Friday, October 15, 2010

A fond farewell and the friendship tour continues



It's finally time to say good-bye to these lovely women.  I have lived with them way too long and it's time for them to be traveling.


Hilda



Gertie

They put up with me even when I got distracted and didn't tend to them for a bit and then put up with me as I ran out of thread again and again.  Not having a shop nearby, they had to wait until I ordered new threads.  And they put up with my impatience with their many color changes.  But patience prevailed and I am finally finished with this charmer.

 Birds of a Feather Friendship Sampler
GA, WDW and DMC on 28 count unknown linen


Melissa of Words and Blooms started this Friendship Tour and now I am going to send this chart on its way.  Hopefully no one else will take as long as I did to finish this piece!  My apologies to Melissa and everyone else on the list.

You may notice that I have still have a little stitching to do on a few of the flowers.  I simply missed a few spots and will go back to stitch but I need to buy another skein of GA burnt orange.  This is why:


The original skein is on the right, the new one I ordered is on the left.  I'm a little annoyed that there is such an extreme color difference.  I ordered it online, so had no way of comparing.  Today I am going out of town to shop so hopefully I will be able to pick up a match.

I have more stitching to share but will save that for another day.  Thanks for stopping by!





15 comments:

Cindy F. said...

OH Barb!! Such an adorable piece! and congrats on your "almost" finish and wishing you lots of luck with the floss search:) That really is a big color difference...hope you can get close!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely friendship piece to be stitching and passing along. You have done a wonderful job.
I hope you can find your color match. I know how frustrating it can be when the colors are just not right!

Jeanne said...

I love your near-finish Barbara - congratulations!! I don't recall seeing this pattern before but I sure like it. I love the idea of your friendship pattern traveling around. Love Hilda & Gertie!

valerie said...

Stunning finish! It's adorable!I love that you names the girls Hilda and Gertie.

Carol said...

Congratulations on a darling finish, Barb! I love the fact that the chart is traveling around the world from stitcher to stitcher...

I know just what you mean about frustration at color matching problems. It is so hard not being near a local shop to see the colors of threads and fabrics in person, isn't it? Good luck finding an acceptable match...

KarenV said...

Such a beautiful finish! I really love the colours, so vibrant and rich and the girls' names are so sweet :)

Ariane20 said...

Cet ouvrage est vraiment superbe. Bravo!!!

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic finish!! Congrats. It's beautiful!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your finish!!!! This is such a fun stitch, isn't it?!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Barb! It's a beautiful piece and I like the names of your girls!

Barbara said...

This is such a fabulous sampler! Yours is absolutely lovely. Wishing you good luck in finding the floss with a close-enough dyelot!

Lee said...

It's fantastic Barb! As far as the threads....I've been in your shoes. I'll go through my threads and see if I have anything that matches.

Grrrrr!

Dona said...

Such a charming finish! I do love that design - it's so cheerful and looks like fun to stitch.

Denise said...

Isn't it amazing the difference in dye lots? But, your piece is gorgeous! Hoping to get to Just Stitching this week! Fingers crossed.

Smiles -Denise

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations