CQJP July Block

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Finished!

The wedding piece is finally fini! Which is a very good thing as we'll be driving down the highway this morning to deliver it to the happy couple.
There were a few changes made, a slight disaster with the damp stretching! and difficulties with stitching the back, but thankfully, the wedding piece is framed. You may notice some colouring around the edges from the photo running when the water came a bit too close, but it's just some antiquing of the piece......;-o... well, that's my story, anyway. A bit of added flower clusters helps, I think, to disguise things a bit..........
Silk ribbon flowers were added and beads peeking through some of the bullions, and beads on the clusters.......
The photos speak for themselves, although I must point out the fabulous intarsia frame DH has made for this. Believe it or not, it's his first intarsia piece!
 

 









 



We learned quite a bit creating this wedding piece. I think a plain border around the stitching might look better. Perhaps we'll try that on the next one!

 Just a few photos of some of the flowers in my garden this week:







I shall be away on holiday next week, so no post as I shan't have computer access.
Have a fun and creative two weeks.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

38 comments:

  1. This is just stunning! I know it will be loved and cherished forever...

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    1. I'm sure it will, Wendy. They were surprised and chuffed!

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  2. Beautiful, so much work has gone into this. Your garden flowers are lovely. wish I could swap that last day lily for something but not possible.

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    1. Thanks Penny. That lily is a stunner, isn't it? I don't even know the name.

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  3. What beautiful work, and a treasured keepsake.

    Your flowers are pretty ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you FlowerLady. I am enjoying those pretty flowers.
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    1. Thanks Lorraine. They loved it!

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  5. so good to see your wedding piece complete. it really is beautiful, the couple must be so delighted with such a lovely present so many hours have gone into making this amazing piece., and yes the frame works beautifully with it. Garden looking so pretty, wondering what the white shrub is in the black bag with the little girl in front of it. Thought at first it was a hydrangea but the leaves do not look quite right.

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    1. Margaret, you are right--that is an hydrangea. I'm not sure which one it is as it was a gift and it hadn't a tag to tell me, but if I remember correctly, i believe she told me it was an Annabelle. It's surrounded by landscaping cloth awaiting for some mulch to be applied. The cloth keeps the weeds down, but for some reason I haven't had the time lately to get out and buy more mulch... ;-)...lol. Thanks for the lovely comments.

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  6. Wow, congratulations, it's stunning. A wonderful wedding gift, to be treasured.

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    1. Jane, thank you. They were talking about where to hang it--they wanted everyone to be able to see it--so I think they're well pleased. It's nice to have it finished, even though I loved stitching it. I have a list of other projects waiting in the wings.........

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  7. Wow, the wedding piece is just beautiful. I've been into crochet just lately but have to admit that my interest is waning and seeing this I feel another embroidered block calling. lol
    Briony
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    1. I know I like to jump around and try different things, but I seem to get pulled back to all of them now and again. Hope you enjoy your new embroidered block, Briony. Thanks.

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  8. What a fabulous wedding gift! I'm sure that one will be treasured forever!

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    1. Thanks Diane! We wanted to give them something unique, that spoke to both of them and was created with both our hands. They loved it!

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  9. For time immemorial !!! An eternal beauty and elegant reminder of their happy day ... Great work ; awe-inspiring ♡♡♡

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    1. Thank you so much, Muskaan! *:"> blushing *:) happy

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, did you get a photo of the piece once it was in the frame? That frame is perfect with the heart!!!
    xo
    Deb

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    1. Gee, Deb, the photo of it in the frame was supposed to be there. I've updated the blog to show that. Thanks for mentioning it!

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  11. The wedding piece has turned so beautiful.Am sure the couple will cherish this beautiful piece forever.The frame is awesome..Can't believe it's your DHs first piece :)

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    1. Thanks Anita! DH has done some woodworking before, but this was his first intarsia piece. He's got skills, for sure!

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  12. Stunning and beautiful wedding piece, well done
    Lovely garden flowers, your garden must be a riot of colour
    Margaret

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    1. Margaret, thank you for those lovely words. They really love it! Ah, the wonders of modern technology means that I can crop our all the unruly bits and weeds in my garden. There is a fair bit of colour which I'm enjoying very much.

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  13. It is amazing what framing does for needlework projects. This indeed was a work from the heart as both you and your DH created a keepsake. Thank you for adding the photo with the piece framed I have looked forward to seeing the piece finished. Truly a beautiful heirloom.
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb! I think the frame and stitching go well together. As you indicated, it was a work from the heart, and took a lot longer than I realized it would (everything seems to...... :-o ....lol)

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  14. A beautiful keepsake you have created, Suz. The frame your DH has created is truly amazing. A great team!!! Enjoy your couple of weeks away.

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    1. Thank you, Dianne. I'll tell DH what you wrote: he'll be pleased. We'll only be away for 1 week, but the weather forecast is calling for rain for most of it, so I'm planning on taking lots of stitching with me just in case it's right. sheesh. Are you back from your travels?

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  15. an outstandingly beautiful piece of work Susan and many congratulations to the happy couple!!

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    1. Karen, thank you for those lovely words! Tomorrow's the big day for the happy couple. I'm getting my dancing shoes ready.

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  16. Stunning work from a talented couple! Enjoy the big day!

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    1. Thank you Janet! We'll be off in a few hours to drive to the wedding. I'll be wearing my dancing shoes. Then after the wedding, we go on holiday. Have a good week ahead.

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  17. Your wedding piece has just taken my breath away sue. It is beautiful, just beautiful. I am sure this will remain a family treasure for generations.
    I love the flower photos i have the white daisy. We call it a shasta daisy.

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    1. What a lovely thing to write, Shirley! Thank you. It has been a labour of love, and while I laboured over it, I fell in love with it! lol. The happy couple loved it, so it's nice to know it has a good home.
      Yes, we call it the shasta daisy, too. Such a happy flower, I think. Off to the wedding later today, then off on holiday for a week. Have a good one.

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  18. Looks lovely, and the frame too!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Winnie!

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  19. Suz your Wedding Piece is Priceless! Hubby did a fabulous job with the frame. The two pieces together are Heirloom Treasures. Your stitchings are amazing and every detail and all the time you have put into this is a true gift of love. Simply Stunning! Beautiful Flowers in your garden. Bliss My Dear...

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    1. Sherry, the flowers are doing well, even with my interference.....lol! I have been hearing on the news of the serious drought in your area, and hope that the rains arrive soon to quench the thirsty soil.
      Thanks for the wonderful comments on the Wedding Piece- the couple was so pleased. We both wanted to create something with our hands and from our hearts, and we are just so happy (and relieved!) it all turned out so well.

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