Sunday, 16 November 2014

Autumnal Abstract - finished!

Good morning all!

And what a good morning it is! At 1.34 this morning after 177.25 hours of stitching, many late nights/early mornings and the constant disapproval of my husband, I cast off my final thread on Autumnal Abstract. So it's Happy Dance time again - woohoo!!! I really didn't think it would be so soon after recommencing this project back at the beginning of October.

Here are the final pictures and the project information:

After 170 hours

Autumnal Abstract by Vervaco
Stitched on 16ct Antique White Aida 2 over 1
Stitch Count 226 x 151
Started - 12th October 2005
Suspended 25th July 2006 after 52 hours
Restarted - 5th October 2014
Finished - 16th November 2014
Total stitching time - 177 hours 15 minutes


Thanks to my sleep-limiting regime (which is mostly working well) and a few naughty weekends, I've averaged just under 3 hours per day for the last six weeks. It's such a cliche to say this, but every stitch of Autumnal Abstract (all 29,609 of them) has been a joy and I'm really quite sad that this project is now finished.

The frame hasn't arrived yet, so today the piece will be washed and ironed and given plenty of time to dry thoroughly before being stretched and framed.

So, it's now on to something else which is..... you'll have to wait and see! Suffice to say it has been screaming at me to start it (there's a hint) since I received it last month (there's a bigger hint) and has a completely different colour palette to Autumnal Abstract (how many more hints do you want???)

I also said that I would be giving away the chart for Autumnal Abstract once I had completed the project. That will be in a separate post so keep watching for a chance to win!

I'll be back soon, but will it be with Autumnal Abstract framed or the first stint on my New Start?

Until then,

All the best and
Happy stitching :)
Rachel x

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rachel!!!! :) It's a wonderful finish and I can't wait to see it framed!!
    Thank you again for your lovely RAK, it was a great surprise xoxox

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    1. Thank you Ingrid, neither can I!!! And you're welcome! :)

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  2. Congrats on a fabulous finish! Looking forward to seeing it framed, and also what you start next.

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    1. Thank you Annie. I am impatiently waiting for the frame to arrive!!! :)

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  3. Both! Congrats on the beautiful finish!

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    1. Now Heather, don't be greedy... one thing at a time! And thank you for your comment! :)

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  4. Congrats on the finish! Enjoy your happy dance!

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    1. The Happy Dance is still going on as I love this piece sooooo much! :)

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  5. Congratulations on the absolutely stunning finish Rachel. I think your new start is going to be Dolphin Ruins.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much. As for my New Start... there's no keeping secrets from you is there!!! :)

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  6. Wow, what a fantastic finish, it looks amazing!
    Looking forward to seeing your next finish.
    Have a good week x

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    1. Thank you Sally. Don't hold your breath waiting for my next finish... that will be a long time coming! :)

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  7. Congratulations Rachel on your finish! It's beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it framed up.
    I agree with Linda, I think Dolphin Ruins is still calling to you!

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    1. Thank you Justine. Are you sure you and Linda aren't twins? You always seem to have the same ideas!! :)

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  8. It looks great all stitched up, can not wait to see what you stitch next.

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    1. Thank you so much. I just hope my next project does not disappoint. :)

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  9. Stunning finish! Can't wait to see it all framed. Such an eclectic design but very appealing. Great job!

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  10. Congrats! Can't wait to see it finished and framed!

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  11. Oh my! Gorgeous!! I just saw a post on my blog and decided to stop by and see your blog. I will definitely be following ya haha always thinks that sounds like a stalker haha. By the way here http://morefromyourblog.com/no-reply-blogger-how-to-fix-this/ when you commented on my blog I noticed you are a no reply blogger. I love replying to comments.

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  12. How beautiful! Found your blog via Mii. I love the colors in this. I'll be looking forward to seeing it once you receive your frame.

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  13. I'm a bit late but congrats on your beautiful finish!

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  14. Looks amazing! Well done! Bet it feels great to finally get this finished.

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