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Friday, October 13, 2006

Farewell to the Dratteds!

Yup, you read the title right ... I haven't been much online over the last couple of days, but rather I've been spending almost every waking moment with my needle in hand sat in front of the Dratteds. And compliments of having a day off work sick yesterday (with a splitting headache and the chills - just a cold thankfully), I managed to put the final stitches into them tonight (just in time for going to work on the overnight shift). After all these years, they're finally done! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

I feel very relieved to have them finished finally ... but in some ways a bit sad that they'll be leaving 'home' soon - even if I say it myself, they're gorgeous in real life :D Hope you like them, John and Vicki, 'cos your wedding present is finally stitched up for you. Now all I have to do is save up for the framing :D

So, here they are in all their glory :D (Sorry, but the photo is from Photobucket as Blogger photos kept crashing my system, so you can't click for a bigger piccie)
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Dolphins Domain by Cross My Heart
(from Orcas and Dolphins leaflet)
Started in August 1999 - Completed 13 October 2006

36Comments:

Blogger KarenV said...

Wow! HUGE congratulations Anne on finishing one of your UFOs! The dolphins look great! :)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Congratulations Anne!!! Can't believe you finished them so fast!! What a pity we can't see them better - you'll have to post another picture as soon as Blogger behaves again, OK? (((hugs)))

6:50 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

And wow, what a whopping item to cross off in your 50 projects challenge!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

Wow congrats on finishing them. You did it the same way as me, I also did the last stitches in a few days and didn't stop till than they were finished.

7:04 PM  
Blogger RĂ³sa said...

They're amazing. Congrats on the finishing :-D

That is some beautiful work :-)

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Coral said...

Congratulations!! They are stunning.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Wow! They look awesome! Congratulations on such a big finish Anne. :)

9:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Wow! They look awesome! Congratulations on such a big finish Anne. :)

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations! I'll miss them too!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

WOW!!!! This is a BIG accomplishment! Good job Anne! It makes me want to get started on mine, but I have too much going on right now! I am so proud of you!
~Lana~

10:12 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations! What a huge relief it must be to have them finished now - and they look just amazing!

11:48 PM  
Blogger Kali said...

Congratulations on finishing them Anne! They look great!

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Congratulations Anne on getting them finished, they do look amazing.

1:26 AM  
Blogger HasturTorres said...

Congratulations.They are lovely.
My best friend is still waiting for stitched wedding gift...oh and my brother and his wife. The curse of wedding obligation stitching.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

What a beautiful gift!

2:16 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Congratulations Anne it's lovely, you must be so pleased to have this finished.

2:17 AM  
Blogger Nicole and Phil said...

Well done Anne, I am guessing that this is a huge relief to have this off your to do list!
Now you can concentrate on something else that has been, sitting in that enormous stash of yours! Whichever one will your choose next! LOL
Enjoy!
Cheers
Nicole, Berlin, Germany

2:25 AM  
Blogger Von said...

Get out! You finished this so quickly after your last update!!! My jaw just hit the keyboard. :D Amazing Anne!! What an accomplishment to note on your stitching resume!

Hope you're feeling better. There have been so many of us fighting off viruses - must be the change of season.

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Anne!! What an awesome finish for you!! *hugs*

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Okay, I am really impressed with how quickly you ripped through the last section of this design! I'm surprised that your needles didn't burn a hole through the fabric. ;) Well done, dear girl. Brava! I'm giving you a standing ovation right now and Phoebe is looking at me like I'm a total nutjob. LOL. Congratulations on such a momentous accomplishment!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

What a Fantastic finish! CONGRATS!!!!

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great finish! Hubby and I both love the dolphins.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Stitchie Kiwi said...

Woohooo! What an awesome finish!

They look great Anne ... so what's up next? LOL

Hope you feel better and survive your night shift ((hug))

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

A huge TRIUPMH!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Err, make that TRIUMPH, OOPS!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Well done! Wish I was there so we sould have a party! You must be so relieved! Woohoo!!

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's lovely! Congrats!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! Just like Sam Grollo finished his building -you finished the dratteds.... Guess what - I have finished Mel's Mermaid as well...

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the amazing finish! Have you slept at all in the last few days. You really zipped through the last bit. It looks fantastic!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! Happy dancing in my PJs for you right now!! The dolphies look just gorgeous!!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! A BIG congratulations on this finish...that is so awesome, and an inspiration to hang with those UFO's. Give yourself a big "high five"!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks great. Another one crossed off your list. :)

11:35 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

wahoo Anne, good on you girl for finishing a UFO - must be a great feeling for you!! well done!!!

got your email about the SAL too, look forward to seeing how you get on. take care :)

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Zohrah said...

WOW!!...that is super..super fast. I just can't wait for the big picture. Well done!!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Christine Doyle said...

Woot! Congratulations, Anne! It looks fantastic!

11:23 PM  

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