Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy Dancing



'Frederick the Literate'
adapted from a painting by Charles Wysocki

Date originally started: 16th December 2004 (about 150 stitches)
Date restarted: 2nd January 2006
Date finished: 1st January 2008 (13.50hr Australian Eastern Time)

Goodness knows what I've been doing with my time that it took so long!


Two things have helped me finish the project which I must acknowledge:

The SAL with Margaret & 'Berta. Thank you to you both for taking time to do it with me. Without your encouragement, Fred might still be lerking at the bottom of the UFO pile.

This blog. I set it up in March 2006 after reading other stitchers' blogs with the specific idea of encouraging myself to get going on UFOs I really did want to finish. Stitching can be a lonesome task. The blog with its updates and all the wonderful readers' encouragements made all the difference. Thank you, too.

19 comments:

quiltorstitch said...

Yay! You did it! It looks wonderful, and just like your kitty too, how cute :D Great job!!

Tannia said...

Yippeee!

Congrats on a fabulous finish :)- your first for 2008!

I hope the first of many :)

Blessings
Tannia

Janine said...

Fantastic Bliss. I love this design. Huge congratulations.
Janine

Dani said...

Congrats on the finish!

mymarkdesigns said...

Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

Happy New Year!

'Berta said...

Great way to start to new year...a BAP finish!!!!! Frederick is gorgeous...I must get going...after all...it is Tuesday!

Hugs!

Judith said...

Congrats on the beautifull finish

stitcherw said...

Congratulations, he looks wonderful and what a great way to start the new year.
Sue

Name: Vicki said...

Frederick looks great!! Congratulations on finishing him! I can't wait to see the beautiful things you stitch in 2008!! Have a happy new year!

~Tammy said...

Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful piece!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your finish Bliss. You are a better mother for Frederick than I am as I didn't make the deadline. This last month has been a Frederick disaster but I hope that he will be completed soon. Will let you know as soon as I do.
Wishing you and all your loved ones a Happy and Healthy 2008.

Heidi said...

Congrats! He looks great! :)

Marita said...

Congratulations on the finish. He looks fantastic.

Little Cat said...

Wooooow Congratulations! He's gorgeous and I want to reach over and stroke him lol. Well done on finishing your long-term WIP

Cheryl said...

Im happy dancing with you! Congratulations!

Dawn said...

yay!! he looks great:)

Itching To Stitch said...

Frederick looks great. Congrats on the finish ;)

Mylene said...

He looks really great. Congratulations!!

Lelia said...

Oh how cute!! Just love it : ) Job well done