Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Finish and Introducing Ms. Savilles

Be Ye To Others is complete! I just love this piece and all the specialty stitches really made this a joy to stitch. If you decided to stitch this, take note that there are a couple of discrepancies between the colors in the picture and the colors charted.

Be Ye To Others
Hillside Samplings
Norway Cream & mixture of DMC & Silk

I struggled with what to start next and made a few false starts before choosing Elizabeth Savilles – this is another lovely sampler. It calls for OWS threads and they are wonderful to stitch with. I am missing one color which Theresa graciously mailed to me this week (thanks T) – I am hoping it will arrive Monday.

Elizabeth Savilles
Finger Work
Vintage Light Examplar
Recommended Threads

The leg brace and I are still one – I return to the doc on Wednesday and am praying that the x-rays will show that my knee has healed and I can begin physical therapy and become more mobile. Let me tell you, five weeks of sitting on my tush is a long time, which can clearly be seen by it’s expansion!

Three of my classes begin on Monday and then additional classes will begin the following Monday – it is going to be a busy semester for me. But, it will all be worth it when I receive my diploma in May.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is full of stitching.


Listened to this year: Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn; Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd;
Currently listening to: Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
Currently reading: Second Sight by Amanda Quick
Movies I have seen this year: Blind Side; Sherlock Homes


Andrea said...

What a gorgeous sampler Cari, congrats on such a wonderful finish!
Your Elizabeth Savilles is coming along very nicely, I'm so impressed with your choice of samplers :-)
Hope you're knee is better and you're back to 100% very soon!

Melissa said...

Wow, Cari, "Be Ye to Others" is so pretty! Congratulations! I think you stitched that up pretty quickly too didn't you?

As to Elizabeth Savilles yours is looking great. I have a love/hate relationship with this one. I love the design and is little bit further along than you but I've given up on it! I will stitch it again but with different threads, so starting over...someday! You're doing really well though!

Catherine said...

Fantastic finish! That's a lot of work!

And I love the colors on your new start.

Margaret said...

Oh my!! It's stunning, Cari! I love it!! And Elizabeth Savilles is wonderful too -- so soft looking! Sigh. I need to stitch them all! lol! Someday maybe.....

Good luck with your classes and your knee! Let me know what you think of Abundance -- I've been wondering whether to read/listen to that one.

Kim B said...

Wow Cari! It's amazing! Love the new start too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Cari on your finish! And what a glorious finish it is! Your Elizabeth is off to a great start!

Hope the x-ray shows a healed knee!

Have a terrific week!


Laurie in Iowa said...

Be Ye To Others is gorgeous! Congrats on your finish. I love your E. Savilles start too! I started that one last year... but it ended up in my WIP closet. It will be freed and completed some day.

Deb said...

Cari - I am absolutely speechless with your finish. It is beyond beautiful, beyond amazing. I can not believe how much you got done during your time off. And I so love it now that I've seen this stitched. I love all the speciality stitches in it! What an absolute beauty!!! I am going to have to stitch this. I love, love this!

And Lizzy - what can I say. She is a beautiful sampler - I just love the colors in this piece!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that you can get your brace off and you can get back to some good mobility!!!

Again, such a beautiful, beautiful finish!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a gorgeous sampler Cari, I love the little A&E under the tree. The whole thing is just spectacular. Congratulations!!!
You're making better progress on Elizabeth than I am. I'm going to have to pull her out - you're motivating me, for sure.
I hope you get a good report from the doc and that you're up and running, soon.
Good luck with your classes - it sounds like you've got a heavy load.

Nancy said...

Stunning sampler! I love the little Adam & Eve. Your stitches are beautiful and perfect! Looks like you've started another beauty.

staci said...

Wow! BYTO is so big and gorgeous! Congrats on such a stunning finish!

Your new start is very pretty as well...happy stitching!

JOLENE said...

What a breathtakingly gorgeous finish Cari! And look at you go on the next one..... that leg brace has definitely kept you in stitches!! lol I do hope you get that brace off very soon, I can just imagine how miserable it must be.

Kim said...

Cari! Gorgeously STUNNING! Both of them! EGADS! Beautiful and I must must must add both to my stash. Thanks for the inspiration!! Gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Cari, wow!! I love it. Congratulations on a STUNNING finish! YGG! And Elizabeth looks fantastic. I really need to get mine out. Great job!

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Annie said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Your sampler is just amazing. Beautiful stitching and I can see a lot of love went into that one!

Hope the knee has improved enough to get the brace off. That will make a much nicer 2010!

Dianne said...

My goodness, I know that you must be thrilled to have that gorgeous sampler completed! Your new one is equally as beautiful...can't wait to see more!

Ranae said...

Cari! Congrats on a gorgoeus piece sure to be cherished.
Good Luck with school

Susimac said...

A really gorgeous finish, wow!
Love ES too, I've been toyinh with the idea of doing that one too, yours looks so lovely

Joei said...

WOW, Be Ye Others is so pretty!! Congrats on your finish. Your new project is lovely as well. Love it!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on a STUNNING finish! Hope the doc has good news for you on Wednesday.

Glenna said...

What a beautiful finish, Cari! I love the gentle colors, and the way the little Adam & Eve are tucked away on the side instead of the center of the design.

Hope your doc appointment went well, and best of luck on your classes!

Love to Stitch said...

Outstanding Finish Cari!! It is so impressive. So many beautiful colors! Cant wait to see the frame you choose for it. You are a super fast stitcher :)

Great start on Elizabeth!

Brigitte said...

Congratualtions on that gorgeous finish!

Snip said...

A truly amazing finish! Absolutely gorgeous!