Monday, October 18, 2010

I finished the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow! Go me!

I fell in lust with this the instant I saw it. I love it.  It's so beautiful, so many little details, and it contains everything I love.  It makes me think of  'grey ladies,' ghosts who haunt the shores waiting for their loved ones lost at sea to return home to them.
I'm not sure if the designer had a location in mind when she created this, but it's perfect for Atlantic Canada. 

I spent more than a solid year and a half stitching this, mostly an hour or two at a time after the Boy had gone to bed.  I worked on this during many espisodes of CSI, Desperate Housewives, and Hoarders.
   This is by far the largest x-stitch I've ever made, 24 1/2" by 18".  There are approximately 58-bazillion stitches in it.

The really great thing about cross stitching is that it requires no talent ... just a lot of patience and a good lamp. 

      Off to the framer!


Blogger Maya said...

Really nice..., no talent needed, so even I could do it, haha!!!

Do you have by any chance the pumpkin picture (second from the bottom) larger?? It would be so perfect as a weekend shot on Halloween! If you do, would you let me use it (with link and mention of course). You can email it to me at

Maya @ Completely Coastal

2:20 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish! That is awesome. I found your blog through the comment you left on Kathy Barrick's blog. I was on her blog myself to let her know that I just got my "Shores" back from the framer yesterday, and I wanted to thank her for designing such a gorgeous piece.

If you're interested, you can see mine here:

3:25 PM  

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