Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Few more to share with you!!

What another fast summer we are having! Why do they go so fast, and winters so slow?  The weather has been great and I have been enjoying each and every day.  All sorts of fun activities have been going on.
I have a few more framed pieces to share with you that I havent had time to post.
First is Sarah Brown from Milady's Needle:

and her sister Margaret Brown:

Close up of the frame, which has a similar feel to the sampler border

I chose to stitch both samplers of Vintage Pear with silk threads, choosing similar colors to the originals.  I just love the subtle differences and no, I didn't find it tedious stitching both of them.  I found them relaxing to stitch on and was a bit sad when they were complete.   Don't you just love how delicate they are? 

Next up is a classic Goode Huswife piece- The Flowers of Lebanon (OOP):

 I chose the same frame for flowers as The Black Forest (OOP) piece I did of hers a few years back.  I added the below pic for a refresher, but I didnt have the framed one handy.

The colors on the black!!!!  LOVE!!!  Both stitched on 32ct burlap linen with NPI.  Both funky in their own ways :)

Last but not least- the piece de resistance:

Stitching my Dutch Beauty in record time on 45ct lakeside Maritime White with overdyed silks I am OVER THE MOON WITH EXCITEMENT.  Looking at it, its hard to believe its even mine!!!  It is by far the largest sampler I have ever stitched and each and every time I look at it, I find something else I just love.   Countless hours were spent on choosing the color placement just perfectly.  WOW, what a piece of work!!!! 

 A close up of the frame I chose to use a dark teal blue fillet to offset the color in the sampler.  Just a hint of color, but nothing too bright.  I cant wait to find the perfect place to hang it.  An accomplishment like no other for me.  I love the larger samplers, I might complain a bit in the middle, but this one is a masterpiece.

I finished Peace House from La D Da, which I will share with you later this week.  What is next to pick up and work on?  I have to get BBD Wild Berries done, I started it with such a bang, but got distracted.  HaHa!  That is not something new is it?!!  Speaking of new, anyone see some must haves for St. Charles market?  I love the new BBD and the Plum Street pieces shown so far, I have been soooo excited for Yuletide since she teased showed us last year from the retreat at Shepherds Bush.  But I cant wait to see the others!  Of course the With thy Needle and Thread Ltd. Kit.  What else so far am I missing?!!!!!  LOL.

Looking forward to a great week, and I hope all of you have one as well!!  Happy stitching :)


  1. Dutch Beauty on 45ct!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. So awesome and the frame is just perfect. The others are great as well, but Dutch Beauty is a dream sampler~~

  2. Perfect choices of frames for all of your finished pieces! Love seeing them framed.

  3. You have stitched some beautiful things!! The frames go perfectly with the designs!

  4. Oh my! I love your framing!!!!!! Wow! As for market -- I am going to have a hard time being good. lol!

  5. Beautiful all around!!! Market and my wallet aren't going to get along ~ lol!!!!

  6. Love those pieces stitched on black. So hard to do but such a statement! Love all the frames you chose too!

  7. Oh wow, they are all so beautiful!

  8. Lovely finishes. The frames are perfect.

    Greetings, Manuela

  9. Woohoo! Perfect frames for Dutch Beauty and the girls. They are so lovely. Do you have them hung up already?
    I think that there are some lovely new designs coming up. I am looking forward to seeing your next projects!!

  10. Wow, Dutch Beauty is definitely a masterpiece. It must look even more beautiful when looking at it in person. Congratulations! And congratulations on the other finishes. They are wonderful, too.

  11. Wow Wow Wowie!!! Gorgeous stitching and framing, love everything! Those GH pieces on black are amazing. Just beautiful!
    Great work, as always :-)

  12. Wow!! So many great frames for your beautiful stitching! How exciting to have them all finished and framed. Love the symmetry of the Black Forest piece, and the bright pinks on Sarah and Margaret Brown. Have you been working on springtime girl? I have not had much time on summertime girl, been spending my little stitching time trying to finish up my SDW. Between work and nerve pain I am getting no where fast! I hope you are enjoying your summer, it is amazing it is coming near to the end already!

  13. WOW!! I'm in awe of your Dutch Beauty!!! And all your samplers for that matter!! The sisters are so sweet and the Huswife on black is amazing. But 45 ct?!!! That's teeny!! The frame is perfect for your Dutch beauty! I too wish summer was longer and winter shorter but there you have it...the seasons. Hugs!

  14. Oh my gosh !! What a treat this post is.... All your finishes are beautiful, but Dutch Beauty is just stunning !!! Congratulations !!


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