Sunday, January 11, 2009

1st finish of 2009

I started this project on January 1st and was instantly captivated and couldn't put it down. I spent my whole stitching time this week working on it and finished it about 1AM this morning. I so enjoyed doing the speciality stitches (rice stitch, satin, and smyrna) that I can see myself doing more projects like this one. It's stitched on 28 ct. lugana in bone using the Anchor floss called for in the chart.
Christmas House Sampler
Ewe & Eye & Friends

49 comments:

Irene said...

Wonderful finish !

Mary said...

Great job!!! I love the specialty stitches. It gives it so much more flavor to look at.

Hugs!
Mary

Rachel said...

great finish!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

As always your work is awesome Milly!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish, Milly!

Nicole said...

Wow Milly! It's beautiful! No wonder you are a model stitcher - your stitches are absolutely perfect!! :)

Littlebit said...

Your specialty stitches are amazing! Marsha

Sherry said...

Just lovely, Milly! I am still working to get my first finish for 2009! LOL

Lucy said...

Beautiful finish!!!

Laura said...

Wow!!! That is very impressive! Quick finish. Gorgeous! You have been stitching instead of mooning around looking at charts like me!!! Lovely!

Melissa said...

It looks great Milly. You did a beautiful job on this. Congrats on the finish.

Katie said...

Oh It's beautiful. I enjoy doing specialty stitches too. Be careful they get addictive haha.

Great Job!!

~Kim~ said...

What a wonderful finish Milly - it sure makes it pop!

~Kim~

shutterbug said...

That is sooooo pretty Milly! I love the close up of the speciality stitches. Beautiful work. :o)

Hugs, Elaine

Denise Powers Kissel said...

Exquisite! I love the colors!

Debra said...

Yeah! I love going different stitches every now and then too. You really stitched it up fast.
Debra in Indiana

WendyCarole said...

Its wonderful. Love the colours

Vonna said...

That is so pretty Milly...I absolutely LOVE it...just gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Great finish!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish Milly.

TDee said...

Very Nice!!!

TDee

Terri said...

Looks Fantastic.

Miss 376 said...

A beautiful finish, the variety of stitches used makes it so interesting

Brenda Lou said...

It's so very pretty!!!

Meari said...

Oh, nice job Milly!

ANNALIZARD said...

B r a v a !
Annalisa

Liz S. said...

Beautiful finish Milly. I love the use of special stitches in the piece.

Patti said...

Milly it is just gorgeous. Patti xxx

j39jones said...

Way to go Milly! That looks fantastic! I too love those specialty stitches. They tend to add so much to a design!

Linda in MA said...

It's gorgeous Milly! And those specialty stitches look like they were fun to do.

Nancy said...

Great shot of the specialty stitches! Congrats on your finish.

Cindy F. said...

Milly, this is absolutely gorgeous!
You did a beautiful stitching job on this! Congrats! That was a fast finish!

Virpi said...

Beautiful stitching!

Colleen said...

It is beautiful!!! Great stitching!

staci said...

Absolutely wonderful Milly~~I love everything about it: the design, the colors, your lovely stitching!

Robyn in Oz said...

Specialty stitches really make the piece, Congrats on such a speedy finish!

Cathy said...

Great finish. I love the looks of this one.

Ellen said...

It's beautiful, Milly.

Hugs

Valda said...

Great stitching! I love the specialty stitches!

Pauline said...

Milly, I just love your newest finish! The smyrna's make it look like it has depth! Thats awesome, I havent seen anything like this close up!

Frishawn said...

This is sooooooo lovely!!!!!!

Sally said...

That is a beautiful finish Milly! I haven't seen that one before.

Sandy's Cross Stitch said...

I love it. i haven't seen that one before.

Hugs,
Sandy

Lizzy said...

Oh, my! It's Gorgeous Milly!!! Lovely, stitching as always! I'm going to have to search for this one! I Love It!!! :-)

Love your blog! So much gorgeous stitchy eye candy!

{{{Hugs}}}

Wendy said...

Gorgeous finish ~ I love the colours in this design!!!

Teri said...

Love it!!! The colors and design are lovely!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous, your stitching is just perfect. What a wonderful finish for you congratulations.

Kate said...

I was privileged to see this one in person over the weekend. It is stunning with the special stitches.
Milly's SAL friend,
Kate

Paulette said...

Absolutely stunning, Milly!

Paulette