June 28, 2006

Mike's Happy Dance

TRADITIONAL WELSH SAMPLER (Designer: Brenda Keyes)
Today I went to University and had a nice lunch with my tutor and one of the other professors who were obviously on "cheer up duties" - they did have me laughing out loud for the first time in ages, as they make a good double-act. I then took the long route home to collect a DMC thread 642 (stone) to complete the sampler - I could not believe I ran out of thread with only 2 of the little edges to complete. Just my luck!
As you will know, I have been stitching the above Welsh Sampler for quite a long time (approximately 9 months on and off, in between other projects and exams of course!). Well, finally today was the day I put the last stitch in this piece at around 5pm UK time to be exact.
Mike would be sitting in his favourite chair, reading his newspaper and drinking a nice glass of red wine, watching me beavering away industriously on it, so I know he will now be pleased with the result. We are slowly dancing round the room, with me in his arms ....
I have a gold frame for it, but just need to get the right piece of backing board to mount and lace it , before putting it into the frame. Once it is completed, I will take a photo of it "in-situ" in the living room. I think it may be a week or two before it will be completed because I have to go to the art-shop in town.
After such a busy day, I am very tired, so I wish you all a fond goodbye until my next blog entry.

12 comments:

AngelSan said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh !!!!!
You did it ! And you manaed to estimate the remaining time correctly ! (another challenge in my opinion).
It looks so great ! It was really worth 9 months of work !

Lili said...

What a lovely sampler, Ali! I was also looking forward to seeing it finished! And that's a happy dance!
Also, what wonderful, touching, loving words, Ali.
It feels so good to have you back on the web!
Hugs!

Nela said...

A quedado lindooooo andale siii, una sonrisa masss,

Carto said...

A beautiful piece of work - I've danced a happy dance for you too x

Bastet said...

it's wonderful to see the sampler finished at last.

~Harsha~ said...

that is simply beautiful Ali :)

vEr0n!c@ said...
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vEr0n!c@ said...

It's lovely and would look beautiful hanging in your home. *Joining you in you Happy Dance* :D

Isabelle said...

Congratulations Ali! Your Welsh sampler is absolutely gorgeous. What an accomplishment.

This shall be my very last comment on any blog for a while... I wanted you to have the last one :) Thank you so much for your emails... I'll "talk" to you in August, dear Ali, but I'll be thinking of you every day till then! (((((hugs)))))

Mayté said...

Woww It looks fantastic!!! I?m dancing with you too :). I have been with migrain crisis for about a week so far and did not have time to visit the Blogs I read, but Ifeel so happy for you. Go, go Girl!!

Hugs and Kisses

lena-lou said...

Your Welsh Sampler is beautiful and I will look forward to the piccy of it insitu. I am so glad to see you stitching and blogging...your very brave and I admire you :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Ann.