Saturday, October 16, 2010

Home is where the heart is .....

Hi everyone! Look what arrived back with me this week……

CHS Hearts & Flowers stitched on 32ct LL examplar using suggested DMC

I sent my Carriage House Samplings Hearts & Flowers to Deb at Artisticneedle and, true to form, she has finished this just beautifully. She had sent me pics before she mailed it back and even from those I was so excited by how it looked. Now that it is home I am beyond thrilled with it as she has finished it exactly to my wishes. Excuse how the fabric seems to be coming up different shades each picture. It has been so dull and cloudy here this week, some days I’ve had lights on all day, so not really favourable to picture taking.

Deb has added it to her finishing album so if you want to pop over there and take a look (and see all her other great finishes) click here.

Also in the box , two more finishes I’m delighted with ….

Homespun Elegance's Mr Candy Cane and Joyous Heart which I stitched earlier in the year as part of my monthly Christmas ornament SAL with Siobhan and Cari. Thank you Deb!!

La D Da’s Live, Laugh, Love is coming along nicely. I love the sentiments in this and it’s turning into one of those pieces that I look forward to picking up and working on.

Hope all is well with you and yours. My daughter is home this weekend and it is so good to have her here! Already it seems like the time is going too fast. Sunday evening will be here before we know it and she’ll be heading off again.

Whatever you are up to this weekend, hope it’s a good one!

Until next time ……

29 comments:

KarenV said...

I saw that lovely CHS heart in Deb's album the other day and thought it might be yours! :) Deb did a superb job of the finishing, you must be really pleased with it!

Love the ornaments too - I'm going to stitch the Joyous Heart and Blessings heart in that series next year :)

Enjoy your time with your daughter! The sun is finally shining here for about the first time this week so hopefully we'll get outside this weekend :)

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes!! Enjoy your weekend!

Jackie said...

I cannot even imagine finishing something so beautifully. Deb's finishing really sets off your beautiful stitching. Enjoy your weekend with your daughter.

Bertie said...

Oh Lois, your ornaments are fabulous and the finish is fantastic, maybe I should have send her my Folkart threadkeep.

Your LLL is lovely.

Have a great weekend with your daughter, lovely to have girl time.

Katrina said...

Love your LaDDa piece and your finishes are gorgeous. Deb does the most amazing work :-).

Margaret said...

Oh my! I love your finishes from Deb! Both stitching and finishing are gorgeous! Your Live Laugh Love is so pretty too! You have great taste in stitching projects! Have a great time with your daughter!

natalyK said...

Love the finishes. They are beautiful. The La D Da piece is one of my favorites.

Melissa said...

Oh, everything is just beautiful! Your stitching, Deb's finishing - wow. You must be so dancing with joy!

I love your LDD piece too. I don't have it and now am thinking of adding it to my list! (a very long one!)

Have a wonderful time with your daughter being at home!

Julianne said...

Lovely!

valerie said...

Stunning finish on the CHS Hearts and Flowers! Deb did a wonderful job on those and the ornies. Love the progress on your LLL. The colors go so well together! Enjoy your daughter's visit.

Andrea said...

Wow, I'd seen that in Deb's album and didn't know it was yours! BEAUTIFUL!!! Isn't Deb the BEST? I've never seen anyone finish as perfectly as she does! Never a flaw to be found! She really makes your stitching shine!
I need to check my stash for this one...it's just gorgeous!
Love your ornies too :)
xoxo

Dona said...

All of your finishing turned out beautifully! Hearts and Flowers is so pretty and your ornaments are so cute!

Myra said...

Those are so beautiful Lois! I love them all. Enjoy your time with your daughter - my son is here today and we plan to have some fun together!

Elaine said...

Those finishes are beautiful Lois and your wip is very pretty.
Have a nice week-end.

Mary said...

Your Hearts and Flowers looks wonderful - you (and Deb) have done a great job on it.
LIve, Laugh, Love is coming along beautifully too. The colours are quite stunning. Glad you are enjoying time with your Daughter.
Mary

Rossella said...

really a fantistic scheme and work!i love it very much

Rossella

grace said...

I love the Heart....very very nice indeed. The ornaments are nicely stitched. Have a peaceful week ahead.....

Carol said...

Deb really outdid herself on your heart ornaments, Lois! Of course, they wouldn't be nearly as nice without your perfect stitching :)

I'm sure your weekend with your daughter was very special--hopefully she will be back for a longer visit very soon!

Brigitte said...

Oh Lois, this is so beautiful. I love the CHS heart, it's perfectly stitched and finished. Just like the two HE hearts. Great job.

Cindy's Stitching said...

How pretty. They are all so nice. I love hearts.

Jackie in UK said...

Beautiful things Lois! You have got so much stitched since I saw you - wonderful! I, on the other hand have not produced anything much at all! Never mind, maybe the darker nights will encourage me to finish work earlier and come home and stitch - it could happen! LOL

Hugs,

Jackie x

Annie said...

Fabulous stitching and finishing! Love all those pretty heart pieces.

Denise said...

Boy, Lois, what gorgeous work and finishing!!! I know you'll love seeing those around your house.
I know you had a wonderful weekend with your daughter, and yes, the time goes too fast.
Blessings to you...

Natalia said...

Lois, I love ALL your finishes, but I must say that CHS Hearts and Flowers is just beautiful... This chart is in my stash to be stitched someday ;-) Oh, so much to stitch and so little time... this is the story of my life..

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh, it is just beautiful! Makes me want to stitch it right now, lol. Your ornaments are wonderful, too. I received my package from Deb this weekend and plan to post pics soon - yep, an actual blog post.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Siobhan said...

Oh my goodness! Lois, they are all stunning! Deb does such amazing work, doesn't she? In addition to YOUR amazing work! :) Love your La D Da piece, too!

Karoline said...

Fantastic finishing, they are gorgeous. Congratulations to Deb

Sadie said...

Oh, how wonderful they all look! Beautiful finishing for beautiful stitching :-)

Lisa said...

your CHS hearts and flowers is gorgeous, I bought this chart on ebay(or so i had thought) i was soon to be very dissapointed when the seller then emailed to say they could no longer send me it :( my search goes on
I love your ornaments too, the finishing is beautiful