Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hurray! Happy dance time!

Whew!  I finished Let's Do Coffee at the very last second!  Now it's framed, wrapped, boxed up, and on its way to my friend who unfortunately moved from California to Texas, so I can't give it to her in person for her birthday.
Let's Do Coffee - FINISHED!
Let's Do Coffee - FRAMED!
"Let's Do Coffee"
Designed by Ursula Michael
Imaginating
Started 6/26/2013, Finished 7/9/2013

I stitched this on 18 ct Aida (ecru/off white/cream?) with DMC 3857 (Dark Rosewood) since I didn't have 814.  I used almost the entire skein for this design.  The finished size is 7"x7" and the frame is 8"x8".  The wood matches the floss perfectly!

I provided the link above to 123-Stitch if you want to buy the chart, but you can also buy the PDF file online HERE and save on shipping!  Check out all these wonderful Ursula Michael cross stitch designs! (There is a design with teacups, too!)

Thanks again to Regge from You Got Me in Stitches, who gave this chart to me in a giveaway on her blog!  So now I'll pass it on to another lucky stitcher! Please mention in the comment if you're interested and I'll draw a name on July 15 and mail the chart to the winner (worldwide).

Two of my stitchy helpers cheered me on to a finish last night!  As soon as I sit in my favorite stitching spot with my OttLite next to me and put my feet up, I'm joined by Teddy the Mastiff/Labrador and a cat on my lap every night!

51 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish Debbie. You did an awesome job of framing it. Tell them furbabies that its to hot to be sitting next to you.

Linda

Denise said...

Let's do Coffee turned out fantastic! Great finish and I love the frame!
Good thing you have a nice big chair because Teddy looks to big to be a lap dog. LOL!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Julie said...

Congrats on your finish,looks great all framed up.

Julie said...

Stunning finish, lucky friend.

meggie said...

Congrats on your finish Debbie, it's lovely and the frame is perfect.
Great picture of you and your hairy helpers (:

sbirk said...

Great job stitching! I would love to win this chart I have a friend who would Love it!

Shaunterria Owens said...

Please enter me in the giveaway, I love this chart :)

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Christiane Garcia said...

Debbie, your embroidery was beautiful! Loved the choice of frame, matched perfectly. Congratulations!

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Melva said...

Beautiful finish! Please include me in your drawing for the chart. It would be a perfect Christmas present for my BFF of 15+ years. I accuse her of taking coffee by IV!

sharine said...

It looks perfect in that frame. Love your doggie:)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful - a stunning piece of stitching

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. The frame is perfect. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

I love your picture with your pets. Very cute.

OndLei said...

Congratulations on finishing! I just love this pattern. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Love the finish. I would love to win the chart. Your pets are great. I have a cat "Leo" that sits in my lap while I stitch.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net

Amber Rice said...

Great job :) I've had my eye on this one for a while, to stitch for my sister! I'd love to win the giveaway :)

Penny said...

Let's Do Coffee looks wonderful! And oh my goodness, Teddy looks like he could be quite a lapful - but he looks like a sweetie. :)

Margie said...

You did a beautiful job on this :) I deleted my previous comment bcuz I realized that I already have the pattern and didn't want to take the chance of taking the chances away from others ;)

Ann C. said...

Congrats on a great finish! Please count me in for the chart giveaway. I have been looking at these fun patterns on other blogs, I think I will have to buy a few.

Preeti said...

Congrats on the finish, Debbie!!:) you finished it very soon! I liked the frame you chose for this, looks very trendy. I am in for the giveaway.

My Xstitch Place said...

Beautiful finish, and frame. Like your pictures with your pets with you

toni ball said...

Great finish love the colour and frame would love the chance to win this thank you

Annette-California said...

Your have the cutest stitching helpers. Congrats on finishing Coffee. It looks beautiful and great frame you picked. love Annette

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

Lovely! That frame is just perfect! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway; I just found your blog from the Facebook Cross Stitch group, so I'm off to have a look around.

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on your lovely finish, I'm sure your friend will treasure this present!!

mysparemoments.com said...

Oh huge huge huge well done on getting it finished and framed, it turned out just gorgeous !

Lulu said...

Beautiful finish Debbie! Congrats :)

Ivy Cat said...

Great work! I love the chart, it would look great in my kitchen! Maybe I will get lucky and win :-)

Lija Broka said...

Gorgeous! A very nice finish. I have to admit I started googling up the chart where I can buy and what others the designer has done before I even got to the suggested ones.
If people in the UK are interested:
http://www.artsanddesigns.com/cgi-bin/viewDetails.pl?catnumber=1737676463
slightly more expensive than the download suggested, but works out well if it is a physical copy.
Would love to be included in the draw ... otherwise I would have to spend money and buy ... will wait for your decision first.
Thanks for sharing ... both the progress/finish and the chart. Your friend is very lucky.

cucki said...

Perfect sweet finish..well done x

cucki said...

Perfect sweet finish..well done x

Pat said...

Love your finish and you know how much I like that chart, please include me in the giveaway :0)
Isn't that the only way to stitch?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its a fantastic finish and looks great framed!!!

Angela CG said...

Congrats on the wonderful finish. I would love to be considered for this chart. I have been looking to do this one for a while. :)

AJ said...

Congrats on the finish! It's always nice to finish a project, but even better when you finish on time. I would love to be in the drawing for the chart. My father is a major coffee drinker and this would be perfect for him.

It's a good thing you have such a big chair. Your puppy takes up so much room!

Kaisievic said...

Great finish, Deb, and you look so comfy! Furio sits on my lap every night whilst I stitch, too. Please count me in for the travelling pattern - I would love to stitch this and I Love Coffee!

Silverlotus said...

Congratulations! That is such a great finish. The frame looks perfect.

And you all look super comfy!

Faith... said...

Love how this piece looks all stitched and framed up. I am sure your friend will LOVE it.

Please enter me in your giveaway - thanks.

demeter83 said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish. I'm sure that they'll love it!

Linda said...

Great finish and I'm sure your friend will love it. Love your stitching companions too - I have our Jack Russell Max who keeps me company.

Would love a chance to enter your giveaway.

Giovanna said...

It's a great finish and beautifully framed - well done!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish! The frame is perfect. Cute photo of you and your "helpers".

Karen said...

Great finish! Love the frame too. I have the "Chocolate" chart like this in my "to do" pile.

PS: Adorable pic of you and your fur buddies! You're puppy sure is taking an interest in what you're doing lol.

Anne said...

It's wonderful Debbie! Really love the finish and the frame, which is perfect. Thanks for the info on the chart. I will have to get it soon. Love the photo of you and your furbabies stitching.

Katie said...

The frame matches your gorgeous finish perfectly. Congrats! Love the picture with your furbabies.

Heather said...

Oh wow! I love your finish! Coffee crazy here lol! You look so comfy stitching away :-) Love to be in your giveaway.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Awwwww...how cute....they are keeping you company every night.

Happy Stitching!

Miamina said...

Well done on an amazing finish, I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it, I know I would!

Please don't enter me for the giveaway, I just wanted to post to say well done!

Raquel, Calico Craft Designs said...

What a fun design! It really looks great in the matching frame. I bet your friend will love it! I'd love to try this one myself so please enter me into the giveaway. Maybe I'll get lucky!

Raquel

Stitching Noni said...

Great finish :)
I see you too have mastered the art of stitching with a cat on your lap!! Not only do I get a to stitch with a cat on my lap but often the dog as well... Which means no stitching at all!!!

Martha said...

Wonderful cross stitch and fabulous framing. The final effect looks really striking.