on finishing a UFO!!

Lyn said...

Congrats on this finish...looks great!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish Mel. Glad you stuck with it.

Linda

cucki said...

Wow so cute xx

Heather Bybee said...

Congrats! I know how hard it is with 32 over 1...that's what I'm stitching my big project on and it's difficult. I had to buy an led lamp to help me see.

RuthB said...

Congrats on being done. I can definitely understand the deep sigh that probably came to you upon its finish.... like a weight had been removed from your needles. :)

Neilteil said...

This is so gorgeous! Well done for getting it off of your WIP list :)

Xstitch Judith said...

very beautiful

StitchyDon said...

Looks fantastic, the colours are awesome !!

Leonore Winterer said...

Beautiful finish, I love it ^_^ Any yay for more dragons, maybe you WILL finish them this year after all; wouldn't that be awesome?

Also looking forwards to seeing your little gift pieces, I'm glad SFS has this exeption :)

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękny projekt! Pozdrawiam.

Thoeria said...

Stunning finish Mel :) The pain was well worth it believe me!!

Mii Stitch said...

Well done, it looks fantastic!

Hazel D said...

Huge congrats on finishing Counting Bats. It looks stunning and I hope you will get pleasure from seeing it on display even if you didn't enjoy stitching it. I've never used WDW linen and may continue to avoid it

Susan said...

Congratulations on a great finish. Sorry it wasn't an enjoyable stitch, but the results are fantastic.

Suz said...

That is a stunner. Congrats!

Cole said...

Way to push through, it looks boo-tiful!

Blu said...

It looks so pretty! Pity it was a slough, but at least it's done :)

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

So sorry you didn't really enjoy this piece but it does look lovely. The fabric colour is beautiful too. If you never want to set eyes on the chart again I would be happy to give it a home LOL

Looking forward to seeing some Dragons next!

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats on reaching the finish line with this piece. It is really stunning. I know how you feel - I've had projects where I am just relieve they are done!
Carolyn

rosey175 said...

Hooray, it's done! It looks amazing so just think of it as taking your time to do it perfectly, haha.

Lulu said...

Congrats on persevering and finishing this design! It looks amazing Mel :). I am about to start my first design using silk threads soon.

Miamina said...

Stunning! Well done on a beautiful finish! I know it was a bit hard going at times, but I very much hope that you are happy with it!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. It turned out nice despite you didn't enjoy it as much as you though.

Brigitte said...

So sorry that you could not really enjoy stitching this piece as much as you had expected. The fabric we stitch on can contribute to the joy or spoil it. You must be so relieved that it's finally done. And it is looking absolutely gorgeous.

Kate said...

Congrats on your finish. It looks great with that fabric.

The Crafty Princess said...

It looks amazing, it's a shame you didn't feel the joy whilst stitching, but as you say at least its over and you can stitch something you love working on!! xo Alicia