Happy Dance!

Barnabee’s Quest has finally ended and he has found the sweetest flowers in the land…

I can hardly believe that it’s finished! It’s blocking as I type this, in fact. I liked the specialty stitches in this one, as I do in any band sampler. My least favorite parts to stitch were the over 1 bits, but they turned out to be my favorite parts of the piece. That and the backstitched beasties – the snails, hummingbirds and caterpillars.

Now for the hard part, the finishing. I want to make sure it’s as close to perfect as I can imagine, since I went to the trouble of buying the tassel topper and bell pull hardware that specifically go with this design. I also bought the finishing kit for it, so I now have everything I need except for the pearl cotton for the cording and the tassel. I’ll place an order for this in the near future, I think.

Now, here are some more photos. Sorry they aren’t the best, but I had to take them with the flash.

Edited to add: The charts are now up for grabs to anyone who wants them. Trades are welcomed.

About Jenna Magee

IT professional, needleworker, editor/proofreader, author, singer, musician.
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22 Responses to Happy Dance!

  1. Melanie says:

    Hooray for the happy dance! It’s really lovely, so glad you’ve had a finish 🙂

  2. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous finish Jenna! congrats.

  3. Coral says:

    A big stitch for you Jenna, well done!!

  4. cathymk says:

    Fantastic Finish Jenna!! Congratulations!!

  5. Lee says:

    Beautiful! What an accomplishment!

  6. Karoline says:

    Congratulations Jenna, it’s gorgeous

  7. KarenV says:

    Jenna, it’s beautiful! Big congratulations on your finish.

  8. Barbara says:

    Jenna, you’re a wonder! That’s gorgeous!! You must be so thrilled!! 😀 😀 😀

  9. Kim says:

    Wow! That is fantastic! What a lot of work, love it. 😀

  10. Daffycat says:

    Oh this is simply beautiful! Congratulations on an awesome finish!

  11. Christine S says:

    Congrats Jenna!! It looks great!

  12. Heidi says:

    Jenn, congrats it looks great! 🙂

  13. Joanne says:

    Congratulations Jenna, it is stunning.

  14. Vonna says:

    BEAUTIFULLY done…gorgeous 😉 I’m so happy for you!

  15. Dawn says:

    It’s gorgeous, Jenna!! Congrats on the finish:)

  16. Von says:

    Jenna, you’ve done an amazing job stitching, as always! I’d be so nervous to finish such a treasure, that it would be pinned to my board for a very long time. Currently my board is displaying several such pieces. 😀 But I am sure that you’ll whip it up into a state of finished perfection!

  17. Kelly says:

    You’ve done a fantastic job. It looks great! Congratulations

  18. Meari says:

    This is very pretty, Jenna. Congrats on your finish. I’m doing a happy dance for you! 🙂

  19. Pirjo says:

    Hello Jenna!

    What a lovely finish! I’m very new in “collecting” charts so I don’t have anything you would like to have… But for how much would you sell the chart? It looks SO lovely and I have just recently added Just Nan designs on my favourites!

  20. Michelle says:

    Gorgeous!!!! I am so proud of you for sticking with this and finishing it. Now, I just need to finish mine. I bought the hanger for the finishing, but couldn’t find a tassle topper to buy. I also tried to buy the finishing kit too, but they were sold out of it. So, if there are any tips you can offer as you go through your finishing, I’d appreciate it! Congratulations!!!!

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