June 18, 2009

an old wip and some little finishes

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with me on the last post, it sure was helpful to have some opinions on the matter. I've decided to just leave the framed sampler as it is....I had lived with it for all the years that it awaited a frame, (TEN!) so there's really no good reason to freak out over the missing parts now...

And speaking of things that are ten years old, here's an oldie from Ewe & Eye & Friends that has been in the WIP box for a looooooooooong time....




I feel pretty certain that I did not start on this in 1999, but that's the date on it....



had all of it done but filling in the grass area...and it's really shameful how long this was waiting for me to do that part...



After finishing up that, I was in a patriotic mood, so I pulled out this little quickie kit from Shepherd's Bush...



as you might guess, it's called Peace for All....



And of course, I cannot do just one SB design at a time, and this one had been calling my name...



it's called Glad Heart



such a joy to stitch



I especially loved the cherries on this!



From bright and cheerful to terribly morbid, that's me....wait until you see the next thing I'm working on, lol!

24 comments:

karenv said...

Lovely finishes!

staci said...

Your stitching and finishes are beautiful! I think my absolute favorite is the Ewe and Eye piece, LOVE it!!! (Another one I've never seen!)

Rachel S said...

What wonderful 4th of july pieces! Love them!

Alice said...

Now that is cute. : ) You thought you could get away with it finishing that Ewe&Eye&Friends 10 years later!!! No, I think the date did not lie lol. Well you finished it and I don't blame you for taking so long as the lawn is pretty complicated, for me at least. Some real cool stitching there. The two Shepherds Bush designs are adorable. Good heavens you finished three designs!!! Well done. Your hands have not been idle.
Hugs
Alice

Nancy said...

Stunning finishes Andrea! Liberty is one of the prettiest patriotic samplers I've seen. Isn't it amazing how long we can leave some projects before finishing them? I think we're all guilty of that.

Nicole said...

Congrats on all your beautiful finishes Andrea! That's awesome that you finished the old EEF - it's so pretty!!

Siobhan said...

Ooooh, beautiful! I love your finishes... and can't wait to see your new WIP, too! Just seeing your pics makes me want to run and stitch. Thanks! :) Love ya, gf!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finishes, Andrea! I especially love the SB "Be of Glad Heart" ~ I don't remember seeing that one before and I also love the cherries!

Can't wait to see your next piece - "terribly morbid"; a tombstone sampler, maybe???

Melissa said...

Beautiful pieces, as usual, Andrea! You seem to be zooming along with lots of great finishes!

Deb said...

These are beautiful finishes! It doesn't matter when we get them done, right? I've got one in the WIP pile since 1988 - how bad is that!

Maren said...

LOL! Look at all the wonderful finishes! Congratulations.

mainely stitching said...

What lovely stitching photos! SB stitching projects are always so pretty, but the Ewe & Eye just steals the show!

Annemarie said...

Morbid? Hm. I'm curious :o)

Your finishes are all lovely and as always, I'm amazed at the neatness of your stitching.

Dovilė said...

I love your WIP EEF, realy great! SB perfect as usual...

Tanya said...

Those speciality stitches are awesome! I loved looking at your pictures.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your adorable finishes!
I'm so proud of you! You're hitting those wips with a vengence!!
GOOD JOB!!

Tammy said...

Dangit! Just when I decide to do something Halloweenie, I come and see your Patriotic stuff, lol. Now I might have to do something patriotic! Your finishes are absolutely gorgeous!

natalie said...

First of all, the stitching is absolutely beautiful! I love the cherries and the bee.

And in response to your comment on my AC post, I AM IN TEXAS! Holy crud is it hot right now! We were without power and AC for two weeks after hurricane Ike, so I've been much hotter for way longer. Yay for guys who fix stuff on Saturdays!

Tammy said...

Just found your blog & I love your stitching :o) Those pug pics are too CUTE!

Sharon said...

You are a gal after my own heart! Not only do I simply love and adore most everything patriotic/americana~I'm also in love with SB. Woohoo to you are the beautiful finishes. Very awesome stitching.

Can't WAIT to see what your stitching finger's are up to next. Will be sitting on the edge of my seat till we find out. Tee hee

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, so many pretty finishes. I love the SB heart very much, such a joyful design.

Sharon said...

Such gorgeous pieces Andrea!

CindyMae said...

Everything looks gorgeous!

Nina said...

Your works are amazing beautiful but this Glad heart is the perfect and so wonderful!