Monday, May 4, 2009

Rachel Hyde is finished!!

Well, despite the fact that I'm madly cleaning the house in preparation for house guests, I managed to scrape together enough time to finish Rachel!!




But I thought I'd tease you with artsy shots first. :D




I'm very pleased with my Rachel. Oh, and lots of people have been asking about Rachel. She is OOP, I'm afraid. And my chart is already spoken for. Sorry!




Rachel Hyde is by Threads Through Time. She was stitched on 40ct. Zweigart Summer Khaki linen with the DMC threads called for.

In other news, a while ago, Deborah Thorpe of Midsummer Night Designs posted in her blog about her new designs. One of them didn't have a name and she was looking for suggestions. Well, I suggested a name, and she liked it! And she told me she would send me the chart I'd named as a thank you! I was thrilled! But when the package came in the mail, it was awfully thick. I thought it was a bit too thick for just one chart. And I was right! Deborah sent me all three of her new designs! I was thrilled to bits! (I named the one called "Peace Inside.")



Thank you so much Deborah! You're so generous!!

I'm off to do some more house cleaning. Talk about Spring cleaning! lol!

33 comments:

Cari said...

Oh Margaret your Rachael Hyde is BEAUTIFUL. It's a lovely sampler and your work is just over the top!! Thanks for the great pics. And Deborah sending you her newest pieces....how cool is that?? Don't work too hard on the spring cleaning. Slow and steady makes the grade!! Hugs and Happy Stitching

Tanya said...

Stunning finish!!!

Tanya

Deb said...

First off, how the heck did you get Rachel done with all that you had going on? Good grief woman, you must have needles propelled with jet fuel! Rachel looks beautiful! I love all your pics! And how cool is that - getting all those charts! What a great mail day!

KsMaryLou said...

Oh WOW Rachael is beautiful! I really do need to dig that chart out of my stash and stitch it up.

I know how Margaret gets so much stitching done.........she doesn't sleep.

Love to Stitch said...

Rachel is absolutely stunning!! Fabulous finish!! Super news on your nice stash gift! Now the problem is...which one to start first!!! Keep up the great work!

Jan said...

Margaret as always, your stitching is stupendously gorgeous!!!! A big congrats on this finish!! OK, so now what is next?

Congrats on the win, these are adorable charts!:)

Tanya said...

First of all, Rachel is gorgeous!!!
You are an amazing stitcher. How cool was that, you getting all the new designs by Deborah! Enjoy!

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret, Oh my, Rachel is simply beautiful. I love the grapes in the border. I am sure she is going to be a highlight of your beautiful sampler collection.
What a thrill to receive all those charts. - Sandra.

KimV said...

Love it... just love it! and isn't it fun to get mail??? especially extra special mail!
Keep us posted... hope your visit with company is wonderful!

Erica said...

Rachel Hyde is really beautiful!
Congrats on a great finish!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Rachel Hyde is so spectacular. I'm absolutely in awe and speechless......

Great stash from Deborah and congrats on naming her chart!

Melissa said...

Wow, double congratulations! First on the beautiful Rachel finish and Second on the chart stash. They are very nice and I was thinking of getting one over the weekend - there's no end to this hoarding business is there?

Senorita Stitches said...

Congratulations on the finish. This is a really interesting looking sampler. Great job!!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful finish, Margaret, congratulations! And great gift from Deborah, good for you.

Isabelle said...

Margaret, your Sampler is just stunning !!!
Thanks for showing us new samplers from a designer that I did'nt know : they all are very gorgeous ;
Hugs and Happy stitching,
isabelle

Karoline said...

Rachel is gorgeous, congratulations

Sherry said...

Margaret, Rachel is just stunning! Congratulations on naming the new design and how wonderful that she sent you all 3 new patterns! Have fun with them!

Katrina said...

Oh Rachel is so pretty! Can't wait to start her :-).

Great stash too, I love Deborah's charts.

Siobhan said...

Ooooh! Rachel is just BEAUTIFUL, Margaret! Congrats on yet another incredibly stunning sampler finish. :)

Love the new stash! You are too creative, coming up with a sampler name. I particularly like that Patriot's Sampler.

I can't wait to see what you decide to work on next!

Annemarie said...

Congratulations on both your stunning, gorgeous finish AND on the charts Deborah sent you. What a sweet lady.
Now, don't do too much spring cleaning. I'm sure you have plenty of samplers screaming for attention :o)

mainely stitching said...

Congratulations! Such a beatiful finish, and such a delightful surprise from the talented and generous Deborah!! :D

woolwoman said...

hey Margaret - don't damage those little pinkies doing that nasty cleaning Pfoo - who needs to clean when you have all those wonderful things to stitch LOL - Seriously your Rachel is smashing - simply wonderful - Am I guessing correctly that Katrina - the lucky gal is the receipient of the next beautiful Rachel to be?

So - what is your next conquest missy?

Thanks for sharing your workes Mel

Dona said...

Margaret, your Rachel is stunning! I love it! The colors are really beautiful. Great work! I love the little "God save America" in the center block.

What a great surprise to have all three charts arrive in the mail. They will all fun to stitch.

Ranae said...

Rachael turned out so gorgeous.
It's really amazing!
And how cool to win those charts from Deborah, I am so jealous, lol I love her designs.
I enjoyed broswing your blog.

Kim said...

Margaret HOW do you do it!?!!? You have started and finished that in record time! Rachael is gorgeous!!!!! Stunning!!!! Now you're making me want to pick up my needle, but I've gotta get some sleep! Maybe tomorrow! :o)

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Margaret, she's a real beauty! Great finish.
Congrats on winning. That's really cool.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous finish! And a fast one too!!! You must be thrilled. And to have named a new design too - you're on fire! Great charts she sent as well, what fun you will have!

cindy said...

I'm stunned that you finished the Hyde cross stitch so quickly. You are prolific!!!It's beautiful.I would loved to see it framed.

And you received three new charts from Deborah!

Paulette said...

Oh my gosh, Margaret, your Rachel is GORGEOUS!!! But then, you've never stitched anything that wasn't. I can't get over all of your beautiful work.

Paulette

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish!
You're a lucky girl. The charts you received are really great.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Congrats Margaret on so many levels, Rachel, winning, and house cleaning...it all feels really good doesn't it? Enjoy the weekend!

doris said...

Miss Rachael looks wonderful! You speedy stitchers amaze me.

Joke said...

Margaret, your newest finish is wonderful! And so are the charts you got :) It's still cold and snowy here, so no spring cleaning yet LOL