Friday, April 9, 2010

As Promised...

I am back with some pictures to share of my latest stitchings! One of them you have seen, but not in it's frame, the other you haven't seen at all, at least not stitched by my hands! I worked on it this winter, during my illness!

I am just so overcome with your kindness and compassion, thank you so much for ALL of the wonderful and heartfelt comments! Friends such as yourself were and are most beneficial and key to my recovery, and I mean that with all of my heart!

First of all, one of the two I just recently picked up from my framer's is Simply Live by Primitive Needle. It was a delight to stitch, but when it came to finding just the right frame for it, I was having a hard time, till I stumbled upon this one! I think it is perfect for it, and I am so pleased! It is hanging low in my office over one of my filing cabinets. Keeps me 'centered' while working and reminds me to keep life simple, slow down when I can and focus on what matters the most! I love it!


The second piece that I picked up from my framer's is by La-D-Da and titled Watchful Eye. I started this before Christmas and didn't finish it until a few short weeks ago. It kept me going through my extended illness and bedrest, and turned out to be quite meaningful to me! Isn't it something how what we choose to stitch at any given time, does affect what comes to pass? I did change the color palette a bit with this one, if anyone is interested in my changes, feel free to email me, I will gladly share! I have found that I stitch a lot of La-D-Da's and I love her designs but almost always change the colors to suit me better!


I do have a design for Tree of Life Samplings completed! It is titled The Sparrow and is now in the capable hands of one of my model stitchers! I am anxious to show you, and I know it won't be too long a wait until I do! It is a pretty neat design, one I am well pleased with and I think you are going to like it too! Stay tuned!

I have a trip planned for tomorrow, I am going to go and visit my daughter and family for a few days! Of course that means lots of precious and quality time with Allie Bug, I haven't seen her since the middle of February and I am really missing her! I will take a few pics to share upon my return, never fear!

I have a request for a special favor! I have searched high and low for a pattern by Sheepish Designs titled Alpha Birds and cannot locate it anywhere! I have Alpha Menagerie and Alpha Sheep, but not the first one in this set, and I am so wanting to stitch them! If there is anyone that can help, please email me at treeoflife50@verizon.net. I will gladly purchase it, trade for something, anything you request! And I appreciate the efforts, thank you!!!

Hey, thanks again, dear blogging friends, I feel your love and compassion and value you that more then you know! Thanks for being out there and letting me know you all care!!

Make some special fun with your stitching!

Love, Jan

35 comments:

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Beautiful finishes! I'm glad you are feeling better and have a wonderful time at your daughter's house.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finishes, with beautiful frames too!

FayeRaye said...

Jan, So glad to see you are back and improved! I love the stitches... I will email you once home (Sun)if I have the Sheepish design...I have quite a few and will check for you... Faye

Catherine said...

Your pieces look wonderful! Love the frames!

I know I don't have that pattern. Wasn't Edgar looking for that a while back as well?

Maggie said...

Great finishes and lovely choices of frames too :-)

Have a wonderful time with your daughter!

Anonymous said...

Love the frame molding for both your pieces! Sent you an email about the Alpha Bird!

Enjoy your weekend with your family!

Love ya,
Robin

BeckySC said...

WOW, what gorgeous frame choices :) They look absolutely wonderful :)
Enjoy time with your family and BEE safe my friend :)
((hugs))

Melissa said...

Lovely to see your wonderful framed pieces Jan!

Have a lovely weekend visiting your daughter's family. However, I know the real reason is to go and cuddle Allie Bug! ;-)

valerie said...

Beautiful framed finishes!! I especially love the LaDDa one!

Nancy said...

Your samplers are gorgeous, and I love your choice of frame for both!

I don't have the chart you are looking for, but if I did I would give it to you!

Deb said...

Hi Jan - I sent you an email about the chart.

I just have time for a quick note - but love your finishes and can't wait to see what new design you have coming out!!

I'm glad that you're feeling much better too!!

KarenV said...

Both pieces look wonderful!

BRD Girl said...

Lovely finishes and lovely frames!

