Saturday, March 9, 2013

Worthy Brown....

is finished....
 
CHS "Worthy Brown"
stitched on 36ct. linen w/DMC
 
I am so happy to have him done. 
This is lingering from my 2012 Crazy January
Challenge and I have to admit it was a chore
to stitch it.  I do love the design and the
finished piece ....that bird is another story.

I guess he was just so big and kind of boring
to stitch though I do love him once he is
done.  Once that bird was finished, it
was easy going from then on out. 
 
Don't you hate it when you love a design
but don't enjoy the stitch?

 
Fortunately there were some great little motifs
that made it enjoyable in the end. 
 
Once done, he enjoyed a nice "spa day"
soaking in a warm coffee/tea bath
and then saunaing in the oven for a
while for the perfect finish.

 
I am off to sneak in some St. Patrick's Day
stitching and hopefully some finishing
before it actually gets here.
 
I do hope you are having a great
stitching weekend!   Thanks for visiting.

40 comments:

  1. Well he's gorgeous and well worth sticking to - congrats on the great finish!

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  2. Lovely! I like the dying and the collors!

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  3. it's beautiful Karen, well done!

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  4. He's beautiful! I do hate when I don't enjoy stitching a piece but love the piece itself. It's tough going for sure. But you've done it and it looks wonderful!

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  5. It's wonderful, Karen. It's going to be beautiful framed!!!

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  6. It is such a pretty piece!!! Always nice to get it :finished". Now to pick out the perfect frame and hang it up!!! Enjoy~
    Kim

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  7. Great job, he looks wonderful. Good for you for sticking with it!!!

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  8. Worthy was very worthy of your time... !! He is very unique..... And I'm sure he enjoyed that spa treatment!!!!

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  9. He's a great bird Karen - 'worthy' of the drugery of stitching him.

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  10. Great stitching, good for you staying with him he is beautiful, hugs.

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  11. This is gorgeous!!!! I'm glad you stick through it and got it done!!!!!!!

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  12. That is a gorgeous finish, congratulations

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  13. Lovely finish! I like that bird! :)

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  14. Worthy is gorgeous! I know that every time you look at her the pain of stitching that bird will be a little more forgotten :)

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  15. Great job! I am trying to sneak in the same exact thing today too!

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  16. I definitely agree about loving the design/hating the stitching. I've had that happen a few times before too. Congrats on finishing it -- it's gorgeous!

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  17. That looks fabulous Karen. The spa day really did the trick.

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  18. I'm sure stitching that giant bird would have worn me out, too! But, your finish looks great, Karen--glad you stuck it out :)

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  19. What a great finish! Sorry you didn't enjoy as much as some, but glad you're happy with the results! Now have fun with your stitchin'o the green! Spring is coming...yeah!!

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  20. Oh Karen, the stitching is beautiful and it really is a great design. Your staining is perfection. Congrats on completing one of your crazy challenge pieces. ~Nan

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  21. Wow! This is absolute perfection! I had recently been eyeing the chart for this design as it was on sale on eBay, but alas, I lost the bidding. Your piece is beautiful and I love that you aged it with the coffee/tea dye process (never been brave enough to try that myself!) I'm definitely buying this chart after seeing yours stitched. I love it.

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  22. That piece came out wonderful!! Your staining is perfect too!!

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  23. Wow - Just gorgeous! Congrats on finishing what many might have just set aside for years and years.

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  24. What a great finish! Those touches of satin stitch are pretty cool! Love the sauna-ing effect--looks great! Hugs!

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  25. Congrats! glad you managed to get him finished even if the journey wasn't all that enjoyable.

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  26. A beautiful finish, congrats!!

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  27. Awesome finish...and I hear you on the great design, but not always liking the stitch!

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  28. Fabulous finish , love that bird

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  29. Beautiful finish Karen! Congrats!!

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  30. What have you done to me? I'd never considered needing to stitch this until now. Curses! Lol, beautiful, and now I'm going to order it.

    Paulette

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  31. Wow, Karen..that is stunning!

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  32. Sometimes the challenge makes the stitching worth doing :) Fantastic finish Karen, it looks amazing!
    Best wishes.

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  33. Great finish, I bet you are glad that you stuck it out.

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