Friday, October 13, 2006

Violet and Lace Sampler Is Finished

I put the last band in tonight, and now it is finished :-) My next step is to save up a few dollars to get it framed.


Violet and Lace Sampler

Earth Threads

Zweigart Olive Green belfast linen, TG Silk 'n Colors, DMC floss

Stitched as a SAL with Katrina

10/5/06 - 10/13/06

Better photo of the finished sampler: here

Finally, I got word today that the little baby gift I stitched for Karen and Riley arrived in the UK today - a full three weeks after Mike posted it off to them for me. But, I am so relieved that it has arrived safely! It is a little birth announcement and is just tucked into a tuck away pillow - I have been a bit more adventurous with finishing in the last couple of weeks, though ;-)

Here I Am

SamSarah Designs

36 ct. white edinburgh linen with WDW floss

In tuck away pillow by Olde Colonial Designs

Stitched in August and September 2006, at work

And, after I finished Violet and Lace Sampler I made some pretty good progress on the next pool on Mystery IX....
Daylily: Lighthouse Rose Bouquet (coming down the homestretch - only a few more left that I could name)

Stitched on today: Finished a birthday gift, Violet and Lace Sampler and Mystery IX

22 comments:

AnneS said...

Violets and Lace looks stunning (oh boy you stitched that up quickly!) - and your tuck pillow is gorgeous :) Your blog is always such a visual treat :D

Isabelle said...

Your sampler is gorgeous!! What a beautiful design.
Glad to hear your package for Baby Riley finally arrived! What an adorable pillow!! :D

Susimac said...

What a lovely sampler finished. Loved your baby gift too, its so sweet, sometimes things take forever to arrive to their destinations don't they.

Little Grey Cat said...

I am so glad it eventually arrived. I was getting really worried, but it was certainly worth the wait Carol. It's so cute and gorgeous! A BIG thank you from all three of us here :o)

I'm just waiting for the weather to brighten a little here so I can take a photo of it for my blog.

lena-lou said...

I think your sampler is beautiful such pretty colours. Well done on your tuck pillow it's sweet :-)

bunnyhead said...

Your V&L looks so pretty! And I love your tuck pillow. I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen you stitch something small before... lol!

Sue said...

The sampler came out so pretty, and so did the baby piece. It looks great in the pillow. Mystery IX is looking great too.

Shelleen said...

You did a great job on the sampler. That is a cute pillow.

Nicole said...

Violet and Lace Sampler is so pretty! I love the little baby design also - too cute! Congrats on both finishes!

Wendy said...

Congrats on finishing your Violet Sampler - its a lovely piece. And I love watching your progress on the Chatelaine Mystery!

Anonymous said...

Both pieces look fantastic! I am sure Karen and Riley loved the gift!

Vonna said...

The sampler is a beauty! And what a cute little pillow! I love the Here I Am design...kudos to you on great work!
:o)

Barb said...

The sampler is beautiful. The baby sampler was so cute too. I'm sure the mother loved that. I really enjoy your blog seeing your pieces and the flowers!

Jenna said...

Beautiful finish, Carol! That one looks like it was quick and fun. And the gift for Riley was really cute. Well done, as always. :)

Annemarie said...

Wowzer, all your projects look amazing! First of all, I love that band sampler. And the baby gift is truly sweet. I've never seen this design before! Great job on the Mystery. See! I bet you\ll make it this month!

Nicki said...

Congratulations! That really didn't take too long did it? :) It's very pretty!

BeckySC said...

Beautiful finish, Carol-congrats :)

Myrna said...

Violet and Lace looks wonderful! I love Betsy's designs...
Have a great day!

:-)

tkdchick said...

Congrats on your latest finish Carol! Its beautiful and simple! Lovely baby sampler too glad it arrived safe! I'm always anxious when things go in the mail!

Katrina said...

what a gorgeous baby gift for your friend Carol! and you speedy stitcher you, the sampler looks great - I hope to get mine finished sometime this week too :)

Sharon said...

How sweet your pillow is for Riley! I really love the design-too cute. Congrats on your sampler finish-it is lovely.

Tanya said...

HERE I AM is lovely!!! I'll have to check their site for this pattern as I hadn't seen it before. Love it!