Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!


It's DONE!!! Monopoly is DONE!!!!

Almost a year after the first stitch (we started the SAL on June 1, 2008) and I finished it today! It was a fairly easy stitch except for the things that are oriented on the diagonal (the center logo and the corner squares)...and oh yeah, the Community Chest squares were yucky too! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'm thinking I'll put it in acrylic, kind of like a poster frame. It MIGHT end up being my grab bag gift for my family Christmas gift exchange.

And...on a semi-related subject, I have to tell you all about my visit to my not so local LNS. A couple of weeks ago I was in Vegas and took my second trip to Stitchers Paradise. This time I was better prepared (had my shopping list with me, and actually stuck to it!) and mainly went in search of fabric. I found three fabrics that I will use for my next three projects, along with the beads that are called for in two of those projects (and the DMC Perle Cotton).

I know a lot of folks here in the US travel to Vegas...and perhaps when you do, stitching is not on your mind. BUT I whole-heartedly recommend this shop. When I was there (a Saturday morning) the place was jumping. There's a table in the front window where three or four ladies were stitching and chatting....and there were probably about 3 or 4 customers roaming around. That didn't stop the very nice woman who worked there from helping me. (She did go wait on a couple of people in between dealing with me, but I encouraged her to do so). She helped me find the fabrics I wanted, and even helped me do a mini floss toss. I wasn't going to buy the floss for my projects, since it's DMC and I have plenty, but we wanted to check the contrast on a couple of colors....

Not only did she cut my fabric, she labeled each one with the count, the color, the type of fabric AND (here's the part I thought was wonderful, since I would be VERY likely to forget) which project I was planning for each piece of fabric. She even wrote down the final cut size so that when I am ready to start I can cut my fat quarter down to the appropriate size.

Anyway - can't say enough nice things about the shop....have fun if you go check it out!

And meanwhile, thanks for checking out my blog....do you know how hard it is to type when you're dancing????
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32 comments:

Mark Moon said...

Kathy is that a Snoopy Dance? LOL. Congratulations. It's always a big deal to finish. Now, are you going to let them actually play a game of Monopoly on it? ROFL.

Mark

Shelley said...

WOO HOO!!! Congratulations!! Your Monopoly looks awesome!!!

Beverly said...

It is totally gorgeous. Congratulations on a great finish!

Gabi said...

Congrats on that finish. It looks fantastic. That LNS in Las Vegas sounds like a great shop. I wish there would be a shop like that here around.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Congrats on the finish!!!

Romantic Fool said...

That is absolutely awesome!!! Hooray!

Teejay said...

Congrats on an awesome finish!

Susan in ID said...

Congratulations! And may I add my compliments on a job very well done.

Emily said...

That's a long stitching time, glad you got it done. It will make a great gift for anyone who likes the game. Great info on the store in Vegas, if I ever get there again will try to check it out.

Beth said...

I am dancing with you! YAY! It looks awesome!

Glad to hear you had a great LNS experience as well!

Rene la Frog said...

WOO HOO...Congrats on a GREAT finish. I figured it would take me about a year to finish Monopoly too.

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful experience at Stitcher's Paradise. I have had the same experience everytime I have gone there. I'm so luck that it is my LNS.

Carolyn NC said...

Yahooooo! WTG - looks fantastic! Congrats on a job well done. Always nice to hear good things about an LNS!

Mel said...

Congrats on Monopoly!
Yours is the first I've seen finished and it looks fantastic!

The shop in Vegas sounds great. Thanks for letting us know. Next time I'm in Vegas (a place I LOVE!) I will have to try and find some time.

Cathy said...

Congratulations. Can't wait to see what you will be working on next.

Nancy said...

Congrats on your year long finish!!! It looks fantastic.

Rachel said...

Congrats on your finish! looks wonderful

Kate said...

Congratulations on the finish!!! I've received the pattern last week. Kate - France

grace said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the finish. It looks amazing!!!

Lou's addictions said...

Congrats on an awesome finish. I am really tempted to give this one a try myself but it will have to wait till i have the many others on my list at least started

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on a marvelous finish. Look forward to seeing the next project

Terry said...

Congrats on an awesome finish! I'm doing the happy dance right along with ya!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!! I'm still on the first page and will likely still be on it next month too. LOL

Milly~ said...

FANTASTIC!!!!! Congrats on the finish.

Judith said...

It is beautifull. Congrats on this very big happy dance.

Dawn said...

Way to go on the finish!! It looks great!!! I am still planning to start..lol!!

5footrunt said...

I am so happy for you! It encourages me when someone finishes theirs. Thank you for sharing !

Cindy F. said...

~~CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY DANCING WITH YOU KATHY!!~~
It's awesome!!

Ellen said...

Very well done, Kathy. Congratulations on this great finish!

Lisa said...

You are a lady with many fine talents for it looks like you are a wonderful "dancing typist" (maybe there is a new reality show in the works). Your Monopoly board is wonderful and definitely deserves a Happy Dance celebration! Congratulations!

Fatema said...

Congrats on finishing Monopoly.
All your finishes are great.

Pike said...

WOW - that is one great achievement!

Mayté said...

Wow, congratulations!! It looks great :)

Sharon said...

What a wonderful finish! Congrats.