Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ann Dale Update

Happy New Year! Well I pulled out Ann Dale and started stitching on her again on the 31st of December. Seems like I'm in the stitching zone with Ann ever since I picked her up. Hard to put her down.

(before)

Ann Dale Update 

Finished center verse & Added: red border between verse and motif on right side, 2 motifs, bottom border all across under verse and motifs, lengthened red wave border on right side. I did iron my sampler before I took the photos. No wonder when a sampler is all stretched and framed it looks so much better. 

One over one on the center verse. I did tent stitches and not the full cross stitches on this part. And it was much easier to frog when I had to.

 Will finish the dash border to red wave border - YES so far the red wave border are aligns perfectly with the motifs and the dash border. I'm thrilled and thankful -LOL. 

 On December 29th 2013 I finished "Victorian Merry Christmas" by Nancy Turner

Finished stitching the border December 31st - "Mary's Sampler" by Paulette Stewart

Overall I had 2 more finishes for 2013. Sorry if the photos seem dark. I actually dragged out my ironing board in the backyard and laid the samplers on top. The sun was out and shinning. Only problem (now that I discovered afterwards) was that I stood and photographed the samplers standing towards the sun. My eyes were dilated so at the time I thought I was doing a good job -LOL. Lesson learned. Next time I will have the sun behind me. I love seeing everyone's new starts for the new years. I do have lots of projects planned for 2014 but Ann Dale is making me happy right now stitching her. 
With Love and Appreciation - Annette 

30 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

You certainly got a lot done on your sampler. Congrats on your finishes! Nancy's charts are so nice! I started the border on Mary's Sampler but then it got put aside.

Cindy's Stitching said...

all so pretty. The victorian christmas is the best.

gracie said...

Wonderful progress on the sampler and the finishes.

P.J. said...

Terrific progress! The Victorian Christmas is very, very nice.; different, I like it. Happy stitching into the new year. No new starts for me yet, several to finish first.

Linda said...

Congrats on both great finishes Annette. I love the Merry Christmas one. That sampler is stunning. Good job.

Linda

Margaret said...

Love your finishes! Love Ann Dale! Just gorgeous!

Penny said...

Ann Dale is just beautiful and you've made some good progress! It's nice to be in the stitching zone with a piece, isn't it. :) Love your other finishes too - pretty!

Barb said...

Great finishes. I think Ann Dale is so pretty. I love the color choices!

Melissa said...

What a lot of beautiful stitching! I especially love All Dale - all those reds are sparkling!

Rowyn said...

Beautiful stitching. Ann Dale is gorgeous.

Linda Knowles said...

Looking great Annette. I love it!

Love Linda

Lee said...

Great progress on Ann Dale166

Chris said...

Hey Annette! Great progress on Ann. She is a pretty girl. Congratulations on the other finishes too!
Have a great week.

Brigitte said...

Happy New Year, Annette.
You had two very nice finishes to end the old year. And a wonderful project to stitch in the new year. Ann Dale looks gorgeous and I can easily see why she has caught your attention again.

Can't wait to see all your stitching plans for the new year. I love stitching plans, not matter if they are mine or those of other stitchers, lol.

Preeti said...

Lovely finishes !! They look delicate and beautiful!!

Vickie said...

Oh they are all so lovely! Feels so good to get those two done doesn't it?! Glad Ann is bringing you joy. =)

Shirlee said...

Ann is looking beautiful! Great job on the finishes as well : )

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful stitching - Ann Dale is looking so lovely! :)

Miss Lilly said...

Great progress! Your stitching is really lovely :)

Simply Victoria said...

Your sampler looks great. I can't remember - did you win Merry Christmas in a giveaway from Nancy?

Julie said...

Congrats on your finishes and nice progress on the sampler.

Carol said...

How pretty, Annette!! Everything looks wonderful... You've had a very nice stitching year in 2013--wishing you all the best in 2014!

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes. Love the Merry Christmas piece.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You go girl! You and Ann are making great progress. Love the other two finishes too. It always feels so good to get them done! Hugs

Myra said...

Congratulations on your finishes! The Victorian Motto is so pretty. Ann is going to be gorgeous, she already is!

Teresa S. said...

Lovely finishes, Annette! And Ann Dale is coming along nicely, too.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the finishes, and great going on Ann.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finishes & great progress on Ann Dale, she's looking gorgeous

Shebafudge said...

gorgeous finishing and progress. I was stitching on my Mary's Sampler today. I just have the border to work and then it's done.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches ~ Ann is a stunner!