Friday, July 24, 2009

The Old Aviary is Finished!

Hooray! This has been a long time coming! I started it back in March.

Here is part 4:

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I love all the critters in this! There are many birds of course, including an owl. There is also a rabbit, a squirrel, and a very odd little porcupine! The only thing I am not too crazy about is the flowers. They are all exactly the same style. I think if I had noticed that earlier, I would have changed them a bit. All in all though, I am pleased with it.


Here is the whole thing:

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I aplogize for the photo. This has been a miserable experience trying to get good pictures of this sampler. I promise that it looks better in person!

This is going to be a bear to frame, but I think I already have a frame for it, so I will give it a try. I will post a picture when it is completed.


For my next project, I chose Love is Enough, a Christmas present from my husband. I am a bit nervous about it though. I decided to stitch it on 36 count instead of the 28ct that came with the kit. I made a small start on it, and I am finding myself worrying if I have a big enough piece. That is such an awful feeling! Aghhhh! I am keeping my fingers crossed.Here is what I have so far:


14 comments:

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations on a wonderful finish! That is one gorgeous sampler! You're a brave woman to be framing it yourself -- I haven't even attempted framing yet! I like your new start!

Ranae said...

Wowza!! That is a beautiful sampler
Congrats!!
Some OLN have a fabric calculator, I use it alot. You put in the stitch count and how many threads over, I always add 3 inches and it calculates it for you. I would def do that before stitching anymore.
email me if you can't find one, o.k.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on a great finish. It looks great.

staci said...

Congrats on a stunning finish! You've done a beautiful job :)

doris said...

Woo hoo! That is incredible. You've done a wonderful job on a truly beautiful project.

Lana said...

LOVE the finish!!! It is beautiful!! And have fun with your new start! How exciting! Can't wait to see more!!! I hate the feeling of wondering if I have enough fabric too!! i am crossing fingers that you do!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations! That piece is quite an accomplishment!

Lovely new start!

Doris said...

Congratulations for the sampler finish!!the nexts works look really good.

Valerie said...

Just gorgeous! I saw Aviary in Samplers & Antique Needlework magazine and thought it was lovely. Congrats on a beautiful piece!

Kit said...

Congratulations, Old Aviary is just amazing! I love the silly little porcupine and the trees are lovely too. Enjoy the new start and keep us posted!

Maren said...

How lovely! Happy dances for you all over the place! I think that white work would have driven me crazy, lol. I love the little animals all along the bottom.

Stitchingranny said...

A beautiful finish and the new one is so pretty I too will keep my fingers crossed that you have enough fabric.

pv said...

Congratulations on your finish. It is a really nice design.

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Ruchi said...

I came to know about your blog today.

Your creations are wonderful. Most beautiful I have ever seen.