Finished Sunflower House/QG Start!



At last I have put the final stitches into Blackbird Design's Sunflower House (Loose Feathers #9). It is stitched with the recommended fibers and fabric (R&R 28 ct. Friendship Blue with GAST). I really enjoyed this summer project. I am trying to decide if I should put it away until we can spring for professional framing or if I should look for a suitable cheaper frame... not sure what I'll choose!

But now I shall be able to turn to another, more recent BD design, the Quaker Garden SAL with Karen and friends. I am hoping I can work in a focused way on QG and get it stiched this week. I'm already having fun with the simplicity of design and muted color palate.

23 comments:

Annemarie said...

Hi Ruth, I just happened upon your blog, and wanted to tell you I love your work! Such stunning finishes! Your adaptation of the Bookshelf is inspired. I might want to steal that one when the time comes...;o)

BeckySC said...

Sunflower House house looks great. Congratulations :)
QG is a quick stitch (although I got bored with it and put it away for several weeks)-goos luck with it :)

Mary Kathryn said...

Rachel,

Sunflower House is fabulous! I love the fabric. Great Work!!!

:0)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Thank you, Annemarie, Becky, and Mary Kathryn!

Concetta said...

Your Sunflower House is STUNNING... I'm so glad I have this in my stash, especially after seeing your beautiful finish. :) Your Quaker Garden is already looking lovely too - I loved stitching this design, and was a bit sad when I finished.

Stitch or no stitch said...

Sunflower House is beautiful - lovely fabric & colors. Great idea substituting the Little Women names in 'Bookshelf'. Love this sampler & hope to make it sometime.

Margaret

caroline said...

Hi!

congratulations for the Sunflower house! i discover it here, i didn't know this pattern it looks so great!

and have pleasure with the QG! (maybe i'll finish it today)

Allie said...

Ruth your Sunflower House is lovely, congratulations.
QG is a really enjoyable project and I hope you enjoy stitching it as much as I did.

Isabelle said...

Oooh, this is so beautiful!! You do beautiful work, Ruth!

Thank you so much Ruth for your kindness and comments :) I'm glad to be meeting a kindred spirit :) Love the verse in your profile too :)

The Queen's Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish! I noticed that you substituted eyelets for the smyra crosses, I love that. I think it's so cool to be able to see the differences in people's finished works. I made a small change in my Sunflower House by turning the sideways 0 in the year back upright. I don't know why that bothered me, but it did. Looking forward to seeing it framed!

Cathy said...

Spectacular finish on Sunflower House - I love that design.

You will enjoy stitching Quaker Garden too. I'll be watching for more updates from you!

Carol said...

What a lovely finish on Sunflower House! Stunning!

KarenV said...

Rachel, I love your Sunflower House finish, it's gorgeous!

Congratulations on starting Quaker Garden - you've made a great start!

Von said...

Yippee! You've finished SH! Love the colors in it, but I have a thing for blue with yellow tones. :D

I'm sure you'll have another finish soon with QG. So many bloggers have zipped right through it. Again, I love the color scheme the designer chose!

Jean said...

Ruth, The sunflower is a beautiful piece! Looking forward to see more of your QG.

Leah said...

That's a beautiful finish, Ruth! Congratulations!!

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS! BD should use you as a model stitcher! :)

Sharon said...

congrats on your lovely sunflower house finish-very nice stitching.

Cindy said...

Sunflower House is just beautiful! I just found your blog and I love it! You do such awesome work! I hope you do not mind, but I have added you to my blogroll!!

Cindy

Barb said...

The Sunflower House looks great and I love the Bookshelf. Great job on them. Barb

Nicki said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful! Such a nice design and lovely colours. And your QG looks lovely too - very neat stitching. I loved doing this one - such a fun simple stitch :)

Anonymous said...

I love your sunflower house finish! You did an amazing job.

Can't wait to see your QG finish, too!

Heather said...

What a stunningly beautiful finish Ruth.

Your Quaker Garden is looking lovely, I really wish I had purchased it now.