Saturday, June 19, 2010

just wow











Once again, I have no stitching of my own to post about, but I wanted to show off this stunning flatfold I received from Raffaella for the Holiday (4th of July) Exhange. This is Brooke Nolan's Spirit of America Angel which was in the Just Cross Stitch magazine last year, stitched on 28 count navy cashel. The stitchng is beautiful and the finishing absolutely flawless--my crappy photography does not do it justice. Thank you so much Raffaella! The funny thing is, as my long-time followers may recall, I partially stitched this last year on perforated paper, but due to overzealous trimming, I did not leave enough room to stitch the angel's hand, and threw this project in the bottom of a drawer in disgust...I guess I don't have to figure out how to salvage that piece now : )

The only other cause for excitement (in my mind anyway--aside from the fact that the kids are starting summer school on Monday) is the fact that I will now have at least one Casper pumpkin for fall, and have been seeing more and more of these goodies starting to ripen : ) : )
A last reminder, too, my giveaway is on Tuesday, so please check out my June 3 post and leave a comment to enter...that's about it so have a great weekend!

13 comments:

pj said...

That is a gorgeous flat fold. I am so jealous as it is nice to have for this holiday! Cute, and finished so nicely. Enjoy your summer and keep watching those pumpkins. pj

Shelley said...

Beautiful flatfold!! I have this one in my to-do pile.

Myra said...

As a previous recipient of Raffaella's beautiful stitching and finishing I know you are thrilled. It is gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Wow is right! What a beautiful piece you received! Summer school, huh? Good stuff!

Berit said...

OMG how fabulous! What a stunner--and so great that you don't have to fret over your "spoiled" WiP anymore. Brooke's stuff is so fabulous--Now I want to upend my wip pile and go start that summer house, lol! :o

Congrats on your garden news, too!

MaryT said...

Really pretty flat fold.

Angela P said...

What an absolutely breathtaking flatfold, enjoy :)

Meari said...

Beautiful flatfold

Mel said...

That is an amazing flatfold!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful flatfold! Lovely, as I love angels, I love this finish.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Vicki in CO said...

Wonderful exchange!

Pumpkin said...

Lovely! And it sure takes the pressure off your piece ;o)

Ohhhhh, a white pumpkin! I wish we had the space.

Conny said...

This piece is gorgeous!