Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Paradigm Lost is Finished

I accepted the challenge put forth in my blog comments and, especially, in an email... and I finished Paradigm Lost tonight. It was pretty quick going once the last good sized motif was finished. I just looked back in my records, and this took almost a year to stitch, and it was stitched only on Tuesdays (except for this week)... It looks like Jo will have her finish very, very soon too :-)

Paradigm Lost

Long Dog Samplers

Silkweaver 40 ct Purely Primitive Newcastle Linen

Hand-Dyed Fibers Silk - Konini

Stitched 7/18/06 - 6/26/07


I heard from Lauren today that the little birthday gift that I sent to her a while back arrived safely. I was getting very worried about this one. Apparently, Lauren was away on a business trip during her birthday...


Sun Mandala Biscornu

Kindred Spirits Designs

28 ct Antique Ivory Jobelan, DMC Color Variations - Summer Breeze


And, Gill has let me know that her little birthday gift has arrived safe and sound too :-) I was looking forward to stitching this one for a while... I love the smyrna cross grapes on this one. The photo on Gill's blog of this fob shows the real color of the fabric - my photo is a bit overexposed, taken close to dusk outside...
Nature's Alphabet "G" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Zweigart 32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen, DMC Floss



I took a couple of garden photos today too, but I will hold on to them for another time, as there are enough photos in this post tonight :-)

Thank you, Karen!!! Karen sent me a generous gift certificate as an early birthday gift, and I ordered Just Nan's new Bellemeade - I love this one! It arrived today!!! Yay!!!

Stitched on today: Finished Paradigm Lost, and Fair and Square project

74 comments:

Lizzy said...

Woooo Hooooo!!! You finished, Carol and Oh, My but is it ever Beautiful!!! :-) I Love It!!! I'm doing the Snoopy Happy Dance here for you!

And what lovely, lovely gifts!!! Nature's Alphabet is perfect for fobs, is it not? :-)

Oh, Bellemeade is Beautiful... and a lovely gift indeed! :-)

{{{Hugs}}}

Sharon said...

Fabulous finish Carol! Congratulatons!

Von said...

Woot!! The lovely PL is finished! Oh, but I'm going to miss seeing her every week. :( I'll just have to bookmark this post so I can visit, lol!

Dianne said...

Wonderful heirloom quality piece. Congrats for a magnificence finish!

Marika said...

Congratulations also from Finland !! You have made enormous work with it and I can´t understand how you can sticked so diligently in your schedule !! What´s next for Tuesdays ?

quiltorstitch said...

Wow Carol! yay!!!! It looks just beautiful, I've loved watching your steady progress on it. Enjoy :D :D

Gill said...

I love my fob - thank you once again Carol! I love the smyrna grapes too! It's even lovelier IRL than in the photo.

PL is magnificent - huge congrats on the finish! But I will miss seeing it too. What will you replace it with in your rotation?

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Carol, it's beautiful!! Any ideas on how you'll finish-finish it??? The two smalls are lovely!!

Kathy said...

Congrats!! on your finish. It is beautiful. Whatever will you do on Tuesdays without getting to work on PL?

You should feel a great sense of accomplishment. It is so gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finish!

KarenV said...

Congratulations Carol, it's gorgeous!

The 2 gifts are lovely too - I love the colours of the biscornu especially :)

Redwitch said...

Wow! PL is just lovely, that's a finish to be proud of and no mistake :)

Cute gifts too, I can't choose a fav, they are both cute!

MiPa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have loved watching PL come together. Congrats on the finish!

The gifts are lovely as well.

Aussie Stitcher said...

It looks fabulous Carol, congratulations on such a huge finish.

Joanne

Christine said...

Congratulations !!!!!
You made it ! Paradigme Lost is really beautiful !

Iris said...

Congratulations on your finish !!!!
Nice gifts you made too !

Marita said...

That looks fantastic. Congrats on the finish.

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on finishing! Beautiful gifts you made.
-Jen

Sam said...

It's absolutely beautiful Carol! Your WIP of PL made me add it to my wish list!! Huge congratulations to you & the gifts you made were gorgeous too. Can't wait to see what you slot in on Tuesdays next. :o)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks amazing!! Whats going in yoiur Tuesday slot now? Love the gifts you stitched too, you stitch so many gifts for people, its very kind of you

Siobhan said...

Carol, your Paradigm Lost is absolutely stunning! I love your fiber & fabric choices. Your smalls are always beautiful, too. Great job!

lena-lou said...

Congratulations on finishing, you do marvelous with these large projects :) Love the gifts you have made and especially the button in the Biscornu!

Sally said...

PL looks absolutely fantastic Carol! Congratulations on your finish!

Love the biscornu and the fob.

Missy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! So glad to see PL all finished, sure is pretty. Congrats!

: )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Carol!! Way to go! Are you having a new SAL on Tuesdays now? Ann.

cathymk said...

Congratulations Carol!! Paradigm lost is just fabulous. It's been a wonderful journey following your progress on this piece.

I think I will succumb to Bellemede soon, it is so lovely.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish of Paradigm Lost - that's quite an achievement!

Little Grey Cat said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's gorgeous :o) If I ever stitch a sampler, I think it'll be this one ... in blue or purple, or red .... or maybe orange lol.

Lovely gifts too. How do you find the time to stitch all those gifts and your main projects too? I'm sure you must do it in your sleep lol

Glad you enjoyed spending the GC.

tintocktap said...

Well done, Carol! PL looks gorgeous!

