Thursday, September 3, 2009

The border didn't kick my butt...

I survived the border...woohoo! I finally finished her on the last day of August. Now she patiently waits for her frame. If you've been considering this sampler, go for it. She's a little repetitious, but much prettier in person. Here's a sampling of Blyler House by The Goode Huswife. I'm using 40ct. vintage something with NPI. After stitching the full figured Rebecca, this one is a treat.

I mentioned on my last post that I had painted some thread keeps for Bloom Woodworks. Here's a few:


This one can be personalized with one or two initials.

26 comments:

Cari said...

Hip, hip, hooray! I am so excited for you that you have completed Rebeccah - she is amazing.

You are so talented! Your thread keeps are very pretty - I think the topiary is my favorite.

Happy stitching.

Deb said...

Tanya - A huge congratulations on finishing that lovely piece. I'm happy dancing for you!!!! You know, your progress pics made me go out and buy that pattern. You are such an enabler, but I love your choice in samplers so much and have to live vicariously through you because I'm such a slow stitcher.

Really like the progress so far on Blyler House - another great design.

And I may just have to pick up a couple of those threadkeeps. There are a couple I have my eyes on!

Again, love your Rebecca finish! It's beautiful!

Margaret said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you that you finished Rebecca! I'm loving stitching her -- it's hard to put her down. :D I just love your threadkeeps. They're so pretty!

Katrina said...

Woohoo, love, love, love Rebecca! Huge congrats on the finish. Your Blyler house is wonderful too.

The threadkeeps are gorgeous.

Tammy said...

That is one amazing piece! Your painted pieces are great too--so talented!!

Glenna said...

It is amazingly dense and all those motifs. Turbo needle! Can't wait to see Becky framed!

I haven't seen that GH before I don't think.

Alice said...

Rebecca is just gorgeous!!! Well done Tanya. Nice progress on your new project. I LOVE your threadkeeps too. Where do you still find time to stitch? I know how busy you are but you still make time for stitching and that is admirable.
Alice
xxx

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your Rebeccah finish!!!!! I'm glad you survived it~~~ ;-)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Rebeccah looks fabulous! The border may have been repetitive, but it really makes this sampler sing.

Your thread keeps are lovely.

JOLENE said...

What can one say.....I am speechless. Rebecca is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Congrats on enduring to the end. Can't wait to see how you frame it. Love the Goode Huswife, too.

Lindsay said...

Beautiful finish

grace said...

I agree with everyone else, your finish is truly amazing! I gasped when I saw it!

And your thread keeps are so sweet!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing Rebecca. She is so impressive!

I like the GH design. Yes, it must be relief to work on something so much smaller and simpler. It's nice to take a break, and it looks wonderful.

I see lots of lovely thread keeps too! You're keeping mighty busy, Tanya!

Love to Stitch said...

Happy Dance!! STUNNING. I have her on order and cant wait to start her. You did an incredible job!!! Cant wait to see the frame you choose for her. I love your painted items; I may have to order a few!

Daniela said...

Congratulations on your finish. It looks fantastic.
I like your start on Blyler House, the colors are so beautiful. I can't wait to see more of it.

Sandra said...

Your finished sampler looks amazing, I love those colours. Love your new Good Huswife too, and that green is wonderful, I like a bit of colour, pastels don't do it for me.

mainely stitching said...

Woohoo for you! Wow, that's a stunning sampler finish - and you say it's even lovelier IRL? Impossible! Congratulations on a memorable finish!

Nicole said...

Wow!!! Congratulations on another wonderful finish!!!! It's just beautiful Tanya! I love your new thread keeps too! I still have my eye on that lighthouse set! I keep looking at it on your etsy site. :)

Siobhan said...

You are a woman of many talents, Tanya! Your Rebecca is gorgeous, and girl, you are FLYING it on the GH! It looks great. Both are fabulous.

Your painting--ack. B-E-A-Utiful!

Jan said...

A major achievement and so gorgeous! Woohoo, Tanya!!! Congrats on getting her finished, and I can't wait to see your frame choice!!

Your Blyler House is looking great too...can I ask where you store those turbo needles?

Love your paintings on the threadkeeps, you do such awesome work.

woolwoman said...

congratulations Tanya - your Rebecca is truly stunning - I could not resist adding her to my stash - not sure when I will get to start but you have been such an inspiration with your lovely stitching. The painting you do on your pieces is just too beautiful - you are one talented lady! Mel

Karoline said...

Rebecca is just stunning, congratulations

Sherry said...

I absolutely love your new thread keeps! Rebecca is just stunning! I would love to do this sampler but I wonder if I have the stamina to stick with it! LOL.

Julie's Keepsakes said...

WOW! You do such beautiful paintings, Tanya!!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your big finish! Gorgeous!!!!!! I can't even begin to imagine stitching that border. Wow! And you A&E set is amazing - love love love it!!!

Kit said...

Rebeccah is breathtaking! Blyler House is beautiful too. I really like your threadkeeps.