Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finishing Touches


The backstitching is done! It always amazes me how much the backstitching adds to a piece. The metallic thread that outlines the circle tangled and frayed like crazy, but it sparkles in the light.


I still need to sew on the beads for the holly berries and find a frame, but essentially this project is finished. Even though it took me over 20 years to get this far and contains numerous mistakes, I am pleased with the result. Its progress over the last year can be seen here, here, and here.

My sister sent an e-mail yesterday to show me a project she is going to have framed.

What are the odds that we worked on the same project? The beads are sewn on her picture, so you can get a better idea of the completely finished picture. Nice job, Sis!


6 comments:

  1. How amazing you both did the same project...they are both beautiful and represents soooo much work.

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  2. That is beautiful. I don't see the mistakes and, really, nobody else will unless they stand still long enough to study it.

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  3. The two of you must have been on the same wave lenght! Both results are amazing :)

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the backstitching. That's always the least fun, but what a difference it makes! Hopefully the beads will go on easily and quickly. It's neat that you and your sister were working on the same project.

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  5. I love that you made the same thing! Had you known she was even working on one?

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