Monday, July 21, 2008

Love with a Capital L

Happy Dance with me!
I'm done I'm done!!! The wedding sampler for my daughter Carrie is finished and in plenty of time to have it framed and displayed at the wedding reception in September. And isn't it pretty, even if I do say so myself :-D

Now I wish I had kept track of the hours spent on this piece, but I think it would have to be upwards of 200. Whew, that was a lot of stitching. Its done on 40 ct Lambswool linen and used 4 skeins of Gloriana Cranberry silk floss. I love how it turned out, and I love the deep red stitching on the colour of the linen. Its my first large piece done all in one colour and I think that's what helped move the stitching along so quickly. And this is very close to the red that the bridesmaids will be wearing at the wedding, how perfect it all worked out since I started long before the dresses or colours were chosen.

But I have to admit that I am very eager to get back to my regularly scheduled stitching and some of these poor neglected pieces that have been languishing since the engagement was announced. Hmmm, and may be even something new?

Some close-ups!

42 comments:

karenv said...

Congratulations Wendy, it looks fantastic! :)

Barbara said...

That is 'Labour with a Capital L'!! :) Your needles must have been flying.

Just fabulous Wendy, she's a beauty!

Jennifer said...

That is just AMAZING!!!! Not only is it gorgeous, but I can't believe you did all that work in what seems a ridiculously short amount of time - Carrie must be thrilled!

xstitch.nl said...

Woohoo, congratulations, Wendy!! A beauty indeed!

Kelly said...

It turned out really beautiful Mom! Its funny how much the thread does match the dress me & the other girls will be wearing! I can't wait to see it framed :)

Erica said...

Wendy this is truly beautiful!
It will be an heirloom for sure!
Erica

vEr0n!c@ said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colour you chose. Made me want to take mine out and start working on it. Congratulations on a stunning finish!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

What a beautiful piece to have displayed at the wedding itself! I also had bridesmaids in red and it is a fantasic colour and works so well for the time of year.

"Love"ly and I'm sure Carrie will adore it!

Vonna said...

A beautiful, gorgeous, stunning finish! This will help when the love turns a little sour after some naturally occuring arguments :)
Not to mention it is a true testament to a mother's love for her daughter! IT's a treasure Wendy!

Glenna said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a ton of work (and all in one color--you're a better woman than I am!)

Michele said...

Wendy, congrats on the finish! What a lovely piece. I'm sure Carrie will love it and treasure it always!

AnnMcD said...

Absolutely wonderful Wendy...as Vonna says...a testament to mother's love for a wonderful daughter...Carrie must be delighted

Redwitch said...

Well done on such a fast and fantastic finishing! This is a real beauty, it will look perfect on the day just like the bride :)

Sonda in OR said...

It's beautiful!! What a wonderful gift!

'Berta said...

Wendy - it's gorgeous! What a beautiful gift for the bride to be and her groom to treasure throughout their marriage!

Christine said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! It's just beautiful and makes me realize I need to get mine finished!!

Kendra said...

Yay! Congrats on a mega finish! It looks great...I'm sure your daughter will cherish it.

Gillie said...

Lovely, Wendy, what a lot of work you put into it - but so worth it~
gillie

Karin said...

It's gorgeous! Your daughter is lucky to have such a beautiful heirloom piece.

Michelle said...

Wow - it's beautiful!! That's a lotta work in a little time, very, very nice.

Kristen said...

It's lovely - what a wonderful gift! Congratulations!

Marion said...

Oh my Wendy!! That stitching is a masterpiece indeed!! What a wonderful gift for your daughter!!
Marion

SmileyCarrie said...

Aww I love it Mom!!!
It's beautiful, you have done an amazing job. Wow.

You are the best!!!
xoxo

Yuko said...

Wooooooowwww, Excellent job Wendy!
What a wonderful and beautiful piece you've finished!!!
Stunning!

Beatrice said...

Oh it is Stunning, good for you can you see me Dancing and Singing too!! yippee!!

staci said...

Stunning, gorgeous! I don't think there are enough words to describe what a beautiful heirloom you've stitched! Congrats Wendy!!!

Dianne said...

Beautiful job! I'm sure that your daughter will love it!

tkdchick said...

Wow Wendy! That's just awesome! I'm sure there will be a lot of drooling over that at the reception!

Heather said...

I can’t believe you finished this already, you are so awesome :D It is beautiful.

DaisyGirl said...

I'm sure your daughter will be proud of it. It looks beautiful!
Donna

kVicknits said...

Stunning. Thanks for sharing Wendy. I won't ask for this one to display at the shop, let Carrie enjoy it for a while :)

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations!

Carol R said...

Stunning Wendy - a real Labour of Love!

Stephanie said...

Wendy it's truly gorgeous - after Carrie, it's going to be the hit of the wedding :) Well done and you deserve your happy dance!!

Cheryl said...

This is such a wonderful finish Wendy! What a beautiful gift for them to cherish. You seemed to stitch this so quickly! Big congratulations to you!

Mary Ann said...

Wendy, such a gorgeous finish!!!

Julianne said...

Wendy,

Congratulations! You've created a beautiful heirloom for Carrie and your future son-in-law.

monique said...

Beautiful finish; congratulations!!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Doing some super dancing with you! It is stunning!!!

Lynn said...

Wendy it's just stunning!! Absolutely beautiful!
Finished way ahead of schedule too which leaves plenty of time for framing. I can't wait to see it framed. A true gift from the heart.

Pumpkin said...

This definitely has a HUGE WOW factor! You did an amazing job and I'm sure your DD will 'love' it :o)

samplerlover said...

Oh Wendy, this is simply gorgeous. You Daughter must be so thrilled with it. I'm sure that she will cherish all the work that you have put into it. = Sandra.