Saturday, 31 December 2011

Little House Neighbourhood finished and framed and Chocolate Shoppe framed

Little House Neighbourhood finished
I finally finished Little House Neighbourhood ( English spelling ) for my sister's Christmas gift, however, it was not without it's trials and tribulations! I started stitching this in January 2011 thinking that I would have plenty of time to finish this, I had everything planned and thought  it would be an easy task. Now, the pattern is very easy to follow and I had no worries there, however, the time skipped happily by and before I knew it September had come and gone and then I was in the middle of October thinking "Oooooo must finish my sister's cross stitch" but I got busy with other commitments.
Finally I had one week left before Christmas to stitch merrily away on Little House Neighbourhood and then this happened........................
I sprained my thumb by banging it real hard on the door handle! The bruising soon appeared and it was quite painful but all I kept thinking was Christmas Day approaching fast!!!! Aghhh!!!
Panic set in!!!! .lol 

I struggled through finally putting the last stitch in thinking " wonderful, it is now finished" and suddenly realised I had stitched it in the wrong colour and forgot to alter the chart for the English spelling of neighbourhood!  I knew if I left it with the American spelling everyone would think I had spelt it wrong, so it was much easier to change it.  
         
I then had to unpick all the stitches and start again! I decided it would be best to put it away for a couple of days, trying not to think about Christmas Day getting ever nearer! lol     

I finally finished framing and gift wrapping very late on Christmas Eve! lol

I framed it in a Cherry wood frame.

I suppose the moral of the story is.................
If you ever start stitching a piece of cross stitch in January don't presume you will have plenty of time, don't procrastinate because one never knows what may happen! lol

My thumb is much better but it is still quite sore, but at least I got it finished, and, by the way, my sister Ann- Marie loved it!

I framed The Chocolate Shoppe today.


Thankyou for all of your lovely comments on my little red box set in the previous post and welcome to all of my new followers! 

Have a wonderful New Year, see you in 2012! 

Happy stitching!

45 comments:

Beth Pearce said...

Sorry about your sore thumb! Both pieces are beautiful! I am very impressed that you finished it by Christmas - congratulations!

KC'sCourt! said...

Stunning!
Julie xxxxxxx

Shelleen said...

Both of your finishes came out great!

cucki said...

wow both are so beautiful..
happy new year to you
cucki xx

Mouse said...

oooocchhhie re the thumb and well done on getting it finished .. I've got this one to do .. love your chocolate shop too :) hope you have a wonderful healthy , happy stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Shelley said...

Sorry to hear about your thumb. I hope it finishes healing up real soon.

Both of your stitchy finishes are beautiful. I am so happy to hear Ann-Marie loved your gift to hear :)

Happy New Year!!

Vonna said...

What a fabulous git for your sister! And your Chocolate Shoppe looks fabulous too!
Hope your thumb is all better soon and you have a Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Ouch! Glad you got the piece done in time for Christmas despite the sore thumb! Love both pieces too -- very pretty and nice frames.

Ruth said...

Two beautiful pieces well done and sorry to hear about the thumb.

Akila said...

Lovely finishes and framing Lynn. Wish you a great 2012 and many more beautiful finishes

Nancy M said...

Hmm, got a message I'm a "no-reply" blogger, which isn't true.....but anyway....Love the 2 finishes and sorry you hurt your thumb AND had to frog the wording!Looks great so no worries now!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Such beautiful work you do. I love the Chocolate Shoppe.
Happy New Year,
Susan

Kellie said...

Bravo! Worth all the effort... I am sure your sister would agree! As I type I am thinking about the possible projects I could start for next Christmas!

D@isy said...

En vísperas del año nuevo deseo que tus segundos se llenen de magia, tus minutos de risas, tus horas de amor y que el próximo año venga cargado de mucha salud, prosperidad y felicidad para ti y los tuyos.
Feliz año nuevo.

Un fuerte abrazo.

Lisa said...

Well done for getting two lovely finishes completed in time.

Deb said...

Lyn both of your cross stitches are beautiful. I have the Neighbourhood on my list to do this year, I adore Little House Needleworks. How frustrating having your thumb all bound up knowing you were on a time frame. Pleased you managed though and I bet your sister was thrilled.
Happy New year

Catherine said...

Hope your thumb is feeling better! Lovely stitches!
Have a Happy New Year!

Suzann said...

Your cross stitch is so lovely!!
I too finished a cross stitch project I started wayyyyyyyy back in the early 90's. All I had to do was back stitch some animals but finally I have finished it.
Happy New Year!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Jeanne said...

