Thursday, April 8, 2010

finished!

Here's my finished sampler...I'm loving it so much. Even the squares I didn't love so much at the time have a sweetness to them all nestled in. My favorites? the mary janes, the spools, the gumball machine, the bunny. 

I had planned to make this into a pillow but it seems too small now...and some of the squares are too fragile to be touched or sat on. I think I'll make a shadow box for it...maybe out of a cigar box with spools for feet.

What are you going to do with yours? Share pictures! (amy (a) inspireco.com)

57 comments:

  1. This looks great! I love your idea with the shadowbox and spool feet. I have one more square to finish today. So, what's next? You just have to have another project for us. Thanks for hosting such a great project, I have met many new bloggers during the process.
    Hugs,
    Carey

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  2. Beautiful! I looks just great. What a wonderful project. I'm just going to have to do one...perhaps with the number of squares for my age...a "few" more than yours. ;-)
    Have a great day celebrating your accomplishment.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  3. Love it!!! It turned out beautiful. I love seeing all the squares together. Thanks for inspiring me to stitch again! Even though I'm behind I'm so glad I got started! HUGS!

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  4. Well done Amy! Your sampler is so beautiful, so clever, so inspiring :) Thank you so much for taking us all on this lovely journey. I started later than you, so still have quite a few squares to go, but will continue posting to the flickr group until I'm done.
    I'm planning on having mine framed, as there is far too much work in it to be sat on/ thrown around etc by my family...and it will look beautiful on a wall in my bedroom :)
    Congratulations again, you should be very proud!

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  5. Congratulations, Amy! I've posted as far as I stitched on my blog today. The past two weeks have been a total bust as far as stitching is concerned - moving and unpacking have been the order of the day.
    But I will finish this and I don't know quite what I'll do with it yet. Thank you for starting this and for inviting us to play along.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your stitching shown off in a shadowbox!

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  6. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed this. What a stunning piece of artwork you have. I know you will cherish it forever! You are really an inspiration to me!

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  7. Amy!
    Thank You so for inviting us in to help celebrate YOU! #39 wonderful years ~ growing sharing, learning, giving...
    I absolutely love your sampler!!!
    Thank YOU so!

    With Kindness,
    Mary

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  8. Amy, your finished sampler looks so fabulous! Thanks for getting us all started on this fun project.
    xo
    jeanne

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  9. Beautiful! I just love it and I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  11. It looks fantastic! I'm behind finishing mine but promise to send the finished picture. I think I will frame mine somehow - a shadow box sounds like a nice idea. It's lovely, just lovely. Well done!

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  12. Congratulations on finishing and it looks wonderful! I have too many other things on the go to have been stitching along with you but I've been following your progress and promising myself every day that I'm going to do something like this for my birthday in May. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  13. Amy,
    Your sampler is gorgeous!
    Thank you for inviting us all to stitch along with you. This has been an amazing project!
    Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Hugs, Debi

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  14. I can't believe I found this today, the day you finished! Will you be starting a new sampler stitch along? I may have to just start my own!

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  15. Congratulations on completing your squares! I really love your sampler and how much it has inspired all of us on this little stitching journey. I've been running behind, but I'll post my squares as they come along. I'll try to post a picture of what I do with it too-- it's still a secret!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  16. Your sampler is beautiful! Amy, thank you for inviting us to stitch along. Even though I'm waaaaay behind, I love this project and will be finishing it. Even my hubs and daughter have gotten into giving me ideas for the squares. And the other participants samplers...LOVE THEM! There is some wonderful talent out there! I've had a great time and can't wait for the next "Project Stichin' ". Thanks again!
    ~Beth

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  17. Amy, your sampler turned out beautifully! I still have a couple more blocks to go... maybe by tonight I will be ready to post a pic of the finished sampler. I do plan to make a pillow from mine. I purposefully did not embellish for that very reason. What is your next project going to be? I need something new to work on.

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  18. Yours came out so sweet, Amy! I love your colors and all the teeny notions you added - adorable!

    I just finished mine too. This is the first time I've tried designing, and it's soooo much fun!

    So, Happy 39th, and thanks again for inviting us to stitchalong!!!

    Zuzu

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  19. I love it. I'm sorry it's finished because it has been so much fun to follow!!! How many squares could you do until Christmas???? haha... Seriously, It is beautiful.... Happy Birthday.

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  20. SO very LoVely ~ Fabulous art work!

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  21. Gorgeous!! I haven't started yet, but I will one day...

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured you over on my blog: http://mummycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/39-squares.html

    I have a button over there that yo can grab if you'd like to...

