Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Four Seasons is Complete!

So, I was actually shaking when I was putting the final stitches in this tonight. It is officially done! I started this at the end of 2001, and finished it 4/3/08. It took 6 years for me to finally complete it. I worked on this through the pregnancy of Jessie, on many drives to the beach, and in the summer times for those several years. It taught me a lot about stitching too, as this was one of the first projects I started working on when I was learning. I love this piece and can't wait to get it framed to hang in my house :D I began with the bunch of crocuses and ended with gourds :D
Marjolein Bastin
The Four Seasons
18" W x 22" T
stitched on Aida cloth with DMC floss

I also changed the words on this, it had Marjolein Bastin on the chart, but I changed it to say "Four Seasons" I thought it was more fitting for my tastes.
Now I can focus in on some other projects. :D I am so happy!!!!
Thanks for cheering me on.
Here's more photos of it! Lots to look at :)

38 comments:

Kendra said...

Congrats on such a MAJOR finish! That is one big design, and I can understand why it took awhile to stitch. Such a pretty design and I'm sure it will look excellent all framed up and hanging on a wall somewhere in your house!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations!!! That is one beautiful piece and it will look stunning framed and hanging.

Chiloe said...

Congratulations !!! It's one of my favorite piece too ;) So what's next? lol

staci said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! It is so stunning!!! Congrats on such an enormous and gorgeous finish!!!

icelandmom said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. Congratulations on the big finish. So, what are you going to start with now. :-)

Simone said...

Congratulations on your BIG finish! Must have been a BIG happy dance ;)
It's absolutly wonderful!

Teresa said...

FANTASTIC!!!!
I am so happy for you! It is beautiful.

Irishenchantment said...

congrats glad you got it finished up so quickly after you decided to pick it up again well done proud of you :)

Vonna said...

SUPERIOR WORK!!! YEAAAAAAAAA :)
I'm so, so, so happy for you and it will look spectacular in your home and hold so many memories :)
Hurray Heather!

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo!!!! How every exciting, and what a weight off your mind!! It's absolutely beautiful, and deserves a professional framing. You should hang that piece with pride and just grin from ear to ear with accomplishment every time you walk by it.

Cathy said...

Beautiful (and huge!) finish!. It looks great.

Nic said...

Congratulations on finishing this lovely piece, and on sticking with it! You've shown us all how persistence can turn a UFO into a Happy Dance! Well done!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

HOORAY FOR YOU!!! It was worth the 7 years - absolutely beautiful. I have always been a big fan of Marjolean Bastin. Lovely!

Katrina said...

Huge congrats on the finish! It's absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all framed.

Dani said...

Congratulations! What a great finish :) I'm sure it feels good to have this project done.

Itching To Stitch said...

Absolutely gorgeous finish. Congratulations ;)

Mary said...

Wow!!! That is truly beautiful and an honest-to-goodness heirloom. You must be so proud.

Dawn said...

Congrats!!! It is simply amazing:)

JinxedChilde said...

It looks absolutely incredible!!!

Svenja said...

Congratulations on such a big finish!
It looks wonderful!

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! What a victory!! Looks great and I bet it will look awesome once it's finished!

Clarkey said...

It is beautiful. I think you did a wonderful job. I know how exciting it is to finish a project that you have worked on for year. ATTA Girl!

jane said...

That is just absolutely gorgeous!
I can only imagine how exxcited you were stitching those last few stitches!

Lee said...

Congratulations on a truly fantastic masterpiece of a finish! I've wanted to do a Marjolein Bastin forever, but I've always been intimidated. But look at you,.. finishing a GIANT MB. You Rock!

Teri said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!

Zach 'n' Jack said...

wow- so beautiful! I'm glad you got it finished, congrats!!!

Sharon said...

That is an awesome finish! It's beautiful. Congrats!

Lelia said...

WOW!! Congrats on finishing this beautiful project. Job well done!!

Carol said...

Congratulations Heather - The Four Seasons is gorgeous, what a labor of love!

Barbara said...

This is such a monumental, incredible project. You must be doing cartwheels all over your house!

Heather said...

Major congrats!!!! It is just stunning!

Julianne said...

It is so beautiful! I love the colors. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.

Marie-P said...

Congratulations Heather!!!! What an amazing job on this one.

tkdchick said...

Congrats!! That's awesome!

Michelle said...

Woohoo!!!! It's gorgeous. So detailed and colorful. You should be so happy - can you imagine it hanging in your home where you can enjoy it every day?! Congrats!

Doodlebug Gail said...

WOW!!!!! Gorgeous and congratulations on the finish .... I know what you mean about putting those final stitches in.

Jenna said...

It's so lovely, Heather! And what an accomplishment to finish a piece this large. Congratulations! I hope that you are able to get it framed soon so that you can really enjoy the fruits of your hard labor.

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely! This is a piece of art. You sure know how to stitch.