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Monday, August 15, 2011

My latest finish...Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs....

Like many of you out there, I have been chipping away monthly at the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart series............ After many months of stitching  those beautiful "traditional" BBD colors, I have completed one of my largest ongoing projects....

I will show you a few of the 15 blocks.....

Here is the last block in the series which I personalized with information about myself...


The entire bottom row are designs out of the final chart....



I personalized my blocks in ways that were special to me.... like....

Dedicating block one to my husband..and block two to our wedding date...

Two blocks in honor of our boys....

This building actually reminded me of one of the School of Textiles classroom buildings I took classes in at NCSU... I couldn't help but stitch this block to honor my love for textiles, design and all things that inspire my creativity.....

The total design size on 36 ct linen ended up being 25inches by 13 inches....I cannot wait to have this one framed!!

And, finally, I will end my post with a closer look at one of my favorite motifs in the entire piece...Its the large urn of flowers as shown in the last block....The soft pinks and reds are muted together so beautifully........



Enjoy the rest of your week....

Faye

PS: Keep up the great work LindaP~All  your hard work with the physical therapists WILL pay off~~ I am glad to have visited with you these last couple weeks and just know we are all out here giving you a thumbs up~~~~

78 comments:

Jackie said...

Faye, it is just stunning! Congratulations on your finish. Love the personalizations!

MoonBeam said...

Faye -

It is absolutely magnificent. Congratulations. I think I might have said this before, but I really like your three across set up...wish I had thought of that.

I haven't touched mine in three months. Hmmm, if I got serious again, could I finish by year's end? Might be worth a try.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful accomplishment.

Bobbi

Jennifer M. said...

This is gorgeous Faye! and large...so much stitching but the work has certainly paid off. Very very pretty. :)

Jen

gracie said...

Magnificent!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Congrats Faye! So true, that flower urn motif is a dandy:)

Jan said...

Oh Golly,Faye, how truly beautiful and wonderful is your personalized Anniversaries of the Heart! You did it proud!!!!! Each square is just so pretty and I can see why you love the urn of red family flowers!! What a perfect ending, huh?

Been thinking about Linda...hope you are doing better each and every day, Linda!! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping also you are up to stitching some, I know how much you want to use your time recouperating well!

Deb said...

Faye - Your AoTH is just fabulous. I love the piece and all the personalizations that you've done to truly make it your own! It's wonderful!

Colleen said...

AWESOME!!! Faye, your AoTH is beautiful. I'm in awe. Love the personalization of each block. Congrats on your finish. Can't wait to see it framed. I'm sure you have already picked a special place to display your beautiful artwork!

Catherine said...

Simply Beautiful!!!

Joy said...

Congratulations on your finish...it's beautiful! Love how you personalized it.

Mindi said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love how you made it your own with the special touches in each block. Your pictures make me want to go back and work on mine, its close to being finished.

Pat said...

Absolutely wonderful! Be sure you show us a photo when it is framed.
Love how you made it your own!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness Faye....that is just beautiful! Love your last block too... very pretty!

No wonder you've been so
"quiet"! Can't wait to see what's next...
happy stitching...

Simple Pleasure said...

Faye
Your finish is magnificent!!! I especially appreciate that you made this piece YOURS, with the personalization. I look forward to seeing it framed.
I'm anticipating a posting with a finished Penny America soon:+D
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Teresa said...

Very nice. Love the way you personalized it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Ellen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Congrats on the finish!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Perfectly stunning, Faye! Your personalizations are wonderful. I love the whole thing so very much. And--hey--we graduated from college the same year :)

Gabi said...

That's gorgeous. Your personalizations are fantastic too. Congrats

April Mechelle said...

Faye the AOTH is just Beautiful!!!

Deborah said...

Beautiful job, Faye! Love the different personalization that you did. Look forward to see how you frame it.

dixiesamplar said...

Faye~Your BBD AotH turned out beautifully...such lovely work and so sweetly sentimental for your whole family!!

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

valerie said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations Faye! It's amazing and I really like your personalizations and the different placement of the blocks!

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Congratulations on this amazing finish!!!!

Andrea said...

Gosh, it's GORGEOUS Faye!! Good work, I love how you personalized it and the way you stitched it longways...beautiful like that!

Veronica said...

Wow! You finished it. That's quite a feat. Congratulations! It's gorgeous. I love how you've personalized it to make it yours.

Michele said...

love love love it!!! congrats on the finish :)

Katiuscia said...

congratulations, this is a wonderful project and you've made the best, katy

butterfly said...

congratulations Faye, what a large project its beautiful.
well done a really great job.

Gillie said...

Every time I see a finished one it encourages me but don't think I will finish by the end of 2012 but one can always hope! Just beautiful, Faye!

pam said...

lovely finish! those boys will be fighting over it one day

CyberJulka said...

Amazing!

Cyber Julka
http://cyberjulka.blogspot.com/ytedstia

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, it is STUNNING, Faye!! I had to click on several of the pics so that I could gawk at the details up close & personal. Is your golfer son the one whose initials PAR? Like--how serendipitious is that?? Too cool. I love the way that you personalized it, too--Tarheel born and bred. That is so cool. I can't wait to see it framed! Congratulations!!

Lois said...

It is beautiful Faye! What a gorgeous finish!

Vonna said...

