Thursday, November 25, 2010

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Thanksgiving day for a happy dance.......

I couldn't wait to post.  Just put the last stitches in.  Thank you to Margriet at The Essamplaire for being so generous and sending me the last lesson early.  Ta dah!  The Richmond Sampler in all her glory!


Sorry for the terrible pictures.  It's night-time, what can I say?


I stitched her on 40ct fabric that Margriet substituted for me (the kit comes with 35ct fabric) and the called for AVAS from the kit.



Hope you're all having a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We now return you to our regularly scheduled activities......

62 comments:

BrendaS said...

Beautiful finish! Aren't you glad it's done and you can do a BIG happy dance?:))))

Glenna said...

That is absolutely stunning, Margaret! Happy Thanksgiving and happy sampler finish! Do you have post partum though? What's next?

Karen said...

This was too good to wait another day! Beautiful finish adn I know you are proud of this one! Can't wait to see what's next.

happy thanksgiving.....

Faye said...

omg omg omg!!!! Words cannot say how impressive this piece is!!!! Happy dance FOR SURE!!! Faye

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's gorgeous Margaret... a big CONGRATS on an awesome finish. YGG

Deborah said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful finish.

The Scarlett House said...

PHENOMENAL!!! We all bow down to you, Margaret. You stitch like a dream...really, you do. There aren't enough words to compliment it.

Dot said...

Oh Margaret, this is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish and I do hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Anna van Schurman said...

Wow!

Cathy B said...

Wonderful! Congratulations on your finish! What a beautiful sampler.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Love to Stitch said...

It is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible. The detail is amazing, you are an amazing stitcher. I am sooo looking forward to the frame on this one :) Looking forward to your Tylers Lion start! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sylvia said...

Happy dancing with you!! What a fabulous accomplishment!! It is so beautiful.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

It is just BEAUTIFUL!

Congratulations!

Happy Stitching!

Lana said...

Amazing!!! That is absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats on a wonderful finish!!! definitely worth interupting Thanksgiving for!!!

Lois said...

Just gorgeous!!! Congrats on a wonderful finish. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Kathie said...

oh my just beautiful!
hope your having a wonderful weekend with your DD home, we are so happy to have our DD home from college this weekend
On Monday I finally got to the cross stitch store in Clifton and guess what...she was closed for a funeral
I was very disappointed!
Kathie who will try again soon.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

WOO HOO!!! Congratulations on a stunning finish, Margaret! :)

Hazel said...

Oh my goodness look at all that over 1 on 40ct!!!!! Wow Very impressed and a very beautiful finish. x

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats! HD with you:)

Carol said...

I can see why you couldn't wait until Monday to post this, Margaret...It is absolutely stunning and I'm happy dancing along with you!

What beautiful sampler do you have waiting in the wings?

Deb said...

It looks wonderful Margaret! That's wonderful that you got the instructions and could finish it so quickly! I can't wait to see this beauty framed!!

Catherine said...

Fantabulous!!! I'd be dancin' all weekend!

Annie said...

That is so fabulous! Congrats on a great finish. A wonderful Thanksgiving achievement!

Alice said...

In all it's glory it is simply glorious! Great job Margaret. It is a beautiful sampler. ; )
xxx

Katrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love it! Congrats on the finish.

Hope you had a happy, happy Thanksgiving :-).

Lisa said...

Margaret!!!! It is amazing!!!!!

Nicole said...

Congrats on the finish Margaret!! It turned out beautiful!! And I cant believe how fast you stitched it!

SilkLover said...

Wonderful, Margaret! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

WhooHoo! What a stunner! I've loved this from the very first time you posted about it. How nice to get the final bit early so you could finish it up!

Natalia said...

WOW !!! Just gorgeous, Margaret !!! I am so happy to see it finished. Congratulations..

Tanya said...

What a beauty, Margaret!!!

Lizzie said...

Magnificent, it's fabulous Margaret, well done...
Lizzie
xxx

Barb said...

You are amazing! All that green grass to stitch would make me tremble. It's beautiful!

Cari-in-VA said...

Margaret, it is absolutely stunning! What a wonderful treasure. Have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa said...

Margaret!!! Your Richmond Sampler is GORGEOUS!!! Fabulous finish!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Simply Breathtaking Margaret! You're fabulous as always!

Isadarena said...

Your new finsih is just stunning, Margaret :-)
wishing you a nice Thanksgiving Holiday:-)

Dona said...

How stunning, Margaret! And what a sampler to end (almost) 2010. I know you must be very proud! Can't wait to see your next project.

Sherry :o) said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sherry said...

Big applause! Congratulations on this finish. I know you are thrilled with it. I don't know if I could take on such a big endevour. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Bertie said...

Congratulations Margaret, gorgeous:))
Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!

Melissa said...

OMG! It is absolutely gorgeous! You are a star for doing all those queen stitches! Congratulations!

As Glenna asked - what's next?

Michelle said...

Wonderful!! So glad she sent you the last lesson early so that you could finish. She's stunning, and I'm glad you got the 40ct fabric too - good choice!

Ranae said...

Congrats!!! It's gorgeous.
I love happy dances!!!

BeckySC said...

Dear Margaret..
WHAT an accomplishment :) It's just BEEutiful :)
Congratulations my friend!!!
((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!!
Françoise

Barbara said...

WOW!!!! :D

KarenV said...

Congratulations Margaret, it's stunning!

Jennifer said...

This is stunning! I know you are so happy!!!!
Beautiful colors and such detail, WOW!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Karen said...

Richmond is stunning! Your work is always beautiful and you are the fastest stitcher I think I have ever seen!

Lelia said...

Congrats! Stunning : )

valerie said...

Wow, congrats on your wonderful finish! You completed it so fast! Hope you had a fun Thanksgiving!

Cari said...

How did I miss this post????? BEAUTIFUL Margaret, just beautiful. What an accomplishment. BEAUTIFUL

Karoline said...

Congratulations Margaret, it's stunning

Brigitte said...

This sampler is so beautiful that it's nearly breathtaking to look at it and to discover all the little details in it. It was so much fun to take the journey with you and to see this sampler grow under your hands. Congratulations!

Berit said...

Wonderful! The Llama Dogs are still my favorite. :)

Jean said...

Your Richmond sampler is a stunner and what a great day to finish it on! BTW what who is sampler by that you have at the beginning of your blog?

Solstitches said...

Magnificent!!!!!
Wow, what a beautiful finish this is.
No wonder you were doing a happy dance.

Margaret

Ellen said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Margaret!

Susan said...

All I can say is "Wow!" Congratulations on your finish!!

Valerie said...

She is absolutely stunning! Many congrats on such a beautiful finish! So sorry that I was not around to celebrate when she was finished back in November. However, I am tickled that you were able to finish her! Again, congrats on an AMAZING finish!