Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Dance! Tanglewood Completed! Great IHSW Weedkend!

The epic journey of Tanglewood has been completed as of today.  With the IHSW weekend, I managed to finish the clouds off and think about what to do with the stain.  So today, I added my name and year to the bottom, and stitched a butterfly to cover the stain.  I tinkered with my initials over it but the stain would not have been covered very well, hence why I chose the wee lil' butterfly to float into my Tangelwood! The stain will be a fond reminder of my darling Lucy and not at all a blemish to the piece.  I remember all the trials and tribulations I had whilst stitching Tanglewood, and I can hardly wait to find the perfect frame for my first major project!

HAPPY DANCE!!
Started February 2011, Finished August 22, 2011


Stitched on 32 Sandstone Linen with Carrie's Threads
Not only did I complete Tanglewood on Sunday, but I also worked on the Queen's Sampler.  The Queen is nearly complete and I only have a few more motifs to add and it too will be finished!

My brain is already over flowing with ideas for new smalls for this autumn and winter.  Along with Chatelaine's Tiny Rose Mandala, HAED's Tea Bath Fairy, I think I will start on a cute autumn pumpkin and crow pattern that is a freebie (from where I don't know and if you do let me know!), and start on Shepherd's Bush Tiny Garden. With a massive finish like I had today, I feel the need to tackle more!!


Take care!

Anne


29 comments:

Gabi said...

Great solution. The butterfly looks as it belongs there. Love it. Great finish all together. Congrats.
Your queen looks great too.

Joysze said...

Anne... I cried reading about the butterfly and Lucy. What a awesome, loving tribute. :)

Now.... *grabs you and dances around* CONGRATS on the finish... it looks so great, and I can't wait to see the frame you'll find for it.

Elizabeth looks great, and I the autumn chart is going to be so cute stitched up. :D

missy-tannenbaum said...

Congratulations on finishing your piece! The butterfly is an incredibly sweet idea, and it fits the piece really well. The queen sampler is nice, too- your stitching all looks so classy!

Pauline said...

Wow!
You have done a lot of work!

Ineke said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish. The butterfly is a sweet thought of Lucy.

Julie said...

Hi Anne nice to meet you :).
Congrats on your finish,and the Butterfly will always be a memory of Lucy.I know how you feel as i lost one of my dogs earlier this year.The Queen is looking good too.

Gizzimomo said...

Lovely work and congrats on the finish!!!

Kaisievic said...

Have a happy, happy dance, Anne. Congratulations on your great finish. I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your Elizabeth pattern from? Or would you be happy to pass the pattern onto me? I have a passion for the Tudors. My blog is http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

cheers, Kaye xoxox

mdgtjulie said...

It looks absolutely fab, Anne. Huge congrats on the finish of your first epic project!!! Here's hoping you have many more!

AmyJo said...

Wow it looks amazing !!

Topcho said...

Joining the Happy dance! Fabulous work. The tree looks amazing, and the butterfly too. I would never say there was a stain. The queen is great too!

Margaret said...

Wow, Tanglewood is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish! Love the queen too!

wendy111 said...

Congratulations on finishing Tanglewood, it looks fantastic and I love your little buterfly.

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo, Congrats Anne! Tanglewood looks amazing! You've done a wonderful job and I love how you dealt with the stain. The butterfly looks like it was always charted there.
The Queen looks great too and it won't be long before you're dancing again!
Love that little freebie but I'm afraid I can't help you out with the designer.

Lissanne said...

I love your Tanglewood!! It is so beautiful finished!! I can't wait to see all of your new starts. Congrats again on your finish!!

Rahenna said...

Tanglewood is really beautiful, and the butterfly looks perfect there, just like it was always meant to be. :) Congrats on such a great finish!

Yvon (jioya) said...

Tanglewood looks very good, i hope you can find a good frame for it.

Good luck with the other projects.

Hugs Yvon.

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing Tanglewood Anne! It is stunning:)

Karen said...

WooHoo on the finish!!!! It looks FABULOUS - and that butterfly is PERFECT!!! Doesn't it feel good to have it done? I think I've gotten mine out every other day just to look at it :) Can't wait to see Queen finished, too - I really have to get that...

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the Happy Dance! The tree is gorgeous and the butterfly perfect. There is a reason for everything in life! including stains!!

Elaine said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish!

Tama said...

Your finish is gorgeous! I love the butterfly idea.

Helena said...

какой дизайн замечательный!!!!!!! поздравляю с финишным крестиком!

Kaisievic said...

Hi again, Anne, thanks so much for your kind offer of sending me the Elizabeth pattern. My email address is KayeDeP@gmail.com. Or just check out my blog, if you scroll down the sidebar you will see it there along with my Facebook address. Otherwise just write on my blog if you need me to send it to you again.

cheers, Kaye xoxox

Siobhan said...

What a beautiful finish!! It is stunning. I love how you stitched the butterfly in memory of Lucy. I am new to your blog but read about her and bawled. Big hugs. We have a few furry loved ones waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge and I know how much it hurts to lose them.

Love the Elizabeth sampler, too!

I enjoyed your pics of BC. I would LOVE to go there one day. I keep telling my kids that when they're older, they need to buy me a house on Bowen Island. LOL

Bec said...

:D Tanglewood looks amazing! Congrats!

The butterfly is perfect. Such a great idea for covering the mark. :)

Bec said...

:D Tanglewood looks amazing! Congrats!

The butterfly is perfect. Such a great idea for covering the mark. :)

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

sana said...

Congratulations!!!! The wonderful finish! It is a beautiful design!!