Friday, 6 May 2016

Close To You - Maia | Finished!

 
 
Good afternoon Peeps!
 
 
Yesterday evening was celebration time in my
small little world...
 
 
Close To You is officially FiNiShEd!
 
Who is joining me for a Happy Dance?!
 
 


I am in all honesty, absolutely thrilled & full of joy!
This has been a long journey
Started in Sep 2012 and
Finished in May 2016
 
Obviously worked on & off,
more often ignored in my WIP bag
 
Faithful April was the best thing I could have done.
 
 


 
Will give it a gentle wash & take it to the framer
so that he can work his magic :)
 
Then, off to my mum in France!
 
Fingers crossed she will like it!
 
 
Toodles,
Mii

 
 


98 comments:

  1. My feet are moving to the sound of the beat... WOW how beautiful. So excited for you.

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    1. Thank you so much Melinda, I can't tell you how happy I am with this finish :)

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  2. Just beautiful! Be sure to show us again when it is framed. I think your mum will be thrilled with it - such a beautiful piece!!

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    1. Thank you Barb, I will.
      The trip to the framer is planned for the end of May.
      It is quite a drive away from home but so worth it. I was so pleased with his job on my sister's birth sampler.
      It will be my second model professionally framed but I think it deserves it :)

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  3. What a stunning finish! Absolutely beautiful. The colours are gorgeous. I bet you are pleased to have crossed this one off your WIP list and I'm sure your Mum will love it.

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    1. I am so grateful to you for organizing the Faithful April!
      We made great progress (especially you)!!
      I am cheering you up with your rocket, I am sure it will be finished too in no time.

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  4. It looks gorgeous!You were right to work on it all the time!I think the result is satisfactory for you!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Thanks Ariadne!
      Focussing on this piece in April was honestly what I needed... now it's done :)

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  5. Congrats and a big happy dance! This is marvellous. I'm sure your mother will adore her gift.
    What's next:another UFO or new start?

    P.S. If you decide to sell this chart anytime,I will be the first one to buy.

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    1. Thank you Mini :)
      Next is the update on the Woodland Sampler, as I fell behind with that.
      I am sorry but the chart is frankly not sell-able or even gift-able.
      I was naughty back in 2012 and didn't make a working copy.
      You can imagine the pattern is now all in a very poor condition, with highlighter everywhere, a few tears and folded to the point we can hardly see the prints :( It is a shame because I do have a lot of threads left over.
      I would be embarassed to pass it on.

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  6. Ingrid - this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Well done -
    xxx

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    1. Thank you Kim, I'm so happy it's done!!!

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  7. Yay! Yay! Yay! I was reading, reading, reading, and there it was. I knew I remembered it was to be a gift for your mother. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Vickie!!
      I initially bought it for me but my mum's been hinting over the years that I wasn't stitching much for her, so I'm happy to oblige... finally :)

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  8. Congratulation on this wonderful finish.
    It looks amazing. So beautiful tulips.
    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

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    1. Thank you so much Manuela, I am so glad to have finally finished this project :)

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  9. Oh, finished..a big happy dance!:-) Iknow the feeling when something has taken so long is finally finished, wonderful feeling! Did you tell your mum or is it a big surprise?

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    1. Thanks Angel!
      It would have been finished much earlier if I would have stick with it :)
      It's a big surprise, my mum has absolutely no idea.

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  10. What.a gorgeous finish! Your mother is going to be thrilled!

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    1. Thank you, I hope so!
      I've lost count at how much hinting she has done over the years, for me to work on another model for her :)

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  11. Congrats on the beautiful finish Ingrid.

    Linda

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  12. Congrats it looks gorgeous!

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  13. Congrats on the gorgeous finish!!:) It is a great feeling to have a big project done.

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    1. Thank you Preeti!
      I can't wait to see it in its new frame, in its new home :)

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  14. How pretty! Nice finish:)

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  15. That is awesome!! And not even an extra week to get it finished, huge congrats! And of course your Mum will love it. :)

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    1. Thanks sweetie!
      Well I thought it best to stick with it & finish it.. it was so close and took so long to get there :D

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  16. Oh - wow - it looks amazing.
    Greetings, Martina

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  17. It took a long time, but the result is great! Congratulations!

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    1. Yes, thank you Daniela!
      I wish I kept working on it straight from the beginning, it would have been finished years ago :)

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  18. Congratulations on the Happy Dance. This is such a beautiful piece, I am sure your Mum will love it and if not, there are several bloggers who would be happy to offer it a home!

