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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A Fiinish on the Fifth Day of the New Year

      I didn't make my self-imposed deadline of December 31st, but I was only five days late in completing my Emma Miles on January 5th.
Emma Miles 1848


     
      I was having a tough time deciding which SL WIP to work on next. My final decision was to work on Jane Atkinson. This is as far as I got on Jane before she was banished to the WIP closet in July 2011.  That's not a typo... I haven't worked on Jane since 2011... it's time to get her done.

Jane Atkinson

21 comments:

HollyXSing said...

Oh, Laurie! Your Emma is a real Looker! I'm dreaming of finishing her...I only started Saturday! I only hope mine is as half as beautiful as yours!

Your Jane is a looker also. I have WIP's back as far as 2006!

One of those WIP's is an SL called Jane Rees! I'll have to pull her out of the moth balls!

Great job, Laurie!

-Holly in VA

Jennifer H said...

Laurie,

Emma looks so lovely! You have every right to be proud of your finish. :) Can't wait to see Jane done too. How on earth do you get so many finishes? Do you do a rotation? (I follow your blog too, so I know you have super fast needles!)

I am eager to get started on my SL for the challenge. And I am trying to figure a way of rotating all the other WIP's. I really need to ge a one project at a time gal. Same thing with crocheting. Sigh...

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer H

Nicola said...

Oh Laurie, your stitching and sampler choice is always amazing. This is going to look so good with all your other wonderful samplers. Can't wait to see her framed.

Angie Burrett said...

What beautiful work Laurie, you must be so thrilled with Emma Miles - that border is quite something. This is now on my "want to do" list!

Elizabeth said...

This is just exquisite Laurie. Looking forward to seeing Jane Atkinson progress.

Lelia said...

Beautiful finish!!! And Jane moving along nicely, too

stitch well today

brod'attitude said...

Very beautiful. I love the second sampler

Lanie said...

Another beautiful finish, Laurie. "Emma" continues to be one of my favorites. I just love her border. I love the border on Jane Atkinson too! Look forward to seeing her finished.

Maybe we should take an "oldest WIP" poll. Too revealing? ... yeah, let's leave that alone!!!

Faye said...

Laurie!!!!! Emma is stunning!!! And, this will be such a motivator for those who are currently stitching her..... I am so amazed at the gorgeous work you get done..... Janes finish is a must..... You are to the point that she MUST be next... Great job, my friend..... Faye :)

Ellen said...

Wow, Laurie....Emma is another beautiful finish. Is it my imagination or is there a band of holly leaves and berries?

Jane is also wonderful, and it looks like you don't have that much more to do. I realize that the verse is over one, but still....it looks to me that you are nearly there.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on finishing Emma, she's absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn said...

She is beautiful Laurie. I hope to follow you soon but I still have quite a bit to do.

I look forward to seeing your progress on Jane

Kathy said...

Lauie,

Emma is just so, so pretty. Congratulations on a spectular finish. Also, you're not too far from finishing another beauty. Great stitching and choices.

Deb said...

It's beautiful Laurie!!! A beautiful finish. And I love your progress on Jane!! Just stunning!!

samplerlover said...

Yes, Laurie, Emma is really beautiful. I have always loved this one and Jane Atkinson has been kitted up for a few years to do. Another beautiful one that I have always loved.

Vera said...

This is gorgeous - a beautiful finish! Congratulations!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Hello Laurie!

Exquisite beautiful Emma Miles.
She is in my Top Ten to do.

And Jane is almost finished, you must keep going.

Congratulations on another fabulous sampler finish.

Barbara

Gabi said...

Congratulations to that beautiful finish Laurie. Your Emma looks fantastic. Love your Jane too. That one is on my to do list too.

Rowyn said...

Congratulations on your Emma Miles finish, what a beauty!

Looks like a finish on Jane Atkinson won't be too far away either.

Kerri said...

Great job on Emma!!!! She is one of my favorites and may move closer to the top of my list after seeing your lovely work. I am sure Jane will be done soon. You have that big tree done, so the rest is easy peasy!

Kim Hummel said...

Congratulations. Very nice finish