Saturday, 18 May 2013

I have a finish!

Diligence is finished! I started this sampler on 16th January, 2013 and finished it on 15th May, 2013.



There may be a few mistakes personal touches and I added my initials and the date but it is otherwise as charted.

 
 
 
Diligence
The Scarlet Letter
35tc linen and AVAS silks from kit
 
I think it will be a while before I take on such a big project again. I tend to stick with one project at a time and, although I really enjoyed stitching Diligence, I prefer smaller projects for a quicker finish.
 
Such as the ones below.
 
 
I can't remember for sure but I think this is a collection of motifs from various sources.
 
 
I was playing about with this one  and just stitched it as it came.

 


 Oh, dear. I can't find the charts for these two. I know I've got them somewhere "safe". Why is it that, when you put something in a safe place so that you don't lose it, you can't find it again. This happens to me all the time.

 
This is my first attempt at blackwork and making a pinkeep. I think it was also my first time using evenweave.  This was a design my loaned to me by my friend, Irene, at least 4 years ago.
 
I will finish, today, with a pic from my garden. I stepped out the door to go to work and noticed the sun shining through the petals so I dashed back and grabbed the camera.
Dicentra Spectabilis
 
 
Regards, Anne
 
ps  How could I forget?  (Sorry, Irene)
 
There is a dragonfly in my garden! 
 
My friend, Irene, made this for my birthday. Yes, she created this with her own fair hands. Its home is at my window but here it is on my cherry tree (I would have had to clean the windows so it was easier to hang it on the tree for the photo). Irene is such a talented lady. Thank you, friend. 
 


Anne





2 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish, Anne! It turned out so pretty, I can't wait to see how you frame it! I love all your "little" finishes, too! I especially love the one with the house and three crows at the top. Is it stitched over one? If you find the pattern, I'd love to know what it is.
Lovely the dragonfly from your talented friend! I'm following you now via bloglovin, but I didn't see a Follower button on your blog. 😥 Maybe it's not showing up on my phone?

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I have seen the magnificent Diligence in real life and it is lovely. If I had kept pace with Anne, mine would be finished too. Love all those smalls, you have such a variety of finishes. Glad you like the dragonfly! Irene xxx