Monday, November 03, 2008

It's finished




My Treasure Workstation
by Judy Odell
Stitched on 32ct Cameo Rose Linen
with DMC threads

This is the result of my online finishing class. I really enjoyed putting this together. Unfortunately I had to take the photo's under electric light. On my pictures the colours do not look right, but as I can't see what it looks like to you, I can't really say if they look right for you. LOL This project was over 7 months, 6 monthly installments of stitching, and then the final finishing class. I did not start stitching mine at the beginning, as I couldn't make my mind up on colours. My original colour choices, were nothing like this. Think pinks and lilacs, these were my original choices, with baby blue linen, or baby pink linen, but this was what I ended up with. I am pleased with my final colour choice, and although it looks Christmassy, it is not red, but deep rust in colour.

I now must think about finishing my Garden casket and accessories. And I can't wait for the next Designing Ladies. I'm sure I'll be joining in.

28 comments:

Julie said...

STUNNING!! i have loved watching this one stitched up and it certainly is fabulous now you've made it up too. Well done!

staci said...

OMGosh that is gorgeous! Beautifully stitched and what a clever finish!!! Wow...well, I'll try to pull my drooling self away from your pictures now :)

Tracy said...

Wow! Great work, lovely finishing and very skilled.

Daffycat said...

Wow...it looks incredible! I love the colors and your finishing looks fantastic. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

davidb said...

Beautiful Chris! Like you I'm looking forward to the next Designing Lady Project. Don't know if I'll be joining in yet but all Judy's creations are such beautiful heirlooms that I might be tempted again.
Have a very good evening,
David

Needlearts Kelly said...

Wow! That is beautiful! Great work.

Always smiling said...

These were absolutely beautiful and what wonderful finishes.

Being a Christine myself I am positively jealous!

I hadn't heard of Designing Ladies project can anyone join in?

Chris

Cindy said...

This is Gorgeous!!!

Great job, Chris :D

Christine said...

Oh Boy! That is just stunning. Congratulations!

Stitchingranny said...

The colour choice was absolutely perfect for this design Chris as there is something very traditional looking about it. A stunning design both stitched and finished to perfection. Well done.

Karol said...

Very pretty.

Wendy said...

Congratulations with finishing this project. It looks great!

Bye, Wendy

Clare - Aimetu said...

Wow that is beautiful Chris, such intricate work - well done.

If you decide to come to the Nuneaton meet up you MUST bring i, I'd love to see it in the flesh :)

litlaskvis said...

It is gorgeous!

Karoline said...

It's stunning Chris, congratulations

Carol said...

Oh my - that is stunning!

Sally said...

Oh wow, Chris, that is truly stunning! I can't wait to see it in person ( please bring it with you next time we meet up!).

Katrina said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish, it really is a wonderful piece.

CarolG said...

Wow - this is a spectacular finish - everything about it is beautiful!

nima said...

wow...it is a beautiful finishing

Carol said...

Oh my, Chris, that is absolutely gorgeous! You've done a fantastic job with the finishing. I love it!

I received the Accordion Style Needle Book kit from Judy on Monday. I'm so excited about it and can't wait to make a start sometime after Christmas.

Susimac said...

OMG Its stunning Chris, your stitching and finishing is as wonderful as always and this is a real heirloom treaure.

Michelle said...

Amazingly beautiful! Congratulations not only on all the beautiful stitching, but on that finishing too!! I love the colors you chose!

Sharon said...

How stunning! Congrats.

Mylene said...

wow! That's beautiful! Great job.

Elisa said...

Oh wow what a peice this is...fabulous!!

Lizzy said...

Oh, My Goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous, Chris!!! Beautiful stitching and finishing! :-)

Maddy*Moo said...

It looks fantastic! I've never seen one of these before and it is gorgeous! I love the colours from what I think they are lol. Well done on your finish! I will be putting this on my wish list lol.