Thursday, May 26, 2011

Page One is Done!

Page one of And They Sinned is finished, taking 108 hours in 10 weeks to stitch.  It is a happy day indeed.  It's a happy day for Eve as well.  Adam's nose got fixed and he no longer looks deformed.  Must be why they are naked.  "Is that a snake in your pocket Adam or are you just happy to see me?"  It's interesting how Vilma designed the snake in between them.  Can you see the snake in the tree as well?  It could stand out more but maybe the dye lot of the floss is different than it was 10 years ago when this was designed.  I beat my 12 week goal of this first page by two weeks and it's funny because my DH now realizes it is extremely possible for me to finish this by Christmas, forcing him to pay up on his bet of paying for the framing.  Suddenly he is interested in alternative methods of framing, such as my Facebook friend's display of her sampler in a china cabinet door, recovered from a scrap pile.   He said he'd pay for the framing, not what sort of framing it was.  He is getting scared.  The next page of the sampler is full of alphabets which will go quickly.  Grow..Sampler...Grow....
Below is My Favorite Things by The Drawn Thread.  It's in my dining room right now and gets shuffled around when a new project gets framed.  The framing on this was done at Wonders of Wildlife and reminds me of how it must feel to park your Mercedes in front of your mobile home.  The sampler is simple and didn't take long to stitch but the framing includes a large fillet, a scrumptious linen mat, and an overpriced frame.  I will not disclose how much I paid to have it framed but it kept the store in business for that week.  They are now closed partly because I came to my senses and had my framing done at Michael's for a while after that.
Now for the dream piece of the week, Finch Song, by Shepherd's Bush.  This is not in my stash or on my to do list because I just have too many SB pieces.  It is lovely though and reminds me a lot of Come Tarry.  Their designs are becoming a bit too predictable for me lately.  I'm dreaming of a big...long...complicated sampler to be released.

Until next Thursday, happy stitching!


  1. Well done on finishing the first page of ATS. It looks stunning!

    Love your DT framed piece. I have stitched this one too and it's one of my favourites.

  2. Gorgeous works! Thank you for following my blog, I like your content too.

  3. Congrats on finishing page 1! That's awesome!!!