Monday, January 14, 2013

Edgar's 1st Finish of 2013 or ATS Has Come to an End


Gentle Friends it was a really cool, chilly, bright and sunny, cold weekend!!  For the Bay area I usually wear sweatshirts and am just fine, but over the last few days, I have on not only my regulation sweatshirt, but a t-shirt and regular shirt.... and even a light jacket over everything....  at some point I was even contemplating gloves, the fingerless kind, but gloves all the same.  

We not only got our regular weekend things done - but we also tackled cleaning out two completely full closets and finally put up the remaining Christmas things.... the tree, and my nativity - it was nice to get the house back in order and everything all packed up and put away for another year.  But, with the cleaning and tossing of "Closet Crap" there is a lot less "junque" around or stuffed out of sight!
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Even with all the other things going on I found the time to stitch and finish up ..."And They Sinned."  This bugger - boo of a piece has finally come to an end, not that I didn't enjoy the stitching journey, there are sections/parts of this piece that just seemed to never end - I can understand now why so many of these ATS' languish at the bottom of WIP baskets.  


I have often thought of this monster stitch as a piece in 5 sections.  
So I will break it down that way in the photos..... from top to bottom.......










.............  and those are the 5 separate pieces.... here's a complete shot of the entire piece...



"And They Sinned" - by Examplar Dames Design Co.
5/1/2011 - 1/14/2013
Stitched on 36ct Vintage Sand
Using mostly the recommended GAST Floss

Thinking back, I really think this was a piece I stitched mostly over 2012 - although I started it in 2011 - I did next to no real stitching on it for months and months.......and these last two weeks were just silly fill stitching - green, green and more green - so this was really a piece of last year.  
At some point the plan is to get it framed.
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That’s about it for today sports fans, Thanks for stopping by, for your continued kindnesses and sweet comments!!

Take Care,
edgar

79 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow Edgar, what a gorgeous piece!

cucki said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
It is super duper pretty..
Love for you with bug hugs x

anniebeez said...

Congratulations Edgar, this is a wonderful achievement!You must feel so proud! I hope I get there someday with ATS! What are you stitching next??? :^)

Nicola said...

Well done on such a fantastic finish Edgar.

Sandye said...

Congratulations on a monumental achievement. I enjoyed following your progress in your blog.

Rita said...

Congratulations on finishing ATS. Gorgeous piece!

Keep warm!

Lanie said...

Oh my, Edgar, what a fantastic finish. Congratulations! ATS truly is a fabulous piece.

pam said...

ATS turned out lovely. Congrats

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm always so impressed by the ATS stitchers who have the stick-to-itiveness to get through the whole thing! Hoorah. Good job.

Terri said...

Congratulations! I just started ATS at the beginning of this month and feel I'm making good progress but I sure feel like I've gotten nothing done when looking at yours! LOL Can't wait to see what is next.

Terri

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a seriously major accomplishment, Edgar! It is beautiful.

riona said...

Congratulations on a major finish. It is beautiful and worthy of a most impressive frame ... not to mention an entire wall all to itself.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, your ATS is beautiful!
I am hoping to finish page 1 this week.
Enjoy the cool weather.

Deb said...

Congratulations Edgar!! What a great way to start the new year with that wonderful finish!! Did you feel remorse when you finished it? I found mine like a good book that I didn't want to finish (although that grass was a doozey!). I'll bet that whatever you pick to stitch next will seem so small compared to ATS!

ArchangelDecker said...

Congratulations on your finish, Edgar! What a fantastic way to begin the new year! :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats! I know this was a long time coming for you. It looks great! Have a good week!

Sharon said...

What an amazing finish! I love how you took pics of the separate parts and then showed the completed piece...that really showed the details of this beauty. I'd happy dance for you but my form of dancing is more like "break" dancing....break a hip, a leg, a lamp, the chandelier. LOL.
So what's up next in Edgar's stitching basket?

Christine said...

Congratulations Edgar, it's fabulous

Cole said...

What a beautiful finish! It's really a spectacular piece! What are the measurements of it?

Loretta said...

Congratulations on your finish. It is lovely.

Rachel S-H said...

Congratulations.

Nancy said...

A truly amazing finish Edgar! You must have breathed a big sigh of relief with the last stitch. I don't think I could have made it through this one. Beautiful stitching, and I look forward to seeing what you stitch during the rest of the year.

Erica said...

WOW! Well done!
It must feel so good to have this done!
I know how I felt when I finished it! It was nice to be able to think of something else.
Beautiful job!

Karen said...

Kudos on such a beautiful finish! happy stitching....

Ann said...

Hi Edgar,
Congratulations on finishing this BA beauty! How long did it take you to stitch it?
I would like to have this piece in my stash but at the price the chart is currently going I can't justify this for myself ... although I've heard that it's going OOP soon - decisions :-)!
I'm looking forward to your "framed" picture!
Kind greetings,
Ann

Margaret said...

Yay for finishing ATS! It's gorgeous!

jeffsrose35 said...

I have so thought of stitching this piece so many times and like you said so many end in the bottom of the basket and I know that is where mine would end. I so love this piece and one day I will have to purchase and at least make an attempt!!!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures Edgar, your work is amazing.

Karen said...

abslutely stunning and you stitched it in record time. congrats

valerie said...

Congratulations on your ATS finish! What a huge accomplishment! It been freezing here which hasn't been helping my flu recovery. But at least the sun is out!

