Friday, November 26, 2010

Progress on Day & Night by Long Dog

I've been working quite a bit on Day & Night and coming to the end of the most time consuming section.  There is only one large motif to do now (on the left next to the house) and then it's just the border and smaller motifs.  I'm on a mission to finish it!
Further down this blog there is a picture of what this will look like when finished, you can see not much farther to go!

Framed in a box

The box was custom made at my LNS and I love the way it turned out!  The design is Sweet Violets by Heirloom Embroideries which I finished in 2009.  This is to be a Christmas present for my mother.

Wedding Sampler finished

On October 23 I finally finished Michael and Julie's wedding sampler.  They were married on September 4, 2009, and it had been a while in the making!  The heart at the top was a challenge with bullion stitches and ribbon embroidery that I'd not done before.  The poem is a custom, I didn't include the words as charted.  It is now framed but it was difficult to get a good picture and also because it is so long!  This is the best I could do to try and not get a reflection.

I now have the problem of getting this framed piece to England!  I've just tried fitting it in our suitcases and it's going to be a challenge to say the least! I don't think carrying it is an option (too big), and so if we can't get it in the case then may have to go with a special box but don't really want to do that.  So, fingers crossed that it makes it across the Atlantic in one piece!