Monday, 26 November 2018

Winter Alphabet - finished; all 4 Seasonal Alphabets framed

Hi all!

So this is finish 31/31 from Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2016 and is, of course, Winter Alphabet by Lizzie Kate.

At the end of October I had stitched this much:

And now all completed it looks like this:

Winter Alphabet by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Winter Sky aida by 2 over 1
Stitch count 112 wide by 159 high
Started - 26th January 2016
Finished - 10th November 2018
Total stitching time - 36 hours 35 minutes

And as the title of this post gives away, I have also framed all four Lizzie Kate Seasonal Alphabet pieces. Thanks to I found the same frame in four different colours to match each season - red for spring, green for summer, brown for autumn and blue for winter. It makes them a bit more interesting than them all having the same generic gold-edged wooden frame, which was my other option. Here they are before framing...

... and after...

... and all together:

I think they look really good, but then I am more than slightly biased and would say that! I'm a very happy bunny indeed.

Considering samplers are definitely not my thing (are these truly samplers?) I thoroughly enjoyed stitching all four pieces. There was a great sense of satisfaction in working on them and watching them grow, especially as psychologically each letter of motif counted as a mini-finish!

And, of course, framing them all means my Box Of Shame is getting emptier! It definitely won't be empty by the end of the year, but it won't be far off.

Take care,
Rachel x


Linda said...

Absolutely stunning Rachel. Congrats. You do such an amazing job at framing and finishing your pieces,


Faith... said...

They look amazing and I love the different color frames you picked!

You are really emptying that box out, congratulations Rachel!!

Katie said...

Wohoo!! I'm happy dancing with you. They look gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your finish, they all look great together too, love the colours, are you going to hang them all together or change them per season? They will look great both ways. happy stitching!!

Cathy said...

I love the frames you chose; the colors coordinate really well. You sure have been getting a lot done lately! May I borrow your turbo needle?

Lynette said...

Congrats on your finish! All four seasons look great and I love the different colours of the frames.