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


Annie said...

Another wonderful finish! You are an ispiration!

Justine said...

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

Quilting Tangent said...

Looks great!

Heather said...

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

Pull the other thread said...

Fantastic finish. This piece looks really fantastic.

Annie said...

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

Mii Stitch said...

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

Tina said...

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

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome finish Rachel.


Brigitte said...

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