Monday, July 02, 2007

Bordeaux Sampler is Finished

Bordeaux Sampler

Sampler Cove

Silkweaver 40 ct Atlantic Storm Newcastle Linen

Hand-Dyed Fibers Silk

Stitched 3/16/06 - 7/2/07


After I finally finished Bordeaux Sampler tonight, I worked back into my rotation with HOHRH. I want to thank Anne for jumping in on Bordeaux with me and making it an SAL. If she had not done that, this sampler would probably be a UFO! Thanks Anne, for keeping me motivated!!! And... above is a new update of Houses of Hawk Run Hollow too...

Has anyone ever purchased supplies from Violarium ? If you have not, I have to say my experience with Leena at Violarium last week was amazing! I ordered an issue of De Fil en Aiguille magazine from her last Monday, and I had it in hand on Saturday morning! What amazing turnaround time from Finland to New Hampshire! I am so impressed, and I had to share that! Thanks Leena!!

And, finally, some daylilies from this past weekend... the top one is Schickelfritz, and I cannot recall the names of the other two...oh, I think one of them is called Masque...





Now, it is time to fidget with my rotation and make some decisions... do I pick up a UFO, like perhaps Mermaid Heaven, now? Or do I start something new?? Tough decision!

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, finished Bordeaux Sampler, and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow

57 comments:

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the finish of your Bordeaux Sampler Carol. It's lovely. Isn't it amazing how stitching in a SAL can make such a difference?
HRH is coming along beautifully and looks like a very enjoyable project.
Your flowers are gorgeous.

Kathy said...

Wa-hoo!!! Great finish. That is a gorgeous piece. The Houses piece is beautiful, too. You have a good start on it.

The flowers are pretty, especially the pink one at the bottom.

sugardoll said...

Weee Congrats on the finish!! Phew! That looks like alot of work! It's amazing!

The flowers are beautiful. Are they from your garden? Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Congratulations Carol! You did it! I believe this piece is such a big achievement!

xstitch.nl said...

Congratualtions, that's a beautiful finish!!
Gorgeous daylilies!!

Judith said...

Congrats on finishing bordeaux. It is very beautifull.
I am voting for sttching on a ufo.

Gill said...

Woohoo! 'Grats on the finish - it looks wonderful!

HOHRH is looking great too. :)

Barbara said...

I've also ordered from Violarium and EVERY time, the order comes in within just a couple of days. Amazing. We won't discuss the GAST threads I ordered from SB&B nearly two months ago...!

Your BS finished up beautifully. Will you frame it now? And it's great to see HoHRH. I just love that one.

tintocktap said...

Congratulations on your Bordeaux finish, Carol! You're doing really well for big finishes just now. Any plans for other peices to come into the rotation?

Thanks for the tip re. Violarium - I've almost ordered from them several times!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on finishing your sampler! It is beautiful, well done!

Sam said...

Congratulations on your finish Carol - Bordeaux Sampler looks fabulous!! :o)

ollie1976 said...

Congrats on the finish!
-Jen

Suzanne said...

CONGRATS on your finish - beautiful!! Suz

cathymk said...

What a magnificent finish Carol!! Just stunning, congratulations!

Personally I'd treat myself to a new start but in truth, I do like Mermaid heaven and would love to see you finish yours soon.

The flowers from your garden are so pretty!

Nicki said...

Congratulations Carol! What a wonderful effort - especially with all those grapes!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations Carol, it was lovely following your and Anne's progress on that one :)

Little Grey Cat said...

Congratulations! A great finish and well done for sticking with all those over one grapes! I know you found them such a pain at times.

About filling the slot? Mermaid Heaven sounds perfect :o) I adore this one and love watching your progress. I have so missed her recently.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your finish Carol, it looks wonderful!

siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, Carol! Love the linen choice. Your HoHRH is coming along so nicely, too!

Katrina said...

Wow it's gorgeous! And two big finishes in a week or so is amazing. Have you decided what to put in your rotation to replace them?

Jenn said...

Congratulations on the finish Carol! You got a good bit done on HOHRH too.

Iris said...

Congratulations on your finish !!!

Cathy said...

Bordeaux is beautiful, great job Carol!

Vonna said...

Well seems like everyone is always here before me....BUT I think that is a STUNNING finish! I love the Houses and I can't wait to see what you decide to do either a new *start* or an old *wip* hmm.....what would I do?! LOL! I think you know!

tkdchick said...

Carol, a HUGE congrats to you! I know you've been slogging away at Bordeaux for ages and how tempted you were to let it become a UFO.

So what's taking its place in the rotation??

Karoline said...

Congratulations Carol, Bordeaux Sampler is gorgeous.

HoHRH is looking lovely as well

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your finish Carol! Your lilies are beautiful!

Nicole said...

Wow, Congratulations on your finish! Bordeaux is really beautiful and stunning! What a piece to treasure!

I can't wait to see what you decide to do with your rotation, I love watching all your pieces come to life!

Susimac said...

