Sunday, November 02, 2008

UFO finish - 14 years in the making

I finally finished this sampler Friday night. I started this band sampler in 1994 - not sure why I never finished it as it wasn't hard to do. Just one of those things I guess! This is one of a set of 4 seasonal patterns from Just Nan called "Autumn Haze". I love the little beaded grapes. This was my oldest stitching UFO so very glad to cross it off my list. :)

I did the "Winter" sampler from this set in 1992 and it's been rolled up in tissue paper ever since. It was a class I took when I first moved to Phoenix. I had a hard time photographing it as the colors are very light - cream, ice blue and a few pink tones. It's really quite pretty in real life. I'm going to wait until I get "Spring" and "Summer" done and then get all 4 of them framed using the same frame moulding but maybe some variation in the mats to highlight the stitching.

I'm concentrating now on finishing up my Sampler Gameboard. I'm stitching the last row of houses and then I have to complete the left border. Haven't had too much stitching time this week as we were in the midst of getting new kitchen countertops. Wahoo! We came upon a real good sale on some granite and decided to finally replace our old countertops which were tile. Tile is such a pain with the grout and all. Anyway, guess you could say we're doing our best to keep the economy afloat! I had emptied all of the lower cabinets and spent yesterday cleaning, putting down shelf liner and putting everything back. It's nice to have them all ship-shape and clean and I sorted through and got rid of a few things along the way. There's so much odd kitchen stuff you have to keep for the few times you use it - I have a lot of holiday items etc. They take up a lot of room but you can't get rid of it all either. So Monday the workers will finish the backsplash and then we can sit back and enjoy it.


  1. Congratulations on your finish! It's very pretty.

    Enjoy your new granite counters. We had ours installed in August and absolutely LOVE them!

  2. Anonymous2:37 AM

    Pretty finish! Not much more to go on SGB now either.

  3. Congrats on your finish! I have a 5 year old one, lol. You inspire me!

  4. ~~Happy Dance~~ Congratulations on your beautiful finish! Love both of them! How good that must feel!
    Great progress on your gameboard!
    Granite countertops! What a wonderful treat:)
    Cindy F./TX

  5. Very nice! Are you aware of the Gallery of Samplers blog? Both of those samplers would make nice entries.

  6. Lovely finish - even if it did take so long! And enjoy those new countertops, something that has been on my wish list for a long time.

  7. 14 years? Oh my - major congratulations to you!

  8. The finish is lovely! I bet it's even more beautiful IRL. I like that Sampler Gameboard.

  9. Congratulations! It's a lovely finish!


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