Monday, March 21, 2016

Monster no more

As you may remember one of my goals for this month is to finish Serenity Prayer.  

This project was started in 2013 and was left in the WIP basket untouched for most of the time.  Late last year I decided I wanted it done and started to spend more stitching time on it.  Despite it's size it moved quickly when I was focused.

This weekend I headed off to my annual March Retreat with a goal: FINISH.

As Friday night started to drift away I was oh so close -- about an inch or so.  I decided to be stubborn and stay up until it was finished.  Midnight came and went and I was still working away.  Fellow retreat attendees Rebecca, Rebecca, Bonnie, Julie, Michelle and Clair all stayed up to "encourage" me.
Some of this encouragement was sitting in front of me asking how much longer :) 

At 12:45 am I put in the last half stitch in the border and it was done. 

Serenity Prayer
c. My Big Toe Designs
32 count white lugana
DMC 820
22" by 34"

Some closeups

It is now in a bath getting ready for the framers on the weekend.  


Blu said...

Congrats! It looks lovely!

Justine said...

What a fantastic achievement! It must have been fun to have your friends cheering you along at the end. A stunning finish - huge congratulations.

Melinda said...

WOW. This is so amazing - What a great finish.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your perseverance had served you well--the Serenity sampler is beautiful