Saturday, 2 November 2013

A Project Walk (Picture Heavy!)

I'm so excited to finally share this post. I've been stitching on this project since May, and it's my largest project to date. It was first bought over ten years ago as a present for my eleventh birthday. It's taken a long time for this novice stitcher to finally get good, but I've done it. Yes, Farmhouse is finally finished! :D
But you'll have to wait until the end of the picture walk to see the final pic ;) Needless to say, I'm overjoyed to finally have this project finished. It means I can move on to other exciting things, like Christmas stitching. I'm planning to have Farmhouse professionally framed and give it to my parents for Christmas. My mum has hinted more than once that it would look lovely in their country kitchen, and I must say I agree.
So, let's begin the journey at the very first few stitches . . .
 




Carol's favourite little black cat first makes an appearance!
 


 
 I just had to stitch the darling collies first, they're my favourite breed of dog and what attracted me to the design in the first place.






 Lots more animals join the farm :)



 
Thank goodness the border matched up first go! I can't tell you how relieved I was.

 
And here it is. Presenting, in all its crinkled glory, Farmhouse!!
 

 
The chart was literally in pieces by the time I'd finished, but at least I got it finished :) I can't thank you all enough for the kind words and encouragement I've had for this project. One of my motivations for finishing it was so I could share it with you all! Thank you so much :)
Now onto new and exciting projects! But first, I have my 200th post coming up and I'm thinking of a giveaway? Stay tuned!
Best wishes,
 

11 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Beautifully done! You should be very proud of yourself. I know your parents will love their Christmas gift

Cath said...

A beautiful finish Bekca ,well done. I'm sure your parents will treasure it x

Catherine said...

Fabulous finish!!! I am sure your mom will be proud to have this for her kitchen. Looking forward to seeing what frame you choose!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finish!!!! What a labour of love.

linda said...

Congratulations! That is certainly an ambitious design for a first project. Well done!

Sarah said...

Congrats!! Hope you're going to hang it in pride of place somewhere :-)

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish. You must be thrilled.

Angela P said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's looking lovely

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congratulations! It's a beauty. I love seeing it's progress pictures here. Have a great week!

Elisa said...

Wow well done you on your gorgeous finish, I bet it was a relief to finally complete it. Hope the study is going well. Hugs Elisa xx