Sunday, September 27, 2009

C'est Finis!

Hmmm. Wondering now if I spelled that word right. Ask my resident translator on my blog reader -Terri, is that correct the way I have "finis" spelled here?

Anyway, while I wait for the translator to answer my question, I will restate the title in English for those who don't know even a couple of words in French.


And I am, of course, referring to the tablecloth I have been working on and intermittently talking about on my blog too!

And yes, I do have pictures now of the finished product -all for your viewing pleasure!

This -above -is the center portion of the tablecloth. On opposing corners of this there is a male cardinal and along each side, nestled among the branches and berries, is a female cardinal -along with some pinecones, holly berries and leaves and some ribbons too -for added trim!

On each of the outer corners is a female cardinal -more holly, more leave, more ribbons, more pinecones too.

Here's just a little closer view of the male cardinal -in all his glory, ya know!

And here is just a slightly closer view of the corner female cardinal too.

And now -I am enjoying a nice cold brew -to celebrate having finally completed this project!

Now I get to decide on what to embroider next -a tabletopper, pillowcases, a counted cross-stitch Christmas samper (Only if I am in a big hurry to make myself go blind will that one be chosen now) or perhaps a set of trivets to do up for a Christmas present -maybe.

Or I could knit something too but I haven't yet decided on what yarn I want to get to make that cape that I finally found a pattern for it so I think that can be automatically ruled out.

But then, I do have several skeins of Christmas colors of cotton yarn that I could maybe do some relaxing crochet -maybe some hot pads or potholders or even dish cloths -do 'em up as a break in the action and donate them to the ladies of the church's upcoming Fall Bazaar. That might work.

We'll see what tomorrow brings, won't we?

Cheers now!


Marguerite said...

Congratulations on finishing the tablecloth. It is so beautiful!!! You must have the patience of a saint. Great job!! Cheers!

lattégirl said...

On Facebook I said this was "stunning" but there are plenty of other words I could use. Your perseverance is awesome and so is your talent.

(Fini - no "s")

TechnoBabe said...

The tablecloth is so lovely and cheery and Christmasy! You make me remember how I enjoyed embroidery years ago. Enjoy looking at the tablecloth for awhile and congratulate yourself for the hard work and love that you put into it.

terri said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! You have definitely got some creative talent.

(P.S. I hope when you asked for a correct spelling, it wasn't me you were asking, but another Terri! I'm pretty good with English words, but beyond that, I'm worthless.)

Sandee said...

Way to go honey. I'm glad you finally got it done and it's beautiful.

I'm still thinking about the spaghetti and meatballs, the salad and the cheesy bread sticks. How was supper?

Have a terrific day. :)

Maggie May said...

Congratulations on the beautiful cloth. That would have taken me years and given me countless migraines!

Dianne said...

the detail is outrageous!
it's beautiful Jeni

Dr.John said...

The dish cloths sound like a good idea.

Casdok said...

Oh well done - it is stunning!

Berni said...

That is lovely I am sure whoever gets that for Christmas will treasure it. It is an heirloom piece.

Suldog said...

That's a lovely bit of work, Jeni. I'm sure it will be treasured for years and years in the family. Very nice.

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

The detailing is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to start a project, or rather, finish one of the million or so that I've started.. If I could only find my reading glasses.. Lol..