Jan 1, 2014

New Year, New Finish!

Since I've been doing the backstitching and French knots on Yuku off and on for most of last year, I'm considering this a finish as there is a LOT of FK's and BS'ing.  Today, Yuku is officially done!  Woo Hoo!  Yippee!  Yay! 


Other close up photos can be seen HERE.
 
This project belongs to Debby (no blog). She did all the X's and asked me if I'd be willing to do the backstitching and French knots in exchange for stash.  Soon Yuku will be on her way back home.

56 comments:

5 Foot Runt said...

Very beautiful lady. Congrats on the finish!

htimcj said...

Very pretty!
Heidi-ILCS

Carolyn NC said...

Nice job!

Faith... said...

She is beautiful! I am sure Debby will treasure her.

onemore4gsus said...

That is just beautiful. Breathtaking, really. Amazing.

*-* said...


That is a great idea for doing the part you don't enjoy. She looks beautiful!
Enjoy your new stash.
Kay.

Mary B said...

Very Beautiful! And so kind of you to help with it. What a great first finish of the new year!

Mrs. Stash said...

I am sure you are really happy to send her on her way!
You did a good job and a good deed. Terrific start to the new year....Donna in TN

Sharon said...

What a beautiful piece! Happy New Year Meari!

Pam in IL said...

WooHoo! She's beautiful! Congrats on your first 2014 finish!

Vicky L said...

Beautiful finish!

Sandy In Montana said...

She's absolutely beautiful Meari.

Take Care & Happy Stitching
Hugs .... Sandy In Montana

Kay said...

Very gorgeous! I love it!!!

Ruth said...

Very well done. She is pretty. Congrats on first finish. Ruthie

Sue said...

First and foremost, what a great friend you are to do this for someone else, when you have plenty of your own things to finish. Truly an 'unselfish' act of kindness!!! :)

Yuku is a stunning piece! Kudos to Debbie for stitching her; and Kudos to Meari for doing the French knots and backstitch!!!

Hugs,
Sue your
SM

Terri said...

what an amazing piece of art! Such talent to do this, I like the idea of sharing the stitching.This is certainly a finished project to be proud of and show off!

Chris said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Donna Pheneger said...

She's beautiful - wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

She is beautuful. Congrats to Debby and you!

Sally

Anonymous said...

Meari,

Congrats on the finish!!!

Vickie H.

Anonymous said...

She’s well worth waiting for, Meari. Congratulations on a great finish!

Tobie in So. Cal.

Berly said...

She's beautiful! Debby s one lucky lady!!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Very pretty. Cong on the first finish of 2014.

Denise SA said...

Well done Meari back stitching is not my favorite stitch.

Katie said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish!

Sharon said...

Oh Meari, she is absolutely breath-taking! Your New Year is off to a beautiful start!! :)

Anonymous said...

She looks great, Meari!

Karin in MA

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations on your finish...she is beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Meari,

That is very lovely.

Lynn in VA

Anonymous said...

Meari,

That's beautiful! I hate back stitching and French knots.

Michele

Carol said...

Wow, Meari, you and Debby did a great job--how sweet of you to finish it off for her :)

Wishing you all the best in 2014!

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful, Meari. Congrats on the finish; I'm sure your friend will be so pleased to have it back.

Sandy in NM

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the finish.

Anonymous said...

Yuku is beautiful! I look forward to your finishes. Thanks for sharing. Sandy P.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I know this was hard!

Christina

demeter83 said...

What an amazing finish, she looks incredible!

Anonymous said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful, I love all Asian projects they seem to instill a peace or calming in me,

anyway it is beautiful can't wait to see it framed.

Denise
Utah

Marge Bobo said...

She is beautiful! I am sure that she will be loved in her new home.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Meari, FK's and back stitching take up so much time. She is fantastic.

Emily in NC

Lyn said...

She is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

She is so pretty.Congrats on the finish.

Sharon H

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the finish and I think you did a beautiful job.

Marl

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the finish, Meari! I know you're happy to be done with French Knots for a while now! I love your Christmas Mail Art, too! You do beautiful work. No doubt Yuku's owner will be excited when she arrives home again.

Betty W.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow she is gorgeous and what an awesome thing for you, to do all that BS and FK's!!!

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

She looks fantastic!

- Lisa N.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Wanna do some of my HAED's

Bob

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finish Meari, backstitching and french knots.. ewww you deserve a medal!

Deb
Brisbane Australia

Anonymous said...

Wow - she's gorgeous! I think I'd have a hard time parting with her.

PattyS

Penny said...

Congratulations, you did a lovely job!! I think you are a fabulous friend for doing all of the french knots and backstitching. :)

Lynette said...

Beautiful, Meari - you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Well done Meari it so beautiful

Lorraine xx

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous!!!
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful meari, congratulation for your finished :)

Tinna

Anonymous said...

Meari,

She looks wonderful!!!! Congrats on the finish!

Vickie in Arkansas

EvalinaMaria said...

She is beautiful! Well done Meari.

Akila said...

So nice of you to finish the back stitching. That's the worst part of any project!!
Yuku is so beautiful and elegant