Monday, March 21, 2016

Presenting Sojourner

Hello lovely friends! I am so thrilled and excited to share with you my first large finished & framed sampler - "Sojourner" by Theresa Baird. I finished stitching this last week. The next day I framed this myself. I had a frame that I had bought from a Thrift store a few years back thinking that I would use this for another project (Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs) but that project hasn't begun yet! So just by chance the frame was a great fit for Sojourner. I cut a foam board that fit the frame, glued a thin batting to it, positioned my sampler, used lots tiny pins to secure it to the sides of the foam board while carefully stretching it & keeping it centered. I am really happy how it turned out. Started in June 2015 - Finished March 2016. I made my goal to have this sampler done by April 5th. ALL DONE!!!


40ct Expresso by R & R Reproductions. All silk & DMC threads.



 Queen stitches for the strawberries. These were my very last stitches for the sampler.

 
Our weather here has been sun and rain. Planted lots of veggies and so far they are doing great. Fingers crossed we get to harvest them this year. I have been stitching a new project and hope to have it done before Easter. That's only 1 week away. Happy Spring everyone!!!
Thank you for your visit. With my love and appreciation - Annette

33 comments:

Ellen said...

Absolutely beautiful, Annette! Know you must be thrilled to have completed this wonderful sampler and to have it hanging in your home.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Great great work

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

A beautiful heirloom! You were so brave to frame yourself (a skill I wish I had). A truly beautiful sampler, I hope each time you see it, it brings a smile to your face

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish and fantastic framing job Annette.

Linda

Ali said...

Great job Annette it's a stunning sampler and well done on the framing too!

Lee said...

OMG, it's too beautiful for words! Congrats on an amazing finish!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

It turned out just lovely! Well done and congratulations. Hugs, Lisa

Vickie said...

Wahoo! What a lovely, lovely job you did. I love the little critters. We are expecting snow in two days. puh!

Claudette497 said...

It's stunning! Congratulations on such a beautiful piece!

Clare said...

A beautiful sampler. `Sojourner` will look so lovely hanging in your home. I too like using foam board to lace my stitching to when framing.
Happy Stitching.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Such a beautiful piece. the colors are so pretty. you did a great job framing it.

EvalinaMaria said...

Well done, congratulations!

Evalina, This and that...
and Random Act of Stitching Kindness

gracie said...

Just so beautiful...great framing job too.

Edgar said...

What a spectacular finish!!! It's my next sampler to finish up after I complete Santa's Village and I can't wait!! Congrats!!!!

valerie said...

Gorgeous finish, Annette! Simply stunning.

CalamityJr said...

This first word that came to mind but that's already been used :). Your finish is stunning, though; I know you're going to love seeing Sojourner hanging on your home every day. Great job!

Lee said...

Adding my congratulations ,a truly beautiful piece and you have made on excellent job of stitching it.

Jackie said...

Amazing Annette! Love this and so happy you met your goal.

Margaret said...

This is the most beautiful piece! Your color changes are spectacular, the stitching is gorgeous, and I am so impressed that you can frame such a large piece yourself! I need lessons! lol! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Blu said...

Congratulations! It looks amazing!

Beth said...

Annette - congratulations. It is lovely and 40 count linen - wow! You must still have great eyes. I quite like your frame - you've stretched the linen straight and true. I expect you will enjoy Sojourner for many years to come.

Brigitte said...

Such a beautiful piece, Annette. Congratulations on finishing it so fast and congratulations on framing it so nicely. It looks wonderful, a masterpiece.

Marilyn said...

Sojourner is beautiful, Annette.
It looks so nice in that frame.
Congrats on your big finish.
Happy Spring!
Marilyn

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Absolutely and completely stunning :)

Justine said...

What a beautiful finish Anne the and a great job on the framing. I love those queen stitch strawberries - they look so neat all in a row! A treasured heirloom of the future for sure.

Rita Brightly said...

Oh my goodness! It's gorgeous!!! I love the colors, too. You did a fantastic job on it
Narita

Andrea said...

A gorgeous finish Annette. The frame is perfect for it.

Solstitches said...

What an awesome finish! It's a gorgeous design and you have stitched it beautifully.
I'm so impressed that you did the framing yourself as it looks perfect.
I need to have a go at framing some smaller pieces - have looked at some You Tube tutorials and think it is do-able.
Margaret

Terri said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish and a great framing job, too!!

Von said...

An exquisite finish!

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Merilde said...

A lovely sampler - wonderful work! Loved your framing. Such a treasure.
Lori

Claire said...

It's full of details. Exploring of your stitch is really curiously.