Thursday, May 10, 2012

Christmas Garden - it's a finish!


Want to come do a happy dance with me?!?!?!  Guess who put the final stitches in BBD’s Christmas Garden earlier today….
 BBD's Christmas Garden
Stitched on 32ct LL light examplar
Using suggested CC & GA colours
I loved working on this one....
 Loved the colours.....
 Loved the motifs...... (oh yes, a whole lot of love going on with this one!!!)
 I made this one personal to my own family with our five sets of initials.

With thanks to Katrina for her generosity in sharing her alphabet idea.  I never did see myself stitching the original wording in the bottom section and loved the idea of an alphabet.

Can you guess that I’m going through that bittersweet feeling of being happy to have finished but a little sad that I won’t be stitching on it any more.  I guess some stash diving is coming up (and that is always fun!).  There are a couple of charts calling my name but I still have to make a decision.

Until next time……

47 comments:

Melissa said...

Looks gorgeous! I can see why you loved every part of it!

Carol said...

Oh, how beautiful it is, Lois!! I'm really happy you ended up going with the alphabet at the bottom--it is just perfect! And I love how you incorporated all of your family's initials...Just perfect!! I'm happy dancing all the way across the Atlantic with you :)

valerie said...

Yay! Congratulations on your finish Lois! Christmas Garden is gorgeous! Amazing what is achieved with 4 colors. I like the alphabet much better and your specialized initials. It'll look gorgeous framed up and hanging on your wall!

pam said...

Looks fantastic!

Christine said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish

BrendaS said...

GORGEOUS finish! Love the alphabet at the bottom and the way you personalized it with your familiy initials:)

Love to Stitch said...

Love this one!! Love the alphabet on the bottom too-- I am way going to do that when I get to mine :) Cant wait to see what you pull out of the stash!!!

Heather said...

I love this one! I love how you personalized it!

carol fun said...

Simply beautiful Lois! I love the alphabet instead of the original wording. It makes it perfect to display year round. I need to add this one to my ever growing "must stitch " list!

Krista said...

Lovely finish! It is so much better with the alphabet, and how nice to personalize it with initials from your family. I am thinking of doing that with my Mary Wigham. :)

Jane said...

A beautiful piece Lois, you must be so pleased with it and so worth all the hard work xxx

Lanie said...

Congratulations, Lois! "Christmas Garden" is beautiful, it's easy to see why you loved stitching it so much. Your personalization is perfect! And I too am a fan of the alphabet on the bottom.

Edgar said...

What a really lovely finish - Congrats!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Lois, it's fabulous!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you. Job well done. Can't wait to see which frame you choose.
Linda

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's just beautiful!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Congrats.

Sharon said...

It looks fabulous! Congrats on your finish!

Margaret said...

It is so gorgeous, Lois! Huge congrats! I love the alphabet at the bottom too. Yay!! Happy dance for sure!

Vickie said...

Hooray! It is wonderful. :)

Catherine said...

It's beautiful! You can always stitch their new one ~ Mother's Garden!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Lois! I'm happy dancing with you! That is a beauty! It's nice how you incorporated your family's initials too.

Funny, someone else said the same thing when they finished this piece! I'm going to make sure I stitch this one soon! I know I will love the colours!

Looking forward to seeing your next one!

Laura said...

Yipeeeee!!! What a sense of accomplishment you must feel! Your finish is gorgeous with a Capital G!!!!

Picking out the next project is so much fun too! Can't wait to see what is up next. Let us know ASAP!

Karen said...

How beautiful is that! You make me want to go right out and get this one... just love the soft colors.

Can't wait to see what is next...
happy stitching...

Patty C. said...

Great Finish !!!

Mary said...

Lois, what an accomplishment!! I knew you'd get there. And I do think the alphabet is so much better than the original design.
Well done!

Enjoy your stash diving!! Can't wait to see what you settle on.

Lee said...

A glorious finish! Way to go, Lois!

Beth said...

Lois - So so pretty. You should be proud.

Karin said...

Congrats on the finish Lois!! Love it....actually I am very close on finishing this one myself! I have decided to not stitch the wording nor an alphabet. I just brought the border up. Can't wait to see what you will be stitching next!

Michele said...

That turned out REALLY pretty! Grats on a fantastic finish.

Cole said...

Wow, what an amazing finish!

Lisa V said...

Such a stunning finish, and I agree the colours are beautiful.

Chris said...

Fabulous finish Lois!!
I love the alphabet on the bottom :)

Bertie said...

Congratulations Lois, the alphabet is a wonderful idea and love it!!
Have a lovely weekend:))

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish, Lois! I really need to get back to mine now! :)

Penny said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish, Lois!! I really do love the idea of using the alphabet. Love the way you personalized it too. :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lois! This is definitely on m to-do list. one day and i will also do an alphabet at the bottom!

Myra said...

Bravo Lois! It is outstanding and I am sure it will be a treasure in your family.

Denise said...

I'm so sorry that I'm a day behind in
wishing you super Congrats! on a super finish! CG is such a lovely sampler and like you, I love the colors. It will make a great addition to your already unique collection....

Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!!! Huge congrats on the finish and I am happy you enjoyed the alphabet :-). Can't wait to see which piece is next for you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations what a beautiful finish! I love how we all personalize our stitching to suit our tastes.

Anne said...

Congrats to you and a big happy dance!! It's a stunner and I love the alphabet!!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Lois, it's gorgeous

Lynn said...

I can understand how you'd miss this one 'cause it's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on a wonderful finish Lois!

Brigitte said...

Oh Lois, this is such a beautiful finish. It's a wonderful sampler full of lovely motives and stitched with gorgeous colours. No wonder that you regret it to be finished already. Now I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Just checked in to see what you are up to and love what I see! Great finish on you Christmas Garden, and hints on what you will be working on next?

Hilda said...

Congratulation! Wonderful!!!!! I really love this piece and I hope I will manage it to start mine soon!
To stitch an alphabet instead of the Words "Christmas Garden" is a very good idea.

Hugs
Hilda

Sherry said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!