Sunday, July 24, 2011

Where my Heart Blooms :)

It's finished!!! Having here a major happy dance and can't wait to go to Melbourne and choose a frame for it.
That was an addictive piece to stitch and I loved every moment we spent together. Tomorrow the chart will start it's travel back to it's rightful home. I'm still so very grateful that Carol allowed me to stitch this beautiful chart. Some stitching friends are really generous.

 Stitched on 32ct Belfast
hand dyed over existing Light Mocha color
using the recommended fibers


I did made couple of changes though.
The Shaker White didn't show off as well as I hoped on the fabric. After playing around with some options I found one that worked well for me. For the flowers I used a single strand of WDW Confederate Grey and did a half cross stitch over the existing one.
The house is stitched as charted but back stitched  with 2 strands of Sage and the roof with 2 strands of Gingersnap.
And I mirrored some of the birds.

Hopefully you're having a great time where ever in the world you are :)

67 comments:

Ineke said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish. Your changes did work out very well.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely stitching. Congratulations.

NOSTROMO said...

Oh! It's so sweet! I fell in love with this work!
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Rowyn said...

Gorgeous, what a beautiful finish. Hope you'll post another pic when you find the frame you like.

wendy111 said...

Gorgeous finish Gabi, it is a lovely design and stitched so beautifully. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing a picture when it is framed.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. I've never seen this one before.

cucki said...

wow..it is really so lovely..well done dear xx

Mouse said...

oooohhh that is lovely :) well done on the finishes and your changes worked really well too :) what's next then ??? love mouse xxxx

Tatkis said...

Wonderful design - such a sweet and cosy house!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Siobhan said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on the finish! Love your changes. I can't wait to see how you decide to frame it.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the finish Gabi. I love that motif right next to the house on the left, where all the stitches are on the diagonal. It's wonderful!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Look forward to seeing it framed, it's a very bonnie design.

Carol said...

Oh, it is just lovely, Gabi!! I am so glad I was able to help you out with the chart. I was a winner, too, as I made a lovely new long-distance stitching friend in you :)

Can't wait to see what's next from your needle...

Catherine said...

Congrats on a lovely finish!! Can't wait to see it all framed up! Your changes look great!!

Margaret said...

I love the finish! Can't wait to see it framed!

Faye said...

Just perfect!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty. I like the additional touches you have made. The is a pretty piece. Have fun picking out the frame.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your finish looks wonderful.

D@isy said...

It is a beautiful design, I love the finish ..

regards

Deb said...

I'm doing a happy dance for you Gabi. It came out just perfect. Can't wait to see what frame you pick for it.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Congrats, it's gorgeous ~ plz share again after framing:)

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Gabi. The color changes that you made worked out really well for your fabric choice. Have a great week!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on the finish - looking forward to seeing the framed finish.

Shelley said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Nancy M said...

Great finish and the changes you made look like it was designed that way.

Vicky L said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Very pretty finish! Congrats!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely piece, I know you're anxious to choose the perfect frame...and I am to see it!

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous!

Angela P said...

Congrats! It looks lovely with your color changes :)

Theresa said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! I love this piece so much~~

Sharon said...

Gabi, it's gorgeous! Congrats!

Lynn said...

Oh, it's gorgeous Gabi! I love how you've added your own touches to it too.

Pam said...

Gabi, it's a BEAUTIFUL finish!! Congratulations.

Pam in IL said...

Very nice! I think the changes worked out well and congrats on the finish.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish!!! Congratulations to you:)))

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finish. Absolutely gorgeous.

valerie said...

Wonderful finish! Congratulations Gabi. It will look wonderful hanging on your wall once you get to framing it! I like the backstitching because it makes the house pop!

Felicity said...

It's finished and it's beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done.

Lois said...

What a great finish Gabi! It's such a lovely design from BBD.

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

A beautiful finish, congratulations

Nicola said...

That's a really lovely finish Gabi.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, what a great finish!

Vonna said...

Its a beautiful finish :)

Nancy said...

Lovely finish! Looking forward to seeing it framed!

Meari said...

Nicely done, Gabi. Congrats on your finish!

Kathy Ellen said...

You have done beautiful stitching on Where My Heart Blooms, and I love the colour changes that you made with the house too. It will be great to see your framing of this wonderful piece!

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the finish.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful finish Gabi! Congrats :o)

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous Gabi! Your stitching is just beautiful!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous finish!! "Where My Heart Blooms" turned out spectacularly, Gabi...and I love your color changes...a woman after my own heart :o)

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Simple Pleasure said...

Now, that's a fabulous finish...can't wait to see it framed! Congratulations on your blog milestone!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Nina said...

Gorgeous!

Bertie said...

Wow Gabi it's a gorgeous piece and I do love the linen you used for it, good to see the birds facing each other, I should have thought of that one too:))

Barbara said...

Beautiful!!!!

samplerlover said...

Lovely sampler. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

angel parker said...

Your finish is beautiful!

Vinniey said...

What a lovely piece of work. Can't wait to see it being frame. :) Have a wonderful day.

Carin said...

What a beautiful finish. Wel done !!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish Gabi:)

Valerie said...

Congratulations on a great finish! Love the color changes!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish!!

Kate said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

Sandra said...

Wonderful finish! Looks really neat :)

Carissa said...

Looks beautiful Gabi!

Aussie Stitcher said...

It looks gorgeous Gabi, congratulations on the finish.

crazylady86 said...

Congrats on your finish. Your beautiful stitching only enhanses the design.