Happy Dance! A Major Finish

Dear Stitching Friends

It’s a great pleasure indeed to share this major finish with you – Drawn Thread’s Marriage of the Minds. I started stitching it in January 2010 to commemorate our 25th wedding anniversary in 2009 and joined Gaynor’s  2010 Weekly SAL to keep me focussed, but that did not prevent a few mishaps such as running out of green silks twice over the 6 months.

All that is forgotten now 🙂 and here is what I have to show for it…

MOTM Full length

MOTM part 1

MOTM part 2

MOTM part 3

I changed the last section to include the names of our children and their dates of birth. My photography does not do justice to the finished piece and today’s winter sun is not so intense.

Thanks to the generous advice of stitching friends, I stayed with the recommended silks and stitched with one strand over 2 linen threads.  It was my first experience, and at first the stitching looked ‘flimsy’ and didn’t cover the fabric sufficiently. But I’m so happy with the finished result, I’ll do it again. Thank You!

Happy Stitching 😉


Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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11 comments on “Happy Dance! A Major Finish
  1. Valerie says:

    Congratulations on an amazing finish! MOTM is a huge feat and it looks stunning. Also, congrats on 25 years of marriage. 🙂

  2. Lisa V says:

    WOW what a beauty, you should be very proud Pokua, its stunning!
    LISA V

  3. Myra says:

    Congratulations on such an accomplishment – both the finished piece and the 25 years of marriage. MOTM is absolutely gorgeous and I am sure it will become a family heirloom.

  4. Line says:

    What a gorgeous finish, great job!!!

  5. monica says:

    Wow…Pokua …incredible finish!Congratulations for this gorgeaus job!
    Brava bravissima!
    Hugs! Monica

  6. Patti says:

    WOW that is really something. What a great job you did on it.
    Lots of Love
    Late Patti xxx

  7. Barbara says:

    Oh Pokua, it’s stunning! I’m so happy you finished such a wonderful and meaningful project!!

  8. Fiona says:

    This is really very beautiful Pokua – as are all of your superb finished pieces! It is very inspiring to visit your blog!!

  9. silvia says:

    Congratulation, is a GREAT job!

  10. Congratulations on the finish, it looks amazing, I love how you put the names of your children also.

  11. Cindy F. says:

    OH WOW!!! Congratulations on a most beautiful finish!! and you stitched it so fast!!!

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