Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Hornbook Finish

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends my batteries are charged up and I got some snaps of my finish from last night.  Happy Jigs all around.  You know that some stitching can be arduous and never ending - we've all had those kind of projects - this piece never once fell into that tedium.  The only real problem I had at all was the frog issue - and it really was my fault for being off a stitch or two. (count twice stitch once)

Here are some close ups of the Hornbook .....  
the colour is a bit off, as in all the snaps, always,  of this piece....






Here is a snap of the entire piece, it is largish so it was a bit on the tricky side to get it lit overall....


ABC Hornbook, by Lisa Roswell of The Primitive Needle
3/13/2011 - 4/12/2011
36ct BoF Sandpiper, with the recommended over dyed floss

I really enjoyed this piece and would totally recommend it as a great stitch. 
Lisa was so talented and will be certainly be missed!!!!
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After I finished and took the snaps there was still some evening stitching time so I pulled out my LHN Monthlies piece and worked a bit on it.  I do not want to fall too far behind so I will stitch up a few months and get back to Shores or I might just go back to Sampler Wreath, that would be a sweet finish!!
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Looking at all the charts I have in my completed pile I think I need to go through and have a small stash reduction sale/trade - I really do not think I will restitch some of the larger things I have done and they should move on to new homes.  I'll let you know when I post some things for sale/trade.

I think that about wraps up the post for today.  Again I can't thank everyone enough for your kind commenting - and sweet words for the Blog - and as always - thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!!!

Take care,
edgar

40 comments:

Vonna said...

It is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Edgar :)
Love it! Congrats!!!!

JOLENE said...

Love, love, love this! I have this on my wish list. Congrats on yet another fabulous finish! Smiles...

Yvonne..... said...

Thanks Edgar for sharing a little piece of your world to us. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Elisa said...

A fabuloso finish Edgar...enjoy your jig! xx

Shelly said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks great!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! You did sucha great job on this and I can't believe how quickly you stitched it up!

Alice said...

Well a big happy dance jig for you! It is beautiful!

Maggie O said...

That is amazing. Nice to see it done, but I will miss watching it coming along/ developing from early days. Three cheers for you, hip hip!

devonaz said...

Beautiful..and you whipped that puppy up quick...great job..

Michelle said...

Congrats on the fabulous finish! I just love this piece.

Carol R said...

Wonderful finish Edgar! What's next?

Ma Teakettle said...

Wow, gorgeous! I loved to watch it progress, and progress it did...amazing job Edgar.
Hugs and high fives,
XOXO
Ma

Jules said...

Beautiful finish!

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish! Congratulations to you:))))

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats on another beautiful finish! I can't wait to see what you are going to stitch next.
Carolyn

Berit said...

Happy Jigs here, too! Gorgeous work, Edgar! :D

I appreciate those close-ups so that I could read the verse. I wonder if you're planning to frame this one yourself, or maybe the ol' Michaels coupon...

DonnaTN said...

Wow that looks like a lot of stitching to finish in a month! Love the verses and the little figures and motifs. Congratulations on a great finish.

Myra said...

What a wonderful finish Edgar. Do you plan to have it framed?

Mouse said...

lovely finish :) and blimey you did stitch it up quick.. smoking needles there ;) love mouse xxxx

Kielrain said...

That is a great finish. I can only imagine how amazing it looks in person. Beautiful.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great finish, Edgar! I wish I hadn't ruined mine... I just can't get into restarting it. I'll just admire yours!

Sharon said...

Looks fantastic! Congrats!

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish, Edgar!

Karen said...

Such a pretty finish....kudos!

Happy stitching on your next project.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful, beautiful finish, Edgar! I just love it! Congrats!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish Edgar. This is one of my favorite Lisa designs.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Edgar! You stitched that one up fast! It is really beautiful. Hugs, Nancy

Tracey said...

It's looking great! :)

Bertie said...

Congratulations, a gorgeous hornbook sampler, love all the little creatures and verse:))

Carol said...

I just love this finish, Edgar! All the little motifs and creatures really add to its appeal--beautiful job!!

Katrina said...

It's so gorgeous!!!! Huge congrats on the finish.

Lisa S said...

Absolutely gorgeous Edgar!!

Melody said...

Edgar, What a beautiful finish! That is a large project to get completed in such a short time.. Your needle was flying!

Thanks for sharing.

riona said...

I am a bit behind in my blog reading and commenting ... but let me chime in with yet another "Well, done, Edgar!" The Hornbook is a lovely piece and you are quite right in your later comments about it being an easy one to stitch from stash. I do so love samplers of all kinds. I just finished an older sampler chart from Homespun Elegance, The Stitcher, and embellished it with mother-of-pearl buttons from my growing stash of vintage buttons. Isn't it satisfying to use your stash, knowing you have found just the right use for the right item?

Blu said...

Congrats on a gorgeous gorgeous finish!

Valerie said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! Absolutely fabulous!

Ranae said...

What a fantastic finish. love it!

TeresaB said...

Beautiful finish! Just love how it turned out. Congrats!!!

Aidan said...

Edgar,
I wish I had the patience. It is beautiful. And the red velvet cake from before looks so good. Yum!
happy friday is on the way,
aidan x

Daffycat said...

*faints* This is a fantastic finish, Edgar! It's sooo gorgeous!