Congrats on your finish.

I love seeing pics of your day lilies they are so pretty.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish. That's a wonderful accomplishment!

Dianne said...

Congrats Carol! You are finishing up quite a few big pieces this year. I am almost finished one of the biggest pieces I've ever done myself.
Onward Hawkrun!
I am enjoying my daylilies here too.

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on your finish, Bordeaux is beautiful. What an accomplishment to finish both that and PL so close together. I think you need to have a celebration. Houses is looking good too.

As to a new one, I'd love to see Mermaid Heaven some more, that has such pretty colors, or the Long Dog Mystery Sampler, that one is lovely as well.
Sue

The Silver Thistle said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to make you worry Carole :( Thank you so much for caring, my friend. It means a lot.

Things haven't been great here but we're getting there, so I'm poking my head out again and trying to catch up.

As I suspected, you've been busy! I've missed the end of PL!!!! I'm so happy to see it finished. It's top, top, top of my 'to do' list because of seeing yours.

And all the other projects! OMG! It'll take me a week to look at them all, lol.
Beautiful as always though, from the quick peek I've taken.

Kathy said...

Wow Congratulations Carol, it looks fantastic, as does HRH.

I will be back to Stitching Spring Ride with you and Karen this coming weekend. I now have the material and threads that I need.

Hugs

Yany said...

Congratulations Carol!! such a wonderful finish!!
I vote for a new start ;)

DebVA said...

Carol -

Of all the blogs I love to visit, yours is my favorite. You motivate me to "kick it up a notch" just by seeing the constant progress you make on your projects. Congrats on another great finish.

Lavender Rose said...

Fabulous, fabulous work, Carol, on Bordeaux!! I know you're happy to have finished it. It's going to be beautiful framed. And, your HRH is looking good and continues to inspire me as I work on mine. Love seeing your things, as always.
Hugs,
Deb

claudia said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks amazing.
Your daylilies are beautiful, I am so glad flower pictures are back! I love all your blogs, but I really like the pictures of your flowers.

KaLu said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
BORDEAUX SAMPLER LOOKS AMAZING, ALL THOSE OVER ONE GRAPES WHERE WORTH IT IT LOOKS GREAT!

Sharon said...

Another fantastic finish! Congratulations Carol. Your flowers are looking pretty.

Annemarie said...

Another finish! That makes two huge finishes in one week, right? Well done, you. They're both stunning, but I think you already know that :o)

quiltorstitch said...

You must feel so good to have both of these HUGE pieces done this week, that is great! I love Bordeaux, it turned out lovely. What will you do with it?

If I were you, I’d start a new one just for fun! :D Since you have two rotations to fill, a new one, and your Mermaid Heaven would work… but that is because I love your mermaids, so precious.

Great job <3

Svenja said...

Congratulations on finishing Bordeaux! It looks great!
Beautfiul flower pictures!

Michelle said...

Gasp! Gorgeous! Where have I been? Congrats on a beautiful finish. I so want to stitch this one up someday - I just need the fabric (oh, and time). You have really outdone yourself lately with finishing these big projects!! Can't wait to see what you decide to do next.

Joanie said...

Beautiful finish, Carol. It's gorgeous! I love SAL's, they are so motivating and it gives me the warm and fuzzies knowing that someone in the world is sharing time with me stitching on the same piece. Your HOHR is coming along nicely too!

Love your garden photos, when I need a pick-me-up I visit your blog for the flowers. They always make me smile and remember there are beautiful things in the world!

Carla said...

Congratulations Carol!!! You did fantastic job on Bordeaux Sampler, it's so beautiful!!

Jenna said...

Oh my, a well-deserved congratulations to you, dear lady! You did a beautiful job on this challenging sampler. :)

monique said...

congratulations!! what a beauty :)

Did you get my email about the neighborhood rr?

Dawn said...

Bordeaux is gorgeous, Carol!! Mermaid Heaven would be a good one to work on...she is so pretty:)

Have a good 4th of July:)

lena-lou said...

Congratulations on your finish of Bordeaux you and Anne have done brilliant :)
Love the flowers!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on your finish Carol. It is lovely.

Your garden must be a mass of color with all these beautiful flowers in it.

Joanne

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your finish! I would vote for the mermaid. You were going along so well with it. Ann.

Lizzy said...

Oh, Big Snoopy Happy Dance for you Carol!!! :-) Bordeaux is gorgeous! Congrats on another lovely finish, Hun!

HOHRH is beautiful... I've always loved this one and so enjoy following your progress...

Hmmmm I'd be tempted to start something new... but then I'd probably feel guilty and pull out a WIP or UFO... :-)

Your flowers are so lovley and cheerful... thanks for sharing with us! :-)

Nicole said...

Congratulations! It must feel so good to have it done! It's beautiful! :)

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing PL! It looks fantastic!

Leena said...

Congratulations Carol!! The Bordeaux Sampler looks gorgeous, it's very, very beautiful.

Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me :)

Lauren said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations for keeping on it!