Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lois Minshall is finished!

Lois Minshall is finished! I finished her Friday night after a great struggle with the over one numbers in my mother's dates. I did the verse and attribution at the bottom over one.






I'm very happy with how it came out. I like to think that my mother would like it as well.




I hope Lois doesn't mind that I didn't put her name or date or any of her other information in my sampler.





Lois Minshall is by Threads of Gold and was done on 40ct Vintage Light Examplar from Lakeside Linens, using an NPI conversion from Jean at the Attic. (And no affiliation, just a happy customer.)




Oh, and I thought I'd show you what usually happens when we try to take a picture of the boy child. This was taken on his birthday.




Nice, huh? :D

25 comments:

Deb said...

Margaret - Congratulations on your beautiful finish! I think that no matter what pattern you work on there is always liberties to be taken with it (like personalizing it for your mother)! I can't believe how quickly you got this done! It's wonderful.

Mayté said...

Beautiful, Gorgeous!! Great work :)

karenv said...

Just beautiful! Huge congratulations on getting it done, you stitched it so fast!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Margaret!!!! I am so Jealous of your finish! It is absolutely gorgeous! Well done! I think your boy child is just a typical teen...... it is so hard to get a really good pic of my guys - you think it'd kill 'em to give a full blown smile! Congrats on your finish!

Melissa said...

Wow'ser, Margaret, it's just gorgeous! Congratulations! I'm sure you're doing the happy dance all over the place.

My boy child does that thing too.

Dona said...

Margaret, how beautiful your Lois is! It's so sweet and so pretty. I love how you included your mother in it.

Vonna said...

Congratulations! You finish is stunning, gorgeously done!

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Margaret your piece is simply stunning. What a wonderful treasure you have created. Just beautiful. I love that you personalized it as well..I think that's a good thing to do. Congratulations girl!! BEAUTIFUL !!!

Suzanne said...

This is a gorgeous finish! I love how you have personalised it.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous work, Congratulations

valerie said...

Wow, what a wonderful tribute to your mother! Plus, a lovely finish. I laugh at this pictures of the "boy child". Growing up, there were more picture of me holding books in front of my face or a sudden hand or flip of the hair than me just smiling. I'm much better about taking pictures now.

Nicole said...

It's beautiful Margaret! Congrats on such a wonderful finish! :)

Paulette said...

GORRRGGEEOOUUUSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! Ugh, ugh, UGH!!! It's superb!!!!!!!

Paulette

Sherry said...

Just beautiful!!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations, Margaret, on finishing a real masterpiece!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Margaret, absolutely beautiful sampler. I think it's great that you made it your own. I can't wait to see it framed.

Tanya said...

I love how you personalized your sampler!! What a great tribute to your mother. Lois is beautiful. Congratulations - now I am going to have to get the design.

Garden Girl said...

Margaret, Lois is a beauty! I love everything about her, especially the way you honored your mother. Very nicely done. ~ Joy

Katrina said...

Too funny! Megan went through a stage where she hated having her picture taken too.

Your Lois is gorgeous, congrats on the finish. I love how you've personalized it.

Jan said...

Lois a masterpiece, Margaret~~! And I think she would love the idea of remembering your mother, instead of her. It is just so perfect!!:)

And psstt....boy children don't change much! LOL

Gwen said...

argaret happy dance for your Lois. I love this sampler and look forward to doing it. Simpley beautiful stitching. I have given you an award please visit my blog Bahamian Hideaway for the award and rules.
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Carol R said...

A beautiful finish!

Siobhan said...

LOL at your son's photo!! You gotta love it. I usually get a scowl. Your Lois is INCREDIBLE! YGG, gf!! I love it.

Diane said...

Spectacular finish, Margaret! Congratulations!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on finishing Lois, she's gorgeous