Happy Dance: How Great the Blessing

Ok, now it’s done. Here is my version of Catherine Theron’s How Great the Blessing.

This is stitched on the 36ct linen supplied by Catherine as part of the kit, using Vikki Clayton’s Hand-Dyed Fibers regular silk floss and a tiny bit of Rainbow Gallery’s Splendor.

I made minimal changes to the design, primarily in the areas designated for personalization, but I also

  • placed the birds and squirrels as I liked
  • skipped the crown originally over the house (it just seemed odd!)
  • left the queen stitch flowers in the large vase open, with just the outlines

All in all, I really like this piece. I think this one will actually get framed rather than finding a home in my closet. (Does anybody else do this?)

14 Responses to Happy Dance: How Great the Blessing
  1. ~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~
    February 9, 2010 | 2:18 am

    Beautiful, really prefer the pink you chose. Maybe we can see it again framed? Saw some of the EGA gals at Eastview on Saturday for Stitch In Public day:)

  2. stitchinfiend
    February 9, 2010 | 6:43 am

    Beautiful – Love how it turned out.

  3. SilkLover
    February 9, 2010 | 7:26 am

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on fiishing the sampler.
    I do like for her designs.

  4. Susan
    February 9, 2010 | 2:10 pm

    What great stitching! Would love to see this one framed.

  5. Erica
    February 9, 2010 | 2:17 pm

    That is really gorgeous! Love the color!

  6. Donna
    February 9, 2010 | 3:34 pm

    Sigh. It's lovely. Quite the finish.

  7. Edy
    February 9, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    I have a section in my closet with finished but unframed pieces…just can't decide if a) I like them enough to frame them, and b) if I do, where to put them.

    Love you Catherine Theron piece…if I had that one finished I would definitely frame and hang it!

    Love and kisses to E and Kathy.

  8. Katrina
    February 9, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    Gorgeous, congrats on the finish!

  9. Deb
    February 9, 2010 | 6:14 pm

    It's beautiful! Congratulations on such a wonderful finish!

  10. Karen
    February 9, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    It's beautiful, Jeanne. Your color choice for the flowers and the decision to leave the ones in the vase open are perfect. (A crown over the house? Interesting, but yes, a little odd!)

  11. Kathy A.
    February 10, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    Congratulations Jeanne. It is beautiful. You have done a wonderful job of making it your own.

  12. Vonna
    February 11, 2010 | 5:15 pm

    What a lovely, wonderful finish :)

  13. Karoline
    February 13, 2010 | 7:45 pm

    It's gorgeous, congratulations

  14. Cyn
    February 15, 2010 | 4:51 pm

    Hi Jeanne,


    Please share it with us again when it's framed.

    Yes, I have a collection of finished projects that have not been finished, finished. This is one of the things that I want to do this year. Pull more of them out and have them finished. :-)

    Windy Meadow

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