These are both lovely! I hope your thumb heals up quickly....what a devoted sister to stitch even with a sore hand to have it done in time! It is amazing how quickly the year goes by isn't it.

I hope you have a wonderful 2012 ahead with lots of finishes!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosos bordados, espero que tu mano se ponga bien pronto . FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!!!!
Chelo

Christine said...

Sorry to hear you've damaged your thumb, hope it mends quickly. Both your finishes are lovely.
Happy New Year

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

You have some beautiful things obn your blog and are very talented. I have become your newest follower. Happy new year
x catherine

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

I imagine your sister is very happy with your gift, I know I would be.
Both are lovely.
Happy New Year. Julie.C

Marevka said...

Чудесный домик! С Новым годом!

Listochek said...

Happy New Year!!!

Barb said...

I just recently 'discovered' your blog and it is absolutely delightful! Your work is incredible and I am so looking forward to reading your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work so generously with us.

I love to cross stitch - you are an inspiration to those of us that love this craft.

I am so sorry to read about your thumb injury. I hope it heals quickly.

Best wishes for a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Valentina said...

Wonderful finshes! Happy New Year!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done on finishing Little House Neighbourhood even while injured, that is dedication for you. It looks wonderful, and I am glad that your sister liked it also.

Lynn B said...

Thankyou everyone for all of your lovely comment's, I am glad you like visiting my blog.

Thankyou to you all!

Happy New Year!

Lynn B

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes.

Happy New Year!

annemarie said...

Beautiful work - I know your sister will be thrilled with her gift. Love her name - she has to be special with a name like that! Am I prejudiced toward Ann Marie's - guess I am. I do believe Ann with the e is actually an English spelling. She is very lucky to have a sister like you who gifts her with such special gifts.

Kathy Ellen said...

Even with your poor sore thumb, you managed to beautifully stitch 'The Little House Neighborhood'. Your sister must have been thrilled to receive it.

Your stitching blog is absolutely amazing. I wish that I had a teeny tiny bit of your talent for stiching and finishing such beautiful pieces. Would you possibly have a tutorial for finishing a needlebook that opens up?
Blessings to you for the New Year!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Your stitching looks great in spite of your injury. I hope your 2012 brings you all the best. Happy New Year!

Rhona said...

Hope yout thumb is better! love your finishes, they're both beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Rosi said...

FELIZ AÑO, te deseo un año lleno de amor, paz, salud y bendiciones, me he paseado por tu blog y tus trabajos son bellísimos y muchos de ellos nunca antes los había visto, muchas felicidades son unos trabajos muy bien realizados.

Saludos desde México.

a1stitcher said...

They are lovely. I just finished Little House Neighborhood myself-it's not framed yet but soon will be.

Stavrolino said...

Your cross stitch is amazing...!!!
:D...
xoxo
…All in Style…!

Mindi said...

Oh my! I'm sorry to hear about your thumb, and I hope its recovering. You did a fantastic job with both pieces, and the framing is gorgeous.

That English-American spelling thing can be troublesome. I lived in England for 5 years as a teenager. When I moved back to the states, teachers kept marking my papers since they thought I was mis-spelling words. I got into a huge argument with one of my teachers, and finally brought in my dictionary the next day to prove I was "right." Luckily we both had a good laugh about it when he noticed it was a British dictionary and then brought out his US one.

Solstitches said...

Both of your framed pieces are beautiful. I'm sure your sister was thrilled with her gift.
Sorry to hear about the injury to your thumb and hope it is OK now.
Hugs,
Margaret

Veronica said...

I hope your thumb is feeling better? LOL! I'll keep that in mind, seeing as how it's January right now ^.^ Congratulations on finishing LHN. I recently finished this design as well.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Lynn said...

Hope your thumb is much better by now! Depsite it you have completed some very lovely finishes! I've always liked the LHN Neighbourhood and hope to do that one some day.

Kaisievic said...

HI Lynn, Poor you - I admire your courage, perseverance and determination. You must love your sister very much. Two beautiful finishes. Love them both.

Hugs, kaye xoxox

Parsley said...

You did a wonderful job. I must stitch the chocolate one myself hehee Do I have a LHN pattern you'd trade it for?

Mangogirl said...

That's two gorgeous finishes!

Bella Bliss said...

Hello!

You have done a wondeful job! It looks really impressive!

Come visit my blog if you have time!
www.bellabliss.blogspot.com

P.S. I am your newest follower!

Ciao Bella!

Bella Bliss

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