Sunday, July 19, 2009

Countryside Spring has sprung

Well I never really believed I would finish all of the stitching on this piece, but lo and behold, it's all done! This is from the April, 2005 issue of Stoney Creek magazine. I believe I started stitching it in 2006 in hopes of having it done for my brother's 10th anniversary in 2007. I will probably still give it to my brother and SIL after I make it into a sofa pillow. For now, it's just a big sigh of relief and I can lovingly stare at it.



And a fun package arrived yesterday. You may remember all of the little heart favors I stitched around Valentine's day. Well I just got the sweetest thank you notes and little gifts from the recipients, the girls at St. John's in Michigan.



Cynthia is my connection to these girls. She volunteers at the facility and teaches them crafts. Cynthia is wild about all things apian (i.e bee-like) and she sent me this very sweet little bee charm too. Can't wait to find a project where I can use this little charm as a highlight.

18 comments:

Tracy J said...

What a beautiful scene! Congratulations on the finish!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful finish, Annie! That will make a perfect cushion. ***happy dance***

Pumpkin said...

HD!!!! WTG girl! What a beautiful finish :o)

That was very sweet of them and I'm sure you'll find the perfect project to add your bee to ;o)

Jenny said...

Oh you have been busy while I've been on vacation! ;-) Congratulations to the finish of a both big and complicated design, I am sure your brother and his wife will be happy to receive this beautiful picture as a pillow!

staci said...

Congrats on a fantastic finish! Your brother and SIL are very lucky!!!

mbroider said...

Wow, It is so very good!! Looks like I am going to add this to my to do's LOL

Kirsten said...

Yeah... here it is! ;-)
This has such sweet details.
I love the clothesline, the bunnies and the wine below.
Good job!

Miss 376 said...

Well done on persevering and getting this finished, looks great. I love bee charms too

nima said...

OMG...that looks fabulous....lots of work....it worth each stitches....

Melanie said...

Your Stoney Creek finish is lovely! I'm sure your bro & SIL will be thrilled with it.

Annette said...

What a lovely piece.
Nicely done!!

Chris said...

Love the finish. It will make a great pillow.

Siobhan said...

What a fabulous finish!! Great job. What sweet notes, too. :)

Art4Sol said...

Wow, that's quite the piece...well done!

color coated said...

Thanks for the comment Annie.
Now, how on earth do you actually decide to finish something you started that long ago? Have you continued to pick it up through the years. I have a piece that is over ten years old and I still have no desire to get it finished even though the stitching is practically done.
Tammy T.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congrats on finishing your Stoney Creek piece, it is so pretty!

Sandra said...

Congrats on a perfect finish! It was worth waiting to see it all done. I'm sure your SIL will love it!

Stickerin M.B. said...

wow, very beautiful ♥♥♥