Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Finally... a SDW finish!

Yes, the journey on SDW has come to an end!

I stitched fast and furious this past weekend to finish for the Scarlet Letter Year Challenge.

SDW a German Band Sampler
36ct flax linen with dmc thread

This has been such an amazing SAL journey and I treasure the friendships I have made along the way. From every motif to every band, I enjoyed each and every stitch.  

Across the top I took out the blackwork band and decided to repeat a band from the bottom.  I also charted a few lines from a Goethe poem in German which seemed appropriate since SDW is a German sampler.  Its translation is "I am with you, however far away you may be" and is a dedication to my SAL mates.    


I love, love, love the floral bouquets in this band.  The church had me exhausted at one point and all but done in! 


With the alpha bands I changed out the bottom row to include the first initials of everyone in the SAL.  


In the smaller alphas I found a spot for my own initials and the year.  






A BIG thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement along the way!  Happy Stitching!  xxxx




28 comments:

Mary said...

Hurray, Hurray, HURRAY!!!!!! Congratulations on a fabulous finish!! Well done Kirsta, well done.

Love to Stitch said...

ABSOLUTELY fantastic!!!!!! Congrats on this gorgeous finish. I am sooo happy for you. Looking forward to seeing what you choose for a frame. I have to get mine out!!!!! LOL. Congrats!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's a real master piece.And what a challenge to finish this. It's certainly great to stitch this sampler together with others in a SAL in order to motivate and to encourage each other. Congratulations!

Giovanna said...

What an amazing and stunning finish - congratulations!

Elaine said...

Stunning Krista! Congratulations! maybe I should finish mine now? :)

Marilyn said...

It's beautiful.
Congrats on your finish.
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish!!! You did a fabulous job :)

Chris said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

P.J. said...

Major accomplishment! Congrats on finishing this amazing piece. :)

Vickie said...

Good for you! You did it Krista! And I love the last photo. =)

Margaret said...

Hooray! Huge congratulations! I love your finish! I have yet to get my SDW framed. Sad, huh?

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Krista! Congratulations on your SDW sampler finish! What's next?

Robin in Virginia

llknbillburg said...

Wow! I am doing the happy dance with you. What a fabulous finish and such great memories to go with it!! Laura

Melissa said...

WOah! That is one huge masterful finish! Beautiful!!!!!

Kathy L. said...

Beautiful. Congratulations!

Kathy

Lois said...

What a stunning finish Krista! It is gorgeous!!!!

Carol said...

Oh, I'm just in awe, Krista--what an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations on a truly beautiful finish :)

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What a beautiful accomplishment and I'm just speechless at the size. It's AMAZING!
Donna

marly said...

Whoa. Stunning! Congratulations on a beautifully stitched treasure. What a lovely idea to incorporate the initials.

Melissa said...

Bee-uu-Ti-Ful! Congratulations, Krista! I also love that you incorporated the line of that poem - just perfect!

Peggy Lee said...

OHMIGOSH!!!
What an amazing achievement! I am flabbergasted!
You should be so proud. I really like the little changes/additions you have put in to it to make it your own. The verse at the top is touching and beautiful.
Well done!

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on your spectacular finish! What an heirloom!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! An heirloom for sure.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Well stitched. Looks amazing.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Michele B. said...

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful!!!! Not enough words to do it justice!!!!
Congrats!

Patty C. said...

Amazing!

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

Wow, you don't realise how big some of these samplers are until you see them!
SDW looks beautiful, there are some lovely motifs included and I really like that you have personalised it too.

eszter said...

What a beautiful sampler! Congrats♥