Saturday, December 6, 2008


Celebration time!!!! I told my BFF that I would do a cross stitch project for her for her kitchen redo. She did it all in a Mexican theme and I thought this would be perfect. It was due last March! I had no idea when I began it what a journey it would take me on. I had several redo's in the 2 pepper areas which slowed me down quite a bit and made me question my sanity. In August I began going to my local stitching store and the ladies there were soooooo very helpful. They saw where I was stumbling and put me on the right track - many thanks to them all!!!!! They gave me incourgement and it helped so much that I completed the last 2 pages in a little over 2 months (I must be a slow stitcher)

The project was originally to be stitched on black aida but I thought it would be simpler to just stitch in the black. No bling on this one - lol

I gave it to my BFF today at ceramics class and she was thrilled with it. I'm on now to doing a couple of Christmas ornaments (and if I don't get them done this year that's ok - I no longer have a due date on anything) and in January I'm doing a SAL (The Hunt) with an online group. I'm also going to start a project that my son got me last Christmas call Floral Retreat (Demensions Gold Collection). Lots of stitching on that one with smaller ones hopefully throughout the year.

Hope everyone who looks at this likes it!

18 comments:

sales said...

Very pretty.
Heidi-ILCS

Annie said...

This looks great. Well done. It is well worth all the hard work. I am sure that your friend was delighted with the result. Good luck with your plans for next year. You will have smoking needles with all those projects!

Nancy said...

Great finish! You made the right choice to stitch the black instead of putting it on black. Could still be in the UFO pile if that was the case.

kaghos said...

super job, couldn't even tell you
did the black in crosses.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Patty.

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the finish....I sure your BBF will agree it was worth waiting for.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - this looks great. Lots of stitching time here!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks wonderful.

Donna said...

Love it. You did a great job!

Gabi said...

This is SO beautiful. Congrats with the finish.

Ashrei said...

This is awesome! Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I am sure your friend will treasure it forever.

How big is it?

EvalinaMaria said...

Splendid! I wouldn't mind that piece in my kitchen at all!

Louisiana Momma said...

i love it! very pretty.. I love to see other people's large projects - my attention span just can't handle them ;-)

Julie said...

Great job Patty! It's gorgeous! I really love it - even though it would not go with a thing in my house!

CeeJay said...

I saw this pattern when I was looking for the particular chili pattern I wanted. This is not the one I had in mind, but it did rate a very, very long look at in the lists.
This is really spectacular! What is the pattern and where is it from? How big is it?
Thanks for the picture.

Robyn in Oz said...

Think your BF is very lucky to have a BF like you to stitch this. Looks great!

grannystitches said...

Too cute!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful!!!!!