Friday, August 22, 2008

Sunflower House


A finish...a finish! Yuko beat me to the end of Sunflower House, even though I had started before her! I think I must be a slower stitcher than I thought LOL!


Vickie at Hedgehog Stitchery had kindly asked if I had any stitched pieces I could let her borrow for display at her shop! What an honour!! I took some pieces over last night, only 3 framed pieces and several unframed. How funny that I felt at a loss to find pieces for her to display! I guess I have given a lot of my stitching away (mostly to my kids!) and I have a not so tiny pile of WIP's. Plus quite a few Christmas stockings/ornaments that are packed away at the moment. Still I felt it wasn't much to show for all my years of stitching....kind of strange really. I think I need to take some time and organize my stitching into an online album, for my own sanity really, because its hard for me to realize that a hobby at that I spend usually a couple of hours a day at, I feel like I don't have much to look at.

I also attended Carrie's wedding dress fitting last night and took my own dress in for some alterations. We got to see ourselves together in our dresses and Oh, my but we look gorgeous!!! Only 5 weeks and counting until the wedding!

25 comments:

staci said...

Gorgeous finish! I love it :) 5 weeks, my goodness the wedding is approaching quickly!

karenv said...

Beautiful finish Wendy!

Rachel said...

Nice finish!

Heather said...

It's beautiful!!! I love it :D

That is great you went to your daughter's fitting and had your dress too, how pretty! I demand a photo LOL! :D

Hazel said...

Lovely finish Wendy! xx

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Wendy, it's so beautiful!! So different from Yuko's - isn't that funny? - but equally stunning!! I'm so glad I have one of your beautiful Christmas ornaments, and with all you have shown us on your blog I know you have loads of wonderful stitchings to show off!!
Happy count-down to the wedding... ;o)

Carol R said...

Your Sunflower House is lovely. Surprising how a different colour fabric makes it look like a totally different pattern!

Yuko said...

Hi Wendy!!
Congratulations on your lovely finish!!
I finished earlier than you, because you were busy working on beautiful and large piece for your daughter's wedding reception! and many of large pieces, too!
That is why, Wendy!
You aren't slow stitcher at all! :D
Yours is very different from mine, it's quite fun to compare, isn't it!
Yours is so beautiful, I love it!
Mine isn't show the alphabets clearly, because of the linen colour.
In 5 weeks, your daughter's wedding will come? Oh time flies so fast!
It must be fun to see you each other in beautiful dresses!
I'm very looking forward to hearing from you about your daughter's wedding ceremony!
((hugs))
Yuko

Karol said...

Your sunflower house is very beautiful. Great job!

Kendra said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the blue fabric and all the pretty yellows on it.

Congrats on the personal stitching display at the LNS!

Itching To Stitch said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish ;)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish Wendy! Congrats.

Sonda in OR said...

That is absolutely wonderful!!! I bet you're not a slow stitcher, but simply busy with many things...

Redwitch said...

Congrats on a great finish Wendy it's lovely!

And how lovely to be asked to display your stitching at Hedghog Stitchery, I clicked over, it looks a really nice shop.

Good luck with the wedding preparations too :)

stitcherw said...

It looks wonderful, congratulations on another lovely finish. I think you're building your stash of finishes up quite nicely lately, so many lovelies you've been posting.
Sue

Annemarie said...

Whoopee! Congrats on that wonderful finish!
I know exactly what you mean by not having much to look at where your stitching is concerned. That's why I've decided to put a little money aside to have some of my stuff framed. If I have to wait until I have the courage to finish everything into wall-hangings, I will never have anything to look at :o)

samplerlover said...

Hi Wendy, what a beautiful sampler. It is really lovely.
OMG 5 weeks. I found when my son got married that the time just flew by.

Beatrice said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finish. I love sunflowers.
I look forward to seeing you girls in your wedding day dresses.!

Von said...

I really do like that Sunflower House! Nice work. :)

Good luck with all the remaining wedding preparations! It's an exciting time for all of your family.

kVicknits said...

Thanks for your models Wendy. They look great! I will add tags to identify them and make sure you get credit for your beautiful work. I've been brainstorming with my husband on how to hand unframed work (it seems we all have plenty of it) and we have an idea for a cloth wall to carefully pin work on.

While I was at Jo's (from X's and Oh's) returning her models she gave me an idea for a thank you for letting me display your work. It is an honour to display it.

Please come in and enjoy Wendy's work, along with Marjorie's. Geri's is soon to come along, too.

Can't wait to see the wedding photo's. Great to see Carrie, again, too.

piko said...

I lofe the stitch. Gorgeous finish!
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Katy said...

You did a beautiful job with it!!!

Lynn said...

Yay Wendy, it looks fantastic!
I started keeping an album with photos of my finishes. That way I know exactly what I've done since I've given away so many of my works as well. I include the designer,fabric,floss and date on the back of each photo.
I can't believe the wedding is coming up so quicly! Where does the time go?

Susimac said...

Its gorgeous Wendy the fabric colour really does the design justice your stitching is as wonderful as ever.

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish! I would highly recommend you make an album of your finishes - even if it's only for you! You will be so glad you have a catalog of all your lovely finishes!