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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Spread your dreams and let them grow.

I finished Dandy Dreams on Tuesday , but it's been too grey and murky to take photos .
Still not the best quality , but I couldn't wait any longer .
I was unsure how to personalise it , but eventually decided on the year rather than name or initials .

And for anyone who is interested , the back . I have to say , I was quite sad to finish it as I've really enjoyed stitching it . The chart is really easy to follow and it kind of just flows along . It needs a bit of a wash and press ,then will go to the framers' next week. Then I'll have the excitement of collecting it all framed up , lol .

Meanwhile , I've been working on a secret stitch . I'm really excited about it , and very frustrated as I won't be able to show it for a while , but never mind.

Next , on to one of my WIPs , then to set up my Dads' sampler .

Thanks for dropping by ,

Cath

30 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish - it is beautiful. Very brave to show the back - that looks great too. I don't think I would be brave enough to show the backs of my pieces lol.

Fiona said...

oh i do so love this design, will have to purchase and stitch it myself sometime soon. Well done on such a lovely finish :)

Pumpkin said...

Fantastic finish Cath! I love this chart and you did a wonderful job on the front AND back ;o)

Theresa said...

This is beautiful!!!!! Even the back is so nice!!!!

Sadie said...

What a beautiful finish :-) Can't wait to see it framed too x

Hazel said...

It's beautiful. What a great finish. x

loulee said...

Hi Cath, I really really like this one. Where did you find it? Looking forward to seeing it framed.

Lindsay-ann said...

Dandy Dreams looks fabulous Cath and the back is amazing. You are a far neater stitcher than me.
I enjoyed catching up with your news.
Lindsay
x

♥ Nia said...

Looks beautiful Cath!! :D

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great finish and backside too, lol.

Blu said...

Great finish!
The backs of my pieces are a secret between me and my framer! lol!

Carol said...

I just love it, Cath!! Beautiful colors and, my, what a neat looking back :)

Cole said...

Great finish!! It's an adorable piece :)

Julie said...

Super piece of stitching, not sure i would have dared show the back of my work, its bad enough doing the round robin for the first time and knowing 3 others will be inspecting how i stitch LOL

Rhona said...

Great stitching...I'm impressed with the back too. Don't think I would/will be brave enough to show the back of my stitching!

Stressed Stitchy Mum said...

wow that looks wonderful now its finished. if i'd done it the back wouldn't look that neat lol :P

Elaine said...

It;s gorgeous Cath! Your so brave to show the back of your stitching,its so neat.

Sally said...

Your finish is absolutely beautiful. The back of your stitching is really neat. I daren't show mine!

Dawn said...

Beautiful stitching Cath! Looks very good both sides :-))

Looking forward to seeing your Dad's sampler.

xx

Always smiling said...

Absolutely beautiful and the back is wow!!
It will look fab framed, where will you put it?
Happy Stitching
Chris x

Michelle said...

Great finish and what a neat back! Can't wait to see the secret stitch.

Lisa said...

really love that finish Cath, look forward to seeing it framed
I love keeping the back of my stitching neat too
lovely blog you have

Lumiruusu said...

So pretty,I love those soft cours and the verse.

Gill - That British Woman said...

one sign of a good stitcher is the back of their work is a neat as the front.......so you are a great stitcher.

Just love it....

Gill in Canada

Denise said...

I love this pattern! It must go on my wishlist! And your back looks great!

Meadows08 said...

Beautiful finish! I can't believe you showed the back and how neat it is! My stitching looks like a dog's breakfast on the back. LOL

Tracey said...

Gorgeous finish! I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love this on AND will stitch it... someday!

Mare said...

Stunning finish! This one is on my to do list.

Mylene said...

A gorgeous finish and wow! your back is very neat. Congrats!!

Michele B. said...

I like looking at the back almost as much as the front! What great work. I'm itching to start this one after seeing your version.