WIPocalypse 2012

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Celtic Autumn HD

I was hoping to finish this to present to my grandmother on her birthday but a day late isn't so bad. She was very happy with it when she saw the almost finished product so hopefully it will be even better finished. We had a very nice birthday cookout last night with the family and Josh got to play with his cousins and have a good time.

But on to the stitching...

Celtic Autumn 8/20/11

Closeup Celtic Autumn 8/20/11

Beadwork Celtic Autumn 8/20/11

The details- Celtic Autumn by Lavender and Lace. Started 1/1/11 and finished 8/20/11. Stitched on 32 count Mushroom Lugana with a color conversion provided by another stitcher, Kathy/Guymark. I followed her conversion for the threads but converted the Mill Hills to Mill Hill petites myself since the regular sized beads were too big for taste. As soon as I get a couple more paychecks we'll be heading off to the framer to get this framed.

So now I have a decision to make, new project or try to kill off another WIP? The two things calling to me most right now are the Mill Hill Christmas Village series and my WIP of Flamingo by RK Portfolio. Not sure which will win right now, the bright colors of Flamingo would be nice but I'm all about a quick finish too so we'll see what strikes me when Josh goes to bed tonight.

In other news we're getting pretty close to being able to submit our dossier to Russia. The main thing we're waiting on now is the finished homestudy along with a few other documents that can't be completed until the homestudy is dated. It's been all paperwork up to this point but I'm starting to get excited about getting to the end of this first part of the process. I can't wait to get that call again telling us that we have a referral for another child.


Christine said...

Congratulations on your finish, Sara!!! She's beautiful!!

Erin said...

Nice! Well done, Sara.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

Faerie said...

Gorgeous finish!