Thursday, 14 July 2016

Just One July - or is it?

Hi folks

It's time for a Just One July update.  This is my own little SAL where I, and a group of stitchers joining me, stitch on just one project for a whole month.  Except of course where you finish that project during the month, then you have to choose another one.

And guess what?  I have a finish to share!

Cut Thru Pirate Ship by Bothy Threads
Stitched on 16 count ice blue aida with included threads
Started 6 January 2014, finished 14 July 2016

Here are a few close-ups of my favourite details...

Pirate bedroom complete with treasure map

All aboard for a barbecue anyone?

Shark!!!

And just for Rosey, another view of Pirate Kitty and the mice...

I'm so thrilled to have finished this one, and younger son is going to be even more thrilled when he comes home from school and sees it!

So now I have to find something else to stitch for the rest of the month.  Don't worry, I'm not abandoning my little SAL.

Hope everyone is having a good stitchy month, especially those who are joining me for Just One July!

Justine

46 comments:

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! You are awesome! NOW you can sleep. tee hee. Just kidding. Right? You did sleep, didn't you? ;)

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous. Loved seeing the details.

Carol said...

Oh, I wish I could see your son's face when he sees his special piece, Justine! Congratulations on a wonderful finish--I just love all those little details :)

Mii Stitch said...

Ohmygosh!!!! You did it! Even before the "weekend deadline"!!! ;)
Well done, it looks fantastic.... and I bet D will be thrilled to see it finished and ready for framing :)

Rose Threadandpassion said...

It's really beautiful!
Honestly I don't know if I could ever do something like that... great job!

Shelly said...

Oh what a great finish! You're a fast stitcher. I am bogged down in backstitching right now but it's got to be done! Can't wait to see what your second JOJ is going to be.

Melanie said...

What a fun finish; I love all the little details!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That is really cute - so many details!!

Kerryp77 said...

Wow amazing finish, so much backstitch too to bring out all those amazing details. Love the sea colours. I'm in awe! What's next?

Manuela said...

What a wonderful finish.
All the little details are so cute.

Patricia Green said...

Fabulous job! Woo-hoo! I love projects with lots of various elements. The pirate ship looks like it was huge fun. You go, girl!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Justine. I can't believe that you finished it up so quickly. Looking forward to seeing what you finish next.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on the Happy Dance! THis is such a wonderful design, all those little details and fun vignettes. Your son will just be staring at it for so long to see everything.
Just look at what you can achieve when you OAAT, it's really inspiring.

Rhona said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish! So many cute details.

Renee said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations on a fabulous finish! I love this design. :) I look forward to seeing the next one you choose.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful wow
Great finish
Many compliments

Bea said...

Well done! That is a great finish and I love those details. and you've decreased your WIP/WISP pile by 2 - can't beat that.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh! That pirate ship is something to be very proud of. It will be perfect in a little boy's(or big boy's )room.

rosey175 said...

Pfft, you stayed up for two weeks straight with needles on fire, didn't you! Totally worth it! Pirate kitty is still my favorite of the lot though I am amused at the BBQ blazing on a wooden ship! Ah, well, a pirate likes to live on the edge. Right above him, what are the bluish things with the letter P?

What's next? I vote Alice in Wonderland! You might even get ANOTHER finish!

Mini said...

Incredible Justine! Congrats on such a beautiful finish. You are such an inspiration ,you never know you may turn some multiple WIPs stitchers into OAAT stitchers.
The amount of back stitching in this piece scares me and you don't even mention that as troublesome.
Your son will be so happy and proud of you.
Waiting to see what you pick up next.

butterfly said...

What a lovely fun chart to stitch. Looks wonderful .
Enjoy your stitching week hugs.

Annie said...

Congrats on a fabulous and fun finish! Concentrating on one project really paid off:) Looking forward to seeing what you work on next.

Anthea said...

Hi Justine - oh whacko, the Pirate Ship looks wonderful - so much character - congratulations on the finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Amazing! Spectacular and congrats!!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks amazing. Love all the little details :D

Katie said...

Wohoo!!! I'm so happy to see it all finished. Now you can finish mine haha. Great job!! Can't wait to see what you pick next.

Linda Harris said...

Huge congratulations on finishing the pirate stitch and you still have half the month to spare! What's next?

Melinda said...

This is wonderful. Congrats!!!!! Looking forward to seeing your next project

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Yippeee!!!!

Emma Louise said...

Congratulations! It looks great :D

Brigitte said...

Yeah, Justine, you did it!!! Again! How great this Pirate Ship has become. And you finished it after the first half of the month already. Great job! I think I will do the same next month or in September with the one of my BAPs which is the nearest to completion. This strategy must be very motivating.

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations! And only halfway through the month too, that's mighty impressive.

Preeti said...

Congrats on the cute finish, Justine !! :) Your son must be delighted to have it on display in his room.

Annette-California said...

Oh my goodness you finished! Congrats it's beautiful! Your son is going to be surprised!
love Annette

Penny said...

What an intricate design and so cute, too! Looks like a perfect piece for a little boy. : )

The Crafty Princess said...

Squeal Squeal!! Congrats on your amazing finish. That back-stitch is absolutely insane Justine. You deserve and Olympic medal for that alone. You're son must have been over the moon when he saw it. It's awesome to have a talented mum.
xox Alicia

Thoeria said...

Fantabulously gorgeous, Justine!!! You did it and it looks amazing!!! Did your son give you hgs kisses and happy snuggles? :)
What have you pulled out to work on for the rest of the month?

Sheryl S. said...

Wonderful stitching, so much detail and many colour changes, great work.

gominam said...

Oh I'm so late in my reading. This is such a beautiful finish! You are a master of the challenge, haha. I love the closeup shots, so intricate and colorful. So beautiful, oh I said that already. Great job!

Heather said...

Congrats it turned out great! Beautiful :). I love the colors in the ocean they're so vibrant

AgnieszkaR said...

Congrats! It's awesome!!!

cheryl said...

I don't know how I missed commenting on your beautiful finish! Congratulations - It looks simply wonderful.

Shebafudge said...

Oh my word!!!! It looks brilliant!!! I love it. xx

Stitching Noni said...

Oh wow! Well done! What an amazing finish :o) I do love that pirate and the kitty :o)
Your "Just One" months are really proving to be a great way to get the big pieces finished :o)
Hugs xx

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! What an amazing finish. I've seen others working on this piece but didn't realize how detailed it really was. Congrats on a job well done. It looks like there was quite a bit of back stitching.

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