Thursday, January 22, 2009

How's Lo Going....

Hello Friends...I've had one of "those" kind of weeks and the first time I got to stitch on any of my rotation stitching was yesterday with my Lo How A Rose SAL with Staci ....this was were I ended last week on January 14, 2009:

January 14, 2009
And here's where I ended up yesterday (I was hoping to finish it today - but between Orthodontist Appointments and general chaos...it ain't gonna happen):

Lo How A Rose ~ by Brightneedle Designs ~ January 21, 2009

Stitched on: 28 ct. Silkweaver Solo Cashel Linen using DMC threads

It's so pretty in real life....I did go and order a frame for it today - this measures 12 x 12 and there are no "premade" square frames in the size I needed (14.5 x 14.5) so I had to purchase a custom made frame - which should be in soon *hopefully*. I got a lovely dark rosewood frame with etched flowers in it....I hope that I can finish this up next Wednesday so I can add another start! :o) You will notice that I added my initials and the year in the center of that octagonal flower thingy....I thought it was bare and that would be the perfect place for my "signature" - LOVE it!

Tomorrow is HAED day....I missed stitching on it last Friday because I had to work and long story short....it's was a mess there and by the time I got home...too tired. So.....there ends my story!

Not very chatty today, so I'll leave you until next time I update...whenever that shall be :o)

Until next time, count your blessings and your stitches!

50 comments:

  1. Vonna,

    Your stitching is just lovely and you've made great progress! I think your initials and year in that thingy is perfect!

    Michelle

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  2. I love how "Lo" is coming- you stitch so fast!
    The square frames- do you have an IKEA near you? They have a line of frames that are square, "Ribba". They are contemporary in styling, but they come in black, dark and pale wood, silver and they used to have white & red. They have
    19-3/4" x 19-3/4" and 9"x9". You might be able to order online.

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  3. "Lo" is coming along beautifully! You are really getting alot done and I am still on my first start of the year! LOL!

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  4. You are making awesome progress, I really like this one :)The frame sounds perfect!

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  5. This is looking so pretty!

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  6. Great progress. And that is going to be beautiful framed.

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  7. I love this one - it's turning out so pretty!

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  8. Excellent progress. This is a beautiful piece.

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  9. Vonna, it's beautiful! I know it will be so pretty in the frame you picked out!

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  10. You stitch so fast. I can't imagine how much I'd have done if I could sit and stitch that quickly! Tha frame you are having made sounds really pretty and should look wonderful with Lo!

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  11. Looks great! I bought the book with this pattern in it last year just for this design. I have yet to do it but some day. It was the first Christmas song I learned to play on the piano so it is a favorite.

    Tanya

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  12. Great idea for the year and initials. You'll probably have it done before the frame arrives :)

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  13. Wowie that is wonderful and you came up with a great idea on the initials and all.

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  14. Oh,look at that! Love it!

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  15. It's beautiful~~~
    I know it will look great in the frame you got for it!!!

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  16. Lo is looking gorgeous, great progress

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  17. That's coming on so well - I can't wait to see it finished!

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  18. This piece is so lovely. I am sure that you will have it finished next week. The frame sounds lovely BTW. Look forward to seeing it all done.

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  19. It's so gorgeous! I love the fabric you're using, it works really well.

    My book arrived yesterday, so I was drooling over the pattern - it's a good job I don't have any suitable fabric ATM, as I could well have caved and started this one ;) Love the initials idea, it's perfect!

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  20. It's looking gorgeous Vonna! You'll finish it for sure next week!

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  21. It is lovely.
    And in a frame, beatifully choosen, for sure it will be lovely!
    Hugs

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  22. Anonymous5:42 AM

    This is lovely! I am going to my LNS (Stitch & Frame in Fort Wayne) today, and will see if they have the graph. Now for the framing...you do your own? Do you have a tutorial or hints you could share? I have framed smaller things, but not something this size. I have at least a dozen samplers, etc that are rolled up in storage simply because I cannot afford professional framing.

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  23. Beautiful Vonna, the best thing is about rotations, is that it is your rotation and you can always change it a little, LOL. Stitch what you want, and have fun!

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  24. It's beautiful! I love it!

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  25. Your "Lo, How a Rose" looks wonderful, and you're finishing it up so quickly! I had planned to put my initials in the same place (it's the perfect spot), but I never followed through. OOPS! Yours look perfect there, and I love your number arrangement on the year.

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  26. You've made great progress. Can't wait to see the frame - it sounds perfect!

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  27. Oh Vonna, I'm loving this project! It's one of my very favorites to follow.

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  28. You might not have finished, but you made such wonderful progress! It's a beautiful sampler!

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  29. Oh, Vonna, it's so beautiful!!!

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  30. I love it Vonna! You are leaving me in the dust. I hope to pick it up again next week, after I've finished a birthday present and an exchange item!

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  31. I think you’ve made great progress, Vonna – I can see a finish in the very near future!

    Have a great weekend!

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  32. Beautiful progress on Lo!! Such a pretty piece!

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  33. Lo is looking amazing. You really got a lot done this week. Good luck finishing...I can't wait to see the frame you picked.

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  34. Wow! That's a ton of progress. You'll finish it soon. The frame you ordered sounds perfect!

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  35. Vonna I look forward to your finish and the frame you've ordered sounds just lovel!!!

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  36. Absolutely beautiful, Miss Vonna!! I can't wait to see it framed, and I love your "special touch" that you added!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn :)

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  37. It looks wonderful, Vonna! You should be done in no time. I love the addition of your initials, and the frame you chose sounds perfect. Can't wait to see it!

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  38. Very pretty! The frame you ordered sounds perfect :)

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  39. Rosewood sounds like the perfect colour for your Lo.
    That is looking great.
    Have a good weekend!

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  40. Wow, you did a lot of stitching, it looks so great!

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  41. Looks wonderful Vonna! I didn't manage to stitch at all this week~~hopefully nothing interferes next week!!!

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  42. you got a lot accomplished on this piece and it looks great!!

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  43. Wow, the "Lo How A Rose" is a real beauty. I'll have to get that chart. Thanks for the hints on coffee/tea dying. Mine has always come out too light and now I know why. Thanks also for the link and tip about MCG Textiles. I have always like dying their even weaves. They are nice and "smooth" even after taking a swim in the RIT dye bath.

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  44. It looks fantastic!!

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  45. This is terrific!! Now I want to stitch it to! Your signature works perfect in the octagonal flower thingy. LOL

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  46. You're positively steaming along with this one. Wonderful progress.

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  47. Good progess.
    Debra in Indiana

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  48. This project is coming along beautifully. By the way I have given you an award. Stop by my blog and check it out.

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  49. Wow you got a lot done, it looks wonderful.
    Sue

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  50. So pretty and so impressive!!! My book came in and is at my dad's. I'm expecting something else, too, so I'll go over and pick it up when the other package arrives over there. Beeeeeaaaaauuuuuutiful!

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