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    1. Lol!
      I initially bought it for me!
      But then, my mum kept going on and on and on about how much she would like a new finish to put on her walls ;) I have decided she would appreciate it much more than I will, so off it will go to its new home soon :)

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  19. Congratulations on your finish! I find it so inspiring when stitchers finish off long term projects like this, because it gives me hope for some UFOs of my own :) I'm sure your Mother will love it, and best wishes on the framing!

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    1. Thank you Aurelia!
      I think I will have a fun time at the framer trying to choose the most suitable frame for this piece ;)

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  20. You should be so proud. It is just beautiful!! I will look forward to seeing it framed.

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    1. Thank you Barb, I will make sure to take a few pictures before I leave it at its new home :)

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  21. It looks gorgeous! Congrats on your finish :)

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  22. So gorgeous !! Well done !!!!
    You can dance, yes ! It is a great occasion to do so.
    Have a nice week end!

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    1. Thanks Michèle!
      I will take it to my mum in August during our next trip to France.
      I hope she will like it :)

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  23. Ingrid that is amazing....I am sure your mum will be speechless. Maria x

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    1. Thank you so much Maria for your sweet little comment x

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  24. A wonderful and beautiful finish. I am sure you Mum will love it.

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  25. simply stunning!
    Can't wait to see it framed!
    R

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    1. That's planned for the end of May :)
      So should have it back with me mid June.

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  26. It's absolutely beautiful - no wonder you are delighted (and I am sure your Mum will be too.) Congratulations!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie!
      I am almost tempted to keep it to myself, after such hard work :D

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  27. Congrats on finishing this stunning piece! I'm happy dancing with you!!
    Your mum is going to adore it...not only because it's beautiful, but because it's a gift from your heart, and we moms eat that stuff up:)

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    1. Thank you Annie!
      That's true :D But this time, it is much nicer than a macaroni necklace ;)

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  28. Your mum will love it Mii,it is the most gorgeous design.Congratulations.

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  29. I am dancing with you Ingrid! It is so gorgeous and I am sure your mom will love it!

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  30. The Tulips looks fantastic you really stitched a beutifull piece of needlework!!

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    1. Thank you very much!
      It took time but I got there in the end :)

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  31. Congrats, it's a lovely finish!

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  32. Close to you is so gorgeous. Congrats on doing a great job!

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  33. Many compliments
    You did a very beautiful work.
    Giovanna

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    1. Thank you Giovanna for your sweet comment :)

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  34. Beautiful your work!
    Suzi

    http://suzi7.blogspot.nl/

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  35. Congratulations with such a beautiful finish!

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  36. Il est splendide,ta maman va être aux anges!
    Un bel ouvrage et que les couleurs sont elles superbe,j'adore
    Bises a toi

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    1. Merci a toi MC!!
      J'espère que mon choix de cadre ne sera pas trop difficile!!

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  37. Yeah, it's done. And it's so so beautiful. That Faithful April helped a lot, didn't it?

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    1. Yes, Faithful April helped a lot.
      I am so glad I was motivated to get this one done & dusted.
      I actually enjoyed working on one piece for the whole month, it was quite relaxing... and it's now finished!!

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  38. Congratulations Mii, it's glad to see you already managed to finish this project. It looks so beautiful and I'm sure your mom is thrilled when you give it for her.

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    1. Thank you Irmeli.
      I am really happy that this project is finally finished. It's been in my WIP basket for too long!

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  39. Ton bouquet est absolument magnifique. Un grand bravo à toi. Tu as brodé ton ouvrage à une vitesse folle.
    Biz
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.fr

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    1. Lol! Une vitesse folle?
      Ca m'aura pris que 4 ans!! :D
      Mais tu as raison, si je serais restée dessus depuis le début, il aurait été fini depuis des années ;)

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  40. What a beautiful, beautiful gift for your mom!! Congratulations on a great finish, Ingrid :)

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  41. WOW!!! congratz.. it's so beautifull!!
    keep it up with you WIP-bag.. maybe more beautifull pieces will get finished!!
    This one is very pretty.. how sweet to give it too your mother

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  42. Yay! Congratulations! It must feel amazing to have this one finished :D

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    1. Yes, thank you! I am looking forward to this weekend, it will go to the framer!!

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  43. Beautiful work! Congrats on your finish :D

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    1. Thank you Nia!
      My mum is in for a lovely surprise!!

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  44. Wunderbar!!! They look beautiful, congratulations. Woo Hoo a Finish!
    xox Alicia

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    1. Thanks Alicia, I am truly delighted to have finally finished this project :)

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