Friday, January 09, 2009

Genealogical shenanigans

My wedding sampler is now done. Yay! It was a fun stitch. The chart is all packaged, stamped and ready to be sent off to Jayne. I'll look forward to seeing hers finished later in the year too.

Here is a (terrible) photo of Autumn Splendour, which I also finished earlier in the week. This chart is off in the mail to Tanya.

Kathy and Beatrice invited me to join the Mirabilia SAL. I thought it would spur me on to finish Damask Roses which I started in 2006. I shouldn't need spurring on, it is such a beautiful design. I don't remember the last time I stitched on her, so I am quite excited to be getting back to it.

We were recently tracked down by some relations (some from England and some from New Zealand), and last night they came for a visit. I am very interested in my genealogy, so it was great fun.

They picked the hottest day to come for a visit too, it reached about 32 degrees Celsius yesterday. I like it warm, but not that warm!

Yay, it's the weekend. Enjoy yours!


karenv said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Your wedding sampler looks lovely, such pretty colours.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on both your finishes!
Love the Mirabilia you are stitching on for the SAL, im enjoying working on mine again

Kathy A. said...

Good morning hon
Your wedding sampler turned out just beautiful. I so like your Autumn Sampler and the color.
I am happy that you have joined us with our SAL. She is so close to done you may be the first one. She is just lovely.
Nice for you to find some family and to spend some time.

Daniela said...

Congratulations on your finishes, both look great.
I'd also like to say, I received a blog award recently and like to pass it on to you. Come to my blog and pick it up.
Hugs, Daniela

Ginnie said...

I love that wedding sampler, I look forward to receiving it soon. In fact I love it so much I may stitch it twice (once for me!!) It's nice to meet new relatives through genealogy, I do alot of 'family history' searching too.

Redwitch said...

Congrats on both finishes :)

Nice to meet new family members too!

Sonda in OR said...

That little wedding sampler is so cute! I need to get it stitched up as an anniversary gift for my husband.

Cindy F. said...

I LOVE the wedding piece! Beautiful stitching and colors!
AS is looks so pretty with your floss choice.
Mirabilia is amazing! You are sooo close to finishing!

Sam said...

The wedding sampler is beautiful! And the colours of Autumn Splendour are lovely. Sounds like you had a good day with your long lost relatives too.

Lynn said...

Wow, do I ever love your Wedding Sampler! Whose the designer on this one? I'm part of the Mirabilia SAL and that's how I found your blog. Love your stitching!

Hazel said...

I have done the Moira Blackburn kit and it is great!!! You will have fun with it. Some great stitching here too. xx

Carol R said...

Beautiful Wedding Sampler Rowyn!

Those darn Brits get everywhere!! LOL

Crazee4books said...

Hi Rowyn,

Wow...two finishes in one post.
You have been busy haven't you?

The Wedding Sampler turned out
beautifully, didn't it? I love
the swirly border and the letter-
ing is stitched in such a pretty
shade of blue. Do you know how
you'd like to finish it??

And Autumn Splendor is gorgeous.
I've forgotten how big this is
size wise, but it doesn't look
too big. Nice for a pin keep
perhaps?? It really is a nice design. The colour changes in
the thread really make the designs/motifs show up well.

Good luck with the Mirabilia
Sal. Your piece looks wonderful
and you've got such a lot done
on her already. It'll almost
be like starting a new project
since you haven't stitched on
it for so long.


StitchCat said...

Hi Rowyn...I am supposed to have started work by now...but am so excited that I can comment on peoples blogs after months of not being able too. Wedding Row looks beautiful (I just love Bent Creek LOL) and so does Autumn Splendour.
Hope the wedding plans are still going well. Great you are joinging a SAL...a good motivator.

valerie said...

Love the wedding sampler. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

kiwiflowa said...

I love your wedding sampler :) I think your WIP of Damask Roses is gorgeous. It's one of my favourite Mira's and that that it should be the next Mirabilia I start.

Lennu said...

Beautiful finishes, the wedding sampler is gorgeous! I really like it, it's different and pretty.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.