Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Let's Eat Dessert - DUCJC 2016 Finish 21/31

Good morning everybody,

The finish that I am showing you today is yet another of my new starts from January this year. Until I picked it up this month I hadn't worked on it since February. I was expecting to spend most of October on it but it didn't take as long to finish as I thought it would!

Here's how I left it back in February:

And now finished:

Artecy (via Designed by Ursula Michael
Stitched on 16ct Crocus hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 97 wide by 125 high
Started - 5th January 2016
Finished - 19th October 2016
Total stitching time - 19 hours 55 minutes
(estimated 40 hours!)

I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this piece, especially as the threads and fabric are perfect matches. It's funny, but the words definitely did not tempt me towards sweet food like I thought they would. Reverse psychology perhaps?

There's a lot of satisfaction to be gained from this type of pattern as each word is like a little mini finish and there's always a convenient place to leave off for the night. I will definitely stitch more Ursula Michael pieces and already have another two in mind. As to when I'll stitch them though.....

So, what's next on my frame? I still have ten more pieces (4 LK Seasonal Alphabets and 6 Christmas Pals Ornaments) from January to plough through so I'll go by which colours appeal to me the most. If I'm lucky I may just get another finish in before the end of October.

Take care everybody,
Rachel x

PS I'm now a whopping 5 months behind on blog reading. I've decided that the best way forward is to go through each one alphabetically. Maybe I will have caught up by Christmas!!


Pull the other thread said...

Another amazing finish. Congrats, it looks brilliant. Wow 5 months of blog reading? I wouldn't even try to catch up on that much, it would take me forever :D

Tiffstitch said...

Gorgeous finish on that fabric! You're really getting through your list, congrats!

Bea said...

Lovely finish and such beautiful fabric. I must say I really like the Ursula Michaels word designs and I have a feeling a few of them are going to end up in my stash.

Faith... said...

What a cute finish and fabulous fabric.

Linda said...

Congrats on another cute finish Rachael.


Mary said...

Your finish is cute and I love your fabric.

Megan Joelle said...

What a sweet finish! ;) Makes me want to dig into a large bowl of ice cream... but I'm lactose intolerant, so will have to give it a miss lol! Awesome stitching Rachel :D

Preeti said...

That's a yummy finish!! :)
I don't think you should make up for all the backlog of blog reading. Just start reading from the time when you are ready.

Stitching Noni said...

So pleased to hear I am not the only one behind on blog reading!
Love your finish! Well done on getting through all those January starts
Hugs xx

Melinda Forbes said...

This is the perfect fabric for your Ice Cream Finish - and I do agree, how each word is a nice little finish.

Anna van Schurman said...

Pretty finish.

CathE said...

Lovely finish!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Delicious finish! My reader deletes posts after 30 days which does help. I suggest you read the blogs of those who comment on your blog first (from someone whose blog is at the end of the alphabet!)
If you want to be in my Hallowe'en Blog Hop let me know ASAP.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Rachel that looks amazeballs! The chosen fabric and pattern is a perfect marriage, it looks really effective. I love it!! Well done stunner.
xo Alicia

Katie said...

I've been way behind too. But finally taking time to catch up. Congrats on the finish! Love this one!!

Heather said...

Great finish. I'm super behind too (obviously lol) so don't feel bad. I debated going through alphabetically but I like doing the oldest first and having some variety :)