Thursday, December 29, 2016

I did it!!

Today was supposed to be the first day of a week long vacation from work, but the phone calls started before I even woke up and I was in the lab by 2:30p. Typical. The ONLY good thing about being on salary is at least I did waste a vacation day with the three hours worth of work I ended up doing, but it's still not officially a vacation (and I'm sure tomorrow will suck just as much).

Despite everything though, a very late night last night and tonight, I finished Lilo and Stitch Otherwise, and under my goal of 300 hours...although just barely at 292.73 hrs. Anyhoo, on with the pics! I left off here last weekend:
Finished the row just a little after 11p:
For a total finish:
I got it ironed and ready for mounting (and then off to Hobby Lobby for framing). I am having trouble deciding on how though. I'm not quite sure it's the kind of piece that should be matted. I may wait a few days before I decided for sure (and if anyone has any thoughts, just let me know). I'm not sure how I'm going to spend the rest of the year stitching yet (my gut is leading me to Alice and the B's), but I'll do a regular weekly stitching post as well as my final year's totals (which are SOOO gonna suck).

Oh, and in case anybody didn't notice it, the hidden surprise in the picture did actually turn out in the stitching (although it still creeps me out a bit):
A hidden Nemo...lying on the ground...a fish...lying on the ground...ugh. I wonder about the intentions of the artist.


Bea said...

Yay Keiley, you did it! That is terrific! Don't like the fish though - just a little creepy.

Justine said...

So happy for you that you achieved your goal just in time! I love Alice and the Bs so would be glad to see it again. Sorry to hear about your work troubles. Hope it all quietens down soon. Can't have work interfering with stitching time!

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo! excellent finish. Sorry about work, but so glad you were able to finish this with a full 2 days to go in the year. I think Nemo is a toy, not a real fish.

Emma Louise said...

That's fantastic!

Could it be a toy like the nemo that appears in Monster's Inc?

demeter83 said...

Oh wow, I've been a bad blog reader, I hadn't realised how close you were to finishing, this, it looks fantastic. Love it!
I was trying to convince some charting friends to chart all of this artists work but sadly copyright wise it's a bit dodgy, I might have to get a couple charted for myself though!

Linda said...

I knew you could do it Keiley. Congrats on the stunning finish. I'm looking forward to seeing it framed.


Khristine Doiron said...

Congratulations on getting it finished!!! It is so cute!! And I was thinking maybe that Nemo was a toy and not the actual fish?? Maybe? That makes it a little less creepy. I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your vacation and I am really looking forward so seeing what you stitch on next!

Kate N said...

It looks amazing :) Such a great stitch (sic) and in only 300 hours! You are an inspiration xx

Heather said...

Yay congrats! I think a mat would be nice. I would pick a blue that matches the darker tones in Stitch's fur. It looks great! And barely under 300 hours? That's almost a whole day! Okay a work day but still :D

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

Congratulations on the Happy Dance! It's so rare to see a finished HAED you just have to have a good old dance when you see one!
Awesome estimates on the time taken too.
I had to squint to see the Nemo but maybe it is just a bath-toy not a real fishy? Hopefully?

Vickie said...

That is just gorgeous!!!! I love that design!!!!!