WiPBustin'

That's what I am focused on for the next several weeks -- getting all those pesky wips outta my hair. I am trying to deny myself new starts until all the in progress pieces are finished, which is good motivation to pull them out and work on them --even if they have gotten boring.

I am proud to announce the completion of my most long standing w.i.p., begun back in August 2006: Quaker Garden:


It really is a lovely piece and doesn't even have all that much stitching - I don't know why I got so bored with this one. But at last it is finished. We can't afford to frame it now, but I'd love to frame it in the future. I also have some small bits of another Blackbird Designs piece, Awake the Dawning Day, to finish in my wipbustin' spree, in addition to several more items. I think I only have the border eyelet stitches to go on that one. Hope to be back with more finishes soon... I have piles of stash that are calling my name!

Edgar: the "Feare Not" ornie is from the 2005 Just Cross Stitch Christmas magazine.
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your sweet comments.

16 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Lovely finish. BBD's are beautiful.

Myrna said...

That turned out truly lovely!

Barbara said...

Congratulations! You make me want to rummage in my secret drawer for another UFO to pick up!

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on finishing Quaker Garden, it came out lovely.

Good for you to try and finish up pieces you've started. You'll feel even better when you start something new, knowing you've finished up some UFO's ;)

Hazel said...

Ooooh Rachel it's beautiful. xx

Nancy said...

Hi Rachel,

Your Quaker Garden is beautiful! I have this hanging in our dining room, and it's one of my favorite samplers.

I also get bored with projects sometimes, and I have no idea why. I guess it's just one of those personality traits we stitchers share!

Sally said...

I love this piece Rachel. I managed to find the chart last year:)

Tanya said...

Hi Rachel,
I love this design and yours is lovely. Congrads on your finish :)

Tanya

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super finish. I also enjoyed stitching this one up!! Thanks for the info about the ornie.

Sonda in OR said...

I love it! I know what you mean about getting bored...that seems to happen to me when there's really not much left to stitch and when I pick it up later, I can't understand why I didn't just finish it!!!

Yuko said...

Hi Rachel,
I also have this Quaker Garden as UFO's...
I don't know either why I was bored working on it, but I had been forgetting about this design until I saw your finished piece!!
I have to find it in the box, first!
Anyway, congratulations on your finish!!
It's absolutely beautiful!

Wawanna said...

Rachel,

Your QG is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!! So happy for you, the fabric is perfect. I have a question for you about QG, would you email me at sitich4life@verizon.net

Double congratulations for another job well done!!!

Bine said...

Congratulations on your finish. Isn't it a lovely piece? I stitched it some time ago as well and love it :)
Hopefully I will get some of my older WIP's finished this year as well.....

Annemarie said...

Good for you for digging out your WIP pile! Though I was slightly jealous to read your oldest WIP was started in 2006 :o)
Quaker Garden is, btw, gorgeous!

staci said...

Love Quaker Garden, gorgeous finish! You've been finishing some lovely projects lately :)

paru's_circle said...

ahh.. this is a lovely piece, i finsihed this one a few years ago.. i found you through a google search for sunflower huose by blackbird designs.. i am trying to see this stitched pattern framed somewhere, did you frame yours?