Monday, November 12, 2012

a weekend finish!

remember this guy?

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint


after ripping out both the thread and my hair, it was time to start over. 
the stage was set, and my batteries were re-charged. 

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint


so this weekend i sat down and did it!

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint


and i love it! the olive green memory thread was the perfect addition (thanks diana) and the beaded stars make it complete.

i really love how primitive it looks with the irregularly shaped stars. it's not the fanciest ornament ever, but it's a perfect representation of our historic water meters. and let's face it: a water meter isn't the most beautiful thing to behold anyways, so it should be a little primitive and gritty. 

i love starting off the week with a finish!


and because she looked so beautiful in her bow from the groomer's...



princess peanut!

14 comments:

  1. Oh Katherine you really nailed this one! It is beautiful! We lived in NO for 20+ years and this design is dear to our hearts. NO never leaves you once you have lived there. We're in Lafayette now but our hearts are still in NO. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stitching!
    Carole

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    1. thanks carole! i am right there with you, nola is always in your heart no matter where you go!

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  2. Hi Katherine,
    Great job. It looks fabulous.
    Linda

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  3. It looks fabulous Katherine as does Miss Cricket! Going to NO for Mardi Gras is on my someday to do bucket list!
    Thanks for your blog as I just love it!

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    1. why not come for 2013?! it should be interesting with the super bowl mixed in there too...i can just imagine!

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  4. Katherine, it's really sharp looking!! Miss Cricket melts my heart...............I just love those doggies.

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    1. she's a mess, but we love her!

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  5. I love Miss Crickett looking so pretty with her bow in. And the ornament is adorable. Great finish, dearie.

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  6. LOVE it!!!! The ornament looks perfect!

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  7. Both the ornament and Cricket are wonderful! Great job!

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  8. Love what you have done with the ornament! Congratulations on a great finish!

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