Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm going to finish this!


Later last year I showed you where I was up to with Shepherd's Bush Autumn's Blessings. I was trying to decide whether to continue with the same colour thread for the wording, since it looked different to what the picture showed that came with the kit. So enough umming and aarhing over it. Since it's Autumn here I thought what better time of the year to try to complete it. I'm sticking with the Dried Pink Roses and not worrying about what looks different to what.

This is where I left it...

SHEPHERD'S BUSH Autumn's Blessings - 1 April 2007

And this is what I added last night...

Autumn's Blessings - 22 March 2009

As you can see a couple of years has elapsed since I started this one. How shameful because it's such a lovely design. I also have the gorgeous Jill Rensel mats for it, so will eventually have it framed.

I haven't posted in the last few days because I've been busy. I have a wooden deck out the back of my house (average in size) and it was in need of re-staining. So I washed it down one day, then took a day and a bit to re-stain it all. I was so exhausted after each day. Too tired to do any stitching which was a pity. Hence the quietness on my blog. I've still been checking what you all have been stitching and have altered my header to freshen it up. Can I also say a big thanks for all of your responses on my last finish, The Potting Shed. I'm overwhelmed by the numbers. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my journey with it. :)

17 comments:

Rowyn said...

I like your new header, and your current WIP is lovely. It's funny how we can leave designs we like languishing in the WIP pile for ages. Part of the problem for me is there are just far too many lovely designs out there, so I get easily sidetracked.

Theresa said...

This is another cutie~~ love all the colors on it!!!

Nina said...

Wow! How cute design!!
I love it :)
I love the SB-s!!

Bautiful crosses, Jane!

dianemi said...

Oh goodness, I love your header. So elegant and you have taken some amazing photos. Autumn Blessings is just beautiful Jane. Great job!!

Nesterenok said...

I like SB! Your work is perfect!

Sue said...

Jane, your header is lovely and your WIP is gorgeous! Love the sheep.

Анна - Зонт said...

OOOOO!!! I adore this sheep. She is - my next start :) I will follow this process very carefully :)))

Tammy said...

Congrats on making the decision to finish! I really do like the pink colorway. I'm sure you'll have it done in no time!

Brigitte said...

Ans another beautiful SBWIP. I say the same as Ranae; there are way too many wonderful designs out there, so it's no wonder that we often put our current projects aside in order to stitch something new.

Nicole said...

Hi Jane! I'm so happy you are getting back to this one! It's one of my favorites! I just love that sheepie! :)

Laura said...

Your new header is Breathtaking!!!! So gorgeous! I am glad you are able to work on such a beautiful design from your stash; especially since you have the special mat!!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love this one! The colors are fantastic!

Deb said...

I love your new header. Your photographs are always so lovely! And I love your SB. They have to be some of the best designs! Your stitching is wonderful!!

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, great progress

Melissa said...

Your piece is just great. You really made a lot of progress on it last night. Great job!!!

Melissa said...

Oh I love this piece! It's beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing the framing.

Although you missed some stitching days I'm sure you'll appreciate the work you did with the deck later.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.