Sunday, September 27, 2009

A UFO Finish!!!

Just to show you that it is possible to finish those UFOs!!! Last year, early last year, I went to a Drawn Thread workshop with Lynda Bodkin of Loopy Lou designs where we learnt the basics of Drawn Thread work. A few of us went from the JA forum. I did the drawn thread bit and a bit of the spider web roses that day then promptly put it in it's bag and never took it out again. However, I was feeling rather inclined recently to get it out again and get it finished and it didn't take long either. I am so ashamed of myself for leaving this beauty for so long untouched but finally here it is in all its glory! It uses beads and metallics and treasures which are hard to see but it really is very pretty. The design is called Ruby and here are some pics. My basketweave leaves a lot to be desired :S

Ruby - Loopy Lou designs Sept 09

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I have been busy on BP this month and I also have an exchange to send out so can't show those pics yet.

Had a terrible weekend of sickness bug with my baby son. He can't seem to keep anything down. Everytime I think he is better, he throws up again. We have ran out of towels and sheets so I have been busy washing like mad. Have phoned the doctor and they have said to just try and get liquids down him so we tried that but then he pukes all that up. Hmmm. Hopefully he'll be better by tomorrow.

Hope everyone else has had a better weekend than mine. I am going on a weekend stitching meetup next weekend and I am so badly in need of a break.

xx

40 comments:

Sue in Australia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Hazel. Well done you.

Snip said...

This is just stunning! Good for you for pulling out this old UFO. Definitely worth it!

Deb said...

Hazel, that is absolutely beautiful. It's fantastic that you pulled this out again to finish it up!

Hope your son is better soon.

Cole said...

Sick children are no fun.. Hope he is better soon.

Beautiful work!!

doris said...

Good girl! Isn't it so much fun to finish a UFO? And yours looks just beautiful.

Hope your little guy is feeling better. Have you tried syrup from canned peaches? That was my grandma's remedy.

Becky K in OK said...

Oh my goodness Hazel, that is beautiful. I love the spider roses.

Ranae said...

That is a stunning piece, Hazel!
Glad you stuck with it and finished it.
I hope the little tyke is feeling better

valerie said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish! Love the metallics and spider roses. Sorry to hear your little man is sick. I hope he feels better quick!

Katrina said...

Poor baby, hope he's better soon!

Love your finish, it's so delicate and pretty, congrats.

Rachel said...

Its works like these that really make me want to take a drawn thread class to learn. Its just gorgeous.

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Hazel! Lovely finish!

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry that you son has been ill. I pray that he is much better tomorrow! It is never easy when our kids are sick, especially that sick! LOVE The finish, that is just simply gorgeous!! Beautiful work and congrats on finishing that UFO!!!

Elisa said...

Hazel that is absolutely gorgeous....it looks perfect to me :)

Angela said...

It's delightful.

Hope your son is better soon. It's horrible when they are so young and can't understand what is going on or tell you what is wrong.

mainely stitching said...

Hazel, it's simply stunning!!!

Giovanna said...

What a charming piece, congrats on the finish! I hope your little boy will be better soon, hugs.

tintocktap said...

Wow Hazel, that's just beautiful! Well done on your finish!

Hope your little one is better soon too.

Kathy A. said...

That is one beautiful piece. It is so very dainty. Good for you. I hope the little guy is feeling better soon.

Vonna said...

Oh my...a weekend of vomits...ugh, breaks my heart when they do that...
Your finish is gorgeous, stunning and utterly beautiful! Well done you!

Patti said...

Stunning Hazel. I do hope your son is better by now. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Julie said...

Get Well Soon little man, no fun being poorly. xxx

I love this little finish Hazel, its always nice to learn something new and this ones a very pretty finish.

Candi said...

I think the UFO is beautiful! Such great detail. I am going to a stitching retreat the weekend after this one and I can't wait for the break!!
~*Candi*`

Carol R said...

Beautiful piece of work!

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous Hazel! I hope your little man gets better quickly!

staci said...

Stunning finish, congrats!!!

So sorry that your little one is sick. I hope that he's on the mend soon. And good luck with the laundry :)

Kathy said...

Oh my that is simply gorgeous. Beautiful work Hazel.

I hope your little one is feeling better soon.

Andrea said...

Wow, just gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

Oh that is so pretty!
Poor little Elijah, i hope he gets better soon

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry your little guy is sick! I hope he's better soon. It's so hard when the small kids are sick--they don't understand it quite like the older kids do!

Your finish is absolutely exquisite. Beautiful work!

Tracy said...

Really stunning hun I'm glad you pulled it out, well done, hugs for the little man xx

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

This is so lovely Hazel, thx for sharing. Wishing you and your young one gentler days ahead. Enjoy your coming weekend and Sweet Stitchin...

Doris said...

i hope your son feel better now.
about the emboridery,is beautiful.

Karan said...

Oh your poor little one - hope he's feeling much beter soon, Bless him.
That is a stunning finish Hazel Enjoy your HD. :0)

Beatrice said...

Congratulations that is stunning!
Hope the little guys is well soon.

Lynn B said...

This is just a gorgeous piece, well worth the wait!

Raggedy Ann said...

Hello Hazel,

First off, I am sorry to hear about the illness. I do hope that you all start to feel better soon!
Especially your little guy. My daughter is on her second round of the FLU..makes me so nervous :(
Your stitching is absolutely Stunning. You always do such gorgeous work!!
Raggedystitches,
Louise xx

Loraine said...

This piece is really lovely. You have done a wonderful job.
Sorry I've been slow at posting. I seem to need a Readers Digest version of all my blogs!
Hope your son is better now. That is noooo fun!

Mylene said...

Simply beautiful. Congrats!

Christine said...

That is beautiful and so delicate

DovilÄ— said...

looks amazing:)