Monday, November 13, 2006

It's finished!

WooHoo I put the last bead in Silkwood Manor on Sunday night and I'm thrilled with how it's turned out.

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I indulged myself and bought the silk pack for this and I'm really glad I did because I think the different silks really added to the piece. It's stitched on some cream linen from my stash. The stats - Started 2nd May 2005, finished 12th Nov 2006, approx stitching time - 118 hours.

We actually managed to get out this weekend. We were going up to Helmsley for a fascinating talk by explorer Benedict Allen, so we stopped at Fountains Abbey for a leg stretch on the way. The weather was distinctly on the grebby side but when we got to the abbey there was a break in the rain so we had a leisurely stroll up to the deer park. After a brew we had a somewhat more bracing walk back as the rain came back in with a vengeance! Of course DH took a load of photo's but he hasn't had time to process them yet, so here are a few from previous visits edited to add I had problems adding the slide show to this post so I've had to do it as a separate one.

12 comments:

Allie said...

Congratulations Karoline on yet another stunning piece of stitching.

andrea said...

Silkwood Manor looks stunning. Congratulations on your finish.
Fountains Abbey looks like another one to add to my list for visiting next year. :D
Take care.x

Jenna said...

WOW! Silkwood Manor is gorgeous! You did a great job. :)

Scully said...

SM is simply stunning Karoline. You are such an accomplished stitcher, you make everything look easy! It looks fabulous. Congratulations. I was at Byland Abbey this weekend, but thankfully we had completed our walk and picnic and was on the M1 at Garforth when the rain hit!
Fountains is gorgeous isn't it as are all the abbeys around these parts.

Katrina said...

well done on a lovely finish :)

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful!

Rani said...

That anon post is from me. Somehow I wasn't logged in. Anyway, great job!

Isabelle said...

Congrats, congrats! It looks great :D

coonie said...

Congratulations, it's a lovely piece!

Carol said...

Oh Karoline! How did I miss this earlier? Silkwood Manor is gorgeous - congratulations!

Susimac said...

Stunning!!

catandturtle said...

What a beautifully impressive piece. It is awesome!!! Ann.