Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Sampler Wall...the beginning....

Hello friends...
I'm burning up the wires, aren't I, blogging every day... this will be the last for a good while, I'm thinking....I was just so excited, I couldn't hold myself in! Wednesday was not only Laundry Day (UGH!) but it is also the day that I do a lot of my finishing work whether it be for clients or for myself. Yesterday it was particularly productive because I framed:



Blackbird Design's "Their Song"

AND:

The Primitive Needle's "Earth Sampler"

AND...
While we are on the subject of framing - I "edited" my framing tutorial with a trick that Anna and also Marie told me about. You can go on over to the tutorial to read all about it but basically they told me to wet and glue the brown paper and I did it with these two frame jobs and WOWZERS girls...thanks for the tip! :o)


AND now the unveiling....

of my beginning sampler wall....now it's in a "primitive" form, I left some holes on purpose to sort of fill in. And my husband told me that he was going to have to redo the whole gol'darn wall if I didn't stop hammering and I told him to get his work belt out because when I get finished this whole wall was going to have samplers on it from chair rail to the ceiling. To which I got a blank stare. :o) Men ye' of small minds....and sampler wall aspirations.... but anyway I digress...here it is folks in all it's sampler wall glory. It is the wall behind my couch and I can see it from my stitching area....and smile drunkenly with happiness, while doing a jig and singing Danny Boy.






Isn't it grand?! The pictures are a little dark....but I couldn't wait for sunlight...excited, I was!!


Until next time my friends.....
smile drunkenly, while doing a jig and singing Danny boy! :o)

56 comments:

  1. Your Sampler Wall is awesome and the stitched pieces are gorgeous! I am still trying to figure out which wall to use but am anxious to start hammering.

    Great Job~

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  2. FABulous, Vonna! You do great stitching, great finishing and great framing! (and laundry too!) ;-) That sampler wall is looking great!

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  3. Hi Vonna, a more perfect wall one could not find! Good for you friend:) Your men verse~too hysterical and too true-LOL.

    Sweet Stitchin...

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  4. Everything is just gorgeous Vonna! I need to look over that tutorial on framing! I'd love to be able to do alot of it myself--save me a mint I tell ya!

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  5. Looking good there girl!

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  6. Most excellent sampler wall and framed pictures! Beautifully done (as always!)

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  7. Very, very pretty Vonna! Thanks for sharing your sampler wall.

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  8. gorgeous sampler wall
    keep hammering away
    ;)

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  9. Good heavens girl. What was in your after dinner tea!!!!!
    Your wall is looking fabulous. Keep making those holes. I quick fix to keep DH happy - toothpaste!!

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  10. Beautiful job with the framing and the wall. CJ ok;-)

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  11. Your sampler wall is looking divine :) I seem to get a lot of those "blank" man stares too! Too funny!

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  12. The sampler wall looks great !

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  13. Your sampler wall is off to a great start Vonna! Seeing your State Fair piece reminded me that I want to get that one stitched too! Our State Fair is coming up in August!

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  14. Your sampler wall is going to be a masterpiece! You're off to a great start.

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  15. Very Nice!!!!!! Now I want a sampler wall, too!! ;-)

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  16. I do love your sampler wall, it's a great beginning.

    Funny your DH said that about the wall. When I mentioned I wanted to put samplers all over my newly painted walls several years ago, my husband pointed out how long it took to get the walls nicely painted and so on. The walls to this day remain blank. I will definitely have to do it now!

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  17. Oh my, oh my, oh my! Your sampler wall is wonderful Vonna! I am sure that when the children are quiet and I tilt my head I can hear you singing Danny Boy.
    Congratulations!

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  18. Your sampler wall and framed pieces look excellent!

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  19. Oh man, Vonna, this is going to be great; and I can't wait to see the finished wall!!! I have always wanted a sampler wall; I will live my excitement through you.

    Someone at work is gearing up to make frames, and I'm taking a piece to work today to get a price quote. Then I'm heading over to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  20. Wow your sampler wall looks wonderful Vonna!

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  21. It looks lovely! I have the same intentions, tho maybe not all samplers since I have only of late been introduced to them. But I want a stitching wall or walls! It is hard to have since I spend too much time reading blogs and not enough time stitching! :)

    Great job! Keep hammering!

    Maggee

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  22. Great framing! Your wall is looking lovely!!

