My Everything

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My Everything
The Sampler Girl
Tulip Belle Soie on 32ct Cream Linen
Finished 2/11/09 for Eric

As promised, above you can see the finished and framed My Everything. I gave it to Eric on Saturday morning, and he hung it in our bedroom on Sunday. We hung it next to the pewter heart that I bought for him two Valentine’s Days ago. You wouldn’t believe the luck I had with this frame. I went to Joann’s on Thursday night and found this mat and frame that already had “art” in it. It was marked down to $5, and as you can see it is the exact perfect fit for the piece. At the bottom of the piece, you can see my initials and Eric’s initials with a heart in between and then the year. I just love how this turned out and I am so happy I finished it in time to give it to him.

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And Eric gave me these gorgeous roses (these are called Freedom), as well as something sparkly. He made a lovely dinner for us Valentine’s evening, and we had some champagne over the weekend too.

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After finishing My Everything, I decided to work a little on my Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler (that appeared in the Gift of Stitching in 2006, I think). I started this one in March of 2007. I am stitching it on 32ct Sandcastle by Silkweaver with Vikki Clayton silks. I just love stitching on this piece, but unfortunately some time ago I realized I had made a huge counting error, and I had about six motifs that were in the wrong places. So, I started working on ripping out and restitching. I took the piece to my guild meetings and I would force myself to work on ripping a little each month. Here’s what the piece looked like December of 2007 (only part 2, I had finished part 1 already). The motifs that had to be ripped out and restitched were the D, the windmill, the tree, the rose, the blue diamond and one other motif that I had stitched after this photo was taken.

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I picked this back up Thursday night and began doing some more ripping and restitching. I finished up the repair work, and then began moving along to finish up part 2. I have such fun stitching on this piece, and I was just on a roll with it, so I continued stitching along on it over the weekend. Here’s what part 2 is looking like now…

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And here’s the whole piece so far. Parts 3 and 4 are the bottom two corners, and then part 5 is the middle, which I think I have three choices for, when I get to it.

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I may continue to work on this piece more this week before going back to Dorothy’s Garden. I have a couple new starts on the horizon as well. In the CHS Yahoo group, several of us are going to begin a SAL on March 1st of Adam and Eve. You may remember this chart was part of my New Year’s purchase. I am going to be using the leftover black fabric from the Twilight tag (I will still have enough to make one for me), and I have the NPIs on order.

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Also on March 1st, several of us will be beginning a SAL on the Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I just love this piece, and I’ve been wanting to stitch it for so long. I have had the chart a little while, and I have the fabric on order (I went with 36ct Vintage Autumn Gold) and I am also ordering the NPIs for block 1.

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So if you’d like to jump in and join us, please feel free! I hope to get back to my Mermaids this weekend, I missed out on the SAL on Sunday because I was stitching along on my Mystery Sampler. Hope you all have a great week!

I am grateful for enjoying my stitching.

52 thoughts on “My Everything”

  1. What lovely photos! “My Everything” came out beautifully framed. Sure Eric felt very lucky to receive such a wonderful gift.

    Looks like you’ve been very busy on the stitchy front. Can’t wait to see your progress on Adam and Eve and SoHRH!

  2. What lovely photos! “My Everything” came out beautifully framed. Sure Eric felt very lucky to receive such a wonderful gift.

    Looks like you’ve been very busy on the stitchy front. Can’t wait to see your progress on Adam and Eve and SoHRH!

  3. Great Valentine gift, and the frame matches so perfectly!
    You are definitely on the roll with your mystery sampler. It looks so nice already.
    Two great SALs ahead for you!

  4. Great Valentine gift, and the frame matches so perfectly!
    You are definitely on the roll with your mystery sampler. It looks so nice already.
    Two great SALs ahead for you!

  5. Michelle – My Everything turned out gorgeous! You did a beautiful job, and the frame is just perfect. Your roses are gorgeous too! And, so is your Mystery Sampler!

    It looks like you have lots of fun stitching in store.

