Monday, August 27, 2012

Wisdom Sampler finished :)

It's finished already couple of days, but it was quite busy here and bad weather, so it took me a while to take pictures....

I'm so happy about this finish. Still busy with my happy dance.  It's  hanging on my floor frame - on display in the lounge and right now I'm mentally not ready to take it off  there to put the next one on. :)
Please overlook any visible dog toys in the back. My Jack Russel pulls them faster out then I can store them away in the basket.  She thinks it's our daily game.



The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia
Fibers: my own conversion to NPI silk 
 
And now a lot of pictures of it.... which are clickable if needed :)
 




Emma Miles didn't get started yet because I'm rethinking the fabric I have for her and will probably dye it myself.

So I went to my basket and Ellen Birdseye jumped right into my arms. Changing her colors though. Stealing bits and pieces from others who had made their own conversions. Using some of their changes, added some salt of my own, and hopefully it will turn out well.
Time will show...
 
 

48 comments:

Margaret said...

My oh my - there's a lot of stitches=hours in that one! She is beautiful. Well done

Jeanne said...

It's beautiful..beautiful...beautiful! Wisdom Sampler is one of my all-time favorites, love the colors, the colonial theme, jut everything about it. Congratulations....I'm envious! I would leave it out on your stand to admire for awhile too.

butterfly said...

Wonderful, it's just so beautiful, love the colours, just looked again at the close up photos it really is stunning
Thanks for sharing ,hugs.

Tina said...

Stunning,haven't seen this one before,I would leave it on show also
Tina

Zlata said...

My congratulations with such beautiful finish! It's wonderful sampler! Colours are so bright!!!
And new start is great! I'm waiting to see your conversion results!

Nicola said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A wonderful finish Gaby. Makes me want to get mine out and make a start on it, but I need to concentrate on Christmas stitching now.

Stitching Noni said...

Amazing finish. Well done :). Sit back & admire your handiwork! It is a truly lovely sampler.

Lisa V said...

Its beautiful!! Congratulations.

Chris said...

Beautifu finish Gabi. This is such a wonderful sampler. I like the dog toys too :)

Vickie said...

There is nothing about this sampler I do not like. I especially love the little dogs.♥

Carol said...

What a truly stunning finish, Gabi! Thank you for all of the wonderful clickable close-up photos--they show how wonderful this piece really is. I'm sure you will be happy dancing for a long time over this one :)

Ellen said...

Wow, the sampler is gorgeous! Love your new start too!

Hugs,

Jackie said...

Congratulations Gabi on your finish! It's absolutely beautiful!

Sue said...

It's beautiful Gabi, congratulations on such a lovely finish...x

Margaret said...

Congratulations! Your finish is absolutely gorgeous! Love your new start too!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! Congrats :-). Fun new start too.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful finish... congratulations.

Deb said...

Congratulations Gabi on a wonderful finish. I just love, love the colors of it!! I guess I should pull out my pattern. I've had it for years and never touched it. I guess it takes seeing a beautiful finish to make you think about doing it!

Kirby said...

I have said it on Sampler World and I will say it again. THIS IS GORGEOUS. Congratulations on such a fabulous finish. AND if we do get Attic Needlework or Vermillion to make it available again, will you share your conversion? PLEASE!

Vera said...

Gorgeous finish Gabi!! Looks like you are off to a great start on Ellen B. as well.

Cindy's Stitching said...

so nice. the colors are really pretty. I am sure you did the long happy dance gabby.

Joke said...

Gabi, you are my hero! This is stunning, all finished! Now you can give full attention to Emma ;)

Joke said...

I now see that you are considering Emma and started Ellen. So, full attention to Ellen :)

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish Gabi!

Ranae said...

Congrats! On your finiished sampler, it is a beauty and the colors are just gorgeous

Cardygirl said...

Looks beautiful.

samplerlover said...

Congratulations on finishing this stunning sampler. It is really lovely and has been on my "to do" list for years. I first saw this sampler a long time ago probably about 15 years ago at Ribbons and Rainbows in Blackheath. It was a Elsa Williams sampler. You could buy it as a kit. I was always sorry that I never bought it at the time, but was very happy years later when I found the chart again. - Sandra.

marly said...

What a beautiful sampler. So many rich colors. Gorgeous flowers and elements. I enlarged and studied all the photos and enjoyed them.

Carol said...

Beautiful!

Faye said...

Breathe taking!! Fantastic job!!!

Teresa S. said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! Love all the bright colors!

Tatkis said...

Oh my, your Wisdom Sampler is so beautiful and sweet!
Congratulation on the finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

merumo said...

Gorgeous finish! Congratulations!! Now I'm all excited about following Ellen Birdseye. Can't wait to meet all the birdies ;)

Katherine said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!
Gabi, what a tremendous success and beautiful piece. I didn't know you had a Jack - I adored my Jack Russell; they are just THE BEST dogs.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the Happy Dance. I love the bright colours in this sampler, it's lovely.
I have a child like your Jack Russell, everything HAS to live on the floor - toys, magazines, cushions, towels, laundry etc!

Yuko said...

How beautiful finish!!
This is amazingly stunning, congratulations, Gabi!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish!

Lisa said...

*dies* Your work is breathtaking! I'M a new follower to your blog :) I admire you so much.

The Merry Stitcher

valerie said...

Wow, your Wisdom Sampler is breathtaking! Love it! And a good start on Ellen Birdseye. I can't wait to see how your conversion turns out. :)

Evelyne said...

Prachtig!! In een woord. Mooie frisse kleuren heb je gebruikt zijde geeft altijd zulke mooie kleuren!
Echt een mooie Sampler.

Fijn weekend en lieve groeten, Evelyne

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous Gabi! Stunning and your photos of it are great.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Edgar said...

What a super finish !!! Congrats!!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Gabi. It's beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love this one, so beautiful and the colours really pop, congratulations!

Brigitte said...

Oh my gosh! Ich weiß ja, dass ich immer etwas Schönes sehe, wenn ich auf deinen Blog komme, aber dieser Sampler ist ganz außergewöhnlich schön.

Nancy M said...

Beautiful. Glad you are stitching again and sharing with us!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!