February 16, 2010

Celebrating Achievement...

I almost finished the shawl last night. I say almost because I still have to sew the teardrop beads onto the point of each diamond in order to call it completely finished. I still had two rows of beads to knit in after I left Books a Million, so I didn't ask Ellen to model it for you. As soon as I sew those teardrops on, I'll give her a buzz and head over to her house with my camera. Then you'll see it as it's supposed to look and not flat on my worktable.

I'm anxious to know what you think about it, but I'm happy to wait for your feedback until you see Ellen model it. I can tell you that I really like knitting with ribbon yarn, but admit that sliding beads onto the yarn, and then down the line as I knit this piece was pretty "labor intensive". I love making the beaded scarves, but I think the beaded shawl is a once-in-a-lifetime project for me. You know, "Been there, done that" sort of project.

Speaking of once-in-a-lifetime...
Today is my 300th post!!! Check back tomorrow and I'll unveil my giveaway(s). I'm tickled to be able to share this celebration with two hundred fifty followers! You are all so wonderful to me, and I look forward to your comments every day. I hope you're looking forward to yet another Brynwood giveaway.

So, today, I'm going to celebrate two achievements. Conquering the beaded shawl, and my milestone 300th post. Care to join me in a little happy dance?
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20 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I'm doing the happy dance because I stumbled on your beautiful blog one day! Congratulations on 300 posts and 250 followers! Thank you for all you share with us, you inspire me daily. I would be fibbing if I said I wasn't excited about you doing another giveaway. You are so generous and have such beautiful giveaways. I'll stay tuned! Oh, and that shawl is Gorgeous!!! Have a nice day! Twyla

The Farmer's Attic said...

Beautiful shawl! Thanks so much for sharing your handwork with so many people. I know that you inspire me and I'm pretty sure you inspire everyone who reads your posts every day!

Enjoy your day!

Lucy

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors...and, of course, beads on anything just adds to the beauty. ; )
~Michele

DeeDee said...

I have two things for your today...

1.)I love your shawl...Knitting is one thing I have never learned so I always envy those who can make things this beautiful...Great work Donna...cannot wait to see the model wearing this

2.) I recieved a little Valentine in the mail yesterday that totally made my day,.,,I found out I am getting a new job at work and not very happy about it....but you found the way to put a smile back on my face...Thank you Donna just for your kindness...I love it and will keep it at my desk...

have a great 300th post giveaway day.

The Lone Dollier said...

It is positively gorgeous and you should be so proud.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Lululiz said...

The shawl looks really stunning, I can't wait to see it modelled, and in close up and all the lovely little details.

Congratulations on your 300 posts and 250 followers, thats quite an achievement!

Krisann said...

So proud of you for both accomplishments. Conquering the shawl is just the phrase! Smooches!

Libbie said...

Donna that is gorgeous!!! I can't imagine the time that took! What a cool shape too & the colors are gorgeous too! You are truly talented.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Donna,Donna, you never cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity. I think there must be several of you to accomplish all that you do. And surprise, what I found in my mail yesterday. That is the sweetest little card! Thank you dear friend. You are one of the sweetest, kindest, and most talented persons out there! Love the stitching on the black background. This is just one of the sweetest gestures!
hugs and blessings, dear friend!
Debra

Deb said...

Congratulations on your shawl even though it's not finished! I think it looks wonderful. The yard is really great for it! And also congratulations on your 300th post - that's quite an accomplishment, just like your shawl!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Denise (VT)

Shirley said...

Your shawl is so pretty. I will look forward to see it modeled and I will check back to see you tomorrow. I am so glad that Margaret B sent me your way because I have so enjoyed your blog. Your Missouri Friend

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

Super duper congrats on your 300th post!!! Coming out of hibernation just to dance a happy jig for you! :-)

Your shawl is stunning, I can't wait to see it on the model!

Oh, and did I tell you how WONDERFUL you are? I received my Valentine today, and it is just beautiful! It's in a place of honor in my little studio corner. Love you big bunches!

XO,
Anne

DeeDee said...

But of course I am a follower....love it here

DeeDee said...

Sent a special post just for you...I want all my freinds to come visit you Miss Donna.

DeeDee said...
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DeeDee said...

I also reserved a specail spot on my side bar to you...

Congrats on the 300th post...Good Luck to everyone who enters....

thanks for the chance

SheilaC said...

Your shawl is amazing.... the colors, the details.... gorgeous!

SHeilaC

Tobi Britton said...

Hi Donna, I am now a proud follower of you! I will go now and put your button on my blogs- thepinkfairycottage.blogspot.com and pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com!

Joan said...

Hi Donna,
I just love this sweet shawl. It is truly a beautiful piece of art.
So glad you sold it in such a special way.
Wonderful!

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