Thursday, February 26, 2015

Almost Finished

 


 
It may not look like much progress but I would rather stitch half of that rug all over again, then that evil, boring, wider border. It took forever. The last of it was done during a rather debilitating health issue. Which didn't help the annoyance factor. Sorry, I am still feeling grumpy.
 
I know you are never supposed to say never but I think this will be my last rug. They are just too repetitive. I would love to stitch some pillows on 56 count though.....someday. 

Back to work.

57 comments:

  1. The carpet is magnificent. It is perfectly understandable to be grumpy at this stage but you feel better you will be able to stand back and admire your amazing work. The photo on the top looks fantastic - I had to double take as it looks like it is 1:1 scale. Carol :)

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    1. Thank you Carol. I know once I finish it and can hold it like a piece of cloth it will have all been worth it.

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  2. Not much progress? Are you kidding? You've done an amazing amount of work. It looks absolutely fantastic, the most realistic miniature rug I've seen. Feel better soon , you deserve the rest =0/

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  3. Awwww thank you Pepper. These encouraging words feel so good while I am still so ill.

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  4. Hi Catherine.
    Wow. You put an enormous amount of work there.
    Amazing, so real .
    You will feel so proud of it soon ,....
    Timea
    enchantedolls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Timea. I think the thing i am going to be proud of is just finishing it.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful Catherine, a testament to your talent and your tenacity. Hope you're feeling fit as a fiddle very soon.

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  6. Ah Catherine, I'm feeling your pain buuuut, in a years time you'll have let go of the pain and your heart will sing every time you look at your creation. Your dedication leaves me speechless with admiration, beautiful, beautiful work.

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  7. Mamma mia, che meraviglia!!! :-o

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  8. Breathtaking, that is the only way to describe your work Catherine, I hope your health continues to improve. You have created a true heirloom piece there.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I wish I could bring it over to your house and show it to you. I am just trying to get a play date with Lily White. haha

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  9. For an evil border it sure is beautiful! This is a huge amount of progress. I can stare for hours and still can't comprehend all those tiny stitches. mind....blown....

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    1. I listen to the radio LBC London while I am stitching. I look at different places on the rug and think I was there When Robing Williams died... I was there when Joan Rivers passed away. I was there when.... Odd way to mark progress huh.

      Thank you Linda

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  10. Your carpet is just plain Incredibly gorgeous!!! I Love it! I am sorry it wore you out... I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I am sure they are much more relaxing when you plan to stitch them over several years.

      Thank you Betsy!

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  11. That just beautiful!! I agree with Timea you are going to smile every time you look at the rug.

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  12. Thank you Stacey. I am glad to hear you like it. :-)

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  13. Your rug is absolutely stunning Catherine...I have to admit...there are many charts out there that I turn down because of the boredom level of many of them, so I fully understand about your borders :-)

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    1. I thought there was nothing you wouldn't tackle Elga. :-) Your work is beautiful.

      Thank you!

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  15. Bravo!!! Toutes les difficultés sont maintenant derrière, il reste juste à les oublier pour admirer le résultat!
    Il est magnifique!
    Nathalie

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    1. Merci Nathalie.

      Vous et Catherine B. réussi à piquer sans toute la grogne que je ai fait. Vos deux tapis sont magnifiques !!! Je ai juste eu aucune idée de ce que je me embarquais avec ce projet.

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  16. What an amazing work! I admire your skill and patience!
    Geneviève

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  17. Wow...what a amazing carpet. I love it. Compliments for your job.

    Kind regards Xandra

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  18. It's beautiful! I would love to have that in my real house - could you make one say 8 feet by 4 feet please? :)

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  19. Fantastico !!! I couldn't tell it from a real life one.
    Absolutely stunning, out of this world !!!

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    1. A great compliment from such a fine stitcher. :-)

      Thank you Rosanna.

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  20. Hello Catherine,
    I hope you are feeling better. I can only imagine how tiresome and intense the work must have been, but the end result is just spectacular!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  21. Wow wow! Amazing and beautiful carpet! Congratulations on completing this time taking work!
    Love it!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. It has a way to go yet but it will not take too long now.

      Thank you Kikka

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  22. Bravo Catherine,
    Il ne reste plus qu'à construire la maison magnifique oû votre tapis sera chez lui !!
    J'imagine très bien la pièce oû il sera .
    Vous devez être tres heureuse d' arriver à la fin .
    Je vous embrasse

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    1. Merci Catherine.

      Je ai pensé à vous tous qui cousu avec cette vie de famille trépidante et se demande comment vous avez réussi il.

      Gros bisous!

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  23. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!! You have done it and it looks
    STUPENDOUS!!!!!! :D It lays flat as a pancake too and the furniture sits so well on it. I know that you have said that you have a little more to go, but what an Achievement! You are one Very Talented and Focused lady and I am sending you a HAPPY DANCE Catherine, from me, because I know that you are still a bit grumpy and may not be quite up to it yet! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Awww Thank you Elizabeth. What a sweet message!

      I think I am most proud of the back. I was very careful not to get knots or wades of threads. I spent a lot of hours undoing those. They just seem to happen.

      An yes, I am not well and it is making me very grumpy. You have made me smile though!

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    2. I am sorry to hear that you are unwell Catherine and I will pray that you will make a steady recovery. It is hard to be sick when there are so many things that you are wanting to do and that are waiting for your attention.

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    3. Thank you Elizabeth. That is very kind of you.

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  24. Hi Catherine... sorry to hear you've not been feeling to well ☺, you know sometimes the tiny things which seem to drain our levels of concentration are the ones which when finished give us the most pleasure...your rug is no exception it really is a most intricate and beautiful piece of work you should be very happy indeed!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery ☺ Tony.

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  25. Thank you Tony. I am really and looking forward to that very last stitch. I want to clear the decks so I can start something new. :-)

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  26. I bet you feel a real sense of accomplishment. It is wonderful!! Did you calculate the hours??

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    1. Thank you!

      I do like seeing how much it has grown. It is back on the frame now so I can stitch the narrower border all around. It has consumed 6 months of my life. I couldn't begin to guess how many hours I have spent. LOTS of undoing which is called frogging. That takes a looooong time. It might not have been the best place to start learning petit point.

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  27. The rug is amazing.....please get better soon, we are all thinking about you!
    All the best and take care
    Vivian

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  28. it's beautiful, really beautiful..I know you are probably tired of it by now but it turned out so well. you do great work ;)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  29. Dear Catherine, I hope you recover quickly! Linda posted that you were in the hospital. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. Sharon in South Africa says I am thinking of you and hope you feel better by the minute dear Girl......

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  31. This is certainly one of the most stunning miniature carpets I've seen! Thanks to Linda, I just learned you were in the hospital. Take good care of yourself and get well asap!

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  32. Dear Catherine,
    I do hope you are now home and on the road to recovery.
    Looking forward to seeing you online again soon.

    Your rug is a work of art.

    regards Janine

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  33. Wow! It looks amazing, I can see how this could take forever to finish, but I hope you will be very proud of it once it is all finished, and you may even (at least almost) forgot about your grumpy days =)
    Hannah

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  34. Absolutely fantastic job, Catherine! Congratulations! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  35. Your work is so beautiful, but most importantly...you are here and doing better! Hugs!

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