Sunday, June 07, 2015

Two Wonderful June Finishes!

First,  the most awesome finish of all! My daughter graduated from high school this past week! So excited for her and for what her future holds. I can't believe my second baby is finished with public school and that part of her life is over.  Now she an adult and moving on to the next phase...college!  Current plans are to attend college locally and major in Graphic Design.


This is Alexis with her boyfriend Antwain on graduation day right after she got finished! So happy for her! He is a great guy too, he just graduated as well and will be attending college on a football scholarship a few hours from us. 


Alexis with a few of her friends from her baccalaureate service. It was such a lovely service and the pastor did a beautiful job encouraging and these young adults on their way. I love looking at this photo and seeing seeing all the girls bright shining faces. They are all looking forward to the future and I hope and pray that it filled with happiness, and the purpose that they seek in life! 


Now onto my second June finish...Antique Sampler 1861 by Blackbird Designs from the book In Friendship's Way. I didn't stitch it on the called for mello linen but instead did it on 32 count vintage lentil by Lakeside Linen with the recommended Gentle Arts and Classic Colorwork's  threads. I love it.  I thought about staining it, but as that makes me nervous I will leave it it alone.  This is my first finish of the year, I am sad to say...but hopefully there will be more! Thanks to all who encouraged me on my last post.  I appreciate it and as always I appreciate your stopping by to visit me!

Next month is an exciting month for me, because I am going to Chicago to Tomorrow's Heirlooms for a class with Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers and Jeannette Douglas. Can't wait! Now I am off to find that next project or finish another. Happy Sunday to you!

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduations - exciting time for her. Have fun at your retreat in Chicago.

Minnie said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter! I love the sampler, great finish and I am so jealous about the retreat :-) Enjoy!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

My how the kids are growing up so fast. Love the sampler.

Loretta Oliver said...

Beautiful daughter and beautiful stitching finish ;)

Congrats to both of you!

Lillie said...

Oh Wow! Congratz to your beautiful daughter !!
They grow so quickly don't they?
Your June finish is fabulous. Congratz on that too.

Preeti said...

Congrats to your daughter!! Enjoy the retreat:)

Melissa said...

Congratulations to your daughter! How the future glistens for these new graduates!

Second congrats to finishing your gorgeous sampler, Sharon! Nicely done! The colours are so pretty!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on Alexis' graduation. What a beautiful girl.

Love your sampler.

Marilyn said...

Congrats to your daughter.
The BB piece turned out so pretty.
Have fun at the retreat!
Marilyn

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sharon your daughter is a beautiful young lady and I know you must be so proud of her! What a fun time in life. :) And your finish is just stunning - love, love it! blessings, marlene

Julie said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her friends, a lovely picture of them all.
Lovely stitching!

Christine said...

Congrats on your daughter's graduation! Your sampler looks beautiful and I love the color of that linen. Finishing that alone is a big finish for the year!

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter! I love your stitched piece--the black really pops and adds so much to the design.

Brigitte said...

Congratulations to your daughter. I hope she wuill have a wonderful start into her new life at college.

COngratulations to you on this lovely finish. IT is looking so beautiful and I am sure I wouldn't have wanted to stain it either, lol. I have never tried such a thing and I think I won't.

Wow, you will be going to a class with Paulette Stewart and Jeannette Douglas. That sounds like a very special treat. I'm sure you are already very excited.

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