Monday, April 27, 2009

Woo hoo!

Ok, I just have a sec, but can you believe this:
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I actually finished TWO 9gasp) of BBD's vacation samplers in a week!

The first one is for a fundraiser on behalf of Woodlawn Plantation, part of George Washington's original Mount Vernon estate. Mary Ball is George's mom and 1789 was the year he was inaugurated. I put the pair of birds facing away from each other because apparently she and George had a contentious relationship... it seems she wasn't the easiest woman to get along with. It is on 32-count ivory jobelan with rose blush Waterlilies.

The second is for my friend Verna who turns 100 this week! 100 years!!! Can you imagine? It is on 28 count hand-dyed jobelan from Wichelt called "raspberry lite" stitched in Hydarangea by Needle Necessities (and also under that name now by Treadworx).

26 comments:

Lee said...

I LOVE the 100th birthday sampler! Great rendition of this piece.

Karrie said...

Congrats on both your finishes. They look great!

Linen Stitcher said...

Love both of your BBD finishes. Thanks for sharing the stories behind them. The first story was interesting and the second was uplifting. Happy birthday to your friend!!

Cyn said...

Hi Ruth,

The 100 Birthday sampler is lovely!

I love how you put the two birds facing away from each other on George's mothers sampler. :-)

How are you planning on finishing each of the samplers?

When will the Mount Vernon fund raiser be held? Details please? :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Siobhan said...

Wow! Both are wonderful, Ruth. I love the meaning that you put into the Woodlawn piece, and the sampler for your friend--wow! And 100 years--double wow! Great job.

Sally said...

Love both of your pieces Ruth! They are gorgeous:)

Polly said...

Great job Ruth.

mainely stitching said...

You ROCK!!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

They both look so pretty and i love the colors in both of them.

It's funny that you use Threadworx threads in your one picture because yesterday when I went to my LNS I was trying to find Threadworx Threads and at the time I didn't know it was called Needle Necessities before they changed it to Threadworx...now I know....thanks...

Take care & Happy Stitching

Karen said...

great stitching Ruth!!! i haven't even finished my one i am stitching. LOL how are you going to finish them? if you want help, just holler!!

Brigitte said...

Oh Ruth, you have such creative ideas. Wonderful. I love both samplers very much with all the thoughts you put into them.

Michele said...

wow 2! I'm sooo proud!!! They are beautiful :) and I love the one for your friends 100 birthday!

Beatrice said...

Congrats on the 2 samplers you have finished. They are lovely!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Well done on both pieces! Happy 100th b-day to your friend - how wonderful and how sweet of you to make her such a pretty sampler to commemorate her birth!

Shelleen said...

wow! your needles are flying. They look awesome

Carol R said...

Wow Ruth you stitched it twice? I struggled to stitch it once but I suppose I had a good excuse?

Both of your versions are wonderful!

Sharon said...

They are both gorgeous!

Chris said...

They both are beautiful. Nice talking to you yesterday, have fun at the 100th birthday party.

Meari said...

Those samplers turned out very nice!! Congrats on your finishes.

Kathy said...

Hi Ruth

He he we are good enablers lol, thanks for your message on my blog.

Love your 2 pieces congrats hun

Hugs xxxxx

Mylene said...

Well done!! I LOVE the colours you have used for the second one.

Karen said...

OMG....I love the pastel colors of your first sampler. Great job on stitching both!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful finishes, pretty colours!

Gwen said...

Congrats on both of your finishes. Thanks for sharing the story behind them.

Sonda in OR said...

Those are both wonderful!

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