Monday, April 20, 2009

A Finish , another Finish and some stuff.....

Gentle readers..... ah how quickly the weekend goes by.... and it was a loverly weekend here - the weather on Saturday was just perfect - bright and sunny and in the high 70's - and then yesterday was in the mid 80's - which is just about as hot as it ever gets, which is just fine with me!!!

I had two finishes that I want to share - the first was just about ready to make a nut case out of me - since I ran out of the WDW - "London Fog" to finish my "Lo Rose" sampler earlier in the week I was just chomping to get it done when the skeins arrived on Thursday - and here is a snap of my completed piece with one of the antique frames I picked up a week or so ago (not actually framed, but just trying it out) -

I am really happy with this piece and have dear Vonna to thank for bringing it to my attention. I wanted to get another copy of the book that this chart came from - and went to Amazon where I got the first - and just couldn't believe how the price had jumped since I bought mine. I think I paid about $2 - the shipping was more than the book - and now the price has jumped to $30!!! Talk about supply and demand - someone is out to make a buck!!!

I also started and finished up a sweet little sampler that is a contest piece on the BBD Blog - when I first saw this and knew they where having it charted I knew I wanted to stitch it up. I changed it up a bit and here is my version -

The original is all reds - mine is in mostly blue-greens - I added my maternal g-parents initials and the year they where married. The bird and branch came from the BBD "Pins and Needles." I also shifted some of the design around to even it out and clean up some of the edges as I went along. It is stitched on 36 ct Barn Owl using - Olde Willow, GAST, CC and a Six Strand Sweets - flosses. I really enjoyed stitching this up!!

Dale and I ran around on Saturday and I found some stuff - surprise.....

A few super frames, a piece of fabric a donut cutter and a great mixing bowl. I am pretty happy with everything - that bowl was just filthy and I had to scrub it good first and THEN run it through the dishwasher!!!

Tomorrows blog will be a super movie blog!!! So stay tuned!!! I also have a 2nd Blogaversary coming up...now what should I do for that?????? Did I hear .... drawing .......?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care,
edgar

34 comments:

staci said...

Congrats on finishing Lo...and that frame looks perfect for it. Love the colors and personalization of Petites too. AND it looks like you found lots of great stuff over the weekend!!!

Nic said...

Congratulations on your finishes. Both look super!

I'm working on Petites myself, it's fun to see how many different ones are being worked on!

Christine said...

Great finished stitching you've done. I like them very much

Carol R said...

What a perfect frame for LHaR Edgar - I just love it! And you have finished the BBD PLR - such a pretty choice of fabric and floss. I am working on this one too - very slowly - I can only stitch for an hour at a time - it's quite frustrating but at least I'm stitching!

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on finishing Lo. It looks great. I love the colors that you chose for the BBD contest piece. Nice large mixing bowl too.

Karen said...

great finishes! i like what you did with the BBD too. great colors.

great weather too! we are suppose to be hitting 99 tomorrow. UGH!

Kathy said...

OMG Lo is just gorgeous and that frame...... Perfect! I also like your BBD finish. Love the colors you used.

doris said...

Wow! You sped right through Lo. Or did I do it at a snail's pace?

I'm coveting your new mixing bowl. It has some close friends or relatives in my cupboard.

Deb said...

That frame for Lo is absolutely perfect IMHO! And you got some great frame finds too! Both of your finishes are great!

Natasha said...

Lo looks fantastic and that frame.. I love it. I have to get going on my BBD piece. I only have the border done so far. I love the yellow in there.

Enjoy your day
Natasha

Jennifer/OH said...

Love the frame you picked for "Lo Rose". I think it suits it perfectly. I've been tempted to work on the red sampler from BBD, but dare I start ANOTHER project!? Love your color choices/changes.
Stupid question...what book is "Lo Rose Sampler" from? Too bad I couldn't pick it up at $2.

Mãe da Rita said...

Fantastic finish, it will be lovely, the frame is super, fantástica!! I also like your «Petites lettres...». Have a good week! MJ

Sylviane said...

Waow ! I love your Lo Rose !
(what are the references of this chart ?)
I have seen the BBD contest but I have not enough time ...

Sheila said...

Lo How A Rose looks wonderful and the frame you found is absolutely perfect for it.

Sherry said...

