Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Before and After

Before..... (blogger is misbehaving tonight...this is the only "before" shot that will post correctly!)



After.....with all the satin stitches added in the double-sawtooth border!


The color of the linen in this next picture is the most accurate!


 I am much happier now.  What a relief that I realized that I had forgotten those satin stitches before it was framed!

25 comments:

Barb said...

Your finish is absolutely beautiful!!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Wonderful finish! You rock the stitchin' world!

April said...

Such a beautiful sampler!!

Giovanna said...

Good of you to notice - it's even more beautiful now :-)

Vickie said...

Yes, a big relief I am sure! It looks fantastic. Well worth it. :)

Stasi said...

Beautiful piece and good catch! It looked lovely in the before shot, but the additon of the satin stitches really makes the border "pop"!

Margaret said...

Those satin stitches really add to the piece! I'm so glad you caught that! Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful finish, Cathy! Congratulations!

Robin in Virginia

Marsha said...

So glad you saw that too. I worry about that myself. It looks fantastic. Love it.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful!

Laura - StitchinManiac said...

This is beautiful Cathy! I'm so glad you caught that too. The sawtooth border really sets the piece off. I do have a few things on my wall where I missed something small, but luckily I've been able to catch the big ones too. Once I almost framed a Drawn Thread piece where I hadn't given the birds any legs!

Happy Day!

Ellen said...

Beautiful! Glad you caught those satin stitches before getting the sampler framed. As Margaret said, they add so much to the sampler.

Hope you'll email me a photo for my sampler newsletter.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Cathy!

Lelia said...

Fabulous finish ; )

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful, wonderful finish, Cathy! Those satin stitches do add a lot to the overall look! I'm glad you caught it.

Laura said...

It is a good thing you noticed to do the satin stitches! They really "take it up a notch!!!" Speaking of satin stitches...I just learned how to do them this past weekend! Linda from Chessie & Me taught me! Isn't that cool?? She showed me the Smyrna too. Now that I know them I don't know what I was so scared of.

Your finish is gorgeous Cathy!!!!

Mindi said...

I thought she was pretty before, but she's beautiful now!

marly said...

Such a beautiful piece ~ even prettier with the satin stitches!

Patti said...

Hi Cathy!!! That is a beautiful piece!!! What a wonderful finish! I enjoyed meeting and talking to you at Jan's retreat--- and thank you so much for the precious pin cushions that you sent to us- they are just adorable and thoughtful. Hope all is well!

belle said...

Beautiful finish.

Beth Pearce said...

Really pretty finish, and the satin stitches really make quite a differnce - lovely!

Penny said...

Congratulations on finishing a beautiful sampler!

valerie said...

Congratulations on your amazing finish!!

Grit said...

Wunderschön ist die Stickerei.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous finish Cathy, well done!