Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen - The Bee Man has left the q-snaps!

Hello Stitching Friends and Buddies! All I can say is....the Bee Man has been officially completed, and I am ecstatic....because, if I don't think so myself - but it is just gorgeous! I put the final stitches in, and I just sat back and stared at it and thought....shiver me timbers that's a beauty! So to tantalize your inner stitchiness here's the final pictures:



In The Bee Man's Garden
Designer: The Goode Huswife
Fabric: 40 ct. Silkweaver's Purely Primitive Newcastle Linen
Fibers: DMC
Started: 4/5/09
Finished: 4/29/09
Stitched for: my someday sampler wall
To be: framed

Now what???..... Well I have LOTS and LOTS of patterns, things already kitted, some already started....NO! ME? can you believe that? No, I know you can't....but hmmm....I'd really, really love to start the only other Colonial Garden Series pattern that I have in my hot little hands at this moment. Cathy B sent me "Plant Virtue" and its only 71 W x 119 H....I could maybe get a good start on that sometime today and get it knocked out....we'll see. In the mean time, I have TONS of finishing for clients I need to get working on too. So see never any idle hands 'round here...that's for sure....

So to my finish box.....goes Mr. Bee Man! I'm not going to frame him right away, as I want them all of them (the Colonial Garden Series) framed in antique (looking) black frames - all the same - all at the same time and all on the same wall. So it'll be a while. But in my finish box Mr. Bee Man will have friends, I have my Petit Lettres Rouges, Earth Day Sampler, State Fair, random other smallish finishes... all awaiting framing or final finishing or framing.

Well, that's it for me today....can't burn daylight (or school time hours)....so until next time....Love and Best Wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXxxxx

Blue skies with white clouds on summer days.
A myriad of stars on clear moonlit nights.
Tulips and roses and violets and dandelions and daisies.
Bluebirds and laughter and sunshine and Easter.
See how He loves us!
~~Alice Chapin~~

65 comments:

  1. Bee man looks fantastic Vonna. I am going to have to look into these series :)
    Natasha

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  2. A great finish Vonna! Congrats!

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  3. Beautiful finish, Vonna! I love this chart (and the series) too. They'll all make such a beautiful display!

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  4. Great finish! Can't wait to see your progress on the rest of the series (as you find them).

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  5. Oh Vonna, that is lovely!
    Since you love bees, have you seen the older leaflet by The City Stitcher called THE BEE SAMPLER? It's a must for any bee lover. I stitched it ages ago and sold it on ebay, the finished model, and wished I hadn't - always wanted to stitch it again. Find the pattern if you don't have it already - you'll want it :)

    Tanya

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  6. Fabulous, Vonna! I'm looking forward to someday seeing your sampler wall. :)

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  7. Bee Man looks great. I can't wait to see the rest in the series as you are able to get them .

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  8. Oh Vonna, what a beautiful finish. I've loved this sampler from the first time I saw it on your blog.
    Now I'm curious to see what you come up with next. I usually love your choices very much, they are always an inspiration.

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  9. WOOHOO!!!!!! YGG Vonna! Bee Man looks wonderful. I am STILL waiting on my order of Purely Primitive... it must be swimming its way here rather than flying... but I am eager to get started on my own series. Beautiful job! Can't wait to see what you work on next.

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  10. I really like this one! Congrats on another great finish!

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  11. Congratulations Vonna!!! I feel like a new Aunt to this project watching you give birth!! LOL LOL

    Beautiful stitching!!!

    huhgs
    -missy-

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  12. Congrats Vonna on a beautiful finish!

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  13. Bee Man´s Garden looks wonderful. Look forward to seeing your work on the rest of the series :)

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  14. Vonna,
    Bee Man looks fabulous

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  15. That is very pretty Vonna. I look forward to seeing the others in the series and seeing them all, framed on your sampler wall one day too. Congratulations on the lovely finish.

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  16. Great job Vonna! Since you mentioned that you were stitching I went into stash and pulled mine out (nothing like being enabled by others). Seeing your finished one is really nudging me to start on!! I love yours!

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  17. A beautiful finish Vonna.

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  18. Love your finish! Can't wait to see what you dig out of your kitted up items to start.

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  19. Wonderful finish ! Can't wait to see the rest of them.

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  20. Vonna, Bee Man is so beautiful...or should I say handsome. Now I HAVE to find this chart too!

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  21. Natasha, it turned out great! You do such beautiful work! Looking forward to watching you stitch the next one!

