Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 1, 2017

Best. Project. Ever.

I've finished the Zenbroidery!  I really thought it was going to take like 6 months to do, and it only took a little over 2 months.  

Let's recap.  This was after I started on February 22.  This was a test of different flosses and techniques just to see how it would look.  

March 1

March 16

April 20

DONE! April 30!

While most of the colour combos are just randomly selected, I did do some in specific colours to represent things that have meaning to me.  You'll find a blue and bronze flower and paisley, for Ravenclaw.  I couldn't get It's A Beautiful Day's song 'White Bird' out of my head while I did that dove.  Gold & red for Gryffindor of course.

There's a green and silver paisley near the black star, for Slytherin.  The dark blue flower with the light blue and white beads are our high school colours.  The black star represents a Grateful Dead song called 'Dark Star'.  



I stitched a white lightning bolt with red & blue in that heart for the Dead.  

Bluebird of happiness.  There's a neon green & blue heart which are for the Seahawks.

There's a yellow and black paisley for Hufflepuff. 


Really enjoyed adding all the beads and sequins too, even though I stabbed myself quite a few times, and once even drawing blood.


Those two stars were the last bits that needed to be done today and I was so eager to finish.


Now I just need to find a frame, although I'm thinking about having it professionally framed.  And now comes the really hard part:  Finding room on the wall for it!

20 comments:

  1. That's simply beautiful! I admire things I can never do and I sure couldn't do anything as amazing as that.

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    1. Thank you so much! Stitching, like everything else, just takes practice. Of course all my mistakes stand out to me! haha

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  2. Beautiful. we need some peace.

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    1. Thanks Val, and I agree.

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  3. Wow. Beautiful job. Blood, sweat, and no tears.

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    1. Thanks Joanne! Well there were a few tears the time I plunged the needle really far into my finger. lol And a few swears as well.

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  4. wow!! it's amazing.. love it so much..

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  5. WoW! that must be such an incredibly satisfying project to have finished. Looks fantastic!

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    1. I was both sad and happy it was done. I think it stitched itself.

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  6. You did such a wonderful job. It looks gorgeous! It's so cheerful it will make you smile for years and years.

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  7. so pretty and so happy! :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, JoJo, you did an outstanding job. Those colors are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Elsie! It was so much fun. Kinda sad it's done but it's nice to have my craft table back.

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  9. You've lifted my spirits with your intricate and beautiful work. Good luck finding a worthy frame and space on your wall.

    Take care, JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Robyn! Yes...therein lies the problem. Wall space. lol

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  10. I can't tell you how much I absolutely love this piece and all of the beads and sequins and added special touches is just amazing JoJo. I hope you'll do another one soon because this was a true story being weaved. Love, love, love it. - PS Facebook deactivated. :)

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    1. Thanks Karen!!!! It was so much fun to do! I don't know if I'll do another, but Zenbroidery has come out w/ a line of patterns for sequins exclusively and I will probably end up with one of those. I hope you come back to FB soon!

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