Saturday, April 28, 2012

I really should have known better

Because adding a date to any sampler before I've finished it dooms it to a dark place in my closet until that calendar year ends.  Or maybe even the next year.

So last year I was working on this Quaker sampler and I knew I still had some over-one stitching to do, but back in March 2011 I thought it was perfectly reasonable to stitch in the year.  After all....how long could it take?

Ahem.  Evidently until March 2012.

Still, done is done.  Even if I cheated a bit on the date.

Mary Garry's Peace Sampler, stitched on linen with GAST Weathered Barn


My personalization

29 comments:

  1. I tend to avoid dating any of my work for that very reason :-)

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  2. We'll never tell. When it's 125 years old and hanging in your great, great, great granddaughter's house, what's the difference?

    I like your initial style.

    Pam

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  3. Very nicely done! Like your siggy, too.

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  4. Congrats on the finish. We won't tell anyone that you finished it this year. lol

    Linda

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  5. I'm a big believer that if the bulk of the stitching was done in the year already stitched, then there's no need to change it. I just finished off a dated 2009 Ewe & Eye piece in 2012...oh well!

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  6. A year here or there, who cares? It's done and it's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  7. It's a beautiful finish no matter the year!

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  8. Congratulations on the finish! It's beautiful. Don't worry about that date, technically you almost had it finished at that date:-)

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  9. LOL. Been there. Done that. I try to do the date last every time.

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  10. I agree done is done. LOL

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  11. I, like you, did the same thing. Back in the year 2004 I dated my Camelot Sampler by Teresa Wentzler with the finish date of 2005 trying to force myself to finish it by the end of the next year. Well here it is 2012 and the top half with the jousting scene is still unfinished. LOL That worked out well... didn't it. ;-)

    Beautiful finish on the sampler!!!

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  12. tee-hee! Oops - oh well, it's done now and in a few years you will know?? Congrats and it looks great!

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  13. Bah, what's a year to history? ;)

    I always wondered what I'd do if my name changed in the middle of stitching a big sampler piece. When it finally did change, I wasn't working on anything that it would have mattered. lol!

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  14. Just look at it as the year you started it! No one will be the wiser whether you started it or finished in that year. Done is done and that is a good thing!

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  15. What a beautiful piece! (and we promise not to tell anyone about that goofy little date thing!) :)

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  16. No matter the date of finishing. It is lovely!

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  17. It's beautiful, and no one will know about the date but you. I'll bet no one else has ever done such a thing! ;)

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  18. I love this design -- have stitched it for myself too!

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  19. Been there, done that! I may or may not have one or two pieces with two dates on them.
    Congrats on the finish - it looks lovely!

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  20. Great finish ~ what is it about red samplers!?!

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  21. Nevermind. I hand quilted 1997 into a quilt and it still isn't finished.

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  22. This is gorgeous, I love it!

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  23. Love the finish... the color is yummy!

    congrats on a great finish....

    happy stitching..

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  24. What a pretty finish and I wouldn't worry about the date :-).

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  25. Congratulations on the finish! I love the color you used.
    Also the stitching box your friend gave you is wonderful :)
    Have a great week!

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  26. Congratulations on a wonderful finish, Lee! I'm sure most of it was stitched in 2011, so I think that date is perfect... Beautiful color, too--I'll have to remember that one.

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