Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Another Finish--What?!

Look at me go! I finished another piece from last year's Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge. Apparently all I need to to is concentrate--and stitch! I think I stitched this on the recommended fabric, but I'm not sure. I know I used the called for fibers.
Shabby chic, just like the lighthouses I've visited in Maine. It's hard to keep up the paint job in all that weather!

I'm sure I've told you a million times that the dude's grandfather was a lighthouse keeper off the north coast of Scotland. His grandmother had and his mother has such wonderful tales of living on the land while his grandfather was in the lighthouse. (Here's a picture that will give you some perspective, even if it was taken in France.)
And the sea, all tranquil and orderly. (Ha!) Love this and adore my new rotation!

21 comments:

Kristen said...

Congrats on another finish! It's a great piece (I bought the chart once I saw your WIP). I'd love to hear your in-laws' stories about the lighthouse.

Melinda Forbes said...

those are great pictures of the Lighthouse. The water is crazy.

Congrats on another finish --

Bea said...

Well done on another finish! I'd love to hear some of those stories myself.

Glenna said...

Very nice stitch--I have it half-done in my stash and I'll have to complete it. I was undecided about the colors, and now that you've mentioned the difficulty in maintaining a nice paint job on the coast, I can relax about it. You couldn't pay enough to be a lighthouse keeper.

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your latest finish! The lighthouse looks great and I really like its paint job.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Well look at you making all that progress! You've obviously found a rotation that works for you - well done. I would love to visit Scotland one day and see it all, from lighthouses to castles to pubs!

Lee said...

Really nice! Is it a Bent Creek?

Kaisievic said...

Great finish, Anna. I love it. The designer is Bent Creek but what is the design actually called? I cannot seem to find it online. Loved those images of the lighthouses - fancy living somewhere like that? Amazing!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is a great design, I love the look of the sea and the way the waves curl. Hubby's uncle used to be a lighthouse keeper.

Edgar said...

Love the lighthouse, love and I mean LOVE Frickin' Chickin' .... and the Santa's are just too cute!!!! Super work!!

Robin said...

Nice finish and such a special meaning for you. Loved the pix in the link. Wow!

Linda said...

Congrats on another cute finish Nikki.

Linda

Needle Nicely said...

Anna, the thought occurs to me that you or the Dude could write a really wonderful story around the tales his grandfather has or had to tell. It's really worth considering. Of course, I love that you are finishing things in your new rotation system. Onward and upward!

Margaret said...

A lovely finish. So cool about your Dude's grandfather. Very very cool. Now I want to imagine it all.

KimM said...

Sweet finish. You're inspiring me to finish some of my WIPs.
xxx

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Love it! And pretty cool given your vacations and Dude grandpa! I've always liked this one a lot!

Beth W said...

Wowzers- well done, you! I love a lighthouse, and I love that dude's family has such a history with one. You're inspiring me to take up the needle again!

C in DC said...

Love your finish and the Dude's family story. I have that chart. One of these days, I'll get to it. Maybe.

Brigitte said...

I love this design and I love the fabric color you used for it. Great for you to have another project of Debbie's challenge finished.

mainelystitching said...

Looks like a good Maine paint job to me! ;)

Beth said...

I've stitched that Bent Creek design - it was tough with all the 'jumps' but worth it in the end.