Saturday, October 27, 2007

And A Forest Grew is Finished

And here it is... This was a really fun stitch, and I know I will miss it next week when Saturday rolls around again. Now it goes to the framing pile. (Click for larger picture)...

And A Forest Grew

Rosewood Manor

Lakeside Linens 40 ct Navy Bean Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched 12/29/06 - 10/27/07


I heard today that Marika has received the little birthday gift that I sent off to her:

Nature's Alphabet "M" Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo Linen, DMC Floss


I was busy doing some finishing work today - it was actually a very productive day for me, thanks to rain (not a good day to go outside and rake leaves) - along with And A Forest Grew, I also finished my Harvest Time Exchange and a PIF gift... While working on the finishing of one of those (not telling which! - both recipients read my blog regularly, so I don't want to tip them off with these materials in the photo), Lily decided she would help me out. She spent our time together lying on the batting material. I got this photo of her while I was cleaning up, so she sat up... aw, thanks for the help, Lily!!

***If any of you are still looking for Gingher Bianca scissors, it turns out Mike was the first to get any Biancas up on ebay and they sold out - mostly by one buyer :-( He has another order in and they will be here in about a week. Special low prices for any size (4", 5" or 8") if you order directly through my blog. Just email me to let me know what you want. I just want to doublecheck the prices with Mike. The Biancas are so pretty - peach with colorful flowers :-)

Stitched on today: Finished Harvest Time Exchange, finished a PIF gift, and finished And A Forest Grew

56 comments:

Cathy said...

Congratulations Carol! What an accomplishment! And a Forest Grew is just beautiful. It's been so much fun watching you make progress on this one! Great job!

Von said...

I can't believe you've finished already, Carol! It's beautiful. :)

Kathy said...

Way to go!! Congrats!! It looks wonderful.

I keep meaning to ask about Ava. Is she doing OK?

Iris said...

Congratulations on your finish !!! A job well done !!!

quiltorstitch said...

Alright Carol! Woohoo!!! It is gorgeous, and HUGE, my gosh, you go quick.

Your kitty is so huggable :)

And somedays it's nice to stay indoors and get things done isn't it? :D

Barbara said...

Congratulations Carol! It's been really nice following AAFG progress. It seemed like just the other day that you started on it ;)

It's a real majestic piece!

Virpi said...

Congratulations for your finish - it is amazing!

Judith said...

Congrats on the finish it is just beauifull

Georgie said...

Well done, Carol! What a great job you have done on A Forest Grew! I also love the little scissor fob

Barbara said...

AAFG came out so beautifully, Carol! How will you finish it? (I assume framing...). It's such a great design in that the more you look at it, the more there is to see. :)

Lily looks lovely. We were just admiring her. :D

Nicki said...

Congratulations on the finish! It looks great - such a huge ptoject :)

Gill said...

WTG Carol!! AAFG is simply stunning - major congrats on the HD! What will take it's place in your rotation?

Heather said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful finish Carol. Simply stunning.

Little Cat said...

Well done and Congratulations! AAFG looks stunning in the photo's so I can bet it looks even better in real life.

So what are you going to add into your Saturday slot? I know one of your pieces I'd love to see there :o))))

cathymk said...

WOW Carol!! Congratulations!!
It's just gorgeous!

Annemarie said...

No WAY! It's finished already? Well, congratulations Carol! I will miss it too :o)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's gorgeous :)

Margo's Musings said...

Wow! That project turned out just fabulous!

Also, your gifts and exchanges are just amazing. You must be super organized to be able to pull it all off!

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your AAFG finish!

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the finish. That was very thoughtful of Lily to help you out.
-Jen

Sally said...

Wow! Congratulations Carol! AAFG is stunning!

The scissor fob you made for Marika is gorgeous:)

Vonna said...

It is stunning Carol! Just beautiful :)
I'm interested in a pair of Bianca's....so put me on a list!
:)

Anonymous said...

