Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bless Me For I Will Prevail

Hannah herself has made the eloquent statement for how I'm feeling today.  I've prevailed!!  She's finally done.


It hasn't quite sunk in yet that after years of loving and leaving her, she's finally behind me. Hannah has been one of those pieces that forced me to prove myself as a stitcher.  Just like she says herself, "Thy talents to improve take care...."

2 over one verses....


Some improvisation with the dividing bands and bottom border.....


Plenty of wild life and an even more formidable grassy knoll....



With a final finish in the corner I turned the night I said goodbye to my mother.  A tiny crown - the last motif I stitched - is for her.


Thank you Hannah, you've been a patient teacher and a faithful friend.

14 comments:

Vickie said...

Congratulations and I am sorry you lost your mother. So many of our projects are filled with memories.

Mouse said...

what a lovely piece , well done with the persevering, it was well worth it .. sorry to hear about the loss of your mother , she will always be remembered fondly when you look at that it ... take care :) love mouse xxxxx

Krista said...

Wow!!!! Hannah is beautiful! You must be so happy!

Marilyn said...

Hannah is beautiful.
Congrats on finishing her.
She's a Masterpiece!
Marilyn

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Mary! Hannah is a beauty!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Woo Hoo!!!!! You go girl!!!! So happy to celebrate this monumental finish with you. I'm so proud of you!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

She's beautiful--and each time you see her you will be so happy you pushed on and finished her.

Teresa S. said...

Your Hannah Pepper is an inspiration! She is absolutely lovely! And what an accomplishment, Congratulations!

Carol said...

I am in awe, Mary!! This is such a breathtakingly beautiful work of art! Congratulations for persevering--your patience did prevail :) And what a sweet thought of your mom in that tiny crown...

Margaret said...

What a masterpiece! Wow! I just love her! Congratulations on your gorgeous finish.

woolwoman said...

Congratulations Mary - your perseverance paid off. I know what a journey it must have been and so wrapped in memories. I hope once she is framed and hanging in place of honor in your home - she will provide many years of enjoyment.

Got any more hidden beauties that you plan to pull out? Enjoy Mel

Alicia Nagy said...

Congratulations! Hannah Pepper is definitely a beautiful sampler. She is on my to do list and I believe I will be starting her next. I am new to your blog and I thank you so much for the movitation you have provided. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow! This is just stunning.... blessings, marlene

llknbillburg said...

I was just catching up some blog reading and saw your lovely finish. How wonderful it must be to have such a monumental task finished! She is a beauty and will be a loving reminder of your mother in days to come. Congratulations! Laura