Monday, 27 July 2009

45,000 Stitches = HAPPY DANCE



It is done. 45,000 stitches and two years later, on July 26th at 8:10 p.m. I put the last stitches in Noddy.

It was a long haul, not always fun but there is a great sense of completion now.

I am on vacation at our cottage deep in the bush of Northern Ontario until August 9th. Internet will be very sporadic but will check in when I can get in to town to the local library. We have our youngest son and his family with us for the first week. Assorted cousins and their families will be arriving with trailers and tents for the August long weekend. It should be a lot of fun.
The second week will be a more restful time with Leo's brother and his wife sharing some time with us. They have a new grandson born in Victoria, B.C. last week and so Leo and I have a new great nephew - welcome Owen Cooper!! and yes, that means another baby sampler. Now that Noddy is done I can start stitching the sampler.

A special thank you to Vonna for all her encouragement when I struggled to find the incentive to stitch on Noddy. Her quirky comments always made me smile and pick up my stitching again.

Well folks - our typical summer - another day of rain - and so we have all piled into the van are off to Kirkland Lake on a "road trip".

Till next time - keep those needles smoking everyone.

36 comments:

Missy Ann said...

Congrats on the finish!

Heather said...

Great job on the finish Kathy, I know how it goes with those bigger pieces, sometimes it seems like you’ll never finish it. It is just adorable :) Enjoy your trip up to the cabin (I wish I could fit in your suitcase and go with you)

Ranae said...

Kathy!!! woohoo!! It's done and it awesome
Congrats!!

Judy S. said...

Good job! That's a whole lot of stitches and a very cute finish. Have a great vacation!

Joyus said...

Fantastic finish, congratulations :D

Irishenchantment said...

looks beautiful kathy, worth all the hard work :)

AnnMcD said...

Way to go Kathy!!!!

Tracy J said...

Congratulations on an adorable and epic finish!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your finish! Your holiday should be all that more enjoyable now.

Vonna said...

Can I say....CONGRATULATIONS Kathy...that is a wonderful thing that you completed and not for yourself...just lovely!
YAY YOU!!!

Beatrice said...

YIPPEE !!!
I'm dancing a jig for you girl. Terrific job. Congratulations!

Kim B said...

Wow! Congrats! Make way for Noddy!

Caroline said...

Congratulations - this is a huge accomplishment! I'm also a fellow Ontarian - nothing better than good old Canadian Shield rock and windswept pine trees! It's my favourite place in the world.

Karrie said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks great!

Becky K in OK said...

Hey girl, congrats on completing Noddy. Great stitching accomplishment.

mainely stitching said...

Kathy, you should be TREMENDOUSLY proud of yourself!! This is gorgeous, and what a labor of love!! Congratulations!!

Wanda said...

Kathy...wonderful! Wonderful finish and beautiful stitching! I know you were frustrated sometimes but wow...it's done!!! I started a crochet afgan for my nephew before he was born...he got it on his high school graduation. And I can't say that I even finished it. My mom had to sew in all the ends!!! So, two years....long but at least the timespan isn't practically 2 decades like my poor, ugly afgan!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wooo Hooo Kathy! I'm so proud of you for sticking with it and getting Noddy done. I know there were so many times you just wanted to throw that piece into a corner!

Anna van Schurman said...

That's a lot of stitches! Congrats.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on the finish. Even though it was an uphill battle at times I am sure this will be one to remember and display proudly.
Enjoy your vacation. I hope the rest of the time is rain free and full of happy times.

Judie said...

Yipee - Happy Dance - Rebecca needs to get out the red pompoms to celebrate.

sandra said...

Congrats on the finish and on the new family member! I will miss Noddy! Have fun!

Linen Stitcher said...

What incredible dedication and perseverance! YOU DID IT!!! And Noddy looks lovely!! Glad you finally get to happy dance over this one.

Enjoy your time at your cabin. Hope you find it very refreshing!!

Jenny said...

Congrats - now doesn't that feel good. I'm going to use some of that mojo to get going on my baby afghan. :)

staci said...

WOW! Big congrats Kathy on finishing Noddy! I hope you broke out the disco ball and a DJ because you really deserve it!!!

Andrea said...

Well done you, congratulations on a fabulous finish.

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo - doing the Watusi for you (if I knew how, that is...lol) Congrats on such a fantastic finish! Isn't finishing this such a feeling of accomplishment? Well deserved - kudos to you. Enjoy your family time.

Cindy F. said...

AWESOME!!! Congratulations Kathy!!
Wow! You put a lot of stitches in since your last post on Noddy!! It is such a sweet finish!! Happy Dancing with you!!!

Have fun on your vacation! and congrats on your new nephew!!

Cheryl said...

Big congratulations Kathy! Such a big finish and it looks so bright and cheery.

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the finish. Looks great.

tintocktap said...

Oh WOW - well done on a fantastic finish!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Kathy, see this? I'm giving you a standing ovation!!! :) Hugs, Deb

Sharon said...

What a wonderful finish! Congrats!

Brigitte said...

Wow, what a piece of work! Congratulations on finishing it. You must be so glad about it.

Sonda in OR said...

That looks fabulous! It's been fun to watch this one as it was stitched! Happy Dance for you!

Carolien said...

This Noddy sampler is sooo cute! Well done.

Hugs, Carolien