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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

PLL is Finished!!!...and a couple of new starts!!

Good Evening!

PLL is finished!!  Woo-Hoo!!  I finished everything except the whiskers on Lenora (the leopard) and Lionel (the lion) Saturday night, but by 11:30 I was so tired and feeling cross-eyed, that I could not put the final stitches in then.  I knew I would be up early on Sunday.  Tyg always wakes me up way too early (*like 5 a.m.), so that is when I finished the final stitches.  It ended up being just about 18.5" by 18.25", stitched on 32 count linen from my stash with DMC threads.  Here is an overall picture:

Well, forget that.  I can't seem to add any pictures.  I tried last night too.  Everything freezes either trying to upload from my camera or my computer.

I have close-ups of Lenora and Lionel as well and also the middle section at the bottom with the final flower added.  I will try again tomorrow to show photos.

Meanwhile, I did have two new starts on Sunday:  Elizabeth Mitchell using AVAS on 40 count wood smoke linen (thank you Nicola for the chart and fabric!!).  I have some problems stitching on dark fabric, but this will be so pretty.  N. Hinde I am doing over one on 40 count white fabric using Crescent Colors "Red Licorice."  I'm loving this one as well.  Not enough progress on either to merit a picture (which I can't post anyway...).

I'm so excited to finally have a finish (just wish I could show you all), but in a way I am already missing PLL.  It was my constant companion for the past 14 months or so...kept me company while our son was in Korea, etc.

I am so enjoying everyone's finishes and progress reports.  So glad this blog will continue.  Back soon with photos, hopefully.


Joanne O'H said...

Vera, huge congratulations to you!! I am so thrilled for you with your finish on PLL. I am really looking forward to seeing your photos as they are always such an inspiration.

PoundingSand said...

Hooray! I'm sure it's beautiful!


Margaret said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see! Mia would wake me up at 5am too if I let her. lolol!

Jenny said...

This is so exciting Vera! I am sure PLL is just beautiful. Congratulations on an exceptional finish! I can hardly wait to see the pictures when you are able to post them and to follow your new starts! I missed Matilda after I finished her as well...Molly my yellow lab wakes us up at 5:30...bless her little hungry heart :)

Krista said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing the pics!

Erica near Chicago said...

Congratulations. I look forward to the pictures -- and to seeing your new starts as well.

Bethany said...

Congrats on your finish and both of your new starts. I have been having trouble posting as well, at least from my computer. I send my photo's off to my husbands computer, sign on to the blog and I don't have a problem. Lucky for me, I have his computer right next to mine. Hopefully we see your photo's soon. Good Luck.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I'm looking forward to your pictures!

Cindy L said...

Vera, congratulations on finishing PLL! I am having trouble too with blogger uploading photos. It is very frustrating but looks like many of us are having trouble. I look forward to your photo finish when blogger behaves.

Debbie Bauer said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures.

Nicola said...

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on finishing PLL, I have so enjoyed following your progress. On samplers that I fall in love with I have dreadful withdrawal symptoms when they are complete and can struggle with the next sampler.

Blogger is being such a pain at the mo. It keeps kicking me out and I have to log back in for each comment.

I look forward to seeing your photos.

Theresa said...

I have loved seeing all the PLL samplers stitched and hope to do this one someday also! love the colors in it. Can't wait to see your photos also!