Sunday, March 8, 2015

Shores of Hawk Run Hollow finished


I have so many things to catch up on but I thought I would start with my first major finish of 2015.  I started this piece January 1st 2013.  There were many times I worked on it steadily and then set it aside for another project.  As many of you know we have had LOTS of snow which means lots of stitching time for me.  It is stitched on 40ct Lakesides Linen and Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fiber silks.  In hind sight I would have preferred working with NPI silks.  I opted for the less expensive and I can honestly say you get what you pay for.  HDF fibers are more slippery so you have to have patience when stitching with them.  They didn't fray at all but where staticky so they clung and twisted. Also they are thinner and don't cover quite as nice.  I hope to start Autumn at Hawk Run later this year but need to save up for NPI.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back soon with more. Happy Stitching!







36 comments:

Robin said...

Just beautiful. Congrats on such a lovely finish.

Myra said...

Congratulations on a spectacular finish!

Stitchinowl said...

Wow, stunning! Give yourself a pat on the back.
Carolyn

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! What an impressive finish! Congratulations!!!

Robin said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Robin in Virginia

Hazel said...

What a stunning finish! X

Blu said...

Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish!

Kristen said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats on completing such a large piece.

I'd love to know which Lakeside color you chose.

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how the colors looks against the linen you chose. I'm stitching this too on Vintage Meadow Rue but it's in hibernation. I'm on the double block and take it out every now and then to work on. It won't be a focus of this year unless something changes. I'm feeling inspired by seeing your finish. Which block is your favorite?

Sue N. said...

Beautiful job, Nataly! I just started this piece this week. My plan is to complete a block then work on something else so I don't get tired of it.

Vickie said...

Absolutely wonderful!
And I am so glad to read a post from you. I thought you may have been another one to disappear.

Justine said...

What a gorgeous finish. Worth persevering with!

Linda said...

Congrats on the stunning finish Nataly.

Linda

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Jan Gartlan said...

Such a gorgeous finish! It inspires me to continue stitching mine

CalamityJr said...

Ooh, beautifully stitched! Kudos to you for sticking with it (from someone working on a 2 year old WIP with a 3 year old waiting in the wings... )

MBogue said...

What a great accomplishment! You've done a beautiful job. I have this in my stash and one day will actually stitch it.

Christine said...

That is beautiful

Marilyn said...

Very pretty.
Congrats on your finish.
Marilyn

Annie said...

Fantastic finish! Congrats!

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Your finishes are always fabulous, this is another beauty.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on a monumental finish! I've seen this one done up in person and know that stitching this is no small feat. Way to go!

Loraine said...

Wow so beautiful! Congratulations!
I also stitched mine with HDF. I switched out the red silks to NPI because they seemed too orange. I wish I had done the whole thing in NPI but mostly because of color. The quality was okay but you're right, they do twist easier. Good luck on your next project!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Good to know the HDFs are so fiddly. I had to use NPI silks once for a project and tried very hard not to cry over the price. Oh well - your finish is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats! :D

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great finish. Congratulations.

Frances N said...

So very pretty! It is just beautiful!
I have this chart, myself, and should get it out and get with it!!

Joyce said...

Excellent work, that sure was a lot of stitching.

Anne said...

Such an epic design Nataly! Congrats on your finish!!!

Barbi said...

So much work! It's beautiful! Congratulations on the finish.

Maggee said...

Congrats on the finish--it is spectacular! Very nice job! I am sure you are really happy! Hugs!

P.J. said...

A wonderful accomplishment, congrats! Beautiful!

Mdm Samm said...

may I add, the detail, depth and beauty of it all has wow factor...

Carol said...

That is so gorgeous, Nataly--a true labor of love :) Congratulations!

Anna Zont said...

Wow! So interesting result!
I an in the process now, but with the recommended linen (autumn gold). You result is absolutely different and very gently!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've just found this post but wanted to tell you that this is just lovely - I love the rich colors and the overall design. blessings, marlene

Bekca said...

Sorry to hear you had trouble with the threads, but you couldn't tell, the finished piece looks stunning! Hope you are well, best wishes.