February 28, 2006

From a WIP to a Happy Dance!

Hello friends,

This is definitely a "fast-track" XS entry - I started the Adam and Eve Sampler on the day that DH left for NZ 13 February (taking with him our digital camera :-). Now that he is back home again (hoooooraaaaah), I can reveal the finished piece to you, although I am afraid you did not have the normal 'big build up' with the "in progress" photos!

Yes, it looks mis-shaped at the moment, but I will stretch it on backing board as normal and then the border will be straight and even all the way round. The frame is a lovely dark wood with an discrete embellishment round the outside - I just bought it today from Hobbycraft! I will put a photo onto my blog with the frame for you to see, once I have bought the acid-free backing board on Friday.

So, I guess I am doing 2 Happy Dances at the moment, one for DH being back home again and the other dance for the finished Sampler! I hope you like it. I am now completing the Welsh Sampler and should be able to do another Happy Dance at the weekend. Its all good fun.

I hope that you are also enjoying your stitching and will soon have some Happy Dances of your own to do :-)

Hugs and happy thoughts, Alison xxxx


Isabelle said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Those are lovely muted colours. You really did a great job!

Now get away from that puter and go spend some time with dear hubby! :D

Kim said...

I have to echo Isabelle's comment! It's GORGEOUS! You did a fantastic job with it and the surprise of seeing it all done at once is actually nice. :D

Glad your DH made it back, I know you missed him. Have fun getting reaquainted. :)

Von said...

Ali, it's just so beautiful. Love the colors. :D Happy to hear dh is back home safely - woot!

Bastet said...

congrats! it looks lovely. Can't wait to see it framed.

Nela said...

que bien ali esta hermoso, a ver como se ve en su marco, ayyyy me alegro que tu esposo ya este contigo, que biennnnnn, felicidades, si te das una vueltita por mi blog puedes ver a mi gatita de disfraz en fiestas de carnaval

meg said...

Lovely piece. I like the colors. Very nice indeed! :)

My Life In Stitches said...

What a lovely finish! Looking forward to seeing it framed.
Happy Stitching,

karensff said...

Glad your DH is back.

Congrats on your Happy Dance! It looks lovely.

~Harsha~ said...

thats lovely Ali! well done.

Mayté said...

Congratulations for a beautiful stitching piece!! You must to be very happy with yout DH at home, enjoy his company and love.

Mel in Dubai said...

Congrats on your happy dance - it's certainly a lovely piece :)

Glad you have your hubby back home too :)

Heather said...

Very pretty Ali.