Saturday, 12 September 2015

Challenge Finish 14

Hello everyone!

Goodness me, I'm back again and definitely on a roll at the moment with my third, yes third, achievement for September!

But before that I want to say thank you for your recent comments. It seems I may have inspired some of you to "Scrap-Stitch" as Sarah called it - what a fantastic phrase! I try to reply to all my comments so if you are not receiving a reply it's because you are a no-reply blogger.

Now onto the finish. This is, of course, the Ravenclaw crest from Harry Potter, started as one of my February pieces for DSDUCJFC 2015. And here it is:

Harry Potter Ravenclaw Crest
from theworldinstitches (etsy)
Stitch count 96 x 118
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Started - 18th February 2015
Finished - 8th September 2015
Total stitching time - 44 hours 20 minutes


But, wait there..... not only have I completed the project, I have actually framed it as well! So Ravenclaw actually looks like this:



I'm absolutely over the moon with the result. I did play around with brown, grey and blue mounts but decided that just a gold-rimmed darkish wooden frame (which I already had) looked the best. I can always swap to a bigger frame and add a mount or two later if I change my mind. But I doubt I will. I rather like the simplicity.

Ravenclaw is already hanging in our snug and awaiting the arrival of its three siblings. All I need to do is finish them, although goodness knows when that will be as I'm (probably) going to take a (short) break from Harry Potter stitching for a while.

So, what to work on next? I really, really, really don't know! Obviously I don't have enough WIPs to choose from so maybe it's time for a new start - only joking! Actually, I don't have any impetus whatsoever to start something new so I'll have a rummage through my Challenge, and perhaps even my bigger, pieces and see what takes my fancy.

14/59 Challenge pieces down, 45 to go!

Love and hugs,
Rachel x

10 comments:

  1. Another wonderful finish! You are an ispiration!

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  2. Love it! Of course as we are fellow Ravenclaws. Your instinct on the frame was just right too.

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  3. Congrats it looks great! Gryffindor next ;). I love the simple frame on it that's how I usually do mine

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  4. Fantastic finish. This piece looks really fantastic.

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  5. Ravenclaw looks beautiful!! And well done for getting it framed as well:))

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  6. Wow!! Fantastic finish!
    It looks great in the frame too... great choice :)
    Can't wait to see the others now ;P

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  7. Yayyy!!! Congrats on a finish!! And it's beautiful!!!! Well done on the framing :)

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  8. Congrats on the awesome finish Rachel.

    Linda

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  9. Wow, your finishes are rolling on and on, lol.

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