Jun 26, 2008

Mime with Balloon

BIG HUGE HAPPY DANCE!

Mime with Balloon is a Something Special kit by Candamar Designs. This has been a UFO for a long, long, long time. It was given to me as a gift from my brother wayyyy back when I first started stitching. The copyright on the chart is 1987, so I'm sure it was around that time when I started it. Over the years, it got buried in my stash never to see light of day until 2006 when I found it again. I decided I really should finish it. So here it is, almost 2 years later... FINISHED! Woo Hoo!! (Can you tell I'm thrilled?)

Mime with Balloon
Designer: Candamar Designs
Started: 1987 Finished: 2008
Size: 14x18"
Fabric: 14ct white aida
Floss: Cotton


I learned a new stitch with the completion of this project. The Bullion Knot was used to create a dimensional rose. It was a little tricky at first, but once I got the hang of it, it wasn't too bad.


Now... What to do with it?

39 comments:

Lori said...

I love the Clown and you did an excellent job with the bullion rose!! love it!
congrats!!!
hugs
Lori

Skye said...

Awesome!!!! You did a wonderful job..Congratulations on your determination to finish...Skye

Kelly said...

Fabulous Meari, I am so pleased for you! The dimensional rose is really pretty. Well done and whats next? lol

Shari said...

congrats on a great finish Meari!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!

Mylene said...

It looks wonderful, Meari. Congrats on a big finish.

mercy said...

COngrats Meari! What's the next UFO you'll complete??? (Totally a joke LOL)

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration to all of us who have UFOs that measure in the decades. Maybe it is time to check that far back closet again.

nopainforcakes... said...

Congrats, Meari! It looks fantastic and the rose is absolutely beautiful!!

Nancy said...

WoooHooo!! I bet that feels good! Now just to finish JG! Sorry, had to say it!! What *are* you going to do with Mime?? Give it to your brother?

sales said...

Yeah! Way to go! It looks great!

CJ said...

I know you are so happy to have Mime finished. Doesn't feel good? I feel good for you. It is beautiful. So what is your next big project??

CJ

Chiloe said...

Congratulaton Meari !!! I'm very happy for you !!! It feels so great to finish such a big project !!!!

Barbara said...

YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm so happy for you to have this finised!!! You did a great job on it. You can frame it for yourself so you'll always get a huge feeling of accomplishment each time you look at it.
Barb in TX

Espresso Girlie said...

it's beautiful! That flower is amazing.

Suzann

Sharon said...

An amazing finish Meari! Congrats.

Terry said...

YEAH!!! It looks sooooo nice and the flower is awesome. I think you should frame it and hang it next to your desk at work. Show off all that hard work to EVERYONE!!!!

Dawn said...

Whoo-hoo!!:) It looks fantastic!

Rene la Frog said...

Happy Dancing right beside you. It looks great and Congrats on the Bullion Knots. I can do a nice French Knot but haven't mastered the Bullion yet.

Gabriele said...

Beautiful done. Congrats with the finis.

Gabi

Deirdre said...

That is soooo awesome! I love the Bullion knot. Not sure I would be able to do it though. You should hang it in a high traffic spot!

Bliss said...

Congratulations on a job well done!

Nic said...

Well done on the finish. You are proof that there's hope for me and all my UFOs ... :o)

Coral said...

Congratulations!

Debra said...

Meari, yeah!!! Big congrats!!!
Debra in Indiana

katkiley said...

Congrats on the finish.

Janine said...

Fantastic Meari, I am impressed with the Bullion Knots and doesn't that 3 dimensional rose look fantastic. I have yet to try that stitch.

katrien said...

hooray! A big congratulations, he's looking fantastic!

Robin Ingle said...

You could send it to me, Meari! LOL Just teasing! Congratulations....it looks fantastic! And I just learned how to do bullion knots, myself! They are a bit of a challenge, but once you get the hang of them, they're not too bad! :-)))

Barb said...

Congrats on the Mime finish. It turned out stunning!

Kathy said...

WTG. Nice finish. Feels like you just gave birth to a child right? That is quite an accomplishment.

Paisley said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

Sharon said...

I am SOOOOO happy for you!! I've been following your progress on this and I'm so happy to see this beautiful finish! I think you deserve a happy dance AND a happy drink for this one!!! :) Congrats!!!

stitcherw said...

It looks fantastic. What a wonderful finish, and what a feeling of accomplishment you must have. Congratulations!
Sue

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Meari this is just wonderful, a BIG congrats on this finish. Definitely a piece to be framed and saved for years to come. HAppy Stitching, CJ

Shelleen said...

Mime came out beautiful. Congrats on the finish,

Mary Ann said...

WOW!! Congratulations on the wonderful finish!!!

Lisa said...

THe long awaited happy dance has begun!! Congrats on the finish!

Jenna said...

Woohoo! Mime turned out beautifully and you did a perfect job on the rose. I find those knots to be awfully tricky to get the hang of. Congratulations on such a well-earned happy dance!

glenda said...

wahoo!! I am so happy for you girl!

It is such a great feeling to finaly get the "clown" off your back LOL