Saturday, 31 January 2015

OMG....I did it!

I did it!  I completed my first large HAED design!  It's not had a bath yet but I was so excited and wanted to share.


I started it when we went on honeymoon to Egypt, as hubby thought it would be a great idea to stitch something Egypt themed while we were there.  We chose the chart together and rather than buying something new, we picked this one which had been in my stash for years!  

For those that wish to know, the "technical" details:

Started: 30th March 2013
Finished: 30th January 2015
Stitched on 25ct White Magic Guide by DMC, 1 over 1 using DMC thread. 
From Heaven and Earth Designs, designed by Michele Sayetta
Original artwork By Ciro Marchetti

I am really thrilled with the outcome and whilst being quite confetti heavy due to all the detail, was still very enjoyable to stitch.  Now I need to find a good framer as this is one I don't fancy trying to frame myself!  If anyone knows of a good framer in the Manchester, UK area, I would be really grateful for the details!

By pushing to get this finished, I've neglected to keep up with the blog reading this week.  I'm going to try to get through as many as I can today though.

Thank you for all the wonderful comments I've had whilst stitching this and I've really appreciated the encouragement.


22 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish! Well done :)

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  2. Congrats on a beautiful and epic finish! Just under two years....not bad for a design like this one!

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  3. Beautiful finish! Congratulations!

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  4. Congrats you must be so delighted. It looks absolutely amazing. Looking forward to seeing how you frame this :-)

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  5. Congratulations on the absolutely stunning finish Angie. Such a beautiful design and reminder of your honeymoon. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

    Linda

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  6. It looks beautiful and a great remembrance of your honeymoon!

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  7. LOVE Ciro Marchetti! Congratulations on a spectacular finish!!! Nice to start out with sharing.

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  8. Beautiful finish! What an amazing job. Can't wait to see it framed!

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  9. OMG, it looks great! I have this one in my pile of to-do projects for "some day". Good job!

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  10. Beautiful finish! Have you got any markets near you? I know in Durham, the market framer is cheaper than the "bigger" company.

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  11. Congratulations! It looks fantastic.

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  12. Wonderful! Congratulations. You must be thrilled. I have just had some framed by Cheshire Frames in Frodsham. Bit of a trek for you. I'm hoping to pick them up this week. She works from home and her prices were reasonable. I'll let you know what they're like.

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  13. Happy dance!!! Well done on your finish, it looks great. Good luck with the frame I think that's going to be the hard part.

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  14. OMG! It looks great!!! Congratulations & happy dance :)
    Framing should be fun but who cares, you've finished it & it is wonderful!

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  15. Oh my goodness, how very, very gorgeous! Congratulations, you must be thrilled!

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  16. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
    You get the hint!

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  17. That is spectacular and amazing!!!! Wow! A huge congrats to you!

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  18. STUNNING! Just simply stunning!

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  19. AAHHHHH Angie you're a star honey!! Congratulations stunner. That looks absolutely amazing,

    Happy happy dancing for you sweets. What a great memory of your honeymoon you have now
    xo Alicia

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  20. I've enjoyed watching this one grow and am so pleased that you have completed it - and in under two years - wow! It's absolutely stunning and so much more meaningful because of your honeymoon. I don't envy you the task of framing it! :)

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  21. Wow, wow and WOW! That is an amazing finish!

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