For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Friday, May 2, 2014

Wahoo!

Hi friends! Take a guess what I finished beading yesterday?!? YUP! Theotokos!
 Whoo HOO! 30,178 stitches! Well, I never counted all the beads. ;) A lot of those stitches are beads with a full cross. But you get the point.
I am pretending to Happy Dance. Can't do the real thing or I will be in BIG pain. ;)
I have learned a few things while stitching this over the last few months.
1.  I am a smalls girl. I missed stitching my smalls very, very much. I stopped Theotokos a few times so I could stitch smalls.
2.  I really don't care for beading! Dani had suggested Nymo thread for beading. She told me one spool would go a long way. I used almost the entire thing! Beading sure takes a loooong time.
3. I prayed a lot while stitching this. This piece in particular really kept my focus on God.

Brian is very happy with it! He has thanked me many times. We will take it with us to church and have Father bless it. Then we will get it framed. In a bit. Need to scrape up a little cash for that.

I started stitching a tiny small last night. Feels great! :)
Mabel is improving! Thank you for all of your loving wishes and prayers. She will continue on with her meds and hopefully continue to improve and pull through this.

Have a super day my friends! I thanked God for you today!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

43 comments:

blue star stitcher said...

Beautiful beautiful stitching and beading! Congrats on your finish.

Dawn said...

It's beautiful Vicki! Well done.

Annie said...

It's really an incredible piece of work. Congrats on the finish.

Hope you can do a real happy dance sometime soon. Mabel looks so sweet.. hope she continues to improve as well.

Have a great weekend!

Varla Lee said...

Oh- my- guiness!!!!! It is awesome!!
This is an "opera d'arte" you know what i mean:: Bravissima!! Brava!!
Congrats dear friend, this si so beautiful. ^_^ Big hugs!

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красиво! прекрасно!

LaNelle said...

Truly a piece of art! Just gorgeous! Congratulations with sticking with it to the end .....many blessing to you & Mabel.

Mii Stitch said...

Not my type of design but I fully appreciate all your hard work, it truly look amazing. Congratulations, it will be a perfect keepsake :)

Lesley said...

Beautiful stitching Vickie. Having googled Theotokos I appreciate the meaning of this lovely design,no wonder your husband is thrilled.
I missed your last post I am sorry that Mabel is under the weather again,I hope she improves every day.
have a good weekend:)

Margaret said...

Wow wow wow! So so beautiful! Congratulations on persisting through it and finishing this beauty! I know what you mean about your experience stitching this one. When I was stitching my Advent Calendar piece years ago with scenes from the Bible, I felt a special kind of peace while stitching it. Continued prayers for Mabel. So glad she's improving.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on finishing this stunning project - you must be very proud of it, well done. I know, beading is definitely slower than stitching...

Mary Ann said...

Such a gorgeous piece! Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Yay! What an accomplishment! Enjoy stitching your small. : ) I hope Mabel is feeling better soon.

Melissa said...

What an amazing finish Vickie. That looks like one detailed piece of work. It is so beautiful and despite how long it must have taken to bead, they give it that last little touch. Absolutely beautiful.

I'm with you on the big projects vs small.

I like to inject some smalls into my stitching and have 1 BIG project on the go at the same time. If I didn't have my smalls I think I'd go crazy :)

A change of scenery is really important I think.

Have a great weekend!

Melissa

Krista said...

An amazing and beautiful finish, Vickie!

Vicki said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on an awesome finish.

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous piece, Vickie - congratulations! Now you can go back to your smalls!

Glad Mabel is feeling better!

Carol said...

Oh, what a masterpiece, Vickie!! It truly is amazing (and I'm right there with you on the love of smalls AND the dislike of beading :) Congratulations on a lovely, lovely finish...

cucki said...

It's so beautiful and so sweet
Well done my dear x

Beth said...

Congrats on The. A very special piece.

Von said...

You may love your smalls, but this is a heritage piece you will be proud of forever. :) Congrats on hanging in with it to the finish!

Heather said...

Oh my what a lot of hard work went into your finished project :) Congratulations xxxx I hope Mabel is much better very soon xxxx

Kaisievic said...

Vickie, congratulations. This is such an amazing piece. You should be very proud of your achievement.

Betsy said...

That is a definite work of art Vickie. It deserves to be in a museum for all to see. Great idea, having it blessed then framed. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Betsy

Annette-California said...

oh Vickie! Congrats on such a gorgeous finish. Love all the beading and what a very special piece of art. It is a masterpiece!
love Annette

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie your stitching is just beautiful , well done with the bead work I love bead work always looks so lovely .
Hope Mabel will be better soon.
Have a lovely weekend hugs .

Pat said...

Just beautiful. You should be proud!
Healing thoughts for Mabel.

KimM said...

Elegant, beautiful. Congratulations on your finish. I'm so glad to hear Mabel is better!!!
Hugs
xxx

gracie said...

Simply beautiful

Minnie said...

Looking at this gorgeous masterpiece believe me I'm happy dancing enough for the both of us. You should be so proud of this one.

Shonda Rtb said...

That is so pretty! Your hard work has paid off. Can't wait to see it framed

Brigitte said...

Such beautiful stitching and beading. A wonderful finish, congratulations. Have fun with your smalls now :)

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Vickie! It is wonderful. Sometimes it is nice to stitch a piece that is out of our normal comfort zone.
So glad that Mabel is improving!

May the 4th be with you too!
Hugs!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is a true work of art! It's awesome! I truly love this. You worked so hard on this and it's beautiful. :)

I love that you are taking it to get blessed. I think it will bless everyone who see's it as well.

Yay! On sweet little Mabel feeling better.

((hugs)) to you sweet friend and blessings, too.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

♥ Nia said...

Congrats on your finish :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your Happy Dance, I'll leap about for you!!

I love beading, it makes a design come alive, this one is so opulent thanks to the beads.

(((hugs)) to Mabel too.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, what an amazing design to stitch! Well done on finishing :) Fantastic achievement :)
Sorry to read that sweet Mabel hasn't been well.... Hope she starts feel more herself soon :)
Big hugs xx

Maggee said...

Beading DOES take a lot of time, but look at the beautiful result! Congrats on such a wonderful finish! It is so beautiful! Hope Mabel is doing better by now... still behind in reading blogs... sigh... Hugs!!!

Lulu said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! I agree with you that beading on a project can feel like you're working at a snail's pace but in the end it is so worth it.

Lillie said...

Congrats Vickie! Stunning piece.

Julie said...

A very beautiful finish.

Sally said...

Oh wow congratulations Vickie. What a wonderful finish.

Evelyne said...

Wow,Wow So beautiful result!
Great work, I love it.

Have a nice week,
Evelyne