Friday, February 11, 2011

Toadlily Time Machine - April 2008

There has been very little stitching since I put down "Sweetpea Sampler."  We have been busy in the evening and I haven't been in my stitching chair at all.  I really want to blog more but what is there to talk about if I'm not stitching?  I've been thinking I should go back through my list of finishes for the years I hardly blogged at all and share pictures. 

Today's time machine journey takes us to April of 2008, almost 2 years ago.  For the set-up, we need to go back a few more years.  In 2005 Deborah at Midsummer Night Designs released "Deftly Wrought:" and I fell in love with it.  After seeing my post about it, Deborah surprised me by sending the chart to me.  (Thanks again, Deborah!)  I started stitching it right away, during Thanksgiving weekend in 2005, and posted a progress picture in December.  That's where I left you hanging!
I finished the sampler in April of 2008. It is framed and hanging on the wall. It is still one of my favorite projects. I love the verse, the colors and the mix of over 1 and over 2.  Instead of personalizing the 3rd mini-sampler with my name I just put "me" and added a little greenery.


Linen Stitcher said...

I've had this one in my hand a time or two. Your finish just reminded me of how much I love this pattern. Your finish is wonderful, no matter how long it might have taken!! Worth waiting for!!

mainely stitching said...

Yay! I also have this wonderful design in my stash and seeing yours makes me want to dig it out!

KarenV said...

Pretty finish! I love the contrast between the little over one vignettes at the top and the bottom half of the sampler.

Adana said...

Chelle, it's great to see you back stitching and posting. I took a long break from it due to family illness, death, finding a new house and moving. I'm back at it again and it feels good. I miss all my friends at Rockome and this is a beauty that I would to see judged.