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Sunday, May 2, 2010

13th finish - For Alyssa's sweet sixteen




Finally I finished my Daughter's Sweet Sixteen Gift.
This pattern was in Cross stitch Crazy May 2008 Issue.
When I first saw the pattern if reminded me of my
daughter Alyssa. In the magazine they said you
can finish this in a weekend, they called it a weekender
project - NOT. Maybe if you started friday morning
and stopped sunday night without stopping at all. I
want to see someone do this in a weekend :)
The colors were hard to work with. I am very pleased
that it is done and with be taking it to the framer. My
daughter Plays the clarinet and also guitar, she is a free
spirit. She did not want a party so we went on friday
and bought her what she wanted, a new MAC laptop
computer and printer. My daughters like apple
computers. Her birthday is not until June 23rd,
but with the extra paycheck week in april I
purchased it when I had the money. I will
be taking her out to dinner and
also giving her this piece. Something she will
have forever. It's my 13 finish. Thank you to
everyone who leaves a comment on the blog.
I truly look forward to see what everyone has to
say. It make my day knowing I can share my
work with other stitchers.

32 comments:

quiltyVal said...

Cindy, this is a great piece, I am sure your daughter will love it. I agree though, I don't see how they could possibly call that a weekender!

MommaInStitches said...

Great stitching Cindy! This will make a wonderful gift!

Daffycat said...

It's really a sweet design ~ great finish! I don't see how anyone could do it in one weekend though!

Jessie said...

what a beautiful gift to give to your child... I will be 57 June 27th and I still remember the gift I got on my 16th birthday... the computer will be replaced but that gift from your hands will always mark this birthday... good job Mom!!!!!

Darkangel said...

wow this is wonderful, but finishing it in one week is really hard I think, also lots of backstitches in it

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a neat piece, and perfect for your darling! Great birthday present, and she'll be surprised by this gift, too. You're having a great stitch-year - 13 pieces! Good job!!

Jules said...

Very beautiful piece! I played the clarinet in middle and high school too! My niece also plays (she is 12). And so did my mom. As I wrote a poem about it last year, it is "My favorite kind of licorice stick" (quoting Benny Goodman)!

I think your daughter will have a wonderful birthday when it arrives!

Nancy Pederson said...

That is such a neat design and such a wonderful gift for a teenager.

Carol said...

What a special gift for your musical daughter, Cindy. I'm sure she'll treasure it... I can't imagine anyone finishing that in one weekend (maybe one weekend per musician!!). She is a lucky daughter to have such a thoughtful mom :)

Emily said...

This is a very nice piece, sure your daughter will love it.

Vicky L said...

What a cute picture and great stitching! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Cari-in-VA said...

Cindy,what a lovely finish. I bet your daughter was just thrilled to receive it - especially since you made it.

Katrien said...

That's gorgeous! And waw 13 finishes already!

Vicki in CO said...

Very nice piece! I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Heidi said...

What a great gift for your daughter's sweet 16! She will love it.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a great BD gift to me!! Love the piece - very sweet!

Sharon said...

What a sweet piece. I am sure that this will be treasured for MANY years to come! Great job...
Have fun with the birthday girl! :)

Lyn said...

Congrats on the finish! Looks super!

Frishawn said...

Weekender!!!! Yeah right...not even if your weekend lasts an entire week. I know that your daughter will love it. Great finish!

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the finish...I'm sure your daughter will treasure it for years to come.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish...beautiful job well done.

Christine said...

Its lovely, but it would take me way more than a weekend too

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. :) It's very nice.

Blu said...

Congrats. This is such a sweet design!

Shelley said...

Congrats on the great finish. I am sure DD will cherish it for many years.

don1012nym_nicks said...

happy new year 2010!!!........................................

淑娟 said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩

Sally said...

What a wonderful piece you stitched for your daugher. I bet she will love it.

Brigitte said...

Such a sweet and wonderful piece for your daughter. She will be delighted.
Calling this a weekender is hugely exaggerated There might be stitchers who manage to finish this in a weekend but I don't know any of them, lol.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fantastic piece for your daughter, it deftinately suits her to a T based on your description!!!

silentsgirl said...

This turned out beautifully - what a thoughtful gift for your daughter.

Raven/Missy said...

What a beautiful piece for Alyssa, I am sure she will treasure it. Happy Birthday (a little early) to her!