Mar 1, 2015

Midnight Watch

:: Happy Dance! ::

Midnight Watch is finished.  Woo Hoo!


Started:  October 12, 2014 ~ Finished March 1, 2015
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 32ct Wichelt Linen, Twilight Blue
Fibers: DMC, GAST, WDW and Crescent Colors
 
I substituted several of the colors in order to use what I had in my stash.  I've gotten quite a few compliments on the color changes and inquiries as to what I did.
 
•  Crescent Colors Blackbird and DMC 3799 for the lettering
•  DMC 310 and 921 for the border
•  GAST Burnt Orange instead of WDW Sweet Potato
•  Six Strand Sweets, DMC 612 and 739 for the moon
•  WDW Bullfrog and GAST Apple Cider as called for in design
•  DMC 730 instead of CC Pea Pod
•  DMC 951 for GAST Apricot Blush
•  DMC 437 for GAST Brandy
•  DMC 781 for GAST Gold Leaf
•  DMC 918 for GAST Mulberry
•  DMC 642 for GAST Toasted Barley
•  DMC 935 for WDW Caper
•  DMC 402 for WDW Carrot

I had to reconfigure the last line of letters and numbers.  I created the numbers for 2015 since the design is charted for 2009 and doesn't include numbers.  I couldn't fit my middle initial at the end so I left it out.

59 comments:

Donna Pheneger said...

Yay for you! I love this design!

Vicky L said...

Beautiful finish Meari!

Gillie said...

Well done!

Cindy said...

Great finish. I love Halloween designs.

Ranae said...

Awesome finish, Meari

Deb said...

Wonderful job! Congrats on your finish!!

Robin said...

What a fabulous finish! I love your changes. Well done!

Robin in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Oh I really like this one. I love Halloween and Fall.
Pam in Kansas

Anonymous said...

Congrat on finishing this project. What's next up to stitch?

Pam in Kansas

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous Meary :)
Congratulations on the finish :D

Sara

Justine said...

Beautiful! Your substitutions look great.

Anonymous said...

It looks great, Meari! Congratulations on the finish.

Karin in CA

Faith... said...

You did a great job with this one Meari!

Nancy in IL said...

I really, really love this one, Meari! You know... I think the hand-dyed cottons' prices have become ridiculous. I'm glad to see your piece turn out so nice without them!

connie said...

I have always liked this chart..Congratulations on another finish..

Sue said...

Looks fabulous SD!!!

Hugs,
SM

Bette said...

I love this! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

*-* said...


Wow! That looks great.
K.

Mrs Xstitch said...

great finish, I love it

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous finish :-D

cucki said...

Wow it's looking so lovely xx

Thoeria said...

It's looking fabulous! Halloween isn't really a big thing here so I never used to stitch these designs.....but last year I did a few and totally love the designs :) I have a few designs I'm planning to stitch this year!Will you have this framed?

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Meari! The colors are great. You have inspired me to dabble with my own thread choices, and fabrics too.

Marina

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish!

gominam said...

Hooray! Good color choice and doing the year plus initials, whew! Hopefully I'll be joining your happy dance soon;)

Carol said...

WOW! It turned out great, Meari!! Congratulations--I know that is a big piece :) I really appreciate the list of color changes, too--your choices were spot on! Will definitely keep these in mind if (when!) I stitch this one, too. I look forward to seeing it framed...

Denise SA said...

Beautiful result Meari

Fay and Charlette said...

Super job with the substitutions, Meari. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous, Meari!!

Kim Mattox

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful and I love that you tweaked the colours!

Katie said...

Congrats on the finish! Love your changes.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Midnight Watch is awesome and I love the Twilight Blue fabric and your creative last line. Now will your stitch on JG next or do you have something else ahead of it?

HUGS,
Dee in TN

Anonymous said...

Meari

Midnight Watch looks lovely and congratulations on your finish. Your colour changes look great!

I too substitute colours and/or floss on my projects depending on what I have in my stash or if I want to add more dimension to the piece.


Tara Kimberley Torme

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Well done. It looks good.

Anonymous said...

Meari, congratulations on your finish.

Marl

Pam in IL said...

WooHoo! Congrats on a great finish!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the finish!!! Love the changes.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

It's fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful Meari. Sandy P.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meari, this is a lovely piece!

Mare

Pamela Redfern said...

Meari congrats on the finish! you do such nice work! hugs, Queeny

Anonymous said...

Nice finish Meari! Come Halloween, you'll be happy to hang that up!

Bea

Anonymous said...

Meari -

Congrats on the finish! It is beautiful!

Marge

Kay said...

So beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your finish. I love the colors you used.

Pennyb

Barbi said...

Congratulations on your finish! and thank you for your list of colour changes!

Anonymous said...

beautiful work!

Kathy N

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love, love, love this! I went to the cross stitch shop yesterday looking for some spring charts but none were as cute as the Halloween. :) blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

Nice finish Meari! Congrats :)

Marcy

Akila said...

Wow, 3 finishes 10 days.. Congratulations!! How are you going to finish midnight watch?

Weronika said...

Congratulations! Wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish, Meari!

Sandy in NM

Anonymous said...

Nice finish, Meari

Lynne

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Meari, it looks fabulous. What are you going to do with it?

Judith Truly in OH

CJ said...

Very nice finish. How is the snow in your area??

CJ

Vickie said...

Great finish!!!! Congrats!!!!

Anne said...

Yay! Big congrats on your finish Meari! I hope all is well with you...thinking of you HUGS

stitcherw said...

Watch turned out great, love the piece and your adjustments look great on it!

tgraue said...

I'm facing the same problem with the date on this piece. I'm nearly finished stitching all of it and will have to invent my own 5 - if I finish this year. If I stitch any slower, I might have to chart a 6 for next year!