Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I went and did it....

Hello my dear friends! I got up e-a-r-l-y today because I couldn't sleep and because I wanted to finish this!


"Lo How A Rose" by Brightneedle Designs
Fabric: 28 ct. Silkweaver Solo Cashel Linen
Fibers: DMC as called for
To be finished as a framed sampler (for my *in progress* Sampler wall!)
Date Started: January 7, 2009
Finished: January 28, 2009

Whoooo HOOO! I cannot tell you how happy that I am to have this project finished...I loved the stitching from start to finish, I enjoyed knowing that I was SALing with two other people - (Thank you Staci and Thank you Laura!) and I am happy to know that the frame will soon be in and I can frame it and hang it on my own wall in my own home and look at it every day! Yay!!!

To finish up the day stitching - since it is only 7 a.m. :o) I have pulled out an *old* WIP, but will wait to announce which one it is until the next time I blog...it's close to being finished...perhaps I'll have another finish to share?

Here in good 'ol Indiana we've been hit with crippling weather....basically a blizzard with ice and you don't get it at Dairy Queen :o) My husband's work announced to stay home unless you are "essential personnel" and he's not well not to them - but to me he sure is! And the kids are off school for today too. I have on the roster for today: laundry, stitching my old WIP and making bananna bread, oh and course hiking my rear end on the elliptical for 40 minutes....gotta stay warm!

Until next time my dear friends, count your stitches and your blessings.......... and stitch with gusto and joy!

75 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. Congratulations. Stay warm.

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  2. What a lovely piece, Vonna. I may have to consider adding this chart to my stash!

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  3. Oh wow - that is so lovely - congratulations!

    I hope you all stay safe and warm and cosy today.

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  4. Ahhhh, now it's finished. You were such a fast stitcher on this, congratulations. I'm already very curious to see the frame for this wonderful piece.

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  5. It looks beautiful Vonna. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it framed and hung, and to seeing what you are stitching next!

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  6. That looks amazing, Vonna. And it will be stunning in a frame on your sampler wall!!
    An old WIP... OMG, don't tell me you're about to finish the VoHRH... LOL!!!! Have a great day!!

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  7. Wow - Congrats, Vonna! Its a beautiful sampler and your finish is stunning :-D

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  8. Beautiful stitching! I look forward to seeing which WIP you are working on today.

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  9. Fantastic Finish Vonna, you did a beautiful job! You are a stitching whirlwind!

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  10. So beautiful - you have some of the fastest stitching hands around! I love this piece. Congrats & enjoy the day off with family.

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  11. pretty pretty!
    Enjoy your day. I'm off today, but only because my little one has a half day. I'm planning on catching up on blogs. (LOL) VERY productive - NOT.

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  12. Yahoo! on your completed project. It is beautiful! Enjoy the day!

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  13. Congrats on a beautiful finish Vonna!! I'm so happy for you! :) Can't wait to see what your stitching now! :)

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! :) I love it and can't wait to stitch this one. I've emailed Countrystitch about some fabric just this morning, as I couldn't wait any longer...;)

    Enjoy your day and stay warm!

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  15. Beautiful finish!! I have had this book in a closet for years, need to get it out and stitch this.

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  16. Congratulations on finishing this GORGEOUS sampler! That was fast. I can't wait to see what type of frame you chose, and I hope you share a photo of your wall in progress. I have several of those walls!

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  17. Hello,
    That is a lovely piece of work!!
    Sometimes I also want to finish up fast!!
    Keep warm and cozy. Here it is rainy but not cold, and never ever that cold!
    Best regards

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  18. Congrats Vonna, it looks wonderful! See, I knew you'd leave me in the dust, lol :)

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  19. Your Brightneedle is stunning, Vonna! This is a gorgeous piece and I can't believe how quickly you finished it. I bet it'll be so beautiful framed. Can't wait to see it on your wall. :o)

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  20. It's gorgeous! I guess there are some valid reasons for getting up early. ;)

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  21. Congratulations, Vonna! It's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it framed!

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  22. Wow Vonna! Your "Lo" is wonderful and you are speedy! I will take a pic of mine tonight and post it. I stitched on Monday night to try to get caught up a bit. But I knew I couldn't catch up.

    I'm so glad that you and Staci inspired me to pull this out and get it stitched. I have loved this one for a long time, and you're right, it's really fun to stitch.

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  23. Vonna, that looks amazing!!!

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  24. Your finish is lovely. You were getting up about the time I finally tried to go to bed! OKlahom has been hit with ice also. No way I can get out of my drive way. Makes for great stitching though.

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  25. Now that's one good reason to get up early! Great finish.

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  26. Your finish is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't think of a better way to start a day!

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  27. Oh, Holey Schmoley that's soooo gorgeous! Let me know if you need anything and I'll send Stewey with a little barrel around his neck (like one of those St. Bernards in the movies..tee hee!)

    Vonna, you are just the bee's knees!

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  28. Ohh that turned out lovely can not wait to see it framed.

    Hope ya'll stay warm.
    Natasha

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  29. Ooooh! A snowday for the whole family! That sounds so wonderful. Though I suppose there may be moments with everyone 'trapped' inside that it might not be. LOL!

    Your finish is AMAZING! I hope to start a similar chart soon ... The Soweth Sampler (or something like that, I am just so awful with names) and I hope mine comes out as gorgeous as yours! :D

    Thanks for the comments regarding the dentist. I suppose all large families must feel a bit, well, large when it comes to family visits to the dentist, etc. LOL!

