Monday, August 16, 2010

And another...

I had Spring Violets framed, also.   Believe it or not, I remember almost every stitch of this.  I remember first spotting it on a friends blog (or did she email it to me?) in what felt like the deepest part of the winter of 2010 and knowing that I had to stitch it.  I remember that it lifted my spirits tremendously.  I remember excitedly playing with the colors to make it mine, mine, mine.  Even if I hadn't blogged about it, I still think it would be a memorable stitch.
Spring Violets, by Hands to Work.  Stitched on Lavender Bliss Lugana
Thanks for all of your generous comments on Lo.  I'd offer the book up for trade, but I traded it away months ago.  If you're really hot on the trail of the design though, there are several used copies available over at Amazon.com.  Really, most vendors have it priced so reasonably (somewhere around $4.00), it's practically a steal.   So go here if you want to find the book!

28 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful Lee! I remember when you started it and it was a bad winter in your neck of the woods with all the snow and storms. The colours are lovely.
    Looking forward to seeing your next stitched/framed piece.

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  2. Your Spring Violets is so pretty! Love how you got it framed! I'm lucky with Lo -- I found a copy of the book somewhere online for a steal a year or so ago. Like you said!

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  3. Very pretty. I love purple and green.

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  4. Oooh, very nice! Another beautiful piece. You have a good framer.

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  5. Oh I am in love with this,,,violets are one if not my top favorite thing,,infact I just picked up the pattern by cedar hill called Sofia's Sampler of violets and sheep..this turned out beautiful and so did your Lo how a rose which I also have kitted up..thanks for much for sharing..

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  6. Spring Violets is lovely! The frame and mat just set it off perfectly. Congratulations!!

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  7. Perfect frame and matt. Hanging all these fabulous finishes will make your house a bright and sunny place this winter.

    Pam

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  8. Another gorgeous finish! I love looking at finished projects...always so inspiring.

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  9. Another gorgeous finish! The frame and mat really set it off.

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  10. Oh, is that beautiful or what, Lee?! You really picked out a lovely frame and mat to set off your stitching. It is just perfect :)

    And I had to be a fool and click on the "winter of 2010" link and be reminded of those 4+ feet of snow--ugh!! Let's hope we don't get hammered again this winter...

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  11. Violets is stunning. Love your choices of mat and frame!

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  12. I remember this piece! It looked great unfinished, but framed it really pops! Beautiful.

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  13. I love this piece! It is so pretty. Also love your Lo framed.

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  14. The violets look gorgeous in their frame. I also remember the time when you were stitching them and I was following the progress on your blog.

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  15. Beautiful framed piece, Lee! And I see that Lo is framed too! Bee-U-ti-ful!

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  16. Gorgeously framed! This is such a pretty design.

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  17. This is just lovely! The frame is perfect.

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  18. A perfect finish, a perfect mat and a perfect frame. I bet it looks perfectly lovely on your wall!
    Congratulations!!! It's PERFECT!

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  19. GORGEOUS! That frame is absolutely perfect!

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  20. I love your framed stitching! Beautiful job--love the frames I think I have Lo's frame on my Marquoir de Justine. I like that mat you chose for Spring Violets. I was away for a month so am woefully behind on blog reading & posting. I'm laughing at your commentary about the kids being home... I *so* know what you mean!! I also had to laugh at the book club stuff. My husband always bugs me to join a book club but I know I wouldn't read the books people chose if I don't like them. I am still puzzling over people not liking The Book Thief, though. Seriously?!

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  21. It's beautiful, and I love the framing, too. Congratulations. I'm sure you're going to hang it in a place of prominence in your home where you'll see it all winter, too.

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  22. So, so pretty! And I just love the verse (not to mention the colours!) Have fun finding the perfect spot to hang it :^)

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  23. Oh my goodness, I've missed so much being away. I love, love your spring violets. The colors are so pretty. But I have to say that I'm head over heels for Lo. It's just stunning and I love the frame you placed it in.

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  24. Violets & Lo are gorgeous! Congratulations on a job well done.

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