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Sunday, March 22, 2009

I don't have much stitching to talk about as my thumb injury still makes using a needle awkward. I did manage to put a few stitches into Shores, but not really enough to show right now. I am ready to get back to stitching on a regular basis.

My BabyGirl has been home from college on spring break and we've enjoyed having her here for an extended period of time. She's been on the go of course, but did get in some family time. A day with my mom going to yoga, lunch and shopping, and more shopping and lunch with me and my sister yesterday. BG knows how to shop!

My Goode Huswife "Fruitful Clusters" is back from being framed. I finished it last year, and just got it back from the framer. There is a little glare on the glass, but hopefully not to much of one. I really like this burled wood frame. It was stitched on 40 count Creme Brule with the recommended NPI silks.

Working on this piece made think of my own blessings, and so I modified the design a little. I added a cross on the smallest house. The red fox running down the side of design reminded me of Roxy, a dog BG and I found abandoned by a river and brought home with us. She was the light of my life (after family of course), but died almost two years ago. I stitched the fox without the charted white tipped tail to represent Roxy, who was indeed a blessing.

Roxy

This morning I caught the sun rising over the pine trees and through the cherry tree.


A beautiful weekend - hope you enjoyed it, too!

11 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful, Dona! I love that frame! Isn't it nice having a kid home for Spring break? Mine is going back to college today. :( Roxy looks cute -- I like how you personalized your piece to include her.

Deb said...

That frame is absolutely beautiful for that design. I love it. A lot of my friends have their children home for spring break too. Isn't it a great time?

Tanya said...

I love your framed piece. What a special dog Roxy must have been! I adopted a mixed german shephard someone dumped - he was the best dog ever. It broke my heart when he passed away.

The Scarlett House said...

Excellent frame choice. I love how you honored your Roxy that way. Very special.

Siobhan said...

Awww, what a gorgeous piece, Donna, almost as beautiful as your Roxy, bless her sweet little soul. I love how you were able to pay her tribute in your sampler. Enjoy your BG being home! :) Mine comes back on Friday. We get her most weekends, which is the norm for Irish college students, but my BG will be here for 5 weeks (!!) while she prepares for two weeks of exams in May. I hope your thumb heals quickly!

Glenna said...

I love the choice of frame and hope now that I can find something half as nice! And how wonderful that you worked Roxy into it as a nice memorial...

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's gorgeous and so very special because of the honor you gave to your Roxy.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Dona, so glad you stopped into visit at my blog and now I have your blog on my favs.

No haven't worked at the shop for a bit, maybe in May!!

Will try to catch up with you blog later.

My sister is doing great

Roberta

Lisa said...

Your finish is wonderful! And what a great way to honor Roxy.

Garden Girl said...

Dona, Your Fruitful Clusters is just beautiful and I am crazy about that frame! I also like the changes you made to the design. Very nicely done!
~ Joy

Michelle said...

Your framed piece is just absolutely gorgeous! You must be thrilled!