Sunday, September 02, 2007

Marquoir Marie~Rose completed

With happiness and great sadness, here is the finished Marquoir! I stitched this final part over the weekend.This was fun to do the SAL from Anne~Valerie's blog. I am so pleased with this sampler. I worried throughout parts one and two that I didn't pick the right colors. They were very bright for me, especially the pink. It balanced out more as I stitched it and by part four, I was loving these colors.

As you see, I choose to use the original name and date on mine. I feel this is a reproduction of an old sampler and should be true to the original. It is part of the charm of stitching it. I will document it with a label on the back of the frame.

I will miss not having to stitch on this sampler but we are already starting a new SAL (Rosewood Manor's Silent Sampler)this weekend and I will pick up one of my old SALs that I got very behind on.

I now have to start looking for a frame to finish it off and hang it with all my other samplers in our bedroom. It is going to look perfect with them. Once I get it framed, I will share that final photo with you.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

It's just beautiful Heidi, and I love your color choices! I can't wait to see it framed and hanging with other samplers. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Ginger said...

So lovely, Heidi and congrats on the finish! Will you have it framed?
Ginger

Karen said...

Heidi your sampler is lovely and I think the color choices are beautiful. Congrats on completing it and can't wait to see what new sampler you will be sharing.

Karen

staci said...

WOW, congrats!!! It looks wonderful!!!

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
Congratulations on finishing this beautiful sampler. The colours are perfect - you couldn't have chosen a nicer selection.
I can understand you feeling sad as well as delighted that you have finished. It's like saying goodbye to a dear friend but the pleasure of stitching on it will now be replaced by the endless enjoyment you will get from seeing your framed, displayed treasure.
Hugs, Angela :>)

Kristen said...

This came out wonderfully! Your thread choices were perfect! I can't wait to see the framed finished project.

Lizzie said...

Its beautiful, and I think that striking pink color makes it!

I agree about using the original date, make it an interesting conversation piece, too.

Susan M (FTLOCS) said...

Heidi.....It is absolutely awesome! You should feel good that you finished and so proud of your accomplishment. I also love your new pinkeep tray!

Sue M

Anonymous said...

Congretulations, it is so lovely!
Elly

Doris said...

your sampler look's wonderfull! congratulations for this finish!!!

Lynda said...

Beautiful sampler, Heidi! ♥

PauleM said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I'm happy you've choosen to respect the memory of Marie-Rose, I did the same!!
and...........have you seen this one, that might be so beautiful near Marie-Rose?

http://lestrucsdefeeclobouclett.over-blog.com/categorie-10070880.html

Paule (enabler shoots again!)

Tanya said...

Outstanding!!! Congrads on your big finish, Heidi.

Tanya

Solstitches said...

Check out the Tempus Fugit blog for details of another, similar free sampler. I think I'd like to have a go at this one.

Sharon said...

It's beautiful, congrats.