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  22. Beautiful ♥ Love the idea of a shadow box ... I'm working on 50 so still have a bit more to go :-)

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  23. This is the cutest thing ever! You have such cute little things in that sampler, great colors too.
    This is the second of these little square samplers I've seen. Both are just delightful. I am supposed to teach a hand embroidery class in June or July.....something like this would be a good way to break them in without scaring them thinking they're going to do a big sampler. They could choose to do little bits and pieces while I show them various ways to do different stitches. Cyndi

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  24. OMG! this is soooo sweet! Seriously tempted to plunge in and start one of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. congratulations! what fantastic work: i love the colors and textures and how they all fit together, truly inspiring :-)

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  26. THis is so adorable!! WOULD you mind if I shared on my blog...its so cute!Let me know.
    Daisy~

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  27. Better late than never? I'm going to join in even though the stitchalong is technically over. Looking through the flickr pool I saw so many inspiring pics that I cna't wait to do a sampler of my own. Thanks for the inspiration everyone!

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  28. Wow, I love it. It really turned out so lovely. The way you displayed it in the cigar box is so clever too. I'll have to see what I've got hanging around to display mine in, although mine is only about 1/2 done so far. Hopefully I will get more done this weekend!

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  29. Hello, so pretty and sweet.
    Iben

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  30. Your work is wonderful!
    Val

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  31. Belated Happy Birthday! This has been a fun project to follow, along with so many others. Your sampler is delightful and has inspired so many. Congratulations, you've earned a "Happiness 101" Award

    http://singingwithbirds.blogspot.com

    Happy Monday

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  32. Beautiful Blog !!!!! and sweet sampler !!!!

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  33. Just wanted to let you know that I have posted about your embroidery on my blog! It is adorable...I couldnt resist!
    Daisy~

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  34. This is my first time to see this stitch-a-long and I can't wait to see what everyone made!!!! I love it. Love, Love it. Wish I would've known, maybe next time?

    Karen

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  35. What a beautiful work of art!

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  36. love it!! looked like lots of wonderful bloggers joined in too. Yours is delightful!

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  37. Love , love , love it very much !
    It is a good idea for me !
    Love from the Netherlands , RINI

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  38. I do so admire those that can work with their hands on something this intricate and magnificent. All I can manage is machine embroidery but you!! Its breathtaking and what a labor of love!

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  39. Oh. My. GOSH!!! That is the most lovely thing I have ever seen! Good grief, you are talented! I am totally inspired.

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  40. Your work is amazing!!very inspirational! The moment I saw your work I knew I wanted to attempt the same thing. I truthfully want to do one for myself but my bestfriend is getting married this August so I will again the key word is attempt to do it for her. What material is the background fabric? Do you think it's realistic of me to think I can make one and finish by end of July?
    You have set my creative juices on FIRE!!II'm so excited to try this!

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  41. This is so beautiful. I would love one in a frame for my girls' room - they could keep it forever!

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  42. OOOh that is so pretty.
    i didn't do one, but maybe next time i can.
    nice blog!

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  43. Just discovered your blog---- love it!! This project is absolutley adorable!!!! You are a very talented!!

    ~Samantha

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  44. This is just adorable. But, really, did you have to tempt me to indulge in one more project? LOL

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  45. Hi Amy,
    just checking in to say that although I didn't do 39 squares, and I'm a few months late - I did finish!
    Thanks again for the inspiration!
    Cate in NZ

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  46. hey Amy, I just came around your blog and it is sooo cute! What a great project to work on. Love your blog,
    Maaike

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  47. I love your 39 squares its so pretty and I thought I had comented on here before but perhaps it was just on the flickr group.
    Im still working on mine but had to put it aside while I worked on Christmas projects. Im stitching another square tonight.

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  48. This is just lovely. I had to add it to my Pinterest board and share with everyone. I'm so glad I found you. ;-)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/40002714/

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  49. Wow, You make me feel like I have a hand full of thumbs, This is so delicate and beautiful XX Ava

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  50. Hello Amy,
    I loved your sampler so much I used it as an example on my blog, www.fiberluscious.blogspot.com. I'm beginning a sampler of my own and challenging my readers to "Come Stitch With Me".
    I was wondering if you had any advice on creating a sampler. I would be happy to post them on my blog. I've already linked your image to your blog." Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Jill

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  51. I love your sampler so much. I have just posted your sampler on my blog. I hope this is ok with you ? Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Marion x

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  52. What a wonderful project and what a wonderful finale. Beautiful piece, simply stunning. I too like the gum ball. Best wishes, Carina

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  53. briliant!!
    I am so waiting for my BD month to start and do it with my family's visit. maybe they will join me!
    thanks!
    Einat

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  54. I like it!!! <3

    Lady Stump

    http://ladystump.blogspot.com/

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