Saturday, January 21, 2012

AOH Update

Here is a photo of my completed piece.  I absolutely love all the Blackbird designs.  They seem to have a timeless appeal. 


I'm showing a close up of the last block.  I changed the saying to "Families are like samplers, Stitched together with smiles, tears and love".  You probably noticed that it is dated 2011, when in fact I actually finished it very early in 2012.  After putting most of the work in on this piece in 2011, I wanted to indicate when all that work took place.



20 comments:

  1. I love the verse you used in the last block!!

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  2. I also love the verse you added. Beautiful work. I look forward to following your blog!

    Keep on stitching.

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    1. Thanks, PJ. Do you have a blog? I'd love to follow it.

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  3. This is beautiful! I love the saying you chose. What a great piece to be handed down through your family. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  4. Beautiful! What amazing stitching!

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  5. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. Your AotH looks fabulous and I love the way you chose to personalize the last block.

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  6. Welcome to blogging! Your AotH is gorgeous! I love how you personalized it. What a wonderful verse to put in the last block. And please, what is that quilt (?) on the bed in the upper left of your header?? It's wonderful!!!!

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  7. Love the verse you chose for your final block! I'm also deeply in love with NFF's Turkey in your banner. He's definitely on my to stitch list for this year.

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  8. Love your new blog! Your AOTH is amazing and such an inspiration. I'm currently working on that first bonus block and then on to March. Love your personalization in the last block - it's beautiful!

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  9. Wonderful finish!! Love the changed verse as well. Mine ended up in the UFO bin after being stuck on block one but I will get back to it:-)

    Welcome to blogging!!

    Karin in Chicago

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  10. What a lovely blog! Your AOTH is gorgeous.

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  11. Welcome to blog land, it's completely addicting :-). I love your AotH and especially how you personalized the last block. Can't wait to see it framed!!!!

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  12. Yeay!! I'm glad that you've started blogging--I've heard such good things about you from Jen. I am looking forward to seeing all of your stitching. I love how you personalized your AotH!

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  13. Hi Jane !! Welcome to the blogging world !! I am a friend of Jen's and she has been telling us how she has tried to convince you to start your own blog. I am so glad you did. I love your AoTH !!! I love how you stitched all the cities at the bottom of it and how you personalized the last blog. So beautiful...

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  14. Beautiful AOTH, Jane! We live in Jefferson City, MO and have a daughter who goes to school in Columbia.

    Between cross stitching, needlepoint, hardanger, and quilting you must stay very busy. I totally love the quilt pictured in your header.

    I enjoyed meeting Jen a short while ago during her trip to Phoenix. What a lovely daughter you have! You must be so proud of her.

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  15. I've just found your blog through the Blackbird Designs Yahoo group. Your AotH is stunning! I've been stitching on it since January 2011 and am hoping to get it finished this year:)

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  16. Jen said you started a blog! It's so pretty. I love your Anniversaries of the Heart. Your personalizations are perfect!

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  17. It is beautiful well done,I have just bought this and wondered if stitched all together it would be too big but yours looks wonderful.
    I think I best start stitching!!

    Bests Chris xx

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  18. What a beautiful heirloom for your family!! I love how you stitched the cities where you have lived and personalized it!

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  19. It's absolutely stunning, congratulations on a marvellous finish. I am only stitching a few of them individually but am curious as to the size when they are all stitched together.

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