Elisa said...

Wow what a smashing finish Edgar, so much hard work, it looks fabulous xx

Jodi S said...

Yeah! Beautiful finish Edgar. I am sure it will be nice to see that hanging on the wall once it is framed!

Carol said...

What a masterpiece, Edgar--congratulations on a stunning finish!

Mary said...

A beautiful finish!! Well done!

JillMN said...

Edgar, it is GORGEOUS! Congrats on a great finish! MamaJoan and I just started ours on January 1. I think it will be a 2 year project.

Kielrain said...

What an amazing piece. It has to feel so nice to have it done. Thanks for showing the smaller pieces too. I love looking at this one. :) I still have never gotten it past kitted stage. (let alone a WIP, or a finish) :P You completed it pretty darn fast too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your awesome finish!

Saara said...

Congratulations on finishung ATS, it is really stunning. My favourite section is the bottom because of all the little animals - though I´m sure the solid stitching on grass was hard work!

Cath said...

Great finish , what's next in line ?

Kate said...

Stunning finish Edgar, congratulations.

Louise said...

Edgar, I am so happy that you persevered and finished it. Good for you! Louise

Ranae said...

Congrats on the happy dance

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done Edgar, it takes real willpower to keep going on a piece that size.

ariadne said...

Wow!What a HUGE beautiful thing!Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

DonnaTN said...

Wow! What a great finish and a great accomplishment. Congratulations!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Edgar,
It looks amazing - you should be very pleased with yourself! It will look fantastic when it is framed and hanging on your wall. Great job!

Katrina said...

Woohoo congrats!!!!! What a huge accomplishment and it's gorgeous.

Casa Pearl said...

Congratulations Edgar. It's amazing.

Beth said...

Oh Edgar it's just gorgeous! You did such a great job! That pattern is languishing in my stash, I just don't have it in me to start it. I know what you mean about the cold, to think how long our summer went on down here and now we're getting freezing cold weather, it was 26 at my house yesterday morning, so weird for Southern California.

Carolyn said...

Congratulations, Edgar! BEAUTIFUL finish! Just stunning..

DebbieSFL said...

Beautiful piece Edgar!! What lovely work.

Mary said...

I am impressed.....good job...and what a job.

Anonymous said...

Edgar, ATS looks wonderful! I'm so glad you (mostly !) enjoyed it. Can't wait to see it framed. Hugs, Nancy in NY

Bianca said...

So impressive, Edgar. Congrats on a stunning finish!

Peggy Lee said...

A real stunner for sure! Congratulations.
I'm going back for another look. WOW!!

Wanda said...

Oh Edgar, it is simply beautiful! What an amazing piece to finish. Congrats, Wanda

Anonymous said...

That looks awesome cant wait to see it framed
knew u could do it NICE JOB!!!!!!!!

Marjo said...

That is just wonderful. I have been working on this but got stalled. Trying again. Yours is just beautiful. Happy New Year. Can't wait to see what your next start is!

melodyr said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful!!

Barb said...

Wow! Edgar, that is quite an accomplishment!! It is so beautiful!

Deborah said...

Fabulous, Edgar!

By Juut said...

gorgeous

Julie said...

A very stunning finish, well done.

Maggee said...

Congratulations on this GREAT BIG finish! I would not be surprised if you took time off from stitching after that one! But we sure would miss you so...
Hugs!

Joy said...

Wow Edgar! It looks amazing! And I hear you on those fill areas--I hate them also. Now for your next challenge-framing!

March Beall said...

Edgar it looks wonderful. All I can say is you are the STITCHER. Every time you posted this piece the first couple months I would go hunt for it thinking I really like that pattern. But the urge passed and I just enjoyed your progress. Can't wait to see how you frame it and where it will hang among your other samplers.

Tracey said...

Simply stunning!!! I bet you were doing a big Happy Dance after putting in that last stitch. Can't wait to see how you frame it :-)

Penny said...

What a beautiful finish, Edgar!! Congratulations! :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations, Edgar! A spectacular finish!

Loraine said...

This is such a fabulous finish Edgar! My attempt to post a comment to you 2 days ago didn't take, so here we go again. I didn't want to pass up the chance to tell you I'm so very impressed with your finish. You are an inspiration!
Wishing you many more finishes this year. Have a wonderful week!

dixiesamplar said...

My goodness, Edgar, that is gorgeous...and tons of work! CONGRATULATIONS!

quietgirl255 said...

What an awesome accomplishment!

Debby said...

Wow! What a beautiful finish, congratulations!

Greetings from Debby

Susan said...

Congratulations on an amazing finish! I am in awe of anyone that completes that monster piece.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish Edgar...wow....this is sure beautiful.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

http://lindakscreativityworks.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

What a stunning piece. I've seen others working on it but have never seen it all done. Congratulations

Synthia said...

Magnificent!! An amazing accomplishment.

Catherine said...

Simply stunning!!! Congrats to you!

Kevin Tober said...

Edgar, your ATS is Absolutely Beautiful, Colorful, Decorative, Excellent, Fantastic, Gorgeous, Heavenly, Inspirational, Joyous, Keen, Lovely, Magnificent, Neato, One-of-a-kind, Posh, Qualitative, Regal, Stunning, Terrific, Unbeatable, Valiant, Wonderful, X-cellent, Yummy, and Zesty! Congratulations from A to Z! :)

Carol said...

Stunning!!