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Monday, January 01, 2007

First finish for 2007!

Here goes my first finish for 2007 ... this is "Spring Basket" by Beverley McNully from an Inspirations magazine. I started it last night, but didn't get very far before I hit the hay for the night. To say I detest doing French knots is an understatement, but they were pretty simple this time using perle cotton on canvas. It just has to be turned into a pincushion during a future 'finishing session'. Seeing as I don't have any 18" stretcher bars yet, I can't start my Laura J Perin canvaswork design, so this fit in nicely into the canvaswork slot in my rotation in the meantime :D

Now I'm off to put a few more stitches into my focus piece, Egyptian Garden. I had a shock earlier, though, when my phone line died again ... this time it was just offline for about an hour, but if I go missing all of a sudden, that's why!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sweet is that! Lovely Anne (and your french knots are beautiful too!)
Happy New Year!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Elanor said...

It's so pretty and delicate! I love the tiny bow!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been so busy trying to decide what to start on New Years Day, it never occured to me to pick something to finish on New Years Day! LOL... I bet I can find something that I can finish today. The first thing that comes to mind is my oldest UFO.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Oh its lovely Anne
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs Su

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's lovely!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Such a cute piece!! A lovely start to the year, I say :) Happy, happy New Year, Anne! :D

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pretty piece! And the French knots look wonderful :)

Happy New Year!!

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute piece, I love the colours used :)

Happy New Year hon :)


2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are FAST!!! Happy New Year!!!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Arthemise said...

That's a really cute piece. I don't hate French knots anymore. It's lazy daisies that are my nemesis.

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute piece, congratulations Anne

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that was quick. Congrats on your first 2007 finish!!

Have fun with EG. I love that piece:)

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A finish already? Congrats, your the first 2007 finish I've come across.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

OMG you must have the patience of a saint to do all of those french knots!! Turned out fabulous though. Congrats on your first finish in 2007. :)

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding, Anne! A new start finished already?!! Well, blow me down, lol!

It's a great design! Hope you won't have nightmares about french knots. :D

12:59 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

This is lovely, and must have taken so much patience with all those knots.

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Nice work, Anne! It's beautiful and I can't wait to see it made up as a pincushion. :) Happy New Year, my friend!

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet little finish! Love the french knots, they look great. Happy New Year!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

It's lovely, Anne.

10:08 AM  

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