Monday, June 29, 2009

42,681 stitches

That's a lot of stitches..It took me 1 1/2 years of once a week stitching. I moved it up a notch the last 2 weeks to get it done and Saturday at 10pm it was finished.
I have the fabric to make it into a table cloth but need to show it off first!

Long Dog Samplers Paradigm Lost......

Drum roll please.......ta dah.....

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This is stitched on white 32ct lugana evenweave with DMC 315 & 316 and measures in at 30"x 30"

Have a good day and stitch with happy fingers.

27 comments:

Irene said...

Well worth all the stitches and 1 1/2 years it took, looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the finished tablecloth.

Tommye said...

That is gorgeous! You did a great job. That one is on my to-do list.

tjbdesigns
http://stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com

Bronny said...

Brilliant! I have seen a couple of Long-Dogs in the flesh and know just how much work goes into them. Yours looks lovely. Congratulations on the finish.

Tracy J said...

Wow, Beatrice! Yeah! What an accomplishment! It is just stunning and absolutely wonderful.

Whenever I am stitching my last stitch in a project, I start singing: "dunt da dun" very dramatically as I am finishing.

Mel said...

Wow, incredible!! Congrats! :)

Tama said...

That's incredible! Congratulations on an uttery awesome finish!

Oma said...

Absolutely gorgeous Beatrice! I love the colours you used. Maroon is one of my favourite colours along with all shades of blue, pink and hunter green.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yay Beatrice! Congratulations!!!!!! Now we have to get on Christin's case.

Can't wait to see it in person!

Silverlotus said...

Your PL is so lovely! Honestly, every time I see some else's finished PL, it makes me want to do it even more. Great job!

Lisa said...

I'm so proud of you for finishing! Be proud of yourself too - just love this and can't wait to see it finished into a tablecloth!

Rachel said...

Big congrats on your beautiful finish!

Kim B said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! It's incredible!

Karen said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on your finish! I look forward to seeing the finished tablecloth. :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish.
Clare

Vonna said...

Dancing with you....that is gorgeous!

Judie said...

It is truly beautiful and a work of art. I can't wait to see it made up into a tablecloth. It will be stunning. Great job!!!

Becky K in OK said...

So beautiful. Congratulations!

staci said...

Superb finish! You must be absolutely thrilled with this gorgeous finish!!!

Nancy said...

This is a work of art. I hope you put the tablecloth under glass. That is way to much work to risk getting anything on.
Nancy

stitcherw said...

It's gorgeous, what a beautiful finish. Wow, what a lot of stitches, looking forward to seeing it finished as a tablecloth.
Sue

Ranae said...

Wowza! Congrats! on every single stitch, it's stunning

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations Beatrice, it looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing it as it's finished table cloth.

Hazel said...

Beautiful finish well done!! It is so inspiring. Love it. x

Cindy F. said...

OH WOW!!! Congratulations Beatrice!
Your PL is amazing and what an incredible tablecloth this is going to make!

Brigitte said...

Ohhh, wow! What a finish. This piece looks gorgeous, what a great job you were doing with this.

Carolien said...

Hello dear Beatrice,

Congratulations on your finish of the PL, it looks gorgeous! The lady with reindeer is also beautiful! And the fob for your mother must have been such a nice present for her ...
I am back in blogland after a long 'radio silence'. My health, my MIL who died in July (cancer) etc. etc. made me stop for awhile, but I am back on www.caroliensstitches.blogspot again. And now I am catching up with some favourite blogs of mine, so I come over to yours of course :)

I really hope you, your mother and your beloved ones are doing fine.
Take care & hugs, Carolien

Carolien said...

Sorry, made a mistake, it's:
www.caroliensstitches.blogspot.com

Groetjes uit Holland, Carolien