September 11, 2009

Finished. Done. Over.

Alphabetissimo, by Papillon Creations, stitched with 2 colors of NPI Silks, 1 over 2, on Picture This Plus fabric in 32 ct Sterling. I will be framing this soon.



I'm so pleased I was able to finish this on my vacation. Now I have to hit the books; school started on Tuesday--part of the reason I took this week off. This semester will not be for the faint-hearted: two courses--Advanced Accounting--the last and most difficult of the five "basic" accounting courses; everything after this is a specialty course. And Taxation for Corporations, Trusts, Estates and Partnerships.

What project is next? I've got plenty going now, but I'd like to use this opening in my very loose "rotation" to introduce another pretty sampler. Possibly Christmas at HRH? Perhaps Ann Rayner. Perhaps a whitwork sampler on another Picture This cut--maybe white on pink or another shade of blue. I feel inspired by One Stitch at a Time--she's doing the English Whitework Sampler by the Needle's Prayse. I also own the Victoria Sampler whitework Christmas band sampler, so maybe that. Or Sarah Woodham by Shakespeare's Peddler (not whitework, of course). We'll see. You can be sure we'll be investigating the possibilities!
(Peaches, investigating the possibilities.)

26 comments:

Love to Stitch said...

WHOO HOOO!! Congrats on a GORGEOUS finish! The colors are terrific. I am excited you are inspired to do a 'whitework' sampler too :). I am anxious to see what you pick. I too, have so many I want to stitch, especially with the new market--tons of new things!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!! I just love it! And I also love the possible next stitches you've listed. We definitely have similar tastes in stitching. :D

Kellie said...

Congratulations on your finish, Glenna!! That is absolutely beautiful!!! :) :) :) All of your new/next stitching projects sound like a lot of fun. Sounds like this semester is going to be busy.

Deb said...

Contratulations on your gorgeous finish! I love it - the colors and everything. I bet that you just can't wait to get this framed. It's going to be wonderful.

Caroline said...

Woot Woot!!!!!

What a gorgeous finish - congratulations. Good luck with your course load, it does sound tough. A new project will certainly help to take the edge off!

Daffycat said...

WOOT! Awesome finish, Glenna! It's really beautiful, congratulations!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your finish!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!

Tammy said...

Glenna, that is stunning--just stunning! Can't wait to see what you are doing next!

Tama said...

Wow. Just... wow!

bunnygirl said...

Congratulations! You do such beautiful work!

Ah, Peaches the adventurebun...I hope she found what she was looking for!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on a beautiful sampler! I seem to stitch when I'm out of town too. I think it's the emptiness of the hotels or something.....LOL
I don't travel much but once a year for work I go to a week conference and if alone I usually get alot of stitching done.
Last conference, I stitched during the conference!!!! 3 of us out of 500. LOL
Oh, for the Christmas one, I suggest Quaker Christmas. I did that one last year but it's a biggie and with school......but you can do it! ;0

lenna said...

What a lovely stitched piece this is Congratulations! It is stunning! I love those colors of blue. It will look so pretty framed.
God Bless ~
Lenna

mainely stitching said...

That is a gorgeous finish. :D Congratulations. Enjoy a wonderful weekend.

Cari said...

Hooray Glenna! What a wonderful finish - such detail.

I look forward to seeing what you start next.

Good luck this semester - I have just finished my 3rd week of classes. I sure do miss all that free time - but it will be worth it all in the end. Now if only the end would hurry and arrive :-)

Jade said...

Gosh, it turned out more stunning than I expected! Congratulations!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Glorious, wonderful! Such a lot of work. Yes, let Peaches pick the next one.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on a big finish! It's gorgeous and I look forward to seeing its framed finish!

Good luck with school.

Jan said...

YAY for you, Glenna!! It is just absolutely divinely gorgeous!!!! I know you are thrilled it is finished!

Sure can't wait to see what you pick to go in it's place.

Siobhan said...

Wahoooooooooooo!!! Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I can't wait to see how you decide to frame it. And to see what you decide to work on next! I am always terribly unsettled when it comes time for me to start something new--I want to do everything. It's hard to pick just one. Or three. Can't wait to see what you choose.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

Marjo said...

Beautiful finish. I love the colors and you must be thrilled to have such a beautiful piece done. Can't wait to see what is next.

SilkLover said...

Congrats on your finish! Good for you. I am waiting for Christmas at HRH. Am curious about The Library (LHN?)- waiting for the final pic on this one.

Also am ordering the Perpetually Engaging Diary put out by Needleprint. It is bring distibuted to LNS now, I do believe.

Senorita Stitches said...

Awesome!!

Vonna said...

BEAUTIFULLY done :)
Gorgeous and wonderful!
Many, many happy congratulations!!!
and BIG pats on your back ;)

Cindy F. said...

Congratulations Glenna!! What a gorgeous finish!! Hope your dad is feeling much better!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous finish! It looks like you made good use of your time. And I am loving your whitework sampler start!