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Monday, March 07, 2011

Some Finishes and Progress Pictures

Hi everyone!  Today is a snow day!  We woke up to 18+ inches of blowing and drifting white stuff this morning. Because the county has issued a state of emergency and they haven't plowed the roads and my driveway has at least 2 feet of snow (and it's a long driveway) effectively, I am home for the day!  Woo Hoo!  Guess what I'm doing ALL DAY today!  Yep.  Spending the day with my needle and thread. 

I wanted to post a few pictures of my latest Wip finishes and a progress picture. I apologize that the colors aren't true.  No matter what I did, I couldn't get the linen color right.  The pics are grey but not by choice...

 Below is Her Sampler from Carriagehouse Samplings.  I ADORE this sampler and I can't wait until I can frame it. 

I just love this center panel.  
Her Sampler
Barrick Samplers/Carriagehouse Samplings
32ct Vintage Mocha Linen

Next is With Thy Needle and Thread's, Miss Snow Fairy.  I want to make her into a pillow but I am nervous about finishing her. 

Miss Snow Fairy
With Thy Needle and Thread
28ct Mushroom Lugana

Last is my current Wip.  Honestly, I don't know why I put it away, I am loving stitching these alphabets.  It's Merrily Beams Alphabets.  This is the first piece for my red sampler wall.  I love redwork and alphabets so what could be better?  I have so many more red samplers waiting in the wings.  I want to stitch them all right now.

Merrily Beams
32ct cream linen
AVAS 946

Don't you just love those red birds with the cherries?

Today, I'll be stitching on my give-away piece.  I love what I am working on and I hope the lucky winner will too!  Don't forget to add a comment on this post to enter.  No strings, just fun!

Well, I should go out and help the DH shovel...but......
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


MommaInStitches said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Love the Snow Fairy. You seem to stitch so fast! I am a very slow stitcher. Happy Stitching

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Oh I love the Miss Snow Fairy. how cute is she.
After all of the rain on Saturday, when we woke up Sunday, we lucked out again and only had about 3 1/2" of the Pretty White Stuff . Today it is bright sunny and wonderfully warm,,,, sitting on the inside looking out into the bone chilling temperatures.
Be always in stitches.

connie said...

Hi Joanie.Great finishes..Your Merrily Beams is so the red you are using.

diamondc said...

Joanie: You are so lucky to have a snow day in minnesota no matter how hard it snows we just get the two hour delay.
I love your redwork its just so classy, by the way I love your last blog ebay is such a temptation.
Please include me in your givaway.

Joanie said...

MommaInStitches...I had to laugh at your comment about stitching so fast...ummm, Alphabets has been in progress since March '10, Miss Snow Fairy was from '09. I do have to admit, Her Sampler was the fastest stitch, it took me 2 months to finish it. But I stitched only on it! I am such a S-L-O-W stitcher! You are just witnessing me work on Wips that were at least 50% completed when I abandoned them!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Whoo Hooo for you! I love both of your finishes. Her Sampler is in a pile to get framed and anything by With Thy Needle and Thread is fantastic - I love Brenda's designs and Miss Snow Fairy is adorable! Love your redwork, too! You have been a busy girl!

Crystal said...

Beautiful finishes, I love the Snow Fairy. Your WIP is turning out lovely, looking forward to seeing more.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finishes. Her Sampler looks fantastic as does Snow Fairy. I have Merrily Beams in my stash...such a great design. I'm enjoying seeing your come to life.

Vonna said...

Nothin' like a good snow day! It's almost as good as hitting the Lotto...well not quite, but close :)
I think Her Sampler is gorgeous! and your sweet little snowman from Country Stitches...precious!

Jeanne said...

I love your finishes Joanie and now you have me wanting Her Sampler of course. Of course there aren't many CHS patterns that I don't want LOL. I wish I had a snow day.....but no such luck here. How is your DH enjoying his retirement?

Deborah said...

I am so thankful that we only had rain. Love both of yur finishes. The snow woman is really cute.

woolwoman said...

Your finishes are beautiful! I had never seen that snow fairy before - just darling and I guess you need a snow fairy right about now huh? WOW - 18" - that's something - Melody

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes! Her Sampler is just amazing, you may have just convinced me to get this one started asap...

Edgar said...

I love you twe finishes!!! and - your WIP is just beautiful!! Throw me into the mix for your giveaway!!

Thx - edgar

Blu said...

Lovely finishes!
If you're feeling really nervous about making a pillow, why don't you do a trial run with some similar sized pieces of fabric? Trial runs do wonders for my confidence.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finishes they're both gorgeous

Alphabets is looking lovely, great progress

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finishes! Your Snow Fairy is adorable. Love the red sampler, too--that red is wonderful! I need to write it down. I have NPI but just have the AVAS I used for Hannah Pepper. I want to have a lot of red samplers, too, for my bedroom. I have Jane Rees as a WIP but haven't touched it in months. ACK!

Have a great weekend!

Lana said...

Love your finishes!!! Beautiful work!! Thank you for your comment on my blog!! We are stationed at the same AB as your son!!! =) I am praying safety for your son if he has to go to the mainland! We find out Fri. if more men from our squadron will be sent up there. My hubby is in the Civil Engineer sqaudron, so...they have a great need for their services up there. Thank you again for dropping in on my blog and saying hello!!

Pam said...

The red alphabet is so pretty. All of your finishes are great. I hope you had fun stitching while you were snowed in.