Monday, June 24, 2013

A Finish, 500th Post & A Chart To Pass On

Good Morning!
   I stayed up to finish my Blackbird Designs piece from The Prim Ladies Society.
 My friend Carol over at the Polka Dot Chicken blog changed the color of her house and I thought I would do the same since the pale Carmel Corn color that the basket was filled in with was so close to the fabric color. I chose Picket Fence. Go see Carol's version here.
 I personalized this with my Aunt Mim's initials and her year of birth. She passed away in April. We lost her way too soon to early onset Alzheimer's. The disease started to appear in her early to mid 50's. I spent lots of time with her as a child. She was artistic and so beautiful.
I can't believe that this is my 500th post!

If you would like this pattern for the BBD piece I would like to pass it along. Please leave a comment on this post saying that you would like a chance for it. I will draw a name out of the hat on Sunday the 7th of July. You must be a follower to participate and new followers are always welcome.

That's it, I am now running late for work.
Have a great week!

Chris

32 comments:

diamondc said...

Hi Chris: She is beautiful, the BBd is a wonderful stitch I love the house it makes the pattern pop with color, nice change.
Your Aunt looks like Sandra Bullock from the side view.
Catherine

Vickie said...

Good Morning Chris! I love your finish and personalization. =) Do not include me, too many projects waiting already!!!
Have a great Monday my friend.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I love the pic of your aunt. Please don't include me in the draw, just wanted to comment.

Grit said...

Wonderful stitching.
Grit

Vera said...

Hi Chris, Beautiful finish!! And how nice the way you personalized it. No need to include me in the draw...I have way too many pieces in my stash - LOL

Carolyn said...

Hello Chris,
Your finish is lovely. I love your color on the house. How sweet of you to put your Aunt's initials. Your Aunt is Beautiful.

Congratulations on your 500th post!

Please include my name in the draw. When I am done stitching it I promise to pass it along. I'm a follower!

Hope your week goes well at work!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love your finish, Chris! I'm sorry for the loss of your aunt. Alzheimer's is so scary - I'm sure your aunt would be tickled at your stitched tribute. I've got this chart somewhere so no need to include me.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your aunt was such a beautiful woman. I am so sorry for your and her family. Congratulations on your 500th post and all your wonderful finihes!!! I own the pattern, so I do not need to be entered. I so look forward to all your posts. Here's to at the very least 500 more!!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done on your finish and your 500th blog post. That's quite an achievement.

stitcheranon said...

Your finish is beautiful! Please dont put me in the draw..I just wanted to praise some nice finishing. There are too many illnesses which seem to take the very best people away from their families far too young: your finish is a lovely tribute to your aunt.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulation on a wonderful finish and 500 posts! Wow!

Jodi S said...

Beautiful finish on the BBD piece! I have admired this on other's blogs as well. I would love to have a chance at the pattern!

Your Aunt is lovely and this was a nice way to memorialize her!

Melissa said...

Lovely finish, Chris! How nice you were able to use it to remember your aunt by.

Congrats on your 500th post. Please don't include me in the draw as I have this chart too.

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks fab Chris , Love the chart and would love a chance to stitch it.

Congrats on your 500th post .

Sorry about your aunt I wish we could stop this disease it has taken so many people from us.

Michele said...

Very pretty!

cucki said...

Well done on your finish and your 500th blog post...lots of love for you x

Penny said...

A pretty finish, Chris, and a lovely tribute to your aunt! Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of her.
Congratulations on your 500th! :)

Shirlee said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin Chris. Sounds like she was a very special person. How thoughtful of you to honor her with your stitching. Do not include me in the drawing ... that house is a big block of color you know : ) ... but your finish is gorgeous! Congratulations both on a finish this year & your 500th post!

Pamela said...

What a nice tribute to a beautiful lady!
Your stitching on the BBD is lovely.
Congrats on your 500th post. I would love to enter for a chance! Thank you!!! and thanks for sharing your story.
Pam

Ellen said...

Beautiful finish! Would love to be included in the draw, thank you for the chance!

Congrats on your 500th post!

Hugs,

duClay Chapter of EGA said...

Happy 500 and congratulations on your finish! It's even more special because it honors your aunt Mim.

Myra said...

Congratulations on your 500th! How sweet that you personalized this piece to honor your Aunt - Alzheimer's is such a nasty thing. Your stitching looks fabulous! Have a great week!

Catherine said...

Fantastic way to honor your Aunt. Congrats in 500 posts! No need to include me, as have this to do!

Barb said...

What a nice tribute to your Aunt! I would love that chart! I have been admiring it as you stitched.

Annette-California said...

Gorgeous finish and congrats on your 500th post. Beautiful photo of your Aunt and loved that you stitched her initials. On the bottom, maybe where you won't see the bottom of sampler after its framed, maybe you could stitch "In honor of my Aunt Mim - ____(her name)". Just Beautiful! love Annette

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish, congratulations

Krista said...

Beautiful new finish, Chris!! Love the color change you made and how you personalized it. I am sorry for your loss. That is a lovely photo of your Aunt. Alzheimer's is so hard on everyone, my Grandmother suffered from it the last 10 years of her life.

Congrats on your 500th post! Would love a chance to win this sweet BBD pattern. Thanks for the opportunity!

Julie said...

Beautiful tribute to a much loved aunt. Good luck to all your entrants for the chart.

Carol said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish, Chris--your change to the basket is perfect!

Your personalization in honor of your aunt is so special... early onset Alzheimer's is so devastating--I'm dealing with my dad's dementia right now and I know how hard it is for the entire family...

Kathy L. said...

Love your finish. This is such a beautiful BBD piece. I love how you personalized for your aunt. My mother died with Alzheimer's and I am now helping to care for my FIL.
I am a nurse practitioner and see how this devastating disease affects many families. Hope to see a cure someday.

I would love a chance at your giveaway. I was unable to justify signing up for the Prim Ladies Society but wish I could have. Such great designs.

Kathy

Beedeebabee said...

Oh Chris, it's just BEAUTIFUL!!! I really love how this turned out and how you honored your dear aunt. I'm so sorry she passed so young. xo

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish, Chris. It turned out beautifully. What a nice thing to do putting your auntie's initials on it. Condolences on her passing. Alz is such a terrible disease.

Would love to be included in your drawing.