Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wild Roses and a couple more finishes

First off I am so excited about this piece. I just love it. It was a very fun stitch. I seem to like long skinny pieces and when I saw this as a shop model I knew I would have to stitch it.


This piece is from Carriage House Samplings. It is called Wild Roses. I Stitched it on 36 count cream with DMC. I did personalize is with my hubby's initials across the top and mine on the bottom. Then going down the left side I put our childrens initials and across on the right hand side I put their spouses initials. Our youngest is not married so I only put the last name initial in. For this piece I went to Joann's with a 50% off plus another $20 off coupon and ordered this frame. I did the framing myself. I am so happy with how it turned out.

Here is just a close up of the top of the piece. I put my own name and dated it 2011.


I stitched and finished my second LHN ornament for 2011. This one was stitched on home dyed 28 count and I used the threads called for in the pattern.


I posted this piece earlier but it was not finished. This is from the 11-08 Gift of Stitching magazine.


These are the last of my 2010 stitches. I just finished them off. The Christmas ornaments came out of JCS magazines and the bottom finish is a BBD freebie.

I just stitched up a couple of pieces in the last few days and I am hoping to get them finished and posted later this week.

Now I am getting ready for an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy!!!! What fun.
Did I mention that I hate having to do those over 50 things!!!
But better safe than sorry, I will be glad when it's over though:)


13 comments:

Karen said...

great finishes Joan!

valerie said...

Great finishes!

Jill said...

You have been busy girlfriend! You must have stitched the CHS sampler since I last saw you, which was about 2 weeks ago? That is very nice! I like how you put everyone's initials, great idea!

P.S. Good Luck tomorrow! It will be fine.

Carolyn said...

OMGosh, Joan, your CHS piece is just gorgeous! I will definitely have to go look for this one. I've not seen it, and I just LOVE the long,skinny samplers. I love your ornaments, too. You've been busy! Good luck on all your "over 50" things. I need to have the colonoscopy and mammogram done. Fun....

Lesleyanne said...

Great finishes.

Katrina said...

Definitely better safe than sorry but not fun!!! You should reward yourself with some stitching shopping ;-).

Gorgeous finishes! Love the CHS sampler.

Patty C. said...

Your ornaments are great but I adore Wild Roses !!!!!!!

Blu said...

Great finishes! The CHS sampler looks spectacular.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wild Roses is stunning, Joan! I love it and have often thought about stitching it - you're making me really want to do it.

Your ornaments are ALL darling!

pj said...

Love it! Great job Joan....you have been very busy! Love the idea of the initials of your family. Yes, that over 50 stuff is not always pleasant but it is good that you are getting it out of the way before spring! pam

Pointed Stitcher said...

Wow, what great finishes. I especailly like "Wild Roses".

TeresaB said...

Love those long skinny samplers too and yours is a beauty. Congrats on the finish. Your ornaments look fab as well. You've been very busy.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Hi Joan, lovely finishes, very cute egg too. Nice to find you here, looking forward to following you:)