Friday, April 2, 2010

Finished Stitching Along

Finished and framed.

The theme of this embroidery sample is our 35th wedding anniversary.
Here it is all finished and our anniversary isn't until October!
I have never before finished a project so far in advance!
Remember this Valentine's Day post when I was inspired by Ann Martin @ all things paper, to make these pretty little paper quilled hearts?
This heart fills the center square of the sampler.

Originally, I Googled how to write in Hebrew the Bible verse,
Song of Songs 6:3
(I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine).
I stitched it onto my sampler and then used a translator from Hebrew to English.
It was not correct, so... out came the stitches.
I thought about writing out the verse all around the four sides, but I rejected that idea too.
Simply writing the word Beloved seemed best.
Finished piece prepared for framing
Beginning of project here.
Catching up squares here.
Squares 9-13 here.
Squares 14-22 here.
Squares 23-28 here.
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21 comments:

Rose Belle said...

Lovely! How long did it take you to make this? My mom embroidered our pillow cases when we were kids. I still have on of them. Looking at it now, I appreciate the hard work she put into making the it.

Julie Harward said...

It turned out just beautiful...a family treasure! The black frame really sets it off nice too. I've been wondering what it was going to end up to be...Come say hi :D

EG Wow said...

I'm impressed that you documented the project from beginning to end. Nice job and the finished project is a stunner!

Susan said...

Wow, that was a lot of work, LDH. Very nice outcome! Congratulations in advance of your anniversary. Sincerely, Susan

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

I just love that so much. I want to do one but will have to get up the courage to begin...
It's beautiful.

Ann said...

oh wow, that is so nice. I do love the way it looks and the black frame is perfect for it. Bet your husband is going to love that.

The Tablescaper said...

How exquisite! Just unbelieveable and to have it done so early is amazing.

- The Tablescaper

marie said...

It's beautiful ~ I love the colors! The black frame is so striking.
So what color will the next one be? : )

Mildred said...

I love the finished project and your choice of frame. What a treasure and how nice that you let us follow along with your progress.

Miss Jen said...

Gorgeous.... love the colors...
and all of the amazing detail!
What a treasure!!!!

Hope you had a good 'Good Friday!'

Love Always~ Miss Jen

hip chick said...

It is beautiful. What a lovely work of art for you to remember your anniversary with.

Abounding Treasures said...

What an heirloom-to-be you've created here, every inchie representing memories of your life together and all that the Lord has blessed you with!

It's been about 27 years since I embroidered but I enjoyed it so much as a teen and young adult :o)

Blessings!

valerie@composition-life said...

What a 'timepiece' for your family.

I have never been very good at stitching. In fact my sister gave birth to her first child in 1988. My sweet little niece was born with a myriad of birth defects. They said she would never, walk, talk, think, or live to be past 20 years old.

I started a cross stitch project for her room - 'the little train that could' - and I couldn't! My sweet niece will be 22 this July. She walks, talks, thinks - although she is mentally about the age of a 6 year old, she has been a wonderful blessing to our family.

Th cross stitch project - still has not been finished. I guess having your hand in too many pots - can be as bad and not having it in one.

I have treasured embroidery pieces from my grandmother, that have stood the test of time and told the story of her life. How wonderful to think that yours will as well!

Treasure the weekend!

Tara said...

That turned out just beautiful. That will be a keepsake for sure. You have such talent. I know that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Have a blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Tara

Scrap for Joy said...

What a wonderful piece to be passed down with love. I hope you stitched your initials and year somewhere on the piece. This has beena joy to follow. The finished result is awe inspiring!
Joyce

Janice said...

Thanks for showing us the finished framed embroidery, it's stunning.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Very, very lovely! A treasure, for sure! And how awesome that you have it completed way before time...(I have so many "unfinished" quilt tops and now I'll be starting on some smocking!)

Blessings & Aloha!

Leslie said...

this is so creative and beautiful. i love how you incorporated all the special trinkets into it and the words

Linda B said...

Your project turned out beautiful! I'm still working on mine. I love your color palette. TFS:D

C'est Magnifique said...

It's beautiful, congratulations for finishing! I only have 13 squares to go!!

Tania

Americana Lady said...

A beautiful way to commemorate your 35th wedding anniversary! Congratulations! Joan

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