Monday, February 08, 2010

Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is finished!

Shores of Hawk Run Hollow is finished! It was such a nice piece to stitch. I did not stitch at all on anything but this from January 2009 to February 2010. Which would explain why I was able to actually finish it. (sorry to all those who got sick of looking at it last year!) I used a 32 count linen, and stitched 2 over 2 using DMC threads specified on the chart. It’s huge. Really huge.
I love all of the small details on it. It used so much thread, I don’t know how many times I had to go back to JoAnn’s to buy another skein of black, or blue! I could have had this done on Sunday but I was out of color 927, again, so it had to wait until today.
It was nice working on it because each block felt like a “finish” and it kept me motivated to continue working on it. Thank you to everybody who left comments on my progress, it helped me a lot to keep up the work.
This is going to hang in my dining room! I love it!!! :D

And yes, I’ve already started something NEW, it’s really refreshing to work on a different project.

29 comments:

Dianne said...

I'm the first to comment! Yippee! It's absolutely gorgeous, and I wish that I had the staying power that you do! Congratulations on a completely phenomenal finish!

mainely stitching said...

Hooray, Heather! You're amazing!! And so is your finish! :D

Linda said...

It is so beautiful! (I don't think I've ever used an entire skein of floss...) I can't wait to see it framed.

Lennu said...

Yippee, congratulations dear Heather!! It's gorgeous! I can't believe you managed to stitch only this one for a year, I could never do that :) What an accomplishment! The colours in it are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you're going to stitch next.

Melody said...

Congrats on your big finish! What a great accomplishment. I am hard at work on Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow...so I can appreciate the size of your project.

Smily said...

Congratulations with your finish! It's a really great work! And so beautiful!

KarenV said...

Wow! Huge congratulations, it looks fantastic! I really admire the fact that you stitched on nothing else for a year, I know I couldn't do that. So, what's next?

Nic said...

Fabulous! That is amazing!

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous, Heather! Congratulations!! Makes me want to get back to working on mine! G

Vonna said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!
Look at the gorgeousness of it! You persevered as you always do!
It is gorgeous and beautiful!

FayeRaye said...

You should be so proud of yourself!!! Very nicely done! Faye

Nicole said...

Wow Heather!! It's beautiful! Congrats on such a wonderful finish! I really want to stitch this one sometime this year. I love it! :)

Katrina said...

It is gorgeous, huge congrats!!! So inquiring minds want to know, what did you start :-)?

BTW, forgot to mention in my comment on your last post, I loved Julia and Julie!!! It was just the funnest movie. I thought the protrayal of Julia and Paul was so sweet.

staci said...

Big congrats Heather on a fabulous finish! It really looks amazing. I am so impressed at your ability to stick to those great big projects and get them finished!!!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I have been lurking and watching your progress on this and just want to to tell you how stunning it is. The hours that must have gone into it are probably too numerous to count, but the results are worth it.

Kellie said...

That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations on such an awesome finish!! This makes me want to pull mine back out and start stitching on it again. I can't wait to see what you are starting next. :)

Brigitte said...

Major congratulations! This is really a big achievement and you must feel so proud that it's done. My favourite block is the one with the blue house that has a terrace on top of it wuith a man looking out to the sea. I love this picture.

Loraine said...

Holy Cow! I am so impressed! It turned out wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing, and motivating me to get mine done! I am still on the ship, but seeing yours makes me want to pull mine out.
Have a fabulous day!

Karan said...

WTG on such a huge finish - it's a fantastic piece. :0)
Hope your DD is feeling much better now.

maria said...

Wow this is incredible. I started a small cross stitch in the summer but I'm ashamed to say I haven't got far with it yet.
I'm sure it will become a family heirloom.

Sharon said...

An amazing finish! Congratulations!

Robin said...

That looks amazing!!! Congrats on your huge finish. I can't wait to see this framed.

Cheryl said...

Wow, its beautiful! Congratulations! I think i'll add this one to my wishlist, i really do like it. Congratulations again :)

Susan said...

Gorgeous!! I never got tired of seeing the blocks as you finished them, but seeing them all together--WOW!!! Congratulations on sticking with this and getting such a beautiful finish!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you're working on next...wondering if it is another big project!

Teri said...

When the photo of this completed finish came up, I literally gasped out loud. Gorgeous! Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

Doodle-head said...

Wow, it's absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!!

Felicity said...

Simply wonderful, Heather. Congratulations on a job well done.

Carolyn said...

Oh wow, Heather! It's AWESOME! I don't know how you get it all done. You never cease to amaze me with all of your beautiful stitching and quilting. I want to be YOU when I grow up! Happy Dancing with you! HUGS