Monday, November 14, 2005

I finally finished my bellpull yesterday !

After several months from the 1st day I started my bellpull project, I finally managed to finish it yesterday.

Days of the Week is designed by Lynda Orme & Wendy Peatross of Forever In My Heart Designs. The chart is featured in The Cross Stitcher magazine April2005 issue (US mag). I had started this bellpull project some time in 3rd week of July. I took about 3 week plus to finish stitching all '7 days' ( I was on a stitching rotation - stitching some small items) and then literally tossed away the stitched piece in my craft cabinet *LOL* . Click here to view the 1st picture of the bellpull project I took.

After been procastinating with the finishing touch, one month later (in September), i took out the piece and wanted to resume with the finishing touch. But somehow, i found that the piece is quite plain and decided to stitch a simple black border. Stitching a simple border in one colour could be a boring task. Yes, I did found it very boring and was always sidetracked by stitching smalls. Believe me, it took more than a skein of DMC 310 to stitch the border (initially I couldn't believe this *LOL*) . And at one time, I was run out of this black floss *grrrrr...!*

Last week, the 'struggling' was finally over. I put the stitch piece aside (again hehehehe). On Friday, I resumed with the finishing and yesterday was a great day for me! Finally my bellpull is ready to hang! The border looks perfect for the bellpull. I'm really happy with my decision to stitch the simple plain black border although it took me some time to stitch and nearly put me into a stitching slump.

Click here to view another closer view of the bellpull.

13 comments:

Isabelle said...

Oh Zalita, that is such an adorable project! I can well understand why you got stuck several times, so congratulations on finally finishing it! It is really lovely. :o)

Chris said...

Your bellpull is so cute. The black border is just what it needed and worth all the boring stitching.

whitecalla said...

This is sooo comel. The border is perfect. Well done.

- Azie - said...

cheez,
finally U managed to complete the DOTW thoug it takes U months hik hik.. Well done !

Zohrah said...

That is one long bellpull and very pretty too. Congratulations on finishing them. Sungguh lawa. Yeah!!

z_mnor said...

Isabelle - thank you. It such a big relief to me when I finally finished it *LOL*

Chris - thanks, I'm really glad that stitching the black border is worthwhile. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've link yours to mine :)

Lillie @ WC - thank you ! p/s- would love to see updates in yr blog.

Azie @ LT - thanks. this DOTW almost become an UFO *LOL* but I'm determined to see 'Sunbonnet Sue' on my wall *wink* . You know how much I adore this needlecraft character/patterns

Zohrah - thank you ! Yup it is really long...total length minus the tassel & ribbon is approx 36" :)

Lnanaa said...

Wow that's really cute! I love the colors. Good job!

Lelia said...

Wonderful bellpull! I just luv it.

junesctung said...

Your decision to put in the border was a good one. It neatens the bellpull and brings out the squares. Well done!

~Harsha~ said...

thats really adorable cheeze! well done :)

DEWA said...

can do neck pull or not ? wanna tie around my GF's neck.so that she tak leh lari jauh.

z_mnor said...

Lauren@lnanaa thank you :) and thanks for visiting my blog

Lelia thank you !

June thanks. Yes, I'm really glad with the outcome

Harsha thank you !

DK@dewa heyaaaa ! ingatkan sape laaa tadi. Neckpull kalu... pakai tali rafia aje laaa miahahaha

whitecalla said...

Have been wondering...since you have been quiet, then I heard the news....
Congrads Cheeze !

~ Lillie