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  23. I totally know the feeling. Makes you wonder what too you so long to get those fabulous pieces up in the first place! Fabulous accomplishment.

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  24. Congratulations! It looks great! The frame on Earth sampler is really pretty.

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  25. Great sampler wall! It's looking to shape up to be a beauty! Love your newly framed pieces too.

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  26. I love your wall! It has such potential. So inspiring! I too have a sampler wall.....it's mostly Blackbird Designs stuff, but it is a work in progress that will keep growing and changing from year to year. Congrats!

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  27. Tis truly wonderful when dreams come to fruition ... I congtratulate you on your sampler wall. Someday, I'll have a dragon wall in my sewing room-to-be.

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  28. your sampler wall looks great..

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  29. Vonna, your lastest finishes are just wonderful and I love your sampler wall, I say the more the merrier:). I have "Earth Sampler" waiting to be stitched and just finished "Yule Sampler"..I love TPN's designs.

    Happy Stitching..hugs, Linda

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  30. Vonna,

    A great beginning to a very special wall. Congratulations on your achievement thus far.

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  31. If this is just the beginning, I can't wait to see the end, LOL! Your sampler wall is looking fabulous...I'm sure you'll have it filled in no time!

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  32. Love the framing and your sampler wall!

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  33. Great idea! I have been hoping to do the same thing with the wall above our couch- only with Jane Austen themed pieces. :)

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  34. Wonderful wall! For the past month or so I've been contemplating what to do with all my current stitching, and the stitching I'm sure to complete in the future. I would love to have an entire wall, but I'm not sure my husband will go for that. Hmmm....have to see what I can do about that ;)

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  35. Your sampler wall looks fantastic!

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  36. Oh, how excitiiiiing! And such beautiful samplers you have up there, too! I find my sampler walls are developing themes. I have a folksy sampler wall, a birdy sampler wall, a garden sampler wall... I'm running out of wall,s but it looks like you have a way to go :o))

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  37. Your finishes look great! And your sampler wall is just gorgeous. Oh how I can't wait until I have one of my own. I will probably have a happy burst everytime I pass by it. But until then, I shall admire your sampler wall. :P

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  38. Your sampler wall is wonderful, what great pieces. I especially love the green frame you found for Earth Sampler. I wouldn't have thought of that color, but it sets the colors off beatifully.
    Sue

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  39. That has all the trappings of a great Sampler Wall. So far, so good!

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  40. Looks soooooooo good! Your husband and family are lucky to have you to decorate and do their laundry!

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  41. I am LOVING your sampler wall - fantastic and I look forward to seeing the gaps filled too :)

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  42. Great start on your sampler wall, Vonna! Woo hooing along with you!

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  43. Your wall is looking gorgeous Vonna

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  44. Oh wow, your sampler wall is just fabulous. Your pieces are just incredible. I love them all, so pretty.

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  45. I love your sampler wall. I have some of my Blackbird samplers hanging in my laundry room.....but I think it's time to bring them out into the light! If you are interested, I have a blog, www.rebeccasteahouse.blogspot.com where I have some Blackbird projects. There are more to come as I have just started my blog. Thanks for all of your lovely needlework.

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  46. Gosh Vonna, they are all just absolutely gorgeous!! Great job framing the BBD and Earth Sampler too! You are amazing, with all of your talents!!

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  47. Vonna,

    Well, well, that sampler wall is gorgeous! You've inspired me, AGAIN!!

    Michelle

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  48. A wonderful sampler wall and lots more room to fill. :)

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  49. Ahhhhhhh, it looks fantastic, your sampler wall. Awesome, really. I want to have one, too.

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  50. Just awesome!!! I love your famous wall : )

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  51. Very nice framing; love your sampler wall so far. I keep meaning to frame & hang some of mine, to make a stitching wall, but haven't yet... congrats on actually getting started!!

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  52. Your wall is looking great! Keep stitching , framing and hammering. ;-)

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  53. Your sampler wall is lovely! And your framed Their Song and Earth Sampler are fabulous - weren't those fun pieces to stitch??!!!

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  54. Suh-weet start on the sampler wall!! YGG!!!

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  55. I love it! All of it! I have Three Things by Moria Blackburn ? hanging across from where I sit and though its only the one piece, it brings me great joy to look at it.

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