Saturday, March 8, 2014

134,976 Stitches Later...

What's (38 x 74) 48, Alex?


Yep, this afternoon I have finished SamSarah's Fun Every Day perpetual calendar! 

I had hoped to finish these while on our trip to the west coast, but stitching wasn't my first priority while on vacation. (gasp!) Just a few minutes ago I finished "Presents." Hard to believe I have worked on these for nearly a year. Started them March of 2013 and took about 6 weeks off to work on Santas and Hares. Otherwise, it has been perforated paper for a year. My eyes are thankful. 


As you can see I changed Veteran's Day to Cold Day (L*K pattern) and also switched Voting Day to Thanksgiving (also, L*K pattern) Not sure where the pink/green came from although it is a nice change. 


And here are the December patterns. Stayed true to the patterns. The number 3 is my salute to the orange/yellow/brown combo from the '70s. It felt like a hot mess while stitching it. 

My conundrum now is... go back to the Santas or hit those springy patterns I picked up a week ago from Cleveland. Decisions decisions...

Still battling the cough - my bad. I went graveyard stomping Thursday night in search of Nancy Barrick Riggle and managed to breath in too much cold air. Feeling pucky again and starting the road to recovery all over. But, I did find her and her immediate family in Bakersville, OH. :)

Hope this finds you well and happy! 
Denise

19 comments:

Beth said...

Denise, What an awesome project. Now you have something you can display and enjoy everyday.

Barbi said...

Oh Denise! that is an amazing piece of work! gorgeous! I would totally work on something springy. I am over winter!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the awesome finishes Denise.

Linda

Vickie said...

Great job! Looks wonderful. Sorry you are feeling so crummy.

wilma b said...

Way to go on getting this done... what fun it will now be!

llknbillburg said...

What a wonderful project and you must feel fantastic to have stuck with it to the end! Great accomplishment!! Laura

rosek1870 said...

Congratulations Denise they all look great!!!

Maggee said...

Way to go Denise! Fantastic project that you will enjoy so many ways! Daily, weekly, monthly... it's a hit! As was the genealogy trip, I see! It is unfortunate you are feeling poorly... me too, tho my husband passed it to all of us, while in denial that HE was sick! Men! Hugs!

Rita said...

They look great, Denise! Congratulations on finishing!

Renee said...

OH my gosh Denise!!!! Those turned out so awesome!!!! I love the changes you made too!!!!!! WOW!!!!!

Blu said...

Congrats! They all look fantastic!

Chris said...

Congratulations on this finish! I know that these will make you smile every day. They look amazing.
Hope that the cough is better soon!

Vicki said...

Wow, you did an amazing job. It will be such fun for you to use the perpetual calendar for years to come!

Angela said...

Denise you are unstoppable, love your stitching every time. And you calendar you will get to enjoy every day... Perpetually!

Sorry to hear you are crummy, get well soon. Perhaps some spring weather would help... It is going to arrive at some point! Here In New England it looks like we are living on a glacier, nothing is melting.

Annie said...

Such a faboulous, fun finish! I love it.

Hope that cough is heading out by now. Those coughs sure like to linger sometimes!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations for sticking with these and finishing them in good time too.

I love this series and adore the idea of a perpetual calendar too. Your changes have been interesting to follow too.

Robin said...

Awesome! I only recently saw the real thing in person and was amazed at how large it is. Great job.

Anne said...

Big big congrats and a happy dance for finishing the calendar! Amazing!!

Melinda said...

Not sure if you will see this comment - I have been away from blogging for a bit - BUT I am so curious about this calendar I loved watching your creation and am thinking of going for it in 2015 - finishing my Guys and Belles first but wondering if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Thanks Mindy
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