Wednesday, January 9, 2008

First Finish of 2008

I put the last stitches in Redbird Sampler by Bent Creek tonight. I really like the way it came out, and I think that Nutmeg Lakeside Linen was a good choice for fabric. It is more reddish in tone than the dirty linen that the model was stitched on, but I like that ruddyness. I would have finished it earlier, I had it all done except that snowflake next to the Z on the bottom row and the pine tree branch next to it on Sunday, but then I came down with a bad cold. I was too sick to stitch Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday. I felt better today, though, and finally got those last few stitches in.

I also stitched today on my Dear Diary sampler. This is supposed to be a Tuesday SAL, but since I was too sick then to get much done, I worked on it today. I have started with Rebecca Small's sampler because she is from Texas and so am I. This was so much fun...but then aren't all new starts fun. I almost didn't want to put it down so I could finish Redbird, but I did.

This weekend I'll be stitching on HAED Fairy Village as part of the HAED Challenge SAL on the HAED Forum. So I probably won't get back to Rebecca Small until next Tuesday, but I am enjoying this SAL so far!

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week, and has plenty of time to stitch.


Sally said...

Redbird Sampler looks fantastic Laura as does your progress on the DD sampler.

Looking forward to seeing your HAED SAL piece.

Pumpkin said...

I love it! LOVE IT! That is such a nice sampler to begin with but your choice of fabric really brings out your colors :o)

Nice start on your SAL! I think this is going to be a wonderful finish. I'm going to enjoy watching this one evolve :o)

I hope you are feeling better by now. I've lost two days on Stargazer and I miss her :o(

Vonna said...

Redbird is so pretty! I love it! Congrats!! And hurray for your DDS start :) Looks good! I'm stitching hopefully on mine see it's a "loose" SAL! LOL!

Cheryl said...

DD is off to a great start! I'll hopefully post a progress pic at the weekend.
Congrats on your lovely finish!

Mindi said...

I love your Redbird Sampler finish, the linen you picked looks wonderful with the floss colors. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Carolien said...

Hello Laura,

Your sampler is beautiful as are your other works! I just discovered your blog and like it very much. I admire you for your 'speed' in finishing projects!

Greetings, Carolien

Stephanie said...

Lovely to find your blog Laura! Snap, I've just finished the Redbird Sampler myself - what a great stitch eh?

Ranae said...

Wow! you stitched that up fast. It looks great on that fabby.
Nice start on DD.
Have a super duper weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love your Redbird Sampler - I have the chart for this somewhere and seeing yours makes me want to stitch it!

I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Laura: Your Redbird Sampler is just beautiful!! I love Little House Needleworks too and your Rebecca Small is going to be so pretty as well. I have that one in my stash and you inspire me!! I am sorry you have a bad cold! I am just getting over mine and that is why my Stitched with Love isn't as done as I wish. I am now feeling better and my eyes will not feel so irritated as they did. I hope you get well soon and please stop by my blog again soon!! Debby :)

Beatrice said...

Good for you. Congrats!!
You did finish that very quickly.
I look forward to the next piece!

Wendy said...

Hi Laura~ Congratulations on finishing Redbird Sampler! I love that one, I think I have it in my stash too.

And thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a very sweet comment. Its great to meet other bloggers!

Michelle said...

Your Redbird Sampler is so pretty - congrats on the finish. I love your start on the Dear Diary piece, it's going to be fabulous!