Sunday, July 22, 2012

In Love With John

On Friday, I brought John Foster (Historic Stitches) home at last!  It's been a long time because the first  frame molding was damaged and had to be reordered.  As badly as I wanted John home, I think he was worth the wait. I could not be happier with the results.


This sampler was such a joy to stitch, and I love all the motifs on the sampler,  in particular the bee hive at the top center.

I also love the bright cheerful colors.  I used 36-count light sand linen and the threads listed on the chart (with the exception of one that I had to change because it didn't show up on my linen). 

As usual, my friend Carol who is a professional framer did a wonderful job with the framing.  Now I just need to figure out where to hang "him".

16 comments:

Ann said...

Oh, John is absolutely lovely! I know you'll find the perfect "home" for him.

Robin said...

Oh yes, worth the wait. It is a beauty.

Cathy B said...

Couldn't agree with you more - he was definitely worth the wait!

Margaret said...

Definitely worth the wait. He's wonderful!

samplerlover said...

Really lovely

Barb said...

John looks just wonderful in his new frame. My John is still waiting to be framed.

Joanie said...

John and I had a torrid love affair when I stitched him a few years ago. He hangs proudly in my family room and is my favorite sampler!
Your John is beautiful!

Teri said...

Love, love, love John Foster and this beautifully framed finish!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

He is beautiful, Ellen! He is most definitely on my list to stitch.

Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Grit said...

Absolut wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Now where is my chart? It's tempting to start stitching John now!

Scattered Threads said...

Very beautiful. I LOVE the pinkish house.
TFS.
Jackie

Karoline said...

He's looking gorgeous, great framing

valerie said...

Beautiful sampler AND framing! John looks wonderful and I'm sure will have a primo spot to hang in your home. :)

Jan said...

What an amazing sampler