It is absolutely stunning Faye, totally wonderful and I'm saying a big WHOO HOO for you! :)

Mimi said...

Just beautiful!!
You should be so proud - I love the positioning of the design - it rocks!!

http://mimisprimroselane.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

OMG, this is awesome! I love your personalizations. You've really done an amazing job Faye. I can't wait to see it framed!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'm doing a little happy dance with you! It is beautiful, and I can't wait to see it framed! Beautiful work, as usual.

And if I may say - Keep up the hard work, Linda. We want to see you at the beach in October!

Mouse said...

absolutely wonderful ..... *sigh..... must start mine ..lol beautifully stitched and personalised as well .... doing a happy dance for you too :) love mouse xxxx

wendy111 said...

Congratulations on finishing such a large and beautiful piece. Your have done a fantastic job and made it your own. You will enjoy this for many years to come. I look forward to seeing it framed.

Nancy said...

Faye this is so gorgeous! Congratulations to you for such a wonderful and meaningful finish! These designs are lovely, aren't they? I am stitching mine as individual samplers, and at present, working on Pink Hill Manor. I just love all the detail in these little gems! I agree that the urn of flowers is very beautiful.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

ABSOLUMENT magnifique !!!!
very beautiful my friend !!!!!
small kisses for you

marylin FRANCE

Sherry said...

Just stunning, Faye! The more finishes of this I see, the more I want to do it too. That would mean trying linen again and over one! Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I can't wait to see how you frame it.

Pat Matejcek said...

Faye This is absolutely beautiful!!
I love the one you did for yourself...You are so creative..

Katrina said...

It's gorgeous!!! And huge congrats on the finish.

Margaret said...

Your AotH finish is stunning! I love how you personalized it too! Just wonderful! Congratulations -- can't wait to see it framed!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous finish! I love all of your personalizations - that's what makes the piece so special! Congrats!!

BrendaS said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Love all the personalization you did:))

Penny said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I like how you personalized it-I never think to do that. You've made me seriously rethink the AotH series.

Karen said...

Faye you are amazing! it is gorgeous and love all the personalization you did!
keep up the good work Linda!

Edgar said...

What an amazing piece!!! Congrats!!!!

Judy said...

Yeah! Congratulations, Faye! It is beautiful beyond words!
Keep us posted on Linda's progress, hope she can make it to MB.

pamina said...

Beautiful work !!!

Kathy said...

OMG it is simply stunning!! Gorgeous work. I love how you personalized it too. Congrats on the gorgeous finish!

Babs in Alabama said...

Oh how beautiful, Faye, and it's been fun seeing how everyone chooses to personalize. I am stitching this too, but the Penny America from your last post has my attention right now. Yours is beautiful btw.
hugs,
babs

krayolakris said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!!! Wow!! Congrats!

Beth said...

WOWSERS!! Fantabulous!!

Chris said...

Congratulations Faye!
What beautiful finish. I am so happy that I got to see it in person. Your personalization of this piece is wonderful.

Chris

Brigitte said...

Oh Faye, what a finish. I'm sure you are over the moon now. It's so gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats Faye, it is absolutely stunning. Love the personalisation.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness its stunning xx

Bekca said...

This is a truly beautiful finish, and so personal too. Congratulations, you must be so pleased with it.

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning, gorgeous finish Faye. I hope mine looks as beautiful as yours when it's finished.

Fiona said...

Your Anniversaries of the Heart looks awesome. All your personalisations are so thoughtful. I really love your last square.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on your stunning finish!

Anna van Schurman said...

Wow! Great job.

Dona said...

Congrgratulations on your beautiful finish! Your personalizations make it so special. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

Sherry :o) said...

I love the layout of your AoTH, Faye - absolutely breathtaking (and I am sure moreso in person). You have created such an awesome piece of family history to keep forever and ever! I love the last block urn too - BBD is truly one of the best with colors. Nice finish and thanks for sharing with us.

jonette said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the urn. What is the name of the chart that the urn is in? Thanks.

Maggie said...

Congratulations on a fantastic finish! it looks stunning, can't wait to see it all framed up.
This is one that is a definite must stitch for me next year!

Анна - Зонт said...

FANTASTIC!!!!
It is absolutely magnificent!
My congratulations!

Michele B. said...

What an accomplishment! I love your personalizations - it makes the piece so meaningful. I look forward to seeing how you frame it.

Ellen said...

Absolutely stunning, Faye!! What an heirloom you've created!

Sharon said...

It's stunning! Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

Sorry to be so late in getting time to comment Faye - what a wonderful achievement that you will always treasure. I love how you did it horizontally so to speak....and the personalizations are great. Congratulations on this wonderful finish!! Can't wait to see it framed!

woolwoman said...

Gorgeous finish Faye! love your configuration of the blocks - you did make it your own. Can't wait to see how you choose to frame it.
Melody

Nina said...

Oh Faye, it is absolutely great and wonderful work, congratulations on the finishing :)

Anne said...

I know this is a late response, but I was camping, and I just have to say, WOW! What a masterpiece, truly it is! I love how you personalized AOH and it is massive!!This will certainly be an heirloom and a treasure for your family to enjoy for many years to come. Congrats again Faye on your finish!!

Stitchesbyme said...

sooo beautiful, love it.
How many stitches did you leaf between the patterns?