April 18, 2016

Finished~~ Wedding Ring Bouquet by Paula Vaughan

I finally finished Wedding Ring Bouquet.  I started it on March 16, 2003 and finished it on April 14, 2016.  Thirteen years!

I did work on other projects during this time.

I started it 'on a whim' as I had the 22 count hardanger fabric in my fabric drawer, as well as the pattern. I'd picked it up somewhere for just $1.00.  I also had stitched two other PV patterns back in the late 80s, and I enjoyed stitching those immensely.  Thus I barreled ahead with this project.

At times I didn't enjoy the very small count of fabric, but in the end it wasn't too bad.  The entire design isn't very large at around five tall by seven inches wide.

Phew. It's done. Framing will come later.




One more photo, with scissors for size reference:




I did start a new project on Saturday.  So excited about that one, more details at a later time.

Thanks for stopping by today.

10 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and Well Done for finishing this gorgeous project. I too love Paula Vaughn and have stitched a few of her designs years ago. Recently I managed to purchase two of her books which I'm thrilled with...I had lots of single patterns and decided to try and stitch a design that I had already done and had given away...but since we had moved house, the pattern I wanted had vanished but happily I have now found it in one of the books so this new/old project is now back on my 'To Do List'. Debbie x

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    1. Wonderful that you found the pattern again, Debbie. I do love her designs! Thanks for your kind words.

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  2. Wow. So tiny. I worked a lot on 22 count in my 20's and 30's. Wish I had pictures. This bouquet is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Dianne. I appreciate your compliments.

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  3. Congratulations on your beautiful finish! Paula Vaughn's cross stitch designs have such a lovely timeless look, definitely a heirloom project for sure. It's amazing that you finally finished such a long standing project, and very inspiring too :) Hope you can find a nice frame, and enjoy your new start - you deserve it!

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    1. Thanks, Aurelia. I need to get it to the framer soon.

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  4. Beautiful finish! It's wonderful to complete such an old WIP. Paula Vaughn designs are so lovely.

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    1. Thanks, OhSewCrafty. It is great to finish this very old WIP.

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  5. Congrats on the finish! It's gorgeous!! I have several PV charts, but have never stitched one. I may have to, soon!

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    1. PV charts are so much fun to stitch. Thank you so much for your lovely words.

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