  6. Michelle – My Everything turned out gorgeous! You did a beautiful job, and the frame is just perfect. Your roses are gorgeous too! And, so is your Mystery Sampler!

    It looks like you have lots of fun stitching in store.

  7. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    “My Everything” is wonderful, good job. Did Eric just love it!!

    Your Roses are so beautiful.

    Regarding your SAL – is this over the internet – I just sold the chart (I work in a needlwork shop one or two days a week) to a gal today, Dona, who said she is doing this as a SAL with a group on the internet.

    TTFN Roberta

  8. SimplyStitchingintheGarden

    “My Everything” is wonderful, good job. Did Eric just love it!!

    Your Roses are so beautiful.

    Regarding your SAL – is this over the internet – I just sold the chart (I work in a needlwork shop one or two days a week) to a gal today, Dona, who said she is doing this as a SAL with a group on the internet.

    TTFN Roberta

  9. Hi Michelle,

    My Everything really did turn out
    looking fantastic didn’t it?? The
    frame and matting look amazing with
    the thread you used to stitch the
    verse, and the whole piece is very
    striking. What a wonderful gift
    for Eric. Lucky guy.

    Sounds as though he was equally
    thoughtful this past weekend too.
    The roses are lovely. I can
    almost smell their perfume just
    by looking at the picture. The
    bouquet that he sent to your
    office was pretty too, and the
    balloon added charm as well.

    I admire your tenacity with
    that Mystery sampler from Gift
    of Stitching. Ripping out boo
    boos is so frustrating and
    requires patience even while we
    may be grinding our teeth in
    frustration. You were smart to
    spread the ripping out over time
    to lessen the annoyance factor.
    And now the design is looking
    great and you wouldn’t even know
    that there’d been a problem.

    Lots of new stitching starts for
    you in the next month eh? Can’t
    wait to see how these two SALs
    look as they are stitched up.
    Don’t think that I’ve seen the
    Adam and Eve one done anywhere
    else yet.

    I always enjoy seeing how you
    decorate for each season or
    holiday and your mantel looks
    great right now. Midi Mystery
    suits that spot very well, and
    it surely does deserve a place
    of honour like that.

    You’ve got some wonderful,
    yummy stash there to play with.
    Charts and books with designs
    that reflect your taste and your
    style very well. Enjoy!

    Cheers!

  10. Hi Michelle,

    My Everything really did turn out
    looking fantastic didn’t it?? The
    frame and matting look amazing with
    the thread you used to stitch the
    verse, and the whole piece is very
    striking. What a wonderful gift
    for Eric. Lucky guy.

    Sounds as though he was equally
    thoughtful this past weekend too.
    The roses are lovely. I can
    almost smell their perfume just
    by looking at the picture. The
    bouquet that he sent to your
    office was pretty too, and the
    balloon added charm as well.

    I admire your tenacity with
    that Mystery sampler from Gift
    of Stitching. Ripping out boo
    boos is so frustrating and
    requires patience even while we
    may be grinding our teeth in
    frustration. You were smart to
    spread the ripping out over time
    to lessen the annoyance factor.
    And now the design is looking
    great and you wouldn’t even know
    that there’d been a problem.

    Lots of new stitching starts for
    you in the next month eh? Can’t
    wait to see how these two SALs
    look as they are stitched up.
    Don’t think that I’ve seen the
    Adam and Eve one done anywhere
    else yet.

    I always enjoy seeing how you
    decorate for each season or
    holiday and your mantel looks
    great right now. Midi Mystery
    suits that spot very well, and
    it surely does deserve a place
    of honour like that.

    You’ve got some wonderful,
    yummy stash there to play with.
    Charts and books with designs
    that reflect your taste and your
    style very well. Enjoy!

    Cheers!

  11. Wow, love how your My Everything turned out! The mat & frame are perfect for it–you really lucked out. 🙂 The roses are gorgeous, but don’t hold a candle to your mystery. Kudos to you for having the perseverance to rip the mistakes out & keep going. I always feel like I have to get the to-be-ripped stuff out & restitched asap or it’s in danger of never being worked on again. It looks wonderful & the fabric is to, pardon the pun, dye for! 😉 I can’t wait to get going on the A&E and Shores!! Woohoo!