S said...

The gifts are amazing and PL looks wonderful. Congrats on the finish.

Isabelle said...

Congratulations, Carol. PL is gorgeous. And all those gifts are so pretty.

Barbara said...

WOW!! PL looks incredible, Carol. Congratulations!! Your gifts are also stunning - as always! :)

Anita said...

I just love the biscornu and the fob. Your fair and square exchange piece is very pretty.
The PL piece is just stunning.

Hazel said...

Wow you've finished! Well done. And your little gift is lovely too. xx

monique said...

Wonderful!! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!!

anniebeez said...

Wow! Your Paradigm Lost is spectacular!! What a great inspiration for stitching rotations`they DO work! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Vonna said...

WOWZERS! I'm so glad for you that you finished PL...it is simply stunning, awe-inspiring, beautiful, gorgeous....I could go on and on! Hurray for you!

Lauren's biscornu is gorgeous as is Gill's fob!

And Hurray that Karen sent you an early birthday gift! How cool is that?! And Bellemeade....I love it! I used to live on Bellemeade Avenue when I was fresh out of college and in my own apartment :0) Lots of good memories! I'm thinking of stitching it...but the price tag...ouch!

Lauren said...

PL is lovely! I love the little rabbit on the bottom.

And an extra big THANK YOU, again! I took pictures of it, too, but yours always turn out so much nicer :)

Edda said...

Congratulations on your finish. I love the colour you used in Paradigm Lost.

Nicole said...

Wow!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't believe you are finished! CONGRATS!! :)

Lady Val said...

I have loved watching Paradigm Lost grow! It turned out beautiful. Congratulations on the finish!!

Christine said...

Congratulations, Carol! PL looks wonderful!

Heidi said...

Congrats! It turned out wonderful! And what nice lil bday gifts too. =)

Ranae said...

congratulations!! It's beautiful.

Jenn said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations Carol! You did a geat job on it. I know it's soon but, any idea what will take it's place? Both your gifts are so pretty also.

Yany said...

Congratulations Carol!! is fantastic!!!
As always Carol, you're an inspiration, thank you!!!

DebVA said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Jenna said...

WOW! Carol, Paradigm Lost is just absolutely stunning! I hope to get to admire it in person someday, as I can imagine that one could get lost on looking at all of the motifs for quite a while. I hope that you are going to do it the justice of having it framed soon. :D

That biscornu is stunning; you always find fabulous buttons! Though I am curious to know how big some of these are, since the buttons I find tend to be too big for the biscornus. Great fob for Gill, as well. You are really hauling on the gifts. I'm so impressed that you manage to keep up with everything and still get all of this incredible stitching done. :)

When are you putting up a birthday ticker? ;)

Carla said...

Congratulations Carol!! Paradigm Lost is gorgeous!

Julie said...

Wow!!! Paradigm Lost is gorgeous! I am still on my second motif :( I've really been enjoying watching your progress!

Dawn said...

PL is gorgeous!! Wow!!

The biscornu and fob are beautiful! When do you find time to sleep:)

coonie said...

Congratulations on you finish, PL is gorgeous, Carol!

Bine said...

Congratulations on this absolutly stunning finish!!!! You did a great job. It's adorable.
Hugs,
Bine

Jeanne said...

You are a very prolific stitcher Carol - a big congratulations on your beautiful finishes! It would take me forever to finish P.L. Pat yourself on the back a few times!

Lelia said...

YAY!!! It looks wonderful : ) Beautiful gifts, too

Kiwi Jo said...

Woohoo!

KaLu said...

omg! its finished!!!! it look beautiful! congrats on the finish

Katrina said...

Wonderful! It's so gorgeous, can't wait to see how you frame it. The other little bits and pieces are so cute too. I have Bellemeade, it's so pretty!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your finish! That is a very quick finish for only working on it one day a week...I hope that I can do that well with it when I decide to take the leap and start it :)

Suzanne said...

CONGRATS on the finish - it's beautiful! Suz

Anne S said...

Wow, you finished PL! That's awesome!! It looks wonderful - way to go! :D Now I wonder what will take its place in your rotation? :D Nice gifties too! :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on getting PL finished. It is beautiful and quite an accomplishment. You are an inspiration to so many of us.

Kathy said...

Oh My Carol PL it simply stunning. Huge congratulations on your HD. I'm dancing with you hun.

Hugs

Christine said...

Wow, you PL turned out beautifully. Great work and congrats on the long overdue HD!!

Nicki said...

I'm a bit late but CONGRATULATIONS! It looks stunning :)

Susimac said...

Well done on PL it looks lovely. Love the wee gifties too they are really nice.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your finish. It truely is a beautiful piece.

Lots of lovely gifties too. :)

Melissa said...

WOW!!!! That is really gorgeous. I've been following it since you started. It's just gorgeous!!! Makes me want to start mine.
Great job!!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! PL is gorgeous and I can hardly believe that it was stitched only one day a week (except that I've watched your progress each week, so I know it's true!!) Amazing!

BeckySC said...

Congratulations, Carol on your finish!!

The b-day gifties are lovely!!

stitcherw said...

Wow, it turned out gorgeous. What an accomplishment getting this done. The two gifts you made are lovely too, you've certainly been a busy lady.
Sue

tkdchick said...

Wahootie! Congrats on finishing PL! Now I can't wait to start my SAL in the fall!

Beautiful gifts all around Carol!

Heather said...

It's stunning Carol. Congratulations on such a wonderful finish.

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