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  22. Vonna
    Bee Man turned out fabulous! My vote is to start the other one in the series that you have. You'll be that much closer to finishing the series. :) Though I am sure that whatever you stitch will be wonderful.

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  23. Vonna that is just gorgeous!! I think I may have to find this pattern for me. I love bees and beehives to stitch! I am working on Ida Mae Crow. I love Goode Huswife!! Your stitching is beautiful! Debby

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  24. You are so right, Vonna...it is gorgeous!!!! I especially love that Beehive...you know I believe this is the only one that I have in that series, in my stash! Hmmm...may be stitching it yet this year!!

    I can hardly wait to see what you have decided to stitch on now...waiting with held breath!!!:)

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  25. Vonna, Bee Man is wonderful. Since I didn't know what it looked like, it was a wonderful surprise at just how beautiful it is!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Just lovely Vonna! :)

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  27. Well done! It's very pretty and turned out lovely...now, so many patterns to choose from...hmmmmmmmm have fun with that!

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  28. Congratulations! It's a job well done.

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  29. The Bee Man is absolutely gorgeous!! Goode Huswife is re-releasing some of her OOP designs on her site, but no Colonial Garden series yet...but maybe eventually? Congratulations on your finish!

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  30. That is SO nice Vonna :-)

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  31. Just wonderful! I love this design and it will be perfect for your sampler wall! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  32. It's beautiful!

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  33. What a beauty! Love the colours and overall look.

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  34. How exciting to have such a beauty all finished!!!! and then you can pick the next project! Fun!

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  35. This is gorgeous!!!!! Can't wait to see what you will stitch next~~

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  36. Congrats Vonna ! It's beautiful ! I wonder what's next :)

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  37. Beautiful Finish Vonna!

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  38. Love it, love it! Great finish, Vonna!

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  39. I can't wait to see what you stitch next. I am always so inspired when I visit you.

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  40. Great finish Vonna! I love it! Can't wait to see all of them framed someday. LOL can't wait to see your next project.

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  41. Bee Man is very pretty. I can't wait to see the rest of the series.

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  42. Oh my goodness Vonna, Bee Man is gorgeous! I love it. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  43. You have every right to stand back and stare because this is beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I think antique looking black frames sounds elegant. I look forward to seeing your sampler wall some day.

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  44. Congratulations on your finish! That is such a sweet design :)

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  45. Congrats on your finish Vonna! Just catching up...Happy (belated) Anniversary!

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  46. Hippity, hip, hooray! It's gorgeous. You did such a great job. I can hardly wait to see what you stitch next!

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  47. Beautiful Bee Man finish! It's a lovely verse.

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  48. Another beautiful finish! Can't wait to see your start on the next in the series. Did anyone ever get a list of the whole series?

    Tracy

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  49. Congrats on your beautiful finish!
    and I love your new blog look! Very pretty:)

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  50. You finished the Bee Man!!!! Oh my goodness, it does look stunning, Vonna. And I admire your patience: I certainly wouldn't be able to just put it in a drawer and wait for the other samplers to be finished. My colonial strawberry garden has not seen much daylight, I'm afraid...

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  51. A beautiful finish Vonna

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  52. OOOOOOOO VONNA, its wonderful I love it, it would look oh so perfect in my lounge, especially in the antique black frame LOL!

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  53. Awesome! Another satisfying finish!

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  54. It's gorgeous Vonna, congratulations

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  55. Love this one Vonna!! Can you share what the other designs are in the colonial garden series?

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  56. What a quick finish Vonna. Congrats! I'm not even going to LOOK at the Colonial Garden series....I have enough charts begging to come out of their file drawer....

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  57. I love your Bee Man which is much more beautiful than the chart shows! It will be a perfect addition to your someday sampler wall.

    Plant Virtue and Thy Houses and Thy Barns are in my to do collection. Such a great series.

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  58. Very nice finish on The Bee Man - love how it turned out.
    I love your anniversary card to your husband. It's easy to see that there is lots of laughter in your house.
    Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  59. It looks awesome, Vonna!! :)

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  60. Congratulations on your finish, Vonna. It's lovely! How many are there in the series? How long will you have to wait to get this one framed? I think it will be a lovely addition to your sampler wall.

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  61. Congratulations on an absolutely gorgeous finish Vonna:)

    Happy Belated Anniversary! I'm way behind!

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  62. Gorgeous finish! I love this one. You may have us all wanting to stitch these designs! I love the idea of framing them all in similar black frames.

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