  12. Wow, love how your My Everything turned out! The mat & frame are perfect for it–you really lucked out. 🙂 The roses are gorgeous, but don’t hold a candle to your mystery. Kudos to you for having the perseverance to rip the mistakes out & keep going. I always feel like I have to get the to-be-ripped stuff out & restitched asap or it’s in danger of never being worked on again. It looks wonderful & the fabric is to, pardon the pun, dye for! 😉 I can’t wait to get going on the A&E and Shores!! Woohoo!

  13. Julie's Keepsakes

    Your My Everything turned out perfectly stunning. I would be just as happy as you if mine were to turn out that special.

  14. Julie's Keepsakes

    Your My Everything turned out perfectly stunning. I would be just as happy as you if mine were to turn out that special.

  15. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    My Everything looks fabulous framed. Great progress on your PC Mystery as well. Sorry you had to frog so much:(

  16. Leslie aka zoeandcooper

    My Everything looks fabulous framed. Great progress on your PC Mystery as well. Sorry you had to frog so much:(

  17. Your roses and My Everything are both beautiful. What luck with the frame. I got drawn into the fray with A&E and Shores too (in fact I think I started that Shores thing as it’s a project for my Guild). Glad that you’re joining us. I started Shores last night (a little early), but probably have another week of waiting for the A&E supplies!

  18. Your roses and My Everything are both beautiful. What luck with the frame. I got drawn into the fray with A&E and Shores too (in fact I think I started that Shores thing as it’s a project for my Guild). Glad that you’re joining us. I started Shores last night (a little early), but probably have another week of waiting for the A&E supplies!

  19. Love your mystery piece. I hate having to unpick mistakes, glad you got it done :-).

    I am looking forward to the stitchalongs too.

  20. Love your mystery piece. I hate having to unpick mistakes, glad you got it done :-).

    I am looking forward to the stitchalongs too.

  21. Love your Sampler for Eric. It is so very beautiful and I am sure he appreciates it.

    You have been stitching up a storm these days! Niece work.

  22. Love your Sampler for Eric. It is so very beautiful and I am sure he appreciates it.

    You have been stitching up a storm these days! Niece work.

  23. Your Valentine gift for Eric is beautiful Michelle. I don’t do anything like this for my DH because he just wouldn’t appreciate it.

    Your other stitching looks gorgeous too. I do love the mystery sampler piece from GOS and think I may have to stitch this one day just not sur when I’ll fit it in. I haven’t stitched for 3 evenings this week which is so unlike me.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress on your two new SALS.

  24. Your Valentine gift for Eric is beautiful Michelle. I don’t do anything like this for my DH because he just wouldn’t appreciate it.

    Your other stitching looks gorgeous too. I do love the mystery sampler piece from GOS and think I may have to stitch this one day just not sur when I’ll fit it in. I haven’t stitched for 3 evenings this week which is so unlike me.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress on your two new SALS.

  25. Your @My Everythings is lovely and what luck with the frame! I just found your blog and you have done some lovley work, i enjoyed looking.

  26. Your @My Everythings is lovely and what luck with the frame! I just found your blog and you have done some lovley work, i enjoyed looking.

  27. That Valentine sampler is simply stunning, Michelle. Everything about it is just perfect!
    I love the projects you are working on, too. Frogging can be so discourgaging, so
    brava for you for perservering on that Mystery Sampler. It’s beautiful!

  28. That Valentine sampler is simply stunning, Michelle. Everything about it is just perfect!
    I love the projects you are working on, too. Frogging can be so discourgaging, so
    brava for you for perservering on that Mystery Sampler. It’s beautiful!

  29. “my everything” is so beautiful !!!
    Ihope i will buy it one day, it’S really so nice !!!
    you have such great projects…congratulations !!!

  30. “my everything” is so beautiful !!!
    Ihope i will buy it one day, it’S really so nice !!!
    you have such great projects…congratulations !!!

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