Saturday, 28 March 2015

Five down ten to go!

...Debbie's Crazy January Challenge pieces, that is!

Last night I finished up March's Daffodils.  I'm pleased as I actually managed to finish it in March!  And here it is...

March's Daffodils by Cottage Garden Samplings
Stitched on 32 count Permin linen French Lace
with recommended DMC, WDW and GAST threads
Started 8th January 2015, finished 27th March 2015

A couple of close-ups...

Love the cute Irish hat and pot of gold!

And here are a couple of pieces I picked up from the framer yesterday too.

The Wizard of Oz by The Little Stitcher


Miss Peepers by Little House Needleworks

This lady, Sheila, is a new framer to me and I think she's done an awesome job!  She spent a lot of time with me choosing the perfect frame and did not try to pressure me to have anything expensive, instead helping me to choose what was right for the project.  In the end we both agreed a simple finish looked best.  Find her here if you're in the Cheshire/Liverpool area.

I wonder what to stitch on next?!

Until next time

Justine

45 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats they look great!

Brigitte said...

This is one of my favourites of the monthy Garden Samplings. Maybe because of the daffodils. Congratulations on finishing this beautiful piece from Debbie's Challenge pieces.

Jacquie Morris said...

Wow! A beautiful finish, March Dafoldils is very pretty indeed. I have seen a few other bloggers stitching this series on my hopping.....it is lovely. Congratulations on this wonderful finish. Ha ha 10 more to go! Oh my.....you can do it!!
I think the framer has done a magnificent job, they look awesome, and you can concentrate on our stitching and the design :)
Your doing ever so well on this challenge, Go You!!
Smiles :)

CJ said...

Beautiful. The March Daffodils are just wonderful.

CJ

Kate said...

They are all so lovely, Justine!

Ranae said...

Beautiful spring finish, looks so bright and cheerie. The frames pieces look great, stitching and framing
Happy spring!!

'ORANGERY STITCHERY' said...

You are a busy lady, I love your work, the daffodils are gorgeous. Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

rosey175 said...

You are on quite a roll, even ahead of schedule if you do five every four months! I will expect five more by the end of August mwuahaha. :D I definitely love the daffodils piece and its saying. My own daffies are starting to blossom so spring is finally here.

Miss Peepers turned out wonderfully framed~ And it must feel so good to have something out of the finished-but-not-finished pile haha.

Becca said...

Your daffodils are beautiful!

butterfly said...

Beautiful daffodils , your stitching is wonderful.
I can see you love stitching like me , hugs.

Sally said...

Yay congratulations! It looks gorgeous.

Love your framed pieces. You've reminded me I have one to pick up! Oops!

Lesley said...

Beautiful finishes,Spring Blossoms is so prettyand the framing is really lovely. Thank you for the link. I only live 15 miles from Frodsham and will have a piece I would like to have profesionally framed in the near future.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful finishes - the spring one is my favorite. Maybe because I'm so glad spring is here! blessings, marlene

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Justine. Your framed pieces are beautiful.

Linda

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on the finish.The framed pieces look just so pretty.

Faith... said...

March Daffodils turned out very nice! Love your WIzard of Oz piece too.

Barb said...

Your framed pieces are beautiful!! I love that little March design. I bought the one for July.

Frances N said...

I love the March Daffodils--the colors are so pretty and you did a great job with it!
I think Miss Peepers is so precious!! too cute!

Preeti said...

That's great!! Congrats on the lovely finish:)
The frames look perfect for the designs. You are doing great in the challenge. Keep it up!!
I ordered few frames and got them yesterday. Now I will put some of my finished pieces into those, failing which, I might sheepishly return to the framer. He insisted a lot to let him do the framing.

sharine said...

Great spring finish. Great framing jobs to:)

Julie said...

Super framing, perfect choices.
Gorgeous finish, such a pretty March design.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on March Daffodils beautiful finish! Your two framed pieces looks beautiful. How nice to have them on display now:) love Annette

Stitching Noni said...

Wonderful finish! Well done :o)
The framed finishes look really nice - I agree often simple is the best way to go!
Hugs xx

Miamina said...

They look beautiful! I bet you are really pleased with how they turned out :) Lovely finish too!

Anthea said...

Hi Justine, wow what a great finish, well done!
It's great to find a framer who doesn't hurry you or try to encourage a pricier selection of frame... she's done a fab job of them both

D1-D2 said...

Beautiful finishing.

Kate said...

Congrats on another wonderful finish, Justine :-) Your framer did a terrific job with your other two.

Annie said...

Lovely finish! Daffodils are so cheerful, aren't they?! The framed pictures look great! I always have to my own framing unfortunately; it would be WAY too expensive to take my cross stitching to a Swedish framer...

Annie
http://mylittlexstitchnook.blogspot.se/

gominam said...

Wow, so beautiful! Lovely finish;)

Katie said...

Wohoo another wonderful finish from your CJC list!! Great work. Love the frames they look perfect.

Stitching Angel said...

Love your new finish. Happy Easter.

Mii Stitch said...

Love your latest Spring finish!!
Wizard of Oz is just fantastic in the frame :)

Beth said...

Nothing beats the excitement of bringing home newly framed pieces! So wonderful to be able to display your work.

Stitching Happy said...

Hello Justine

Thank you for becoming my first follower and leaving a nice comment. I crocheted my blanket a few years ago.
Your finish is lovely, very spring like and your framed pieces look great too.
Bye (:

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful, fun, spring-y finish!

So nice that you got several pieces framed.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow they all look superb! I really love the Wizard of Oz one.
xo Alicia

Hazel said...

Such beautiful finishes. xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooh, the frames look perfect! Congrats on the finish too :D

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Justine, your March daffodils are so pretty and you are right, your framer has done great justice to your wonderful stitching.

Lija Broka said...

Well done on finishing your March piece in March. Good luck for other projects!

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

I love the March Daffodils, I think they might be my favourite of this series too.
Your framed pieces look great. A good framer is worth hanging on to! Mine is lovely and had a great eye for mats and colours.

Deb said...

Congrats on your finishes! Well done!

Steph said...

Beautiful finish and your framed pieces look lovely xox

Rachel Tomkins said...

Congratulation on another Challenge finish - and while the daffodils were still flowering! It's beautifully stitched as usual.
Your framed pieces look fantastic too and I think you have chosen well by going for simple frames without mounts. They look stunning. :)

Rachel Tomkins said...

Congratulation on another Challenge finish - and while the daffodils were still flowering! It's beautifully stitched as usual.
Your framed pieces look fantastic too and I think you have chosen well by going for simple frames without mounts. They look stunning. :)