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Blue and Yellow Macaw

After I finished doing all that over-one stitching on my first HAED I decided to go back and dig out some very VERY old UFOs and make a dent in them … the first one I chose to do was one that I fell out of love with a long time ago.  Initially started as a SAL with a fellow blogger, she fell off the face of the earth not far into the SAL. Truthfully when I started this one with her it wasn’t my first choice to stitch, so when she was no longer cheering me on I just lost interest – not to mention I wasn’t exactly enjoying the over-one stitching.

Anyway, I decided to just suck it up and get cracking … and lo and behind I soon had another finish once I put some serious effort into it.  I must say I had no idea what to do with it when it was finished – I do love it now, but I’d never have it hanging on my wall.  Next thing I know my flatmate has fallen in love with it and pretty much jumped on it when I said I didn’t know what to do with it.  Eventually I’ll get it framed for her and it’ll go on the walls of her new house once it’s built 🙂

This is how it looked when I first picked it up again after not touching it since, um, ahem … 2007!


And here’s the stunning (if I do say so myself!) finished product – “Who’s a pretty boy, then?” 😉

Ross Originals - Blue & Yellow Macaw

“Blue and Yellow Macaw” by Ross Originals (Graeme Ross)
Started 17 January 2007 – Finished 31 July 2016
Stitched on 28ct Lugana, one-over-one
with recommended DMC threads

I may not have as many finishes as I used to do, but so far this year I’ve managed to tick off some pretty big ticket items as far as I’m concerned – it’s been wonderful to be able to put a few of my old UFOs into the finished pile.

4 thoughts on “Blue and Yellow Macaw”

  1. That is a stunning design and lovely colours. But I agree with you, it wouldn’t be my first choice to stitch or display! It’s great that you’ve found a loving home for it.

    1. Yeah I was pretty stoked that I stuck with it to get it done – I think that’s been my biggest ‘halo’ moment of the year! 😉

  2. Gorgeous stitching!
    I have a few things I started stitching with friends that I wonder if I’m going to finish as well, so I totally get how you feel about it. It’s awesome that your flatmate likes it so, easy gift! 😉

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