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  30. Beautiful stitching Vonna!! Stay warm and enjoy the family!

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  31. Congrats on the gorgeous finish. I can't wait to see it on your sampler wall.

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  32. Gorgeous finish! Congratulations!

    Keep warm!

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  33. Ooo, Sounds frigid in Indiana. Stay warm! I love your Lo' finish! It's beautiful. I hope to get to this project someday...

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  34. Beautfiul finish ! It will look wonderful on your wall.

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  35. It is gorgeous Vonna! Love the colors in this one!

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  36. Now when you say you got up *early*, does that mean you got up even earlier in order to finish this sampler? Hang on, I'm going to have to e-mail you about this...

    Hey, but this sampler is beautiful and it will be a great addition to your sampler wall. Amazing how many stitchers are working on a sampler wall. What about a Sampler Wall SAL Blog, Vonna? Just teasing, hon...

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  37. A beautiful finish Vonna!

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  38. Congrats on your finish!!! It is beautiful!!!!!
    Stay warm~

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  39. I would be up all night doing this, its beautiful! ooh how is that Banana bread made?

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  40. VONNA!!! This is gorgeous - such a lovely finish. I look forward to seeing how you finish this one up :)

    Tanya

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  41. Oh, it's absolutley Gorgeous, Vonna!!! So very lovely!!! And my but your needles had wings whilst stitching this one and what a wonderful way to start the day! I ordered the book from Amazon and it came last week so I hope to start it as soon as I decide on fabric! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on your blog when you started it!

    Enjoy your stitchy, snowy day with your family and stay cosy! And thank you ever so kindly for your sweet and lovely comment about my Honour Christmas finish, Vonna!

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  42. Just beautiful, Vonna! And you finishsed it up so quickly! I feel ashamed because mine is still in the works! What will be your next start?

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  43. Great finish! I haven't heard that song in a long time.

    I hope you all are doing well with through the snow. My 25-30 minute drive from Woodburn to Fort Wayne took me 70 minutes this morning. blah.

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  44. Hi Vonna, your sampler is wonderful!
    I saw the darling pillow you made for Michelle and really liked it. Your work and stitching is beautiful.
    I been enjoying many of your previous post...the basted and baked turorial had some great info. I like the idea of using tea and coffee together (I've only used tea) and I never had a clue about baking the fabric.
    It was fun visiting and I'll be back...hugs, Linda

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  45. Beautiful!!
    Whatever happen to CDC?

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  46. YAY Vonna! Great finish!

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  47. Your "Lo, How a Rose" is bee-YOO-tee-full!! I still love that one. Makes me want to get mine framed, too!

    You certainly got hit hard with the winter storm. Glad you all got to stay home together. We only have 5 inches of snow, so we're still moving around up here in the frozen north.

    Stay warm!!

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  48. WOW Vonna! It looks wonderful. You did an awesome job on it. I can't wait to see it in the frame you bought for it. Sounds like you have a busy day planned. Can't wait to see the WIP you chose.
    Stay warm!

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  49. Vonna, the finish looks great! I had ice/snow where I live also. Luckily I work at home, but walking to the mailbox I needed ice skates! I can do with the snow, but hate the ice.

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  50. Congratulations! It looks wonderful!!

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  51. Vonna,

    What a beautiful finish! Can't wait to see it framed :) How many samplers do you have on your wall? Have you ever shared that on your blog? I would love to see :)

    I really, really love the primitive Valentine.. too sweet!

    Michelle

    STAY WARM!!

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  52. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I hope the weather begins to warm up for you.

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  53. Great finish! Hope to see your wall soon ;)

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  54. You have finished such a beautiful piece! I'm so glad I have the book that it is in. I am drooling over this something fierce!

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  55. Wow! That is great! Nice stitch! Now, I wanna see it framed!
    Stay warm, good thing your hubby and kids got to stay in too!

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  56. Lovely. Simply Lovely. :-) Victory Dance! It's finished.

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  57. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Keep warm :)

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  58. CONGRATULATIONS!

    That's beautiful. Now hurry up with that wall! :)

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  59. Very pretty finish.

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  60. I hope everyone had a fun snow day at the Vonna household!

    Your Lo How a Rose is beautiful; stunning, in fact!

    I can't wait to see what you're working on now!

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  61. It's gorgeous Vonna, congratulations

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  62. That is just beautiful. I'm not a poetry person, but I like this one.

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  63. A very quick stitch. Congratulations on a lovely finish.

    I wonder - do we stitch faster when we are really enjoying the project in hand? or does it just appear to go faster because we are enjoying it?

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  64. Oh Vonna!! Just looking at that made me happy today, lol. I love it!

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  65. very pretty Vonna!!! I am still waiting for the book with this design to arrive. I ordered it 2 weeks ago!!!!

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  66. Congrats on a beautiful finish Vonna:) very nice

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  67. She is very, very pretty! Congrats on your finish..

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  68. Congratulations! It's beautiful.

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  69. I missed this finish, but it's gorgeous! Congrats.

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  70. It's gorgeous. Congrats.

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  71. Beautiful finish Vonna, congratulations.

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  72. O my, another BEAUTIFUL finish! Gorgeous.

    Bye! Carolien

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  73. Congratulations its a real stunner and perfect for your sampler walls to come!!

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