Sunday, April 01, 2007

DT Gameboard FINISH

It's done. Not just done, but completely done and ironed and it feels and looks so good. I charted our house for the bottom right square and put a US flag in the square where initials and date go (since it already has my initials and date in the border). I also included my son's name and birthdate in the square with the crown since this is his Christmas gift. (His older sister's name is Sarah which means Princess, so he was our little prince). This feels like quite an accomplishment as I started it last August, and only seriously started working at it January 1 when I joined a SAL blog group and later a SAL yahoogroup that kept me going. (THANKS TO ALL OF YOU). I have to admit that I learned a lot of things about myself while stitching this, and one of them was that I really don't like stitching the same thing over and over and over and those houses were almost the death of me. Next up is something a little more "heavenly" called "And They Sinned" (EFTH) which I expect will hold my interest a little better if it doesn't completely kill me after a year.


Blogger Debs said...

Adana, pat yourself on the back, or let me do it for you. What a finish, its lovely, looks absolutely perfect and I know there is a son out there that will be in heaven come Christmas time, if you can wait that long. How fabulous. I hope you are proud of what you have wrought. Good for you, gf. Love the little changes you made, too.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Congratulations on this huge accomplishment! It's gorgeous, and I love the way you personalized it with your house and the flag. Your son will treasure this gift, I'm sure.


6:20 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Adana, big congrats! It's really beautiful, love your modifications. Now on to that mermaid ;-).

8:37 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Congrats on your finish! Love the house and flag you added at the bottom :)

8:44 AM  
Blogger Jacque said...

WOOHOO~ you made it. This is quite an accomplishment and you should be proud! Your son will love it!!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Margie said...

wow! What a finish. :-) Your gameboard looks great and I love that you personalized it. Your work on this is slowly pushing me into doing this piece - it's so pretty.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Congratulations Adana, it's gorgeous

9:42 AM  
Anonymous CathyUT said...

Girl! I love it! Congratulations, congratulations, and congratulations!

10:48 AM  
Blogger KathyInStitches said...

Major kudos for YOU!
It is gorgeous- a wonderful accomplishment!!!

11:53 AM  
Blogger catandturtle said...

Your gameboard is gorgeous! Fantastic job. I have a friend who started this and hasn't been stitching it in months so I have to show it to her. Inspiration! I emailed you but am not sure it got to you. My email is catandturtleframing at yahoo. Ann.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Its gorgeous Adana. Great stitching

3:38 PM  
Blogger cathymk said...

Congratulations Adana!! It looks fabulous - just wonderful!

6:28 PM  
Blogger quiltorstitch said...

Wow!!!! I love it, and the flag and initials look great. I've never seen someone finish this yet. Awesome!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Cari said...

WOW WOW WOW! Congrats, it is gorgeous!


8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, gf! You've done great & I love that you learnt something about yourself as well. :) I always like a moral to any story. It looks just beautiful.

8:36 PM  
Blogger tikkelperi said...

Congratulations! It's just gorgeous!


3:21 AM  
Blogger Rani said...


10:12 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

wtg Adana! you should be quite pleased .. it's a beautiful piece and quite an accomplishment!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Congratulations, Adana! I know you didn't enjoy doing this all the time, so it's an accomplishment to get it done!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Litla Skv√≠s said...

It is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Kajsa said...

It's so beautiful Adana! You really did a fantastic you on this one. I'm slowly approaching the halfway point and I know why you were a bit bored in the end now;).


9:29 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I wandered over here from a comment that Linn Skinner made on her blog about your Henry's Queen's sampler. It's gorgous. I love this checker-board. Did you have a chart for it? I think it would be a cool project to stitch!

7:35 PM  

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