Monday, July 4, 2011

Quick Post...

I finished the second block in the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart series recently. I must say that the satin stitch and I are not friends. I stitched that part twice and am not completely pleased. Chain stitch was a first for me. I'm really enjoying this project. I have a feeling that I'll love each block more than the last one. As with the first block, I'm saving the personalization until I have time to sit down and really plan out the entire set of personalizations. I do have some ideas!
Valentine Rose
Valentine Rose by Blackbird Designs
36 Count Lakeside Linen Vintage Light Examplar
Called for threads - no substitutions

23 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing up another block of the AotH sampler. It looks wonderful.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations - a beautiful finish! Have a great 4th of July.

Deborah said...

Love this block. Your chain stitch is perfect.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!! Your stitching looks so perfect!

paulette said...

Gorgeous!! This is something that I have never tried...but when I see houses done up like that I feel the pull...maybe someday!
Thanks for sharing!
Paulette

Marie said...

Happy 4th, and I love your stitching! Your wrk is beautiful. Hugs, Marie

Katrina said...

Very pretty!!!!! Congrats on the finish and I hope you have a happy 4th.

Catherine said...

Very pretty!!

Annie said...

Looks like perfect stitching to me. You've picked a marvelous series.

Enjoy the rest of the 4th!

Candace said...

Just beautiful, Jackie! I've always had trouble with the satin stitch, too - glad you stuck with it - great job! Happy 4th of July!
Cheers!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

juste magnifique !
bisous bisous de france

Theresa said...

Ooo~~~ This is gorgeous!!!! The chain stitch is so interesting!!! Never done it before~

Shay said...

It really is lovely. Others rarely see the bits we dont like of our own work.They just see the beauty of the end result.

(Satin stitch and I are not friends either !)

Jean in Georgia said...

Hmmm. Evidently we must have a tutorial on kewl ways to satin stitch and chain stitch. A trip to Atlanta is in order. :-)

Carol said...

Your BBD house is so pretty, Jackie--love the pair of birds sharing the heart :)

Looking forward to seeing the next one!

valerie said...

It looks fantastic! Congrats on your finish. I really enjoyed stitching this one too...

Gabi said...

It looks fantastic. Love it how it turns out.

Shelleen said...

looks good!

Mylene said...

It's lovely! Congrats on the finish!

woolwoman said...

Boy you whipped thru that one Jackie - looks very nice to me - I just finished up my AoTH chart collection - now to get thru Snow Garden - I don't know why I have such a mental block on completing that one. Cheers! Mel

mdgtjulie said...

I can't even find the satin stitch. Your block is looking good finished. Grats!!

Melanie said...

Love it!
(I don't like to do satin stitch either. Bleh.)

Sally said...

Congratulations on finishing Valentine Rose. I don't mind satin stitch but I left off the chain stitch as I couldn't seem to get my head round it and was scared I made a mess of it and ruined the whole thing!