Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Finally Finished!

I know! It's so shocking! I finally finished my biggest BAP to date. The deed was done last Saturday as I was sitting on the patio with my mom. She asked if it was anti-climactic ... lol. Not at all! When my sister finished, she described how she felt as empty. I don't feel that way. I feel rather liberated. I can move on to other things I've been wanting to stitch. Well, to be honest, I've already moved on!
Since you've already seen the rest of And They Sinned (over and over again), here's a final view of the last section ...
And since I signed mine differently, I had a little space next to the last tree on the right. I used it to add a little bunny and some more initials. This picture didn't come out as well as I'd hoped ... sorry about that.
I'm a little short of time this evening, so I'll show you my new starts (yes, that's plural) next time, along with a WIP I got to work on while riding to and from Minnesota. But first, there will be a few hours (optimistically speaking) spent cleaning out my closet. I'm not allowing myself to do anything fun until that's done. Golly, it's tough to force myself to do necessary tasks when I just wanna stitch!
Make some fun.

33 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow Doris !!! Congratulations from your sisterhood of the rose friend Jennifer , What a wonderful work of art. It is just beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your WIP.Your trip sounded great . Enjoy yourself and having just done a closet myself I wish you luck!

Ranae said...

Woohoo!!! Happy Dance!!
Congrats!! Doris
It's a beauty
I am waiting to get mine back from the .framers.
How's your mom doing with hers?

Melissa said...

Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment! It looks wonderful!

valerie said...

Yay! Congratulations...what a great feat! It's beautiful and I love your special little touches to the piece. Can't wait to see your new wips! Good luck with the closet cleaning...that's no fun.

Ellen said...

Congrats on the finish, it's gorgeous. Re the bag on my blog - yes it is kitted by the owner of the store. She sews samples and then makes kits. She is wonderful with fabrics.

Hugs,

Christine said...

congratulations !!!
It's beautiful !
and i love the little rabbit !

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, this is what I call a finish!! Congratulations! And now I'm curious to see your new starts.

Lee said...

Fabulous, Doris! It's stunning! Congrats on a great finish.

Pam said...

I'm happy dancing for you here in New York, Doris! It's beautiful. And I agree with you about it not being anticlimactic. When I finished a BAP like that I feel sooooo good. Like I've accomplished something.

Robin said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I know you are super excited to have it finished. So when does it get framed???
Congrats on this huge finish!
Robin

Anna van Schurman said...

What an achievement! Get that sucker framed and on the wall. You need to stare at it all the time to remind yourself YOU ROCK!

Katrina said...

Absolutely wonderful! Huge congratulations on finishing it.

Looking forward to seeing your new starts!

Jennifer said...

Astoundingly beautiful! WOW! Oh my!

Jennifer Dalenberg
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

Fantastic job!
What a beauty!

VALIE said...

How much patience this must have required. I would feel relieved and happy, not empty at all. Proud too.
RCJ - day after day she is with you; because I have teenage daughters, I can somehow "share" your feelings.
Can't wait to see what you will be stitching next.

Barbeeque4 said...

What a great finish!!! It is just beautiful Congratulations!!!

Loraine said...

Wow! So incredible and inspiring. I would love to do this one, but I don't know if I have it in me! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Doris - I'm just doing a happy dance on your finish! Congratulations! Don't you just love it! I'm surprised that you didn't feel empty when you finished it though. I felt lost for days - don't get me wrong, I was happy to finish it, but I felt like I had lost my best friend or something.

But again, it's beautiful and a huge congratulations to you. I love your addition of the rabbit and your change in the wording. I think you need to post a picture of all three of them framed. Is your mom done with hers yet? That's another thing - that the three of you stitched this at the same time. So much fun!

Can't wait to see what you've picked up next.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Whoo Hooo!!!! Happy dancing right here in my office for you!!! I love so much about your ATS - the pond, with the ripples, is brilliant and I love that you put Bekah's initials near yours; that brought tears to my eyes.

I still, on occassion, just stop and look at mine and wonder how in the world I ever got it done!

Congratulations!!!

Jan said...

OH wow, wow and wow again Doris!! What a major undertaking and accomplishment, I am drooling with envy! That said, I have had this kitted up for years, and just really have sat on my hands to begin it, so I will have the time to devote to it! It is amazing!!

Now I just can't wait to see what else you have started!! A big congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Kellie said...

That is absolutely incredible and beautiful!! Congratulations on your finish! :)

Missy Ann said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Doris on completing this beauty! So thrilled for you!

Looking forward to seeing your new starts!

Robin

Maggie said...

Whoohoo! congrats on your finish, it's beautiful!

can't wait to see yuor new starts :-)

Coni said...

Stunningly amazing. Holey schmoley. Congratulations to you!

P.S. What does it feel like to finish something that big? I'd like to write it down so that when hell freezes over and I finish something I will recognize the experience.

Mos Los Vagabondos said...

Wow, sending you a big congratulations from Idaho!
It's spectacular

Barbara said...

Wohooie! Congratulations! I just love this project, though I'm too scared to start it myself. Gotta work my way through some smaller BAPs first, LOL.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish...it is sure beautiful. I am so happy for you.

What are you going to stitch on next?

Take care & Happy Stitching

Nicole said...

Wow!!! Beautiful finish Doris! You are my hero. I tried to stitch ATS years ago, but started having heart palpitations because it's so big. I ended up putting it away! LOL! :) Congrats!!

KathyInStitches said...

Big hurrahs for this fabulous finish- thanks for sharing!!!

JOLENE said...

Hi Doris. I am in complete awe!! WOW! Beautiful work from a set of busy hands. Wanted to visit your blog and thank you for entering my giveaway. I have been reading some of your posts and I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your Mother's illness. I do hope things go well for her. I lost my Mother to the "c" word four years ago and I miss her dearly.

Margaret said...

Wow!!!!! Gorgeous! Talk about talented -- I love it. I love the way you signed the piece too! I want to do this piece someday -- you sure make me want to start it now!

Vilma aka Examplar Dame said...

Doris

What a honor it was to see your
finished ATS, also your sister's and dear mother, I would love to
post your finished design on my
blog.http://examplardame.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for stitching one
of my designs, Vilma