Cari-in-VA said...

Jan, so very happy to hear you are feeling better - what a blessing!

How fun to have time with your daughter and little Allie - I bet she can't wait to see her Grandma (what does she call you?) Can't wait to see new pictures of her.

Enjoy your weekend.

Littlebit said...

oh, what beautiful, beautiful framed pieces!!! I love them both! I'm so glad you are feeling better. Have fun with your daughters. Wish I could help you with the chart you're looking for.

Alice said...

I love your framed pieces Jan and of course I am also a big fan of La D Da. Have a lovely time visiting little Allie Bug together with mom and dad.
Alice

Ranae said...

Pretty framed pieces, surely to treasure.
Have a fun trip.
I can't wait to see The Sparrow, so I will be looking out for that one.
I will check my stash for that Sheepish design.

Kellie said...

Hi Jan,
So sorry to hear that you have been sick, but also glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. Your framed pieces are gorgeous. Nice to see you blogging again. :)
Have a good weekend!

Brigitte said...

Both frames look so great on the respective pieces. Great stitching and great frame choice!
It's so good to see that you are feeling better. Have a great time at your daughter's.

Carin said...

Beautiful framed pieces!!!!

Glad to see you back and that you are feeling better.

Sherry said...

Wonderful finishes. I have Watchful Eye all kitted up and I love it worked up so I may pull it in the near future.

I gave my Alpha Birds to Edgar (Blacksheep on the Web) and he may share with you when he is finished or you can go to www.emlis.com and buy it (you have to go to the site map first then find Sheepish Designs on the far right column. She still has it listed so hopefully she still has it. You can call her to find out. Good luck.

Carolyn NC said...

Jan, I love your finishes - they're just beautiful! So glad to see you're feeling better. I can't wait to see the new design, too. I have several Sheepish; so I'll check to see if I have it. If so, I'll e-mail you. :)

Candace said...

Beautiful finishes and perfect frames for them.

Enjoy your weekend with your family.

Siobhan said...

Wow Jan, your frame choices really set off the samplers perfectly. Great stitching and great frame choices!! They are wonderful.

Enjoy your time with Allie-Bug... I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!

Mylene said...

Both framed pieces are simply beautiful!

Enjoy the visit with your family.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome frame choices for both of the pieces, Jan. Can't wait to see The Sparrow - I know it'll be special!
Have a safe and fun trip and i'll have to check on Alpha Birds.... I'm not sure if i have it or not. If I do, I'll let you know.

Karoline said...

Your framed samplers are lovely, congratulations

Lynn said...

What wonderful finishes Jan! Your choice of frames for both was excellent. I'm sorry I can't help you with the piece you're looking for. I am very much looking forward to seeing The Sparrow. I'm sure it will be lovely.
Enjoy your time with your granddaughter and family.

Vonna said...

I'm so glad that you are back in the swing of things Jan! :)
And not only that but look at these lovlies you have to show us! GORGEOUS :)
I love them both a whole lot!

woolwoman said...

Glad to see you posting again Jan - I sure missed you {{hugs}} Love your framed pieces - they are SO perfect. I'm sure you are thrilled to be returning to normal things - we just never know how much simple things mean until we are at risk of losing them. God is good! Mel

Katrina said...

Glad you are feeling better and I hope you had a fun visit with your daughter and her family :-).

Love your framed pieces, they are gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishing and perfect frames.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Awesome finishes! I've lokoed at Simply Live several times... the frame you chose is awesome! Just perfect! Watchful Eye is wonderful too, of course, and I really love that frame as well!

Can't wait to see the new design!

So glad you are feeling better!

TinaTx said...

Beautiful finishes and perfect frames! Isn't it funny how you can look and look, but you find the right frame you just know that is it!

Michele said...

Hi from a very frosty Dorset in the UK. I stumbled across your blog, whilst searching for the Sheeping Designs Alpha Birds, Menagerie and Sheep patterns. If you still have them would you be willing to swap or sell. I am a very new blogger so please check me out

http://stitchingcatsandchickens.blogspot.co.uk/