Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two Finishes and My Sampler Wall


Here is Blackbird Designs Bluebird's Thread Keep finish-finished as a round box. This was my first time to attempt this type of finish. I used a papermache box and painted it a sage green.

Here is my latest finish & framing-Blackbird Designs Evergreen. I stitched this one last year for a friend's 50th birthday. And, as usual, fell in love with it while I stitched.
I can't believe what I am getting accomplished while waiting for the January Challenge to start! But, why aren't I working on WIP's? Don't know the answer to that one and it makes me feel a little guilty.



Here is my sampler wall with this years contributions added to it. I will try to tell you what is up there-
Row 1 (from the top, l to r) Blackbird Designs Evergreen, Sheepish Designs Betsy, Blackbird Designs Strawberry Garden, M Designs Flower Sampler
Row 2-La Di Da A Right Spirit, Blackbird Designs Joyeux Noel, Cricket Collection Walk in the Woods, Rosewood Manor Quaker and Quilts, Shakespeare Peddler Jenny Bean's Halloween Sampler
Row 3-Hands to Work This is the Day, Blackbird Designs Willow Tree, Blackbird Designs Moonlit Garden, Goode Huswif With My Needle

See that long skinny empty space at the bottom? Don't you think Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler will fit perfectly in there? It is on my list for the 2011 Crazy January Challenge. :)

And this wall is seriously missing some A & E samplers. That is on next year's list too.

Merry Christmas to all my faithful followers, Google reader faithfuls, visitors and lurkers out there too! That means you, Cynthia, Lori, Carolyn and Dolores! It is a joy when someone tells me they have been checking out my blog! Stitchers are the nicest people in the world. I am so happy to be a part of this community!

15 comments:

Kelly said...

Your stitching wall looks great and so do your new finishes. You have some pretty big goals for 2011. It will be fun to watch your progress. Happy Holiday's!

Vonna said...

Oh wow Teresa....your box is gorgeous, as is your lovely sampler~! BUT look at that glorious, wonderful wall....LOVE IT!

Faye said...

I just love the pieces on your sampler wall!!! They are stitched up and framed just perfect!!

Nice post today and here's hoping you have a great Christmas~

Faye

Carol said...

Oh, I want a sampler wall!! Yours looks fabulous, Theresa...

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

gracie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love the box finish. I really want to try one....your sampler wall is wonderful.

Karen said...

Kudos on your great finishing and framing! Love your sampler wall....so many great designs! Hope you do have a wonderful Christmas.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your sampler wall is gorgeous! So inspiring to the rest of us! Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

Lovely finishes, and your sampler wall is amazing.
Have a wonderful Christmas

Tatkis said...

I like your box finish, and your wall looks fantastic! Great work!

Merry Christmas to you and all your family!
Best wishes,
Tatyana

Shari said...

both finishes are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I love them both......this is the second of the round boxes done....love how it looks...
I am so jealous of your sampler wall.....gorgeous!!!

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Teresa!

Natalia said...

I think you did a wonderful job on your finished box !! I love the color of it also... Nice wall with all your samplers. Thanks for showing it. Merry Christmas to you !!!

Alice said...

What a wonderful sampler wall! Love the box finish!

Lizzy said...

Lovely Blackbird finishes, Teresa and Oh My... Your Sampler Wall is just Gorgeous!!! Absolutely beautiful and I Love it!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas...

Blessings always in stitches...

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Beautiful wall 'o love:)