24 June, 2013

Worth The Wait

It's done... at long last! Don't ever give up on long-abandoned projects. This table topper is a prime example. The hand embroidery on this piece was begun in 1975; it languished, all but forgotten, for many years until it was rediscovered approximately five years ago. I persevered with the handwork; month after month, as time allowed, until it was completed. In late April I picked it up off the "to quilt" pile and loaded it onto Sundance. I finished the binding in the car last week. This makes me smile and serves as a reminder that all things we love, in due time, are worth even the longest wait.
Life is Good!

17 comments:

lindsey said...

So beautiful...that was a long project but certainly worth the wait :)

Synthia said...

Strawberries!!! Wouldn't you know it (smile) Perfect.

Laura Davies said...

Love the quilting!

Janet O. said...

I enlarged the photo to get a better look--it is lovely, Mrs. G.! And what a beautiful way to display it. You've done a great job on the quilting, too! : )

Nane said...

So I should finish the triple Irish chain I started in 1986? Can't wait to see this quilted....I know you we're working in it during a ski trip! You showed me how to so a French knot.

LizA. said...

Beautiful! I have more than a few projects in this same category.....

Zlaty said...

It's gorgeous! Enjoy it!

Your quilting is pretty!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You and Sundance do beautiful work! Congrats on the completion and here's to hours of enjoying your handiwork!

phyzz said...

It is lovely! What a sweet reward having it completed, to enjoy--right before your eyes! "Berry" good! ;)

Gwen said...

Absolutely stunning and the quilting compliments it perfectly!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Beautiful! Well worth the wait and the work. Love how much we all learn by both doing and 'not doing'. The 'undoing' has been on my plate lately..only lesson I seldom enjoy ')

jude's page said...

you give me hope that I will finish some of my PHD's one day, well done and lovely quilting.

Debbie Lou said...

Beautiful work! Some things are worth waiting for. Enjoy!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your gorgeous finish.

Quilting4U said...

It looks divine!! It really does feel good to finish one of the older projects, I know all too well!!! It is perfect!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's gorgeous - and what a feeling of accomplishment you must have! blessings, marlene

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