I'm doing the "Happy Dance." Not only did I finish this lovely sampler, as of this afternoon she is at the framer. I have had the spot on my dining room wall ready for her since January, 2009, when I put my first stitches in her.
I actually finished the sampler proper on September 10, but then got the idea in my head to personalize the piece with over-one initials of both of my sons and their brides and the years in which they were married. I finished those up last night. I had put my grandson's initials and year he was born into one of the motifs.
I have loved every stitch I put in (including those that had to be un-stitched and re-stitched ;-) !!!) and am so grateful for the encouragement from the members of this blog. I am pretty sure that without the positive comments and finishes to motivate me, she might have ended up in the un-finished project drawer.
For the record, she is stitched on 36 count Bisque by Lakeside Linens with Belle Soie Rustique as the main color and Icing as the accent (and personalization) color. I used three full skeins of Rustique and more than half of the fourth. I still have enough of the Icing left for another project.
Here she is in all of her glory at the top of this entry. I will also attempt to add a picture showing where I left off with her in August.
Well I have been posting for 21 months -- but still having technical problems. For some reason Blogger is not letting me add last month's picture. I guess that I will need to do a separte post to show that.
Best wishes to all who are still stitching away, and thanks to all for the wonderful stitch.
Sharon in St. Louis
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Posted by SharoninStLouis at 22:59