One Last Time and Number 57

Baby Garden Framed 120607

I finally managed to get Baby Garden matted and framed. It was a chore though – for some reason I just kept running into problems with it. But it is finished now, and I love the way it turned out. Of course, you’re still seeing it with the name and birthdate blocked out, but you get the general idea. It’s going in the mail tomorrow!

I thought I’d show you some close up shots, just so that you can see some of the detail.

Baby Garden Top 120607

Don’t you love the little bunny bead under the bassinet?

Baby Garden Middle 120607

And of course, my favorite – the goldfish pond.

Baby Garden Bottom 1206071

In that bottom band I think I love the turtle and the bird’s nest with eggs the most. I am so pleased with how this turned out, and although it took me months to stitch, I think it was worth it. So, tomorrow it is off to my best friend’s house, and I hope it reminds her of her own garden.

I was able to stitch a little bit more on my mystery sampler last night, and I just love stitching on it. With everything going on right now, I don’t have the patience to work on that Teresa Wentzler ornament, so that will have to wait until we get back from our trip. We leave on Saturday for New York!

BBD 120607

I was lucky enough to get some stash in the mail too. My Blackbird Designs automatic came – again, I didn’t even know there was a new Loose Feathers out. I LOVE this one – it is definitely high on my to-stitch list!

PS Charts 120107

And I’ve signed up for a Prairie Schooler automatic, so that I get the new releases when they come out (keeps me from forgetting them!). These are not “new”, but they are the newest designs – well all but that one in the left corner. That one is an older out of print chart that she had on hand. If you can believe it, I’ve never stitched a Prairie Schooler chart. I really must do something about that! I love Button Up – that may be the first on my list (are you getting the feeling I have a lot of stuff on my want to stitch list?!).

Hope you are all having a great week. I am busy applying for jobs and tweaking my resume. I’m excited to start a new job! If I don’t post again before I leave – I’ll have two more giveaways after I get back for you to look forward to, and I’m still working on catching up on my blog reading! Take care!

I almost forgot – now I can cross off #57 from my 101 Things List “Stitch and Frame Birth Sampler”. Woohoo!!

Walk to Rivendell: Reach eastern edge of the Marshes. Can see Weather Hills ahead. Land starts to rise. Land drier and very barren. A few birds. (Total Miles Walked: 201.75)

I am grateful for all the love and support from my husband.

50 thoughts on “One Last Time and Number 57”

  1. Very nice job on the framing, it looks wonderful. The newest Loose Feathers design is gorgeous, and was an immediate order for me.

  2. Very nice job on the framing, it looks wonderful. The newest Loose Feathers design is gorgeous, and was an immediate order for me.

  3. Love Bary Garden all finished up! I missed that bunny under the cradle until you pointed it out 🙂

    Nice new stash 🙂

    did you find your cell phone charger yet? I soo hate when I lose stuff like that!! especially when I know I just had it! I think there’s a patron saint of loss things .. I might have to goggle him for you 🙂

  4. Love Bary Garden all finished up! I missed that bunny under the cradle until you pointed it out 🙂

    Nice new stash 🙂

    did you find your cell phone charger yet? I soo hate when I lose stuff like that!! especially when I know I just had it! I think there’s a patron saint of loss things .. I might have to goggle him for you 🙂

  5. Baby Garden looks exceptional! I love the contrast of the dark blue and the white frame…GORGEOUS 🙂
    Lots o’ good stash there 😉

  6. Baby Garden looks exceptional! I love the contrast of the dark blue and the white frame…GORGEOUS 🙂
    Lots o’ good stash there 😉

  7. You must be happy dancing over your “Baby Garden” finish. The framing and mat set it off very nicely! With your positive attitude toward your job search, good things are bound to come your way!

  8. You must be happy dancing over your “Baby Garden” finish. The framing and mat set it off very nicely! With your positive attitude toward your job search, good things are bound to come your way!

  9. Baby Garden looks so perfect – you did an incredible job with the framing and matting!!

    And your new BD is great! I’m signed up to receive those automatically and also didn’t realize a new one was out – I’ll have to keep an eye on the mail carrier! 😉

  10. Baby Garden looks so perfect – you did an incredible job with the framing and matting!!

    And your new BD is great! I’m signed up to receive those automatically and also didn’t realize a new one was out – I’ll have to keep an eye on the mail carrier! 😉

  11. Great job on the framing and it is so pretty. Wow, quite a collection of new stash, great choices. Have a wonderful trip and keep that positive attitude about your job. There is a better opportunity for you out there.

  12. Great job on the framing and it is so pretty. Wow, quite a collection of new stash, great choices. Have a wonderful trip and keep that positive attitude about your job. There is a better opportunity for you out there.

  13. Baby Garden is lovely framed. It’s such a cute design.

    Love all your new stash. I’ve been a bit naughty lately buying charts so am back on the chart wagon in the New year!

    Have a great time in New York!

  14. Baby Garden is lovely framed. It’s such a cute design.

    Love all your new stash. I’ve been a bit naughty lately buying charts so am back on the chart wagon in the New year!

    Have a great time in New York!

  15. Exquisite! That really says it all. You actually do youre own framing….awesome! Wish I could (knew how). Looking forward to the next one, love reading your blog!

  16. Exquisite! That really says it all. You actually do youre own framing….awesome! Wish I could (knew how). Looking forward to the next one, love reading your blog!

  17. I love every little stitch of Baby Garden! And the framing is just perfect for such lovely piece. Have a great time in New York! I’ve always wanted to go there at Christmastime!

  18. I love every little stitch of Baby Garden! And the framing is just perfect for such lovely piece. Have a great time in New York! I’ve always wanted to go there at Christmastime!

  19. What a beautiful job you did with the framing of Baby garden. The matting colour is perfect.
    Great stash…especially all those yummy PS charts 🙂

  20. What a beautiful job you did with the framing of Baby garden. The matting colour is perfect.
    Great stash…especially all those yummy PS charts 🙂

  21. Deborah/LavenderRose

    That framing is wonderful on Baby Garden!! Just perfect, Michelle. I’m also loving the new Blackbird chart…maybe I can get it sometime in the Spring, at this rate!! LOL Have fun with all your new stash.
    Hugs,
    Deb

  22. Deborah/LavenderRose

    That framing is wonderful on Baby Garden!! Just perfect, Michelle. I’m also loving the new Blackbird chart…maybe I can get it sometime in the Spring, at this rate!! LOL Have fun with all your new stash.
    Hugs,
    Deb

  23. Love Baby Garden all framed up, and your friend will be ecstatic with it! Great new stash too. I can’t believe you haven’t stitched a PS before, they are one of my favourite designers! You will love working on her designs.

  24. Love Baby Garden all framed up, and your friend will be ecstatic with it! Great new stash too. I can’t believe you haven’t stitched a PS before, they are one of my favourite designers! You will love working on her designs.

  25. Baby Garden is lovely! Great little details sprinkled throughout the design, too… and the framing job is perfect 🙂

  26. Baby Garden is lovely! Great little details sprinkled throughout the design, too… and the framing job is perfect 🙂

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