Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Frederic the Literate - all done!

Did everyone had a good Christmas? I sure did! I had friends over for dinner on Christmas Day, on the second day of Christmas I was resting and stitching, on the third day we were invited to our neighbours, on the fourth day I was stitching and today, on the fifth day of Christmas I finished my Frederick!


Frederick came to me in the spring of 2007 as a RAK (random act of kindness) from Kim. I started the project promptly but for some reason I stopped and poor kitty became an UFO (unfinished object). Well, this year Raymond (a member of my yahoo group) started to stitch exactly same piece. I've got motivated and put my needles to work. I am a much slower stitcher than Raymond but I managed to finish and I am so, so proud of it. Frederick is the bigest piece I have ever finished (so far) and it took me well over 130 hours to stitch.

34 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful... congratulations on the finish, I wish I had the patience to do something that complicated.

    Gill x

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  2. How big is Frederick? Congrats on finishing him. He looks great!

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  3. He adorable and looks like the cat I inherited when my Mom passed. (Carol the Cat is on my blog). Fantastic finish. By the way, Carol took a liking to my boyfriend (hates me except for food)and sticks to him like she did to Mom. My blog is dottiesxstitches.blogspot.com.

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  4. Frederick looks like he is peacefully absorbing more knowlege than we do when we are awake. Beautiful job. Go Frederick!!!!!!

    Vee from Houston

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  5. He looks wonderful!!!
    Congrats on the finish!

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  6. Frederick looks great. Congrats on the finish. I wish I could finish one of by BAP's. What's next?

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  7. It's beautiful! I've stitched Frederick also and love looking at it. I have it hanging in my downstairs bathroom.

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  8. I love it! He is just so cute and looks so real! So what is nest?

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  9. Such a great job! I have that kit also and you've inspired me to get working on it too!

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  10. Frederick looks wonderful! Well done you (now what is next?!)

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  11. He looks great and I know it feels good to have a long term project done, so freeing!!!!

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  12. Congratulations! He looks very erudite~

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  13. Congratulations. What a fantastic finish. Frederick looks great.

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  14. Looks wonderful Eva. Congrats on a finish

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  15. Congratulations on the finish. It looks great.

    Marl

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  16. Whoot!


    Now... for getting it framed. I wish that part wasn't sooooo expensive.

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  17. This is one of my favorite pieces EVER! You did a wonderful job.
    Does this count as a finish for 2009 or 10 LOL!

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  18. WOW....Congrats on the finish,he looks fantastic! I bet you will miss working on him.

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  19. Great job! Frederick looks so cute and comfy. You should be happy and proud of your finish. Happy New Year!

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  20. Looks great! Congrats on the finish. You are right that Raymond is a very fast stitcher, BTW. Lyn:)

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  21. woohoo, congrats! He's gorgeous

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  22. Congrats!!! *big hugs* He's sooo awesome. :)
    Can't wait to see what is next.

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  23. Oh Evalina!! Gorgeous - you should be so proud of this completion!!
    ~ Janice ~

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  24. Great job, Evalina! It has been a lot of fun seeing so many people working on Frederick this year and finishing him (I imagine that helped motivate you, which is great!). Can't wait to see what you start next!

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  25. He looks amazing..... you did a wonderful job.... my brother also stitched this picture and I think it took him close to 3 years :)

    Amazing job!

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  26. Congrats on finishing a UFO! Frederick looks awesome. Doin' a happy dance for you.

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  27. Evalina! How awesome is this - it looks fantastic! Kudos to you for picking this up and finishing it! Hope you had a Happy New Year, too!

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  28. He is fabulous Evalina! I am so proud of you, well done!

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  29. He's lovely! I have one hanging on the wall near my bookshelves. It's my pride and joy of cross stitch! Your's is great

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  30. I can only hope mine will turn out as great as yours!

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