Monday, July 11, 2011

Back to the Beginning

Do you see the differences between the first two pictures? 3 buttonhole stitched flowers, 3 eyelets, a bird beak, and 2 initials. That's it. That's what has been holding this up for....4 years! Wow!
This morning, I finished off a freebie beach design from The Sampler Girl. As I stitched, I thought about the very beginning of this blog I named The Striped Rose. I began this blog as a place to show off a H@rry P@tter freebie designed by The Sampler Girl in 2007.
Click here, and scroll down for my very first post which is also my very first Sampler Girl post
As I continued to stitch, I began thinking how familiar the combination of greens was, and realized GA Mountain Mist and Bayberry were originally purchased for this Blackbird Designs chart.
Here is the link to my start on 4 years ago!!!

I blame it on those pesky buttonhole stitch flowers; they terrified me then.

Today, they took a total of about 5 minutes.

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Elisa said...

I'd like to give you the stylish blogger award, please head over to my blog for the details. xxx

Catherine said...

Love this piece!! Such soft pretty colors!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finish! Sometimes the moment just has to be right to finish something, and sometimes it does take a long time to arrive :-)

Vonna said...

What a gorgeous finish! And I need to take a page out of your notebook and finish some of my WIPS :)

Siobhan said...

Well, it was worth the wait--great finish! I've been wanting to stitch this for I guess as long as you've had it as a WIP! Yikes. I was on automatic for the LF at the time and so have everything waiting for me. It's a perfect summer piece. Great job!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on the great finish, it was worth waiting for