Monday, August 17, 2009

Look What I Did !!

Earth Gatherer

While I was trying to decide what piece to stitch (along with what you've all ready seen in a previous post) I came across this one by Shepherd's Bush.

Don't ask me how long it took...I have no idea. It's been a work in progress for years. It does have frequent flyer miles though, it's been back and forth to Utah many, many times. Even when all the cross stitch was completed, the backstitching, beading and adding the charms took a fair amount of time. It was worth it though -- a treasure for sure. I suppose I should seriously consider starting the Wool Gatherer and the Herb Gatherer. They are both sitting right in front of me waiting for needle and thread. Instead of a sampler wall, I think I'll have a Shepherd's Bush wall!

Here's a close up of the girl....


And here's a close up of the boy..

15 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I just love love love it!!! It's so gorgeous! I love these gatherers, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to stitching them. I hope I do! Great stuff, Cari!!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful! I really need to stitch mine, it's been in my stash for years!

Deb said...

You must be tickled pink to have it finished! I did this one a few years ago and it hangs over the guest room bed. It's one of my favorite pieces by SB even though it seemed to take forever. Will you get the matts that go along with this? I'm doing a happy dance for you. This is a great finish!!!

Jan said...

Oh wow, thanks for the visual closeups of this beauty, Cari! Just lovely, and yes I think you ought to do the companion pieces, and have fantastic wall! WOW!!!

rita said...

mine is in progress too....should get out and finish...some day....rita

Kim said...

It looks great, Cari! Way to go! I always so love looking at stitched SB pieces! I've only ever stitched one thing of theirs. I'm not sure why because I do like them when I see someone's project finished! Anyhoooo....don't mean to ramble! ;o) It's lovely! Congrats!

Joan said...

Hey girl, to stitch in your sleep?
Awesome finish--just bring it to Utah this fall, we'll make a trip to Jills. Heehee XOXO

Julie M said...

Cari, that is such a cute finish and I agree, you should have a Shepards Bush wall!

Siobhan said...

B-E-A-Utiful, Cari! I love it. I love the gatherers. I have Wool Gatherer busy gathering dust in my rubbermaid bin. I really should pull it out & finish it. SBs are sooo pretty!

Lee Family said...

You are simply amazing!

Angela Jamison said...

Wow...the close up make you appreciate all the detail! Way to go Auntie Cari

woolwoman said...

I also LOVE the Gatherer series Cari - Your's is lovely - My dad finished up the Wool Gatherer for me and it is one of my faves - I am wanting the Toy Gatherer badly - they have all been in stash for years - maybe I'll put that one in his hands and beg - PLEEEZE do this one for me. LOL Mel

Cathy Lloyd said...

I'm jumping up and down, up and down! YAY for CARI and her EG! It's darling! Not many have that piece finished! XOXO

Stephanie Crandall said...

May I just say WOW! I absolutely love it!

Dawn said...

Congratulations Cari on finishing up that BAP. It's just beautiful, love it. I'm a new grandma to a little baby boy named Kyle and he is soooo adorable ! Hugs to you and happy stitching !