Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An embarrassing finsh!

I pulled this one out of the drawer the other day and saw that there were only like 2 letters and the bottom band of water left to stitch. So I quickly finished it up in one night!
A Mermaids Song

Designed by Ruth Ann Russell

Published in Sampler and Antique Quarterly Vol. 22

32 ct. Belfast linen

DMC threads

Yes, the date on it says 2005! Isn't that pathetic! LOL!! I hate to admit how old some of my WIPs are. I began this year vowing to really make a dent in them, hence THIS embarrassing post! But, alas, I have only finished 3. Yes, sadly 3. *sigh* Well, theres always next year,(and/or my stitching guild's annual tag sale!)I do love the queen stitch in the mermaids tail, and the eyelets sea flowers.These over 1 letters were quite a "pain in the neck" but they are very effective here and I'm quite proud of them! So all in all a nice finish, can't wait to get it framed-it is the first piece in my future mermaid wall.

And on another note, last week was my birthday so I treated myself to the chart "Paradise Lost" by Plum Street Samplers. I know I know, as a designer I have no business even thinking about stitching for myself, but if I didn't love cross stitch and get excited about new releases, I wouldn't be much use in this profession, would I? So maybe I'll get a chance to put in a stitch here or there, and it will probably take me until 2014 to finish this one, but it does get me all inspired!And just to prove that I am not shirking my duty, here is a snap of "Folk Art Flowers" a future release!


Nancy said...

We stitchers do some strange things sometimes, don't we?!! The important thing is that you finished your sampler, and look how gorgeous it is! Folk Art Flowers looks to be a pretty one!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, don't be hard on yourself about your WIPs! LOL I've got one going back to 1988 (which I fully intend to finish) and have been stitching on one on and off for almost four years! I love your Mermaid finish and Folk Art flowers looks like it's going to be wonderful.

Nicole said...

Great finish Annie! I just love this design! Your new design looks great! Can't wait to see it finished! :)

CindyMae said...

2005 . . . that is not too bad!!! It looks fantastic, congrats on getting it finished up!!

Siobhan said...

Hey, that you finished it is all that matters!! YGG on purchasing PL--it's a great design, as is the one you're working on!

mainely stitching said...

I LOVE your finish! I wish I'd found something so near completion when I was packing my stitching. LOL.

Your upcoming release has me very curious - I love what I see so far!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Congratulations, Annie! Your mermaid with her queen stitches is awesome. I love your sampler, and no matter if it too 'a while," to finish. I have "And They Sinned," staring at me everyday...to finish one of these months. :[
Can't wait to see your new design.