Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birds of a Feather finis


Birds of a Feather - design by With Thy Needle and Thread

Stitched on 36 count French Vanilla

Overdyed Cotton Floss


yeah! I started this bad boy back in May. It NEVER takes me this long to finish a piece. Of course I did have life pop in now and again. :-) Bought a house, rehabbed a house, moved into said house. Dog issues and more dog issues. But she is finally done. I recently started a relationship with Jill Rensel (she did a couple of mats for me - look for the reveal next week) and I want to start getting to my back log of 100's of pieces framed now that I have somewhere to hang them. I think this will be the first piece I send her as it's the first piece I finished while in my new home. I need to date it yet so I'll always remember this year (like I could forget!).

I started on the Blackbird Designs ornament, Joy, from this years JCS Ornament issue using the silks. I bought the little kit that Drema put together. This is the first time I've used the Belle Soie Silk floss and to be perfectly honest, I wish I had not purchased them. They are divine! But I really can't forward them right now and now I want want to use them. Bad move. :-)

Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Janine said...

Congrats on your move and finishing this gorgeous sampler. Having your own home rocks. We also moved this year. It is a lot of work. Hugs Janine
http://makingatreechange-janine.blogspot.com/

Lana said...

Wow! beautiful finish, Margie!!! Don't yah just hate when pesky ole' life gets in the way of the important things (like stitching!)? LOL...great job!!

April said...

Beautiful Finish !! I have this design ready to go!! Seeing yours make me want to start mine up. It will be my New Year Start! Congrats on finishing it in your new home!!

Karen said...

Very pretty finish! Can't wait to see what you have had Jill do...

happy stitching....

marly said...

Your first finish in your new home depicts a lovely house! How appropriate. Merry Christmas to you and your furbabies.

pam said...

Your finish is wonderful. I just need to start. In my 2012 kitted up and ready to go pile.

Sonda in OR said...

It's lovely! Can't wait to see it framed!

And This Little Pig said...

Beautiful finish Margee and perfect for the first one to be framed for your home :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Sherry :o) said...

Boy Margie, you aren't kidding on the silks. I love the way they look when done. I am doing my mystery sampler with silks and unlike you - have not finished. Your finish is beautiful.

hope you have a blessed holiday season!

Mindi said...

Beautiful finish, and a great way to remember the year you bought and moved into your house. You're going to love working with Jill, she's fantastic, and so much fun to talk to. I miss being able to pop into her studio just to visit.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

P.J. said...

I am envious, I finished the border and now working on the tree. Taking me longer than I expected, but like you many things in life just pop up. Congrats on your finish, nicely done.

Krista said...

The sampler is beautiful, Margie! This will be one of many I am doing in the new year. Happy New Year in your new home!