Oh your finish is stunning! I just love this piece! And your BBD sampler is wonderful! I love all your new goodies too!

Kathy A. said...

Love your frame on Lo Rose! It is just perfect. You sure had some great finds this weekend. The doughnut cutter impresses me. The new ones today just don't work as well. I have never seen one with a handle before.

Melissa said...

Oh I love both pieces, Edgar! Lo is just wonderful with that frame that you picked up (I remember it too!) and I like you blue-ish take on the BBD design. Good luck!

Nina said...

Wonderful finishes! This frame is so nice, I've never seen before... Adorable :)
I also like your BBD alphabet, gorgeous!

Regards from Hungary,
Nina

Srinity said...

Beautiful finish! That frame would fit it perfectly.

Vonna said...

Well hell's bells I need to come out every weekend I'm off to go with you and Dale on your riffling through the trash of humanity trips....MY HEAVENS!!! Look at that donut cutter (find any red handled ones? LOL!) and that Yellow-ware bowl...I'm just green with envy....
But I'll calm myself down to speak about your stitching...deep breath...I LOVE your Lo, I just bought a second book too (I gave mine away to fast and after I saw your conversion, I want to stitch it for my Mom...mind handing it over? The conversion that is :)...I bought my first book for $5.00 this book I paid $15.00 but...got it on eBay. I'm glad I got this one though because I don't think the think had ever been cracked open! Seriously! Pristine copy! But anyway...back to the stitching... LOVE Lo and LOVE that frame...that's a winning combo if I ever saw one...go with it! And absolutely adore your Petites sampler...love it! perfection, as always...you're just like Heinz Ketchup...or is it Hunt's? Can't remember which one is perfection...or was it anticipation? Oh well...no matter, I think you're the Cat's MEOW! :)

Myrna said...

Hi Edgar!

Your BBD turned out great, as did your other sampler. I guess I should look around here and see if I have that book!

Oh, I'm thinking if would be fun to go with you on treasure hunts... I never find any good stuff when out on my own!

Hugs...

Yuko said...

Oh Edgar, your Lo is so beautiful!!
And I love the frame(-like) very much!
It's so lovely!
I have the magazine, so want to stitch it sometime later!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on 2 gorgeous finishes!!
You finished Lo so quickly!
The sampler! Wow! I love the colors and changes you made to it!
Beautiful!!!
I also love your other finds, especially the bowl. Here at the Texas flea markets, the prices are crazy!

jennilynn said...

Edgar, it looks like you stitched Lo for that frame they go so good together. Petites is lovely.

Andrea said...

Oh my gawd, that frame could not even BE more perfect for your Lo, How a Rose piece, it's gorgeous!!!Just so beautiful, the stitching and the frame!
And your BBD piece is wonderful! I really love those blues! Yours really stands out, are you going to enter the contest? Of course you are, lol! Hope you win!
xoxo

Julie S. said...

Congrats on your finishes, they are both wonderful!!

Doris said...

congratulations for your finish!

Ann said...

Lo is beautiful, Edgar! One question--how many skeins of each floss did you end up using? I'm about to kit it up myself, and I don't want to end up running out once I start stitching!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your finishes. I just love your BBD freebie - I wanted to do mine in blue (haven't even started it yet - so what else is new) but oh never mind. Your Lo is exquisite and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that frame for it - it's just perfect. Gosh everything you do is perfect - you make me feel sooooooo - I was going to say inadequate but you don't really. Just inspirational is what you are. Love Patti xxx

Susimac said...

Wonderful finishes Edgar for both of them, I love your take on the BBD and OOO Lo how a rose is just beautiful.

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

I had to stop in and tell you how stunning this is, your color choices make it even more so! I have this book in my stash and am so glad I bought it on Amazon a few years ago (for this design!) so that I don't have to go crazy trying to find it now--I'd have to get it because your finished piece is so compelling! I haven't stitched anything big in awhile but this one makes me want to try!
Tracy

Bette said...

Congratulations on both of your finishes. And I love the frame you chose for Lo Rose. It is simply gorgeous.

Tanya said...

I love LO... and aim to stitch it up someday. So pretty and the first piano sheet music I learned. Your BBD lettres is lovely!

Tanya

Pumpkin said...

Oh Edgar! That is just stunning and what a beautiful verse. Now I will be searching for this book... I'm going to blame Kathy for bringing this to my attention ;o)