Wednesday, 22 July 2009

It's finished!

I have just finished this cross stitch piece. I'm ashamed to say i've been working on it at least 7 years, maybe longer.
You'll have to excuse the state of the fabric as I have just taken it off the frame and in my excitement at having finished it wanted to get it shown right away. It needs pulling into shape and framing before it is truly finished but the stitching work is complete.
It is quite large at 16 x 11 inches.
These are close-ups of a few of my favourite squares.
I just love the shading on this copper kettle.
It wasn't until I looked at it through the lens that I could see the pepper in this pot of vegetables.
I need to get it stretched into shape now and look for a mount and frame for it.
In the past all of my cross stitch pieces have been done as gifts for other people but I think this one will be staying with me.
I have several other pieces stashed away unfinished so maybe i'll get round to some of them now.


Karen said...

Oh Sue...this is a stunning piece of work! Of course you should keep it and admire it and feel proud that you finished it!!! XXX

Sallie said...

Wow! It looks really good now that it's finished - where are you going to put it? xxx

Traceyr said...

Wow that is fantastic Sue. Seven years or not that is super work.

Are you starting another one?


Gez said...

WOW Sue its fabulous.XXX

Well done for picking it up & getting it finished. Now I feel guilty!!! daren't count my ufo's!

It's very beautiful. ♥

dianessmith34 said...

Beautiful piece Sue.
lt doean't matter how long it took to do as long as you enjoyed doing it!