Wow Carol! It looks great! You inspired me and I started this last week. I'm on page two so only 13 pages to go! LOL! I'm really enjoying it so far. Also, I'd love a pair of the Gingher Biancas. Please let me knwo the price. Thanks!Nancy D. Hedghogmom@aol.com

Arthemise said...

Congrats on such a major finish!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations... It's beautiful!!
Lily is adorable :)

Katrina said...

Wow oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on the finish.

staci said...

Oh Carol, you've done such a wonderful job!!! You must be so thrilled--congrats, it is just incredible!!!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow, you had an increadibly productive Saturday. It is always easier with a sweet furry helper:)

Congrats on the amazing finish. AAFG is just stunning!

Robin said...

Beautiful Carol! I have enjoyed watching your progress every week.
My kitties love to help me too especially when I am reading. :)

Yany said...

Congratulations Carol!!! Your forest is gorgeous!!!

Sherry said...

Congratulations!!! How proud and thrilled you must be to be finished with this piece! The fob is lovely also!

Dianne said...

Beautiful! You did an amazing job on this. Can't wait to see it framed.
Good kitty for helping mom.

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous -- what an accomplishment to finish such a huge piece!

Dani said...

It looks really good. It's been fun seeing the end progress on it. Nothing like helpful kitties :)

Karoline said...

AAFG is gorgeous Carol, congratulations

Paula said...

An absolutely beautiful piece!!! I have just adopted the rotation method and am hoping to get much more accomplished. I can't wait to see what project will take it's place :-)

Mindi said...

Wow Carol! I fall behindo n blog reading and not only do you have a bunch of wonderfuls posts, but a HUGE finish! Your forest looks fantastic!

lena-lou said...

Brilliant finish Carol...congratlations :)
Have a nice week!

Missy said...

Congratulations, AAFG is stunning! I have enjoyed watching your progress as usual.

: )

stitcherw said...

It turned out gorgeous! Congratulations on your wonderful finish.
Sue

Nancy in IL said...

Carol, a visit to your blog is always a wonder.... that you do such beautiful work in such a short time! And A Forest Grew is one of my all-time faves, and you did it proud. It's absolutely gorgeous... and a bit intimidating to me. I know, though.... one stitch at a time; one tree at a time.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and exchange things with us.

Mary said...

Congrats on finishing And a Forest Grew. It came out great!
Mary

Sharon said...

Another amazing finish Carol! It's gorgeous! Congrats.

Nic said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations on your finish!

Yuko said...

Hi Carol! Congratulations on your finshed this beautiful and large stitch!!!
WoW, it's the first time for me to see the finished piece of this!
I can't find any words, just say "Congratulations, again and again!!!" xx

Margie said...

Bravo! What an incredable finish. And so fast! :-)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the finish! I knew it wouldn't be long. What a gorgeous piece - it just blows me away all the beautiful detail in it.

Susan said...

I thought of you over the weekend - I saw this piece stitched up and on display in a store that I visited over the weekend. It's lovely, as is yours! Congratulations on your finish!!

Simone said...

Congratulations on the finish, Carol! Watching your Forest growing, makes me wanna start my own forest ;)
I've got the pattern from my MIL last May... So I think it's gonna be one of my projects for next year!

tintocktap said...

Well done on your finish, Carol. And a Forest Grew is really gorgeous - I love all the colours.

Carla said...

Congratulations Carol!!! It's just gorgeous!!

Lauren said...

AAFG is amazing!

Nicole said...

It's beautiful Carol! What an accomplishment! You must be so proud! :)

tkdchick said...

Congratulations Carol!!!!

Leena said...

Oh how beautiful it is! It's such a wonderful design, it's been great to see your progress. Congratulations!

The fob for Marika is very pretty too, I love your fobs :)

Stitching-by-Jean said...

Congrats on "Forest Grew" finish, ita a beauty, and one I hope to stitch as well.