Monday, March 19, 2007

Blackbird Designs Garden of Life


Its finished, as of last night!

I couldn't resist going ahead with the stitching on this, especially since Marido from the Blackbird SAL so kindly sent along the French translation already charted. Originally it read "Friends ~ flowers in the garden of life" but I much preferred the translation as it sounds so much prettier. I even broke down and gave this fabric an iron before I took a picture. I am really not impressed with the fabric, I think its R&R 30 ct Natural, but its so stiff and creases so easily. Its definitely not one of the nicer ones I have used nor is the colour.


I have a couple more pictures to post of what I did on the weekend, but Blogger is not cooperating at all today. I think I'm lucky to have gotten these 2 pictures up, but its not letting me place them where I want.

We have such a dull, dull day here today, and more snow flurries. Where is spring?

29 comments:

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

Great finish! I like the verse in French. It does sound nicer. I hope your weather warms us soon. Have a good week.

xstitch.nl said...

A wonderful finish, Wendy. Congratulations!

Christine said...

That's really pretty!! Great job, Wendy!

Barbara said...

It's beautiful!!! I love French text, even though I can't read it. LOL!

We had hail and snow here, today. Absolutely bizarre.

Michele said...

congrats on the finish .. this piece is lovely with the French verse .. I've seen it finished without the verse too and it looks great :)

Vonna said...

It's beautiful Wendy :) I am getting hooked on these designs!
It's a dull day here too...rainy and gray...blah!

Isabelle said...

Oh, that is so pretty! You know how partial I am to English, but this time, I have to confess the French verse sounds much prettier. Great job, Wendy! I do hope those beautiful flowers inspire spring to pay you a long visit :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful, Wendy! I love the french verse. :)

lena-lou said...

Brilliant, brilliant finish Wendy the French writing is lovely...but aghhhh you are early...lol...makes me seem more late ;-) Your opinion of the fabric is the same as mine, although with me I just don't like the feel of it !

stitcherw said...

What a lovely finish, very nice. I think the French phrase reads nicer than the English as well.
Sue

BeckySC said...

Spring is at my house...wanna come??? :)

Congratulations on your finish! It's lovely!

~Kim~ said...

Oh I love this finish! I actually just started this one last night, I just stitched the star. I have to stop on it as I have to wait for all of the GA threads to arrive. Congrats on your finish!!

~Kim~

Margaret said...

Lovely finish Wendy. You were so right to stitch the verse in French - it's perfect.

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful finish!

ollie1976 said...

Great job!

Karen said...

It's beautiful! I love the French text. :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! I love the saying in French...it is beautiful. Congrats!

Katrina said...

a wonderful finish Wendy, well done :)

Susimac said...

Its wonderful Wendy I must get a spurt on with mine I think.

Carolyn said...

What a great finish....you did a great job:)

Cathy said...

Wendy, your Blackbrd finish is gorgeous! Congrats!

Nancy in IL said...

Wendy, your blog is always a treat to see what you're working on, and it's always beautiful. Congratulations on a simply wonderful finish. I LOVE this piece! Beauty is a umiversal language.

Carol said...

Congratulations! I love your french conversion - very well done!

Carla said...

Great job! Congratulations

quiltorstitch said...

I love this one! Great job, and the French verse sounds so nice. :D

Pam said...

Just beautiful Wendy! I love the colors in this one. I hope we both see signs of spring soon, it's really going to come, right?? LOL

Karen's Blog said...

What beautiful work Wendy. This is a beautiful design. I hope your weather warms up soon:)

VavadesNeiges said...

you did a wonderful job on it
i love the verse in French
Great finish, Wendy !

i will take the picture for our Bellapix album

mine is on the way ... i think with the French verse too

Gabrielle said...

It's very beautiful, with the verse in French !