Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pretty eye candy today

Ann Dale by Shakespeare's Peddler
40ct Vintage pear linen

Hope your all having a wonderful weekend. Here is an update on Ann Dale by Shakespeare's Peddler. I had to restitch the whole top border. Now the waves are going the right way. It feels so good to have all three top borders done. I finished 1 more motif and been working on the yellow stitches all across under the motifs. It must get done:) I still love this sampler.
Stitched by Lee for Franciene
Notes from Under the Mountain blog

Lee has been brightening up my mom's days and weeks. She has stitched all these cards just for mom. The top up-close photo is called "Bullion stitch Roses". It just takes my breath away every time I get to look at it. My mom remembered seeing this stitch photographed in Victoria's 1st issue magazine. She had fallen in love with it then and had never seen any since, until Lee sent her this remarkable, gorgeous card. The card on the right or the up-close, is the flower of New Zealand's Kowahai Tree. This certainly added sunshine for my mom and did brighten her day.

This is the card on my previous post mom was holding up. Had to get a closeup photo for you. Just PERFECT in every stitch and looks Holographic to me. They are all Spectacular works of art. From the 1st moment I laid eyes on Lee's blog, I always have called her a Master Stitcher. I had no idea that she really and truly is.... That's her story to share but she did teach on National Level........just sayin. Thank you Lee for everything not just for mom but for all of us. We love you:))))) Yesterday I was notified by It's Daffycat I won her giveaway on her blog. I won business cards. I can have my name, address, email and blog printed on them. I'm so excited I've not had cards before for me. Thank you to Daffycat. Love and Appreciation to all for visiting me - Annette in California


Jackie's Stitches said...

So nice to see a post from you! Your Ann is looking fantastic. I stitched a few strawberries on her today myself and took out the rest of the left wave border.

The cards Lee send your mom are AMAZING!

Lee said...

Good to see the progress on Ann Dale.
After your comments on the cards I sent to Franciene you have left me with a real challenge to keep up my reputation.

gracie said...

Ann is coming along nicely. The cards from Lee are amazing....wonderful gift.

Anonymous said...

Ann looks great! Lee's work....I KNOW!! Love it! :)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Beautiful pictures

bisous de FRANCE

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your WIP is looking great. Glad you got the border all sorted!

What special cards your Mom has received.

Congrats on winning Daffycat's giveaway, I've had my own business cards for years.

Margaret said...

Well your Ann Dale is gorgeous! And the beautiful cards -- wow, what workmanship!

Beaj said...

Annette, your Sampler is coming along nicely.Lee stitches and finishes her articles beautifully. The cards are all gorgeous.

Karoline said...

Ann is looking gorgeous, great progress.

Lee's cards are lovely.