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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

This one is for you ....




Rachel was finished on Monday night taken to the framers yesterday and back with me today !!!



She fits perfectly in the intended spot.




I have been saving this quotation for the last sampler of the year and it really does represent what a SAL and this year is all about for me.




My life has certainly been all the richer for stitching with each and everyone of you, I have learnt so much from you.


Thank you.




42 comments:

Lanie said...

Oh my Nicola ... what more can be said. Beautiful stitching ... beautiful verse.
THANK YOU for sharing your birthday celebration with us. This experience has been so much more than I excepted. The friendship, kindness, inspiration, and love of needlework found on the SLY blog is a reflection of you!
Much love!

Erica said...

Oh my goodness! What beautiful stitching! It is truly stunning!

I have truly enjoy stitching with this group. What great comaraderie we all have! I will definitely be continuing this year.

BTW - Your framing is esquisite!

Edgar said...

What a super piece!! Lovely stitching and wonderfully framed. It's been a fun year, Thank you!

Krista said...

What a beautiful finish and lovely verse too! It has been a wonderful year indeed!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Oh wow, I'm touched and moved at the same time!

I completely agree with both those sentiments. The quote is so apt too, it's one of my favourites.

I can remember our first emails and phone call. Who would have thought we would create this amazing group of stitchers in such a short time?

Tommye said...

Absolutely stunning and very touching. Thanks for providing this forum for us and being so encouraging.

Debbie (who can't think of a clever name either) said...

Oh, Nicola, I thought you were exceptional when you answered my email and offered to speak on FaceTime and now you've confirmed it. I wish I'd found this blog sooner than last month, but I've learned so much from you all. What a wonderful way to celebrate a milestone birthday -- how are you going to surpass it for the next milestone ;-)? Please keep the blog going; I've been inspired to take up many unfinished pieces of embroidery thanks to your examples.
Debbie (who can't think of a clever name either)

Brenda said...

What a stunning finish to a gorgeous sampler!! I felt soooo privileged to have been able to join along this past year!!!

Thank you for allowing me to join along with you and everyone else!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Nicola, I love the verse and the sentiment! It has been an honor to be a part of this talented group of stitchers.

Bhooma said...

Nicola, The sampler is beautiful as are all of your other samplers. I especially love the verse. Eventhough I have been stitching for more than 30 years, I have a lot to learn and I learn a lot from visiting your blog. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so. I am glad I joined your challenge. Here is to many more years of happy stitiching.

Kielrain said...

It has been a wonderful stitching trip. Thank you for letting us join you. :)

Carmen Sutton said...

Awesome!Thanks for asking us to join you it has been a great year!

Elizabeth said...

Nicola, this sampler is truly wonderful and the words are perfect.

Thank you for all your inspiration and it has been such an interesting and fun year.

Martha S said...

Nicola,
This is Beautiful!!!! And I love the saying-how true. Thank you for inviting me to join in an inspirational and fun year. Looking forward to the next.

Theresa said...

This is a beautiful and loving tribute and absolutely gorgeous sampler.
Wow. And I feel so much the same sentiment...
what a journey, what a year, what fun, what inspiration!
(and what a great framing job and in such a timely manner!)

This sampler has been one I have gone back often to
look at, as it is just lovely! It's going to look incredible on your wall. And, thanks, Nicola.

Debbie Bauer said...

What more can I say then the words everyone has spoken! Your sampler is stunning and the verses are beautiful! Thank you for this Year.

Scarlet Letter said...

I'm humbled and deeply honored by your attribution, Nicola. I love the way you've tweaked the colors, and you must have the fastest framer in the western world!

llknbillburg said...

Such a lovely sampler to end your special year and such kind words for all who followed where you led. It has been a true pleasure to see all of the beautiful samplers your lovely idea inspired into creation. And I thank you for motivating me to complete some of my own! Laura

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

That sampler is gorgeous and I love the verse from wicked! Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes the sun

Margaret said...

Wonderful! So sweet of you to commemorate the Scarlet Letter Year like this too. Love it!

Jenny said...

Your sampler is just beautiful, Nicola! I always look forward to your finishes and the way you personalize your samplers. This one is incredible. The verse is very touching and such a thoughtful way to commemorate this year. It has been such a wonderful journey and I have learned so much and made such great friends along the way. You are truly an inspiration to all who stitch...thank-you for this Scarlet Letter Year! I am so glad it is continuing...so much stitching left to do... :)

Aileen said...

Beautiful job Nicola! Congratulations on a triumph of a special birthday year and i wish you many more :)

ps: Love the sampler and your lettering for the quote is amazing

Jonette said...

Beautiful! Thanks to you I have stitched my first 2 Scarlet Letter samplers during this year and look forward to stitching the many more that I have purchased or won. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this group.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful, stunning sampler. The fact that you added those words has made it extra special. Thank you so much for celebrating your 50th with us in this special way. It's been fun to participate and also to see all the wonderful stitching out there!

Scarlet Letter said...

I'm overwhelmed. Speechless.

Heritage Hall said...

Nicola dear, you continue to take my breath away. You are truly inspired and inspiring. I can personally vouch for your generous spirit and the way you share so freely of your heart and
talent. What a body of work you are leaving to the ages. This
50th milestone? My dear, you
are ageless ~
Blessings in abundance ~
Gentility

Erica near Chicago said...

Oh Nicola... your stitching skills, your speed, and especially your ability to adapt and personalize. You are amazing!

Faye said...

How beautifully touching and such a remember ends of this past wonderful year!!!!! Your phrase is perfectly noted~~

Angie Burrett said...

Nicola you are a Star and a wonderful inspiration to all of us who have been on this journey with you. A million thank you's for all the encouragement and stitching joy that has come out of this year, plus an ongoing friendship to treasure xxxx

Cindy L said...

Nicola, your Rachel is gorgeous and your personalization makes it a stunning commemorative piece! Thank you so much for such a wonderful year of friendship, encouragement and inspiration. We have all been truly blessed!

XXXX

DawnM said...

This is a great sampler Nicola and what a great way to remember a fabulous year for all of us. Congratulations.

Bethany said...

Wow, I was out for a few days and look what happens..... Nicola, what a lovely way to remember this wonderful year of stitching. You brought so much love and kindness to so many around the world. May Gods love and kindness follow you all the days of your life.

Stitch Wizard said...

This is such a beautiful sampler and the way you finished it personally makes it extra special. I just love the colors in this and your extra touches really add to this. It is just out of this world Nicola and you truly have an heirloom here. So special in every way!

woolwoman said...

Its magnificent Nicola and the personalization is so special. I'm glad you have enjoyed the year of Scarlet Letter. Cheers Melody

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Ditto a thousand times.

Nicola you humble me.
You are truly an inspiration.

Love all you do.
Barbara

Pamela said...

Yes, Nicola, we do love Scarlet Letter samplers. However, it is really your lovely, generous spirit that has drawn us all together and given us a forum to share and celebrate. You're an inspiration on so many levels. A very heartfelt thank-you, and may all the joy you've given to us this past year come back to you many times over.

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