Thursday, July 24, 2008

Awww, you guys!

Sally, Jessie, Hazel, and Paula C have all nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you a million times over......I'm blushing and completely tongue-tied! All of you wonderful bloggers out there are my inspiration and a never-ending well of ideas; without you, I'd be here all by my lonesome :)

Here's the project I was stitching on the 4th of July, very appropriate I think :)


By the Grace of God by

Sarah Ullman/Olde Willow Stitchery

Just Cross Stitch, Feb 2004

fabric: 32ct antique ivory Belfast linen

fibers: WDW, my own substitutions


Here's a pic of the original, which calls for Olde Willow threads (which I have none.)


Mine looks quite different doesn't it??? I'm really not good at color substitution, I usually just use whatever the pattern says (or whatever alternate threads it lists.) I also decided not to stitch an inner border because I didn't have a multi-colored thread that went with my other colors. I'm pretty pleased with the way mine turned out though...and a big thanks to Carolyn who helped me out with the color decisions :)

I was lucky enough to find the frame at Target. And while I usually like to use glass (you know, to keep the dust off and make it easier to keep clean.) I decided I wanted this to look a little "padded" and framed it with a little batting behind the stitchery.

Thanks for taking a gander at my little bit of cyberspace and for all of your great comments :) Stay tuned......I've got a few more finishes to show you!!!

30 comments:

Dora said...

It's a beautiful finish and a perfect frame. Great color choices.
Dora

Anonymous said...

Can you post the color changes you made to this pattern...I have this one and love your colors. It is so neat to see how different it looks so hope you will share them. pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

Sandra Ree said...

Blush away, because you most certainly deserve the nominations Staci! Well done! And love your latest stitch, very appropriate, indeed! :)

~Kim~ said...

Oh I just LOVE your finish! Now I will have to put out a search for the pattern! Congrats on your finish.

Congrats on your award, you sure deserve it! I really enjoy looking at your updates.

~Kim~

Deborah Schroder said...

Your color choices are better!!
Really nice

Deborah Schroder

Melissa said...

Staci - I love the finish. You did a wonderful job with the color changes. It really makes the piece pop. BTW, thanks for the floss ring tag tutorial. Going to visit that page next.

Yuko said...

Hi Staci,
Congratulations for the award!
And I love your finished piece for 4th of July than the original one!
Your colour choise were the right!
I love it!!!
It's very beautiful!

Petra said...

By the Grace of God is stunning and honestly I like your color exchanges better than the original, much more vibrant!
Petra

Paisley said...

Beautiful finish! I love your color changes!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE IT!!! It really turned out better than the original colors IMHO. :) Congratulations on your award!!! You certainly deserve it, girlfriend. :)

Hugs,
Carolyn :)

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! I had not seen that pattern before and I LOVE it. I especially like the color changes you made. Onto my wish list it goes (I wonder if there's room on my wish list LOL). Please do post your color conversion!!!

Nicola said...

Great finish Staci. Your colour substitutions worked well.

Annie said...

Congrats on all of your awarsds.

I love that piece. Your colors are brighter and more to my taste than the original. Great job!

Erica said...

Just lovely finish!I like your choice on the frame.
I have enjoyed reading your blog
Erica

Sally said...

I have to say that I prefer your colours on this finish to the original ones. They are much brighter and prettier:)

Barbara said...

I like your colors BETTER! They really pop and zing. :D Super great job!

tkdchick said...

Congrats on winning an award!

I think yours looks BETTER!!!!! Congratulations on your finish!

Daffycat said...

Oh wow! Stunning finish; your colors are perfect!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Your finish looks great. As many have stated, I like yours better than the original.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

I definitely like your colors better, Staci! Lovely job of framing, too.

And I think you are the Platonic form of the "Kreativ Blogger." (That's what I get for being married to a philosopher ... that just means you're the ESSENCE of creativity.) :)

Carol in Pa. said...

To be honest with you, I like yours waaaaay better. The original looks washed out after looking at yours. Great framing job, too!

Carol said...

What a beautiful finish Staci - great color choices!

Lillie said...

I prefer your color choices, the colors looks more vibrant.

Dianne said...

I like your color choices. I think that they're much bolder, which I prefer! Great job!

Angela said...

Great finish! I love your color choices.

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish and great choice in your colors too. Congrats on your award!

~Julie~ said...

You and Carolyn both did a fabulous job in choosing the colors for this piece, Staci! I MUCH prefer your choices over the original! Yours is much brighter and richer-hued; it's fantastic. =)


~J

Kathy said...

Very nice finish. Actually I like your colors better than the original.

The LNS and our local frame shop has always used batting behind stitching. It just gives it that little extra to the finished piece. We all have decided that is the best way to go.

Keep up the great stitching.

Lee said...

Very nice! And like everyone else, I think your substitutions totally worked. In fact, I think they're better!

Kim B said...

What a beautiful project!!