Saturday, March 07, 2009

Lo - Finished

It's finished! This is one of the most satisfying designs I have stitched in a long time! My camera doesn't seem to want to accurately capture the color of the linen; it's rich and warm. You may recall that I followed Vonna's "basted and baked" instructions. This is a 28 ct Cashel fabric stitched with DMC fibers over two. It's really a beautiful design and finish (if I may say so myself!)





Edited to add: This design "Lo, How a Rose Sampler" from Brightneedle, can be found in the Better Homes and Gardens A Cross-Stitch Christmas - Celebrations in Stitches. It looks like it was published in 2001. My pattern has already been promised to another stitcher (Jill!) I found my copy on Amazon.com a few weeks ago.

Busy week -- not much other time for stitching. DD's basketball team is in sectional playoffs trying to earn a berth to the state tournament; I was in Seattle on Thu and Fri for work; and amidst all of this I've been fighting a bugger of a cold!

Working on exchanges this weekend -- will have more to show you soon! Take care!

36 comments:

Carol R said...

This is gorgeous!

Margaret said...

It's gorgeous!!!! I just love this design! I actually went and found the book it was in -- I was sooo happy to find it! I love how your fabric came out and everything about it! Congratulations!

karenv said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful! I've just started this design in the WDW colourway and I'm loving it too :)

Jill said...

Oh, Cathy, that is just gorgeous! I can't wait to stitch it for myself. I've missed our Friday nights and not seeing you. Hopefully one of these days our group will be back together. Oh yes, GO PIONEERS! What an awesome win last night. I listened to the game on my computer.

Daffycat said...

What a lovely finish, Cathy! Congratulations!

Mary's Stitching World said...

Wow it came out so nice .I just luv it!! You did a great job with the fabric .I tried the same trick i hope mine looks as nice as yours ,mary

Deb said...

Your Lo is gorgeous! I really love this design!!! Congratulations!!!
Deb

Erica said...

Congratulations on such a lovely finish! The colors ar just beautiful in this one!

Megumi said...

This piece is beautiful. Congratulations on such a wonderful finish. :)

Lee said...

Fantastic! You've stitched it beautifully. Are you going to display it all year? I would because it's so beautiful.

Theresa said...

Congratulations!!!! It is gorgeous!!!

Dianne said...

Great finish! I've loved seeing everyone's versions of this design lately. Yours is beautiful!

Yoyo said...

What a gorgeous finish. Don't we all get upset when our camera's won't really show the beauty of the pieces we stitch. I'm going to do a baked and basted fabric piece tomorrow, I really excited to try it.

Karrie said...

Congrats on your finish, it's beautiful!

Linen Stitcher said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish, Cathy! I love how yours turned out!

Suzanne said...

Wow, this is a beautiful finish! I just love the colours, there very soft and romantic.

Von said...

Congrats, Cathy! Lo is a gorgeous project. I bet this one is framed up right away. :)

Ellen said...

It's gorgeous, Cathy. I would look for this book, would like to stitch one for myself after seeing many beautiful samples of the same.

Hugs

cathymk said...

Congratulations Cathy! It's Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Love it! In fact I went and got mine from Amazon because of you. ;)

Paisley said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Kim B said...

A beautiful finish!! And good luck to DD and her team!

mainely stitching said...

It is indeed a gorgeous design and I can imagine that you really enjoyed doing it. :D

Vonna said...

A beautiful finish :) I see you did the initials in the octagon too...that is the perfect place for them ;)

Melissa said...

Cathy, this is so gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing how you frame it.

Julianne said...

Hi Cathy,

I hope you're feeling better. Your finish is lovely!

I'm sorry you didn't have the time to come over to my blog and take a look at what I stitched for your rr. Nonetheless, I hope you like it.

Kathy A. said...

Cathie - that is truly a stunning piece. What a lovely stitch!

Jeanie said...

It's beautiful ! Congratulations !

Ronel said...

Yes, it is really beautifully stitched Cathy! Hope you feel better soon!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Cathy, congratulations

Giovanna said...

It's beautiful, congratulations!

thebusybeehive said...

Wow Cathy! I love your "Lo" finish. I'll post pics of mine soon. Thanks for your kind comments on the exchange for Judith. Have a great day!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

CindyMae said...

That is a beautiful finish!!! Amazing!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish! I really want to start this one soon! :)