Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Finishes of the New Year




Isn't it lovely?! I finished Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart piece last Thursday. Friday, I went by my favorite frame shop and picked out a frame. After a bit of confusion with the framer, I was able to get the correct frame by Saturday and now it is hanging in my house. The finished piece is absolutely beautiful. My sister Sharon says that it is definitely an heirloom piece with all of the family initials and dates. My younger sister, Bridget, is putting together a photoshopped piece that highlights the initials and dates so I can attach it to the back of the piece.


Just this morning I finished the CCN January Cottage. It is stitched on 32 ct. Silkweaver Boo Belfast Linen. I used the called for threads except for one. I didn't have it in my stash, so I substituted GA LA Haze for the roof top.


I also started the 2011 BBD Loose Feathers series this morning. I am stitching this on 40ct. linen, not sure of the name of the fabric though. It will be small and I have to wear my reading glasses now to stitch on 40 ct., but it will be worth it when I am finished.

Well, today is my last free day before the new semester. Classes do not begin until next Tuesday, but I need to go into the office tomorrow and get everything organized and attend a meeting. The textbook work has also suffered a bit over the holidays, so I will focus on that the rest of the week as well. I really enjoyed the holiday this year and took advantage of all my down time, but now it's time to get to it. Looking forward to the new semester.

Have a great day!

Jen

7 comments:

Ranae said...

What a beautiful treasure to cherish
I am starting the BBD piece too, I'm stitching it on 32ct pecan butter

Deborah said...

AoTH looks beautiful. Nice frame. Look forward to your progress on the new BBD piece.

Vonna said...

Oh Jen, your AotH is stunningly beautiful. Gorgeous and wonderful, I hope mine looks half as good!
Oh, I've been holding out on the Loose Feathers....I'm starting to bend though....
Have a good start to your new semester!

Carol said...

I just love it, Jen!! Congratulations on a truly stunning finish:)

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your AotH finish! It's a beauty. I love the idea of putting information on the personalizations behind the frame.

Theresa said...

Your sampler is a hundred times more beautiful in person -- what an accomplishment! Way to go!

Katrina said...

Fun projects, your Anniversaries is gorgeous and I love the frame!!! Cute little CCN finish too. I love the Loose Feather design, I need to get back to mine :-).