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!!!!
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!!
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!!!!
It is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Edgar :)ReplyDelete
Love it! Congrats!!!!
Love, love, love this! I have this on my wish list. Congrats on yet another fabulous finish! Smiles...ReplyDelete
Thanks Edgar for sharing a little piece of your world to us. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!ReplyDelete
A fabuloso finish Edgar...enjoy your jig! xxReplyDelete
Congrats on your finish! It looks great!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! You did sucha great job on this and I can't believe how quickly you stitched it up!ReplyDelete
Well a big happy dance jig for you! It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Beautiful..and you whipped that puppy up quick...great job..ReplyDelete
Congrats on the fabulous finish! I just love this piece.ReplyDelete
Wonderful finish Edgar! What's next?ReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous! I loved to watch it progress, and progress it did...amazing job Edgar.ReplyDelete
Hugs and high fives,
Beautiful finish! Congratulations to you:))))ReplyDelete
Congrats on another beautiful finish! I can't wait to see what you are going to stitch next.ReplyDelete
Happy Jigs here, too! Gorgeous work, Edgar! :DReplyDelete
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...
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.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful finish Edgar. Do you plan to have it framed?ReplyDelete
lovely finish :) and blimey you did stitch it up quick.. smoking needles there ;) love mouse xxxxReplyDelete
That is a great finish. I can only imagine how amazing it looks in person. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Great finish, Edgar! I wish I hadn't ruined mine... I just can't get into restarting it. I'll just admire yours!ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Beautiful finish, Edgar!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty finish....kudos!ReplyDelete
Happy stitching on your next project.
What a beautiful, beautiful finish, Edgar! I just love it! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a beautiful finish Edgar. This is one of my favorite Lisa designs.ReplyDelete
Wow, Edgar! You stitched that one up fast! It is really beautiful. Hugs, NancyReplyDelete
It's looking great! :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations, a gorgeous hornbook sampler, love all the little creatures and verse:))ReplyDelete
I just love this finish, Edgar! All the little motifs and creatures really add to its appeal--beautiful job!!ReplyDelete
It's so gorgeous!!!! Huge congrats on the finish.ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous Edgar!!ReplyDelete
Edgar, What a beautiful finish! That is a large project to get completed in such a short time.. Your needle was flying!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
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?ReplyDelete
Congrats on a gorgeous gorgeous finish!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a lovely finish! Absolutely fabulous!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic finish. love it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful finish! Just love how it turned out. Congrats!!!ReplyDelete
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,
*faints* This is a fantastic finish, Edgar! It's sooo gorgeous!ReplyDelete