Friday, March 18, 2011

Hortulus Finished & Framed

I almost hate to see this one finished, it was a lot of fun to stitch!

It is so exciting to see that empty expanse of fabric turn into something that you imagined and then put into a chart, tweaked, corrected and finally stitched. And I'm immensely happy with Hortulus, the Little Garden, though that monk will forever be gazing into the fire pondering.

Here the piece is framed. And now I am itching to get the fabric on my frame tomorrow and get to stitching One May Night. It was January when I 'saw' it and I want to see it grow on that empty expanse of fabric too! I hope you'll join me!


  1. Wow, you're needles were flying! Congrats on your finish and I love the frame too!

  2. Thank you, Luvstitch2. I buy all my frames from the Frame Guys on ebay, and knew as soon as I saw this one it was made for Hortulus :)

  3. Dear Kathy,
    I was just made aware of this design you have posted. I designed "Mr. Winter" in 2005 - which is the EXACT motif within your border except mine is facing the other way. I request you take this design off the internet and market.
    Lucy Lyons Willis
    La Chatelaine Designs

  4. Kathy- one more note,
    I know this design is from an antique book (of which I have a copy in my collection) - but I charted it out completely myself from a picture creating the chart to my liking which took me a great deal of time. I have used this "Mr. Winter" design of mine twice - once in a sampler for a national it was designed for and also in a hardangersom cloth with it at the center. I look forward to hearing from you. If you would like I can send you a copy of the original design in the book.
    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Lucy Willis

  5. sorry - meant "for a national magazine"