Thursday, December 30, 2010

My last finishes for 2010....

La D Da "Live Laugh Love"
stitched on 28ct linen

I stitched late into the night Tuesday night to finish this one.  I really like the finished piece and will display it in my bedroom... matches my the thread choices perfectly.  I saw that Hobby Lobby had their frames 50% off so I ran in there today to find the perfect frame...  matches our furniture perfectly.  I still need to put the hanger on it and it will be ready to hang.

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Amy was nice enough to play hooky from work on Wednesday and I spent the day stitching with her.   I picked up this cute freebie from The Stitcherhood and got a lot done surprisingly.  Amy made some yummy treats and let me do some shopping at DSL   

The Stitcherhood freebie "Winter"
Stitched on 25 ct. evenweave

Amy suggested stitching it in blue and I think that might be a good project for tonight.  I probably would have finished this at Amy's but we got distracted looking at all of her UFO/WIP (what beauties she has)...she was trying to find her q-snaps!  Amy's doing the
"Up for a Challenge" and hopes to finish 5 this next year.  After hyperventilating at the number of WIPS she has, I regained my composure and vowed I will offer my encouragement each
month so she can meet her goal! 
( Don't worry Faye....I'm watching you too!)

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Thanks for visiting and all of your nice comments on my last finish!  I love reading them!   Well...I'm off to stitch.  Happy stitches ...

40 comments:

  1. Those are great. It's only the 30th... at the rate you stitch, you still have plenty of time for a few more finishes in 2010 I'm sure!

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  2. Oh how pretty! I love how Live, Laugh, Love came out! And the pillow is wonderful too! Happy New Year!

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  3. Live Laugh and Love is perfect I tell you!! Makes me want to do it again in different colors!!!!

    I got the visual of a:) you hyperventilating at Amy's and b:) offering consolement while digging for q-snaps~~hahahahaha...you girls!

    Happy New Year to you my friend and yes! keep and eye on me for sure!! I need all the help I can get~~

    Take good care, Faye

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  4. What a delightful finish, Karen! It looks perfect with your green walls, too. You really did a great job picking your colors... And the little Winter pillow looks wonderful, too--you are an amazingly quick finisher!

    Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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  5. Love that Stitcherhood freebie and of course the La D Da piece is beautiful. Your color choices are wonderful!

    Sounds like you and Amy had a great time!

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  6. LLL will look beautiful in your room! Congrats on two more finishes for 2010. Your collection of spools is lovely too.

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  7. ooh, love the colors of the La-D-Da piece! Makes me think how I want to do mine!! I have that Stitcherhood freebie to do also. Yours is very nice! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs!

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  8. Gosh that is so lovely!!! And I like your freebie pillow finish too!

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  9. Both are lovely finishes. I really like that Live Love and Laugh pattern and have seen it on several blogs in different colour combinations, each more stunning than the next.

    Thanks for the head's up on the freebie as well. Yours turned out fantastic!

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  10. LLL is awesome
    Best wishes in the New Year - Looking forward to seeing more of your creative & wonderfully finished work !!!!

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  11. Karen,
    I love the finish of your La D Da. The frame is perfect for the design. What a beautiful finish to the Stitcherhood pattern. I love your pillow finish. I am going to start the Up For A Challenge with 4 projects. Wish me luck! Happy New Year!

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  12. What really pretty finishes and I love the frame you picked out. Also what to wish you a very happy new year.

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  13. I love the color changes in your LLL! The pillow is wonderful. Have a Happy New Year.

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  14. Beautiful finishes! Happy New Year!

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  15. Love your LLL finish and the frame is perfect for it. I do like that little freebie finish. The fabric and ric rak work beautifully with it. Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy New Year 2011, peace, love, health and
    friendships marylin

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  17. The LaDeDa piece looks wonderful framed up. Love the little Winter design too

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  18. Live, Love, Laugh is beautiful as is the pillow.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  19. Karen, Congrats on your last finish of th year - it's beautiful!!! It's been great following you this year and I can't wait to see what beauties your create in 2011!!! Your such an inspiration in your stitching and finishing! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! Meredith

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  20. Beautiful finishes Karen!
    Happy New Year.

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  21. Great job, Karen. Do you use tape or stitches to block your piece before framing? Those Stitcherhood seasonal freebies are the cutest. Of course they're in my stack, too. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  22. I love the La D Da! The frame is gorgeous. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby. The freebie is adorable and I can't wait to see it done. Happy New Year!

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  23. What a great finish just in time for the new year!!! The frame is beautiful.

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  24. i love the color choices it is perfect! that frame is perfect for the piece! I am so glad you can't readily get to my craft room to see how many wip's i have, you would be beyond hyperventilating. LOL i won't even tell you how many (as i just counted them the other night). gasp!!!! Happy New Year Karen

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  25. Love your la d da piece, the colors are so pretty!!! Happy New Year!

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  26. Live Laugh Love turned out gorgeous!

    Best wishes in the New Year!

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  27. LLL looks great in that frame and with your decor. The Stitcherhood piece is very pretty too. Happy New Year to you!

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  28. The La-D-Da piece is beautiful

    Happy New Year!

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  29. Lovely finishes!
    LLL's blue & green combo really pops out!

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  30. Karen,
    Your LLL piece is gorgeous!! The frame is perfect!
    Love your winter pillow too!

    Wishing you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!!

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  31. I love your LLL finish, the thread colors and frame choice are perfect for it! Happy New Year to you and your family :)

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  32. The Winter pillow would look perfect on my sofa! Beautiful work, as usual!!

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  33. Your finishes are beautiful, as always!! Happy New Year!

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  34. Woohoo, LLL made the deadline! It looks awesome Karen! I love the colours.
    Your pillow finish is cute too.

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  35. Oh great, the LA-D-DA looks so great in this frame. And the little pillow is so beautifully stitched and finished.
    Have a Happy New Stitching Year!

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  36. Gorgeous finished - I love them!

    Happy new year and best of luck with the Crazy January Challenge (I'm taking part too).

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  37. Happy New Year!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

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  38. Beautiful finish Karen!! Lucky you for getting to Amy's! Sounds like you two had a fun day! :)

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  39. Just gorgeous! Congrats Karen! Must be nice to start a new year without any WIPs :o)

    Happy New Year!

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