Sunday, March 20, 2011

*Weekend Stitching*

Just wanted to show you a few items I've been working on.
I designed and started stitching this little alphabet sampler this weekend and
hope to attach it to a custom lollipop top hornbook.   I still have to finish 
up stitching it and get it all stained and prim looking.
The colors are olive green, dark brown, gold and a denim blue.
Not sure what color I will paint the hornbook.  Have to wait and see.
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I just got the new Blackbird Designs booklet called A Stitcher's Journey and I also treated myself to 3 of Maggie Bonanomi's books.  I thought these little Tulip Pinkeeps (BBD) and matching velvet hearts (MB) would be a quick and fun stitch and they really were.  
Of course, I ended up changing the floss colors to ones I liked better and I even dyed the head pins to match.  I made a light and dark version.  I like the way they turned out and I'm not sure I could pick a favorite.
BTW... the ric rac I used is hand dyed by Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shop
I can tell you first hand it is wonderful and she has some really great colors available.
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I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend and I wish everyone a wonderful week.


Patty C. said...

Absolutely Charming work - Love it all - Your design in progress is just beautiful !!

marly said...

Can't wait to see the new sampler finished. Your Tulip Pinkeeps and hearts are sweet and finished perfectly. Very nice!

Anonymous said...


I just love them all, and I love my latest pattern from you!..have a great evening.

Berit said...

Oh, swoon! Both projects are too sweet for words! Love it, and your photography styling, too!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful stitches! You are very quick! I only just collected the linen and threads to start on the "Bloom" pattern! lol! Better get stitchin'! :-)

Kate said...

Beautiful work! I am waiting patiently for my BBD book to arrive.

Tamaravvo said...

Какие подушечки! Прелесть!

staci said...

Your pinkeeps turned out beautifully, love them!

Dora said...

Nice style of letters on your sampler.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

You always have such beautiful projects.

Nan said...

Mmmmmm.....a new alphabet :0)
I can't wait to see the finished piece. I picked up the Stitcher's Journey last week and can't decide which one to start. Maybe I'll wait on your alphabet......

Anonymous said...

Nan~beautifully done! I am almost finished with your pattern, "Bloom".. