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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. Congrats on your finish! It looks great!

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

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

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  8. 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!

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

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

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  11. Wonderful finish Edgar! What's next?

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

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  13. Beautiful finish! Congratulations to you:))))

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

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  21. Such a pretty finish....kudos!

    Happy stitching on your next project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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?

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  30. Congrats on a gorgeous gorgeous finish!

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  31. Congrats on a lovely finish! Absolutely fabulous!

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  32. What a fantastic finish. love it!

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

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  34. 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

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

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