Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Alright, the title is lame.

Here is my first ornament finish of the year - not the first ornament start, no that has already been laid aside.
I confess, I chose a design I knew I could easily finish in an afternoon. As I stitched, I was constantly aware of what an excellent designer Paulette of Plum Street Samplers is. The design is small, yet filled with detail. I stitched this on 32 count antique ivory with the given DMC conversion.

Here is Hector guarding my progress on Sheepish Design's Anonymous Women. I really like this more and more. This was designed by Cindy Bradford, now of Little by Little Designs. As I stitch the bottom portion, I seem to recognize the hand that designed Ann Pennsylvania Peacock. Maybe that is just fanciful! I would love to hurry and finish this up, but I have dutifully laid it aside to work on another piece or two. My definition of rotation is getting looser by the day! ;)



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16 comments:

Catherine said...

Love your finish and your wip!!

Cole said...

First Day is a beautiful ornament... sometimes a quick stitch is just what a girl needs!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Both your finish and WIP look wonderful. So does Hector!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh, I love your ornament and I love your sampler too! I'm anxious to see more of it!

Giovanna said...

What a great ornament - now I want to dig out my copy and stitch it :-) Lovely stitching!

Chris said...

Yea for a finish!
Beautiful progress on the Sheepish sampler.

Siobhán said...

Rotation schmotation. The important thing is that you are enjoying yourself! I love that ornament! I have it on my list of to-stitch-soon projects. Nice progress on the sampler, too!

Did you see Plum Street Paulette's latest post, with the photos of the Sarah Munday sampler? I thought of you, because it has the Lord's Prayer on it. I know you liked Sarah Verrier probably for the French as well, right? Anyway, I was going to fire off an email to you but then saw you had posted an update. Now I am obsessed with the idea of stitching a bunch of Lord's Prayer samplers, though I don't know of others off the top of my head...

Margaret said...

Love the ornament, and love your WIP too!

dixiesamplar said...

Very nice ornie finish and lovely progress on the sampler!

Gabi said...

What a lovely finish. Same goes for your wip

Mangogirl said...

Lovely Finish :D

Daniela said...

Lovely little ornament finish and beautiful progress on your wip.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Lovely ornament finish and your WIP is really pretty.

Brigitte said...

I love this WIP. Sheepish Designs and Little By Little have always been among my favourite designers. Looking forward to seeing more of the Anonymous Women.

Cristina said...

Your finish looks gorgeous and so does your First Day. Hector looks very nice in the pic.

Mary said...

Great finish! Love the sampler progress!