Saturday, February 6, 2016

College of Magical Knowledge - FINISHED!

Finally! Last night, just before midnight, I put the last stitch into College and stitched my initials and the date. A five-year labor of love (with other projects in between) finally finished.

Here it is when I first started this blog:

Here it is last time I posted:

And now:

I can't really believe it's done. But it's done! Now I will wash it, iron it, and frame it. I can't help but stare at it for extended periods of time. Is it perfect? No. But I am really, really proud of myself.

151,200 stitches. 5 years. On to the next.

Thank you all for being part of my journey in finishing College of Magical Knowledge.

Edited to add: I couldn't have done this without H³.

30 comments:

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

Oh wow, your first post of the year and it's a Happy Dance! A giant enormous Happy Dance for your most epic project.
No wonder you haven't blogged this year, you've been too busy with your nose to the needle LOL
It really does look amazing now you have finished but also a little sad because we won't see it so much.

Right, on with Middle Earf now!

Rachel Tomkins said...

I ditto Jo above. Such a labour of love but so worth every stitch. There must have been times when you thought this day would never arrive, but it has and now you can Happy Dance to your heart's content! Huge, huge, huge congratulations!! :)

Lady Stitch-a-Lot said...

I can't believe you finished it, it looks amazing =) All those years you spent working on this were truly worth it, the result is just stunning. So big congratulations on this one!
I will surely miss your updates on this one, but you have many more lovely projects to show =)

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

So happy for you! Great finish!

Linda said...

Congrats on the stunning finish Ewa. I'd happy dance with you if I could. Looking forward to seeing it framed and progress on your next project.

Linda

Marihun said...

Yaaaay, congrats! It looks amazing! :))))

Cathy said...

Lovely, amazing finish! I saw it "grow" on your blog and my jaw just dropped to see it all done. Love it!
Cathy

Megan Joelle said...

It's such a wonderful feeling putting that last stitch in! An amazing finish! Congrats :)

Rebekah said...

Wow it is so beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished

Justine said...

Congratulations on your huge achievement! It's so inspiring to see a large project like this actually finished. I'm sure your parents will love it!
Looking forward to seeing what you decide to stitch in its place.

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on an amazing finish! It looks spectacular.

Pauline said...

It is unbelievable! Congrats on this beuatiful finish!! Well done :)

Annie said...

I've been watching your progress for so long on this one! Congratulations on a stunning finish! So happy to be here to celebrate with you:)

cucki said...

Wow congratulations dear
So happy for you x

Kate said...

I can't believe it's finished either! I've watched you stitch this since page 1. I've always admired that you've been able to stay motivated and it's been inspiring. You should be so proud of it, it's amazing and how fast have those years gone in retrospect? I for one can't wait to see what you choose yet.

lizbirdk said...

I've watched the progress on this picture with delight. So excited for you that it is finished. Congratulations :)

Blu said...

Congratulations! It's such a huge achievement! I've been following your progress for so long and it's been wonderful watching it grow.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Congrats! Such an awesome finish!

Claudette497 said...

I'm happy dancing with you! Congratulations on a great finish! It's been through so much with you, it'll feel strange to read your blog and not see your progress.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations!! It's been a blast watching you make progress over the years and I am thrilled to see the finish. Cheers!

Heather said...

Oh wow congratulations! It looks amazing! Now the question is what's going to take over? :D

Sasha said...

You deserve to be proud of yourself! This is amazing finish!
I am so jealous. I have such a hard time finishing anything, and I am always drawn to the huge projects.
I am proud for you! Way to go!!!!

Melinda Forbes said...

High Five!!! This is beautiful... Congrats. WOW... Awesome.

Keebles said...

That is SOOO amazing, but honestly, I'm going to miss your updates on it! It will be gorgeous when framed though! Congrats!

Terri said...

Yay! Congratulations on the finish! It looks great!

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish! I have enjoyed watching you work on this one. I will keep checking back to see what your next project will be.

Minnie said...

Congratulations on your big finish, I have enjoyed your progress over the years. You have a great reason to be proud.

Astrids dragon said...

Just stunning! That will look absolutely fantastic when it's framed.

Lana said...

So excited for you!!! Awesome finish!!! It looks beautiful!!

The Crafty Princess said...

I swear I commented on this. Sorry it's a bit late now but I had to leave my mark on this very important post. I still remember the first page finish on this beauty. It feels like you've been working on it for such a long time but it also feels like it happened really quickly. Weird right? Love love this project and it's a bittersweet moment as I'm happy for you that you've accomplished such an amazing finish but I will also miss seeing this wip. Oh well, time to get your teeth into something just as fantastic. Congratulations stunner. It's amazemballs!!

xox Alicia