Tuesday, December 28, 2010

BC "Cottage in the Sticks".....

BC "Cottage in the Sticks"
32 ct. black w/ DMC

Another 2010 UFO bites the dust!  I fell in love with this 1996 design as soon as a I saw it but lost interest  after starting...that darn black fabric, house and border were driving me crazy!  It sat unattended all summer and I decided I shouldn't go into 2011 with it still hanging.  Out it came last weekend and I spent the entire day Sunday stitching it....and actually enjoyed it. 
(It was like starting a book I just couldn't get into and then later can't put it down.  Ever happen to you????) 
Not quite sure what I am going to do with it....hubby doesn't care for the black fabric so not sure whether it will get framed eventually or not.  The important thing is its finished !

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Well...I only have "Live Laugh Love" (from this year) sitting in my stitching basket and I would love to finish it before the new year too.  Since Tuesday is my SAL day for this one, I should be able to finish today.  Before I will allow myself to stitch, I must organize my little space, which is strewn with paper, ribbon, fabric, thread....you know what I am talking about!  The quicker I get to it the quicker I can stitch so I guess I better get busy! 

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Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and had some stitching time! 

35 comments:

  1. Very nice! And how great that your stitching basket has just one thing left in it for the New Year! Impressive!

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  2. Very sweet, congrats on the finish :-).

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  3. Congratulatons on your finish. You deserve a gold star for going back and finishing an UFO. Glad to hear you ended up enjoying the stitching.

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  4. Congrats on the finish, I love the design! I would like to ask if it was from a magazine or is it "just" a pattern? I definitely have to go on the hunt for it!

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  5. I love to see the colours shining on the black fabric. It's different but really beautiful!

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  6. Nice finish. I can't bear stitching on dark colors, but I do appreciate the look.

    And how nice to have only one more unfinished piece. You can now start ramping up for 2011.

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  7. Very cute finish! It looks great on the black.

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  8. I think anything on black make the colors just 'pop'! Looks great on black and you can send it over to my house if you can't figure out what to do w/it! LOL

    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

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  9. gorgeous finish!!!!! I love it on the black fabric......so pretty!!! Congrats on sticking to it!!!

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  10. Have fun organizing both your stash and your thoughts for a great year of stitching in 2011~~ LOVE the BC piece.....I cannot and repeat cannot stitch on black......But you did a great job!!!! Happy stitching, Faye

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  11. What a cute design! I don't think I have seen this BC before. Great job!

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  12. Congratulations on the finish! It's adorable. YGG for picking something out of the UFO basket... and only having one item left in your WIP basket, too! I'm cheering you on towards the finish on that--it will be a great way to finish off the year!

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  13. Pretty finish. Good for you for finishing a UFO stiched on BLACK no less:)))

    Happy New Year!

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  14. Cottage In The Sticks turned out great on the black fabric. Congrats on finishing it.

    The black really makes it pop!

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  15. It looks great Karen! I can't stand to stitch on black and have not done so in I don't know when! I loose track of where I am at too much. I need to take your lead and get those pesky UFO's done! Been in a quilting mood though, so I don't know when that will be! LOL. Happy New Year!

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  16. What a great finish , Well Done .
    Looking forward to seeing your new starts next year.

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  17. That looks great Karen. I know what you mean about stitching on black - so hard to see but it is so visually striking when finished.

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  18. Cottage in the Sticks in lovely on the black. It would look cute as a pillow. Congrats on getting it finished...even better that you enjoyed it!

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  19. Hi Karen! What a great finish! Looks very good on that black fabric! Not my fave, so kudos to you! Have fun organizing... will be doing that after tomorrow, when my family returns to Florida. (sad face) Hugs.

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  20. love love this design! congrats on the finish!

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  21. I LOVE it, really pops, doesn't it? You did a fantastic job! Enjoy your organizing and preparation! I am so ready for a fresh new slate...:)

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  22. I think the black fabric looks beautiful and it brings out the colors... Good job on it !!

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  23. I'm loving the black fabric, too. And you're almost finished with LLL? Once all of this holiday craziness is over, I'm looking forward to some quality time with LLL, a needle, and a cup of tea. Sorry I dropped off over the last couple of Tuesdays. I've been with you in spirit, though!

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  24. Some of my favorite finishes are done on black fabric and this looks wonderful, Karen! Good for you for being on the verge of finishing the last WIP in your basket--can't wait to see LLL.

    Wishing you and your entire family a delightful New Year...

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  25. I love that design also. Congratulations on having an almost empty basket. :-)
    I spent yeterday trying to clean up my "space" but one thing led to another and I think it might be worse now.
    Happy New Year!

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  26. Congrats on the empty basket! Way to go! Looking forward to watching the 2011 challenges! Have a great rest of the week!

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  27. A super finish it looks amazing

    A nice list for your challenge of 2011, i'll enjoy watching those projects grow

    Happy New Year!

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  28. What a great finish! Well done on only having one WIP coming to the end of the year! Looking forward to seeing you report that LLL is completed.

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  29. Karen, this is a wonderful finish! Framing would be lovely. Have a wonderful New Year.

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  30. You ARE the woman! Only one 2010 UFO...I wish I could be that good :)
    LOVE the Cottage in the sticks...it is beautiful!

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  31. Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your finish on the Cottage in the sticks. The black fabric really makes the stitching stand out. Congratulations on another finish for 2010. Have a Happy New Year!

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  32. I love your latest finish and think it looks fantastic on the black. Hope you are able to complete LLL in time for the year's end.

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  33. Okay, now you're the one making everyone look bad! LOL! Beautiful finish and another pattern I have never seen before.

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  34. Well done on finishing a UFO - means there's more room for new projects! Happy stitching in the new year.

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