Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Igloo is finished!

Come join me in a happy dance!  I finished the Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Igloo last night (early this morning).
Cut Thru' Igloo - FINISHED!
"Cut Thru' Igloo"
Designed by Kate Bothy Golby
Adapted from art by Amanda Loverseed
Bothy Threads
Started 1/23/2013, Finished 9/18/2013

I stitched this on 14 ct lavender hand-dyed Aida with DMC floss.  The finished size is 9" x 9".  I substituted a few of the colors that I didn't have, so there is a little more green and blue in the snow, which should be much lighter.  I also used DMC Light Effects floss in pink and purple that I already had, instead of buying the brighter colors for the Northern Lights.  I did order the Anchor multicolored floss in Blue Hawaii for the water, which I had to wait awhile for, but it was worth it!


I bought this chart on eBay one night around 2:00 a.m. when I was standing in line during Black Friday, the big shopping day after Thanksgiving.  I was so excited to win the auction that I didn't mind paying for pages out of a magazine so I could get this chart!  It came out of the December 2006 issue of UK Cross Stitcher magazine.


You can buy the chart from The Silver Needle in Oklahoma, and they include the multicolored floss for the water and the pink and purple metallic for the Northern Lights.  OR you could leave a comment below if you're interested in this chart and I will pass it on to the winner of my giveaway!  I will draw a name on Sunday, September 29, and mail it anywhere in the world.  But remember, my chart is only the pages from the magazine.  Good luck!

43 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Debbie. I love seeing all the close up pics.

Linda

Lindsay said...

It looks fantastic Debbie, Congratulations.

What's next?

Shaunterria said...

Beautiful job Debbie! It is gorgeous.

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Elizabeth Terrill said...

What a wonderful finish!!

Faith... said...

Just wanted to say it looks fantastic Debbie! Congrats on your finish :) What is up next??

Janice said...

Love that cozy igloo. I did one Bothy cross stitch, it was of Queen Elizabeth's anniversary and it was fun!

Debbie Daniels said...

Since I am a Debbie also, and live in Alaska, (in an igloo of course!) I think you should pick me :-). You did a lovely job on this

Tama said...

That looks so wonderful! Congrats on your finish!!! I love all the details, 'specially those fish :D
Love to have the chart - haven't caught it on eBay yet :C

Justine said...

Wow congratulations Debbie the igloo looks fantastic! I love the close up shots and the variegated thread. I just bought Cut Thru Pirate Ship on eBay so please don't include me.

sharine said...

He looks awesome. Well done:)

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finish.

mysparemoments.com said...

Just wanted to say awesome job on the igloo Debbie ! Glad I didn't miss this update as it's fantastic. Can't wait to see what's next.

cucki said...

Wow congrats dear..it is looking so pretty
Hugs x

Annette-California said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats Debbie on a beautiful finish. Igloo is Beautiful:)
love Annette

My Xstitch Place said...

congrats on the finish, it looks fantastic

Steph said...

*Happy Dancing* Congrats on your finish. That is a stunning piece :) xxx

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Congratulations on your finish Deborah....I love this one...this is so cute and so adorable. Love the colors in this one as well. You do beautiful stitching.

Happy Stitching

Christiane Garcia said...

Debbie, it's really wonderful! I love your finish! The colours are gorgeous.
This chart was a good buy!
Congratulations!
:)

KimM said...

CONGRATS!! Looks AWESOME!

♥ Nia said...

Uhuuu!! Congrats on your finish :D

Kate said...

It's beautiful!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Debbie, a great finish. What a great piece. You did a good job of stitching. Be proud, it is wonderful.

Laura said...

Great finish!!

Pat said...

Great finish. It looks Awesome!

Preeti said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish, Debbie!!:) you did it really fast. I enjoyed seeing the close ups . I think cut thru charts have lot of small details which gives a satisfaction of completing small motifs in it and doesn't keep waiting as does a long project. I would love to participate in your giveaway and try this chart.

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on the finish. It looks amazing.

Emma/Itzy said...

Awesome finish! Well done :D

Isabella Morais said...

OMG, totally gorgeous! Congrats on you finish!
I Have DMC light effects but I hate stitching with those kind of flosses...I never saw a pattern with light effects and variation colors.

Anyways...it looks awesome, your stitching is divine!

socialsue said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!!!!!!!!! Happy Dance! I love the design!

socialsue

Christine said...

Great finish, congratulations!
Please don't include my name in the draw as I subscribe to Cross Stitcher anyway

Mii Stitch said...

Great finish, well done :)

wilma b said...

Well done, Debbie...it turned out cute!

Vicky L said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It came out adorable! I would love a chance to win the chart.

Penny said...

Congratulations, Debbie! Such a cute design, and your stitching is lovely! :)

Anne said...

yay!! Big happy dance for you darling! The colours are just fantastic and the whole scene just melts my heart! I can't believe that it's from a magazine! I love how you bought it waiting inline during Black Friday! Lol!

Hugs!

Shannon said...

What a great finish! :)

Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic finish :) well done!

Denise SA said...

Beautiful finish well done

Julie said...

Boo hoo, no more updates......oops, that should be yay, a fabulous finish. It's magnificent. The close ups made it even better for me to see the detail.

Miamina said...

Sorry for the slightly late comment. It looks great! Well done on the finish, I've loved seeing it come to life as you've stitched it!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your stitching is amazing! Wow!

I'd love to be considered to win the Cut Thru chart. I just "discovered" them today and find them most fascinating!

I found your blog from Annette and now I am a follower, too.

Blessings always

Karen K said...

Hi

You have done an amazing job of your cut thru, I am kind of missing the social side of the Monday night cut thru since I finished my lighthouse, but not missing cross stitch LOL- still don't want to go back to it. I am having a crack at crochet for a change...

Seriously you have done sterling work - it looks amazing.

K x

Dr. Dolphin said...

I would love to make the Cut Through Igloo! You did an amazing job on it.