January 13, 2008

Lo, How A Rose Sampler

Finally finished this up yesterday. Despite my initial issues with the colors, I'm happy with how it turned out.



At first I was not fond of the darkness in the thread that most of the letters were stitched in, which was Weeks Dye Works "London Fog".



Some of the other letters were stitched in Pebble, Tin Roof, Amber and Gold.








Lo, How a Rose Sampler by Bright Needle
Stitched with recommended WDW threads
on 32 ct. cream Belfast linen




Now I get to either pick out a new project from my stash to start on OR pick out any one of my many WIP's to finish up. What to do....what to do??!!

21 comments:

Teejay said...

This is such a beautiful piece! How will you finish it?

Jackie said...

It's beautiful Andrea. :-)

Laurie in Iowa said...

As always, another fantastic finish. It's beautiful! I was able to track down the book... so someday I'll have this design stitched too.

Hmmm... why limit yourself.. start a new project and pull out a WIP... do a mini rotation.

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, what a gorgeous finish!! London Fog is an unusual color, I've used it several times in pieces and never really care for it ;)

Sharon said...

Andrea, it turned out gorgeous! Congrats.

Lois said...

It's wonderful Andrea! You do such beautiful work.

Leigh said...

You did a great job! I love it!! I have this book and have always wanted to stitch this. Another one to add to my pile (which is growing and growing!!)

I agree with Laurie, do both! Pick a favorite and have fun!

Linen Stitcher said...

Your "Lo, How a Rose" turned out just lovely!! I definitely understand the color issues, but it truly looks fabulous!! Nice job!! And nice photos!!

xstitch.nl said...

Congrats, that's such a beautiful finish, Andrea!!! Great pictures, too!

Siobhan said...

Andrea, it is beautiful!! Great job!

TinaTx said...

Congrats on the finish! It is beautiful!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous sampler Andrea, and I love the colors! I can't wait to see this finished - framed or a pillow? Or, something else you have in mind.

Whatever you decide, new project or WIP, have fun looking through everything to make a decision!

Teresa said...

Andrea,
Your sampler is beautiful. The colors are lovely. I look forward to seeing how you finish it.

Kristen said...

WOW!!! Love it! It is just amazing! GREAT work! :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Thanks for your email, Andrea! This really did turn out beautifully, I'm sure you are glad you persevered. Looking at your's, I think it is my fabric choice more than anything that's not working. The colors are too light and pink for the darker tan I chose. Your's looks just right, though!

Have fun picking out your next project!

Katrina said...

It's so pretty, I actually love the colors because you can leave it up year around :-).

Melissa said...

Andrea-Your Lo How a Rose is gorgeous. It's on my "I'm going to stitch this sometime this century" list!

TinaTx said...

Wow - that is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I figured you were talking about 'selling' in Canton.
Tyler isn't really small anymore. That is where we go to do 'major' shopping and let me tell you, the traffic sucks.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I would really love to stitch this someday, but I'll have to track down the book first - I hear it's hard to come by. I love how yours turned out!

Bine said...

What a beautiful finish!!! Congratulions on this one it's beautiful.
Maybe you should start a small one and pick a WIP and switch from time to time between them...

Tricia said...

OH like everyone else says, it's so beautiful! I love this sampler, and your colors turned out fabulous. Stitch on, GF!