Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lo How a Rose - The End

Didn't I say in my last post that I'd update on the next day? Ha! Life always has a mind of its own. So here it is ... I'm very happy with it. I've gotten some questions about it, so I'll give the details again. The design is charted with DMC and with WDW, so I chose WDW colors. I had to change London Fog to Pelican Gray so the words would show up on my fabric. It's stitched on 30-count R & R Old Mill Java, and it measures 5 and 3/4 inches by 5 and 1/2. The hexagon in the lower right corner is empty in the design, but I decided to treat it as a cartouche ...

I tried to keep my initials and the year in the same style as the letters that the Brightneedle girls used. Sorry that picture is so difficult to see, but you get the idea. So, hooray, my second finish of the year. That's all? Yep. I'm blaming it on Eden.

My book with LHaR in it is going to Canada tomorrow to be with Jennifer (no blog), who found that the price of the book has become a little silly. I agree. I paid one dollar for the book, and the last price I heard was $30. Yes, booksellers have every right to set their prices according to supply and demand, but some of us would rather splurge on the three F's ... fabric, fibers and framing. So we're starting a little pass-along. When Jennifer is finished, she's gonna send the book to Valie in France. If anyone else would like to join us in our progressive stitch, please email me, and the book will continue to travel. And who knows? Valie may find the book at a more reasonable price while she's waiting. I reckon we'll see.

It's finally snowing here, so I'm gonna drag out the sewing machine and try to get some things finished. Then I'll be back in Eden. Since Lo is finished, I'm gonna keep my mini-rotation (me? rotate?) going on Thursdays. Miss Lila is waiting along with so many others in the WIP basket, calling out to me to pick them up and pay them some stitchy attention. Shall I start today? Maybe, but it's been a while since I spent some days in Eden, so by next Thursday I'll know which project I'm in the mood for. I'm off ... make some fun.

** Oops! I'm editing to say that LHaR is stitched over one on 30-count, which is why it's so small. Sorry I left out that important piece of info. **

15 comments:

VALIE said...

Beautiful job - I love it... but you know this !
Thank you for your generous arrangement. I'll keep looking at prices, but chances are slight that they will go down...
I could never stick to a rotation schedule - my timetable is way too unpredictable !
Enjoy Eden -
Val

Barbeeque4 said...

What a beautiful piece - I have book, floss and fabric ready to go!! Now for the time to stitch it up!! I can't wait to get at it!!

Coni said...

Oh. You. Just. Rock. What a lovely piece! Thanks for the shout-out in your last post! I am sooooo undeserving!

Jan said...

That is such a special sampler, congrats on the finish!!

Patti said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous and now I need to do this one too! I must stop looking at other peoples stitching because practically all the time I want to stitch what they have. I am just so easy to enable! Lots of Love Patti xxx (the one with absolutely no self control where stitching is concerned)

Deb said...

It's absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful finish. I didn't realize that it was such a small piece, but it's lovely!!! I've been drooling every time I looked at your WIP pictures.

dianemi said...

Oh Doris, that really is beautiful. It seems like you just flew through it. Congratulations... I'm happy dancing with you!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Yeah for you!! It is so pretty; I just LOVE it. I love how small and delicate it looks - beautiful!!! Can't wait to see it framed if that's what you're going to do.

Congratulations!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous! I have seen it stitched so many times, really love it.

Hugs

Siobhan said...

Doris, that is one b-e-a-utiful sampler! YGG on the finish... and over one. You rock.

Ranae said...

Happy Beautiful Sampler Dance!!!

Annemarie said...

Hey Doris, what an absolutely stunning finish. Congratulations :o)
Of course I couldn't say no to a generous offer like that, so I would love it if Valie could send the book to me when she's done with it. Another Sisterhood, I love it!

Brigitte said...

OMG, what a beautiful finish! And over one on 30 ct, I nearly can't believe it. It must look very special in being so small.

Erica said...

Beautiful job Doris!
I have been looking for this sampler too. The prices are ridiculous, when you can find it!
I would love to get on that list for the pattern!

Teresa S. said...

Please put me on the list for this book! I haven't had any luck finding it-thanks so much!