Made It

Four weeks ago when I started my project I wasn’t sure it would be completed by the end of the challenge. It is.

You have seen it in different stages over the weeks so now it is time to unveil the completed project.

Some reminders about the journey to completion first. I bought the kit from Herrshners. It came all packaged nicely in a bag.

After drawing the design onto the plastic canvas, I cut the design out. I can see why some thought it would be a butterfly.

In three weeks, this is where I got to by last Saturday. Now I needed to finish before Thursday.

The first thing to do was finish the bottom portions of the candy canes.

Now that the design was completed it was time to add some detail and backstitching on the bow,

The last step was to overcast the edges to give it a finished look.

That’s it. Project is complete. I made it. Now, let’s see how it will look hanging on the door where it will be displayed during the Christmas season.

Thanks for coming along with me on this journey and encouraging me. I don’t know if I would have finished in time without it. Now, I need to start scouring the catalogues for next year’s project which will give me at least four posts for SOLSC 2024).



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14 responses to “Made It

  1. It’s beautiful, Bob. I do not know if I have the patience it takes to complete such a detailed project. I cannot believe you are already thinking about posts for #SOL24. I am just hoping to make it through Friday!

  2. It is beautiful. When did you get interested in such projects ? Thank you for sharing.

    • Truthfully, I don’t remember when I started working with plastic canvas. I find it relaxing and something I enjoy doing in the evenings instead of watching television.

  3. Trish

    It’s good that you’re thinking ahead…to next March?! Yikes! Isn’t it funny how, until you actually put the overcasting on the edges, the finishing touch, you don’t realize how much better it looks? Congratulations on a project well done and ON TIME. One thing to note, you said Thursday was your deadline; just wanted to remind you that Friday is the 31st!

    • Yes, the overcasting does make a difference. Didn’t forget about Friday. That’s usually my good-bye and thank you post. Tomorrow’s post is taken care of, so I knew I had to finish the project by today if I wanted to share it before the end of the challenge.

  4. Beautiful! I love how you match a project to the month of slicing, Bob!
    And always such an intricate work as well! You are so crafty with words and your hands!

  5. It’s lovely! I know you and your family will enjoy using it every year.

  6. Terje

    My guess was wrong. I did not see this coming. You sure tricked me with this. 🙂

  7. I love it! I loved following along and getting to see it come along each week. And it looks great! Thanks for sharing the journey with us!

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