Jan 19, 2009

Last finish of 2008

I finished my bellpull on the last day of 2008. I stitched the four seasonal patterns from Prairie Schooler #123 "Country Seasons" on a 16 count aida band. The banding had a very open weave - someone told me it was tapestry banding - so I had to fill in all the unstitched spaces with ecru DMC to make it look right.
This was one of the few pieces I've had to stretch and block as it hung wonky even after I washed and ironed it. But I finally got it all finished and here are pictures of the whole thing and of each panel individually.
A note from my stitching chair: I am now stitching on the 50th anniversary piece for my parents. I didn't stitch a lick on Sunday as I OD'd on football. I wish I had a mute button for Phil Sims as I had to put up with him commentating on the Steelers/Ravens game. He seems to blurt whatever comes to his mind regardless of the facts. At least I got my wish for a Cardinals and Steelers Superbowl!


Rachel S said...

That looks wonderful! I love it.

Jennifer said...

Phil Simms is awful. I would be glad that most of the games we watch are NFC games, except I can't stand Joe Buck either.

But I'm glad the Eagles lost.

Daffycat said...

Beautiful bellpull and the finishing is wonderful!

My DH is overjoyed the Steelers won. Superbowl here we come!

mark said...

After watching you stitch this piece for a long time...it's wonderful! You did a great job. Be sure and bring it to our next meeting.


ps..I don't get football...lol