Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pink Rose Stitcher's Tray

Hello everyone! We've had rain last week and today the sun came out today - very nice. Hope those of you who have had extreme cold temps, ice and snow are warming up now. Since January I've had my secret French project I've been working on - now it's all completed. BUT I should be able to share with you by the end of this month, once the person I'm sending it to receives it.I am so excited about it and looking forward when I get to share with you what I made.
On a shopping stash note - I am waiting for my order still. One chart that I added on late is in the process of being shipped to the store owner - so that's the delay.  When I do get that order in I will post photos:) I listen every day for the post person thinking  "Today is the day my order will be here!" - LOL.

A few days ago I received a parcel in the mail and this is what I opened....
 Pink Rose Stitcher's Tray designed by Lee "Notes from Under the Mountain" blog
Lee's beautiful design is a freebie and can be found at her blog.

 I was stunned and surprised when I opened it. It came flat and all I needed to do was to snap together the corners. AMAZING and truly GORGEOUS gift. And it coordinates & matches my beautiful pink rose set.
I have not seen anything like this before and to now own such a piece by Lee - I am very blessed.

 I absolutely have been enjoying and LOVE my set. Yes I am really using the pieces. What beauty I get to look and enjoy when I stitch - which is everyday:) I Thank you Lee with my gratitude and love.  I think these pieces should be in a museum or Hall of Fame, Lee's stitching & finishing is incredible and perfect.

 "Summer Loose Feathers 2011" by BBD
36ct Vintage Lt Exampler - Lakeside Linens

Finished "Summer" chart - YEA!!!!  and now started stitching "Autumn" the next section of the sampler. For the alphabet I am using my own hand over-dyed DMC floss. When I started the top row I used the DMC then when I got to the bottom row the "S" I used Manor Red by WDW. Well I didn't like it so I left the "S" as is and switched back to using DMC - Liked the coloring better.  This is a beautiful design to stitch and I have been enjoying it.

"Fairy Hill" Bothy Threads Cut Thru Sal with Debbie and Linda
I did very little stitching on this but did get some of the pink background done where the fairy is sleeping and above her on the wall I stitched a plaque where I will add my initals and year. When I complete that section I will take a photo close up.   
Hope Spring arrives soon for you! With my Appreciation and Love - Annette

29 comments:

Jackie said...

What a delightful set of stitching tools you have!

Congratulations on finishing part one of the BBD piece. It looks wonderful! I've dyed yarn before but never thought to dye floss.

Catherine said...

What a treasure to have from Lee!! It is stunning! Love your stitches ~ love the colors in the BBD!

Vickie said...

Lee's work continues to amaze me. Gorgeous set you have from her.
How fun to add your initials and year!

Margaret said...

You must be thrilled with the gift from Lee -- it's wonderful! I love all your stitching progress too!

KimM said...

Wow - you are one lucky lady - how beautiful!!!
Enjoy!

Myra said...

What a beautiful tray! Such pretty designs and a really neat idea.

CalamityJr said...

Great progress on your stitching, and no wonder you're thrilled with your gifts. Lee's finishes are gorgeous!

CalamityJr said...

I'm back - just saw your lovely stitching set featured in Lynn's blog, Happiness is Cross Stitching!

Chris said...

Lee does such amazing work! What a wonderful set of smalls.
Great stitching progress! I love the BBD progress and Fairy Hill.
Have a great week!

Mii Stitch said...

What a cute little tray!!

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Annette. Congrats on finishing part one. Fairy Hill is so pretty. Your almost done. Which one will you stitch next?

Linda

Brigitte said...

Oh Annette, such a wonderful gift from Lee. This whole set is so beautiful and so carefully put together. Enjoy it.
Congrats on finishing the Summer part of the BBD project.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Annette, what a pretty set! You are one lucky girl. Hugs!

Lynn said...

Annette your gift from Lee is simply amazing, I love the tray and all the little extras that go together.
Lee must be the most expert needlewoman in all of blogland, I just love her things.
I am also lucky to have received some stitching from Lee, it simply takes my breath away every time I look at it. Your gifts are superb indeed! Lucky lucky you!!!!

Karen K said...

Beautiful gifts from Lee and wonderful progress on your stitching, everything is coming on lovely.

K x

Shirlee said...

What a lovely & thoughtful gift! Beautiful stitching you've done there as well : )

Barb said...

Great stitching! I do love the strawberries on the BBD design.

Anne said...

Very pretty stitcher's tray that Lee made! She is so talented! I was like you a few weeks ago, eagerly awaiting the postman for things I ordered. For some reason this year, all of my orders were very late. Must have been because of the bad weather conditions. Can't wait to see your French stitching! Love the BBD and great progress on your cut thru! Hugs to you dear Annette!

Carol said...

Oh, such an exquisite set from Lee!! I know you will treasure it, Annette :) Such a pretty finish on Summer--on to Autumn!

Simply Victoria said...

Your gift from Lee is really lovely. How special of her to add on more pieces for you!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful tray from Lee. Lovely progress on the BBD piece.

Patty C. said...

Awesome stitching tray!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous tray from Lee, the set is stunning. Great progress on your projects, they are lovely

Babs said...

Wonderful. Love, Babs

Maxine said...

What a beautiful gift you've received. You're making good progress on your stitching :)

Jeanne said...

Love your beautiful rose stitching set - what a joy! I have those BBD charts kitted up for "someday", yours look lovely and so does Fairy Hill. Great progress!

blue star stitcher said...

The Summer part of the sampler is just gorgeous, and what a contrast to the brighter colors of Fairy Hill.

Beaj said...

Wow, love the roses set. Lee does amazing work and her ideas are fantastic.
Enjoy all that gorgeous stash.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you..

SoCal Debbie said...

The roses set from Lee is gorgeous! How nice to be able to use it everyday when you are stitching. I added your Fairy Hill pic to the SAL page. You're almost finished! (but I miss Tinkerbell!)