Well I did it...I finished the Ann Rayner sampler...with minutes left in 2010!
And I really have to thank Mother Nature. Not only did she dump snow on us, which, combined with an abbreviated work day, allowed me to be home all day today, but she also made the wind blow. Which left the hubs and Jakester stranded out in Deadwood.
They've been out there since Wednesday for some snowboarding/snowmobiling fun, and had planned to come home today. But they couldn't. Soooo....lots of complete and totally uninterrupted stitching time was mine! And I used every minute of it to finish!
I changed a few things....because I'm not a fan at all of over one, and I would rather have completion than complete duplication. I have less sheep, more flowers in my pasture. And a different 'signature line'....I dubbed this one "A La Ann Rayner 1839".
I pulled my own conversion of Hand Dyed Fibers silks, and I tried to really capture the warm look of the original rather than the stitched reproduction.
I'm pleased! So pleased she is done! A final finish for 2010!
Bring on the new year!! Wooohooo!!
Stop back tomorrow to see what I'm starting for my New Year's Day quilt and my New Year's Day sampler!
Happy New Year!!