Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just a few pictures

Hope everyone is well and enjoying a beautiful autumn.

It is busy around here at the moment as we are in the final stages of preparing our on-line stores for Christmas. That means many hours at the computer each day - so when evening comes I grab for my stitching or a good book and put blogging on a back burner. I do promise to visit everyone again soon and in the meantime will treat you to a few pictures.

'Dutch Beast' was completed this past week after 1 year and 5 months. What a great project this was and I love the result. I did make a few changes - included the name of the city we presently live in and changed the Fresian initials to my own. Thanks Annemarie for lending me "Letterdoeken" by Jose Sterrenburg.

'Dutch Beast' by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles
stitched 2/2 and 1/1 on 32 ct platinum lugana with DMC floss

Although my Janome is still giving me problems I have managed to sit down, relax and slowly but surely mount and frame another finished project. 'Pumpkin Patch by PS is now gracing my kitchen island.

Last but not least a progress picture of 'My Lady'

Hope to drop by and see all of you again soon.


Blogger Kathy A. said...

Dutch Beast is beautiful Margaret. What a huge undertaking. Congrats on a job well done.
Love your framed PS.
Love the color in your new stitch.
Good luck with the setup of your stores.

6:42 AM  
Blogger staci said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous finishes!!!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Hi Margaret! Wow oh wow to Dutch Beast. I hope to start it soon. I think your letters turned out great. Did you have a hard time making them the correct count? I just love Pumpkin Patch too. You have been on a finishing roll lately. So what about WIPs? Do you even have any? :-)

Hugs ~

1:32 PM  
Blogger Kucki68 said...

I just love the pumpkin patch. Just because I am fond of pumpkin to begin with.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Lili said...

Dutch Beast is absolutely stunning. I clicked and looked at all the little things and there is so much to see. What a wonder... I can't wait to see it framed.
Lovely job at framing the pumpkin patch. It's such a beautiful design and the right time to have it framed and hanged in your home.
Well, I know how hectic things must be at work, so wishing you all the best with it...
Lots of love, my dear dear friend,

3:51 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

PS: Your lady's coming along very nicely!

3:51 AM  
Blogger Mylene said...

Such a gorgeous sampler. Congrats on finishing it.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! Your DB is magnificient.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Gasssp... Your finishes are SO beautiful, Margaret. You know how much I love Dutch Beast and your intials look perfect.
I must admit I haven't tried my hand at your framing method yet, but surely my own framing could never looks as beautiful as yours. Love the PS sampler!

3:06 AM  
Blogger Brigitte said...

Dutch Beast is so beuatiful. Congratulations, also for finishing that wonderful PS piece.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

Great progress!

8:35 AM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

They all look great, and Pumpkin looks wonderful all framed up.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Deborah/LavenderRose said...

I'm just afraid of Dutch Beast! It looks so complicated...only you and An could do it!! Beautiful finishes, all. Happy Halloween, dear Margaret! :F

8:44 PM  
Blogger Lillie said...

Both finished project are absolutely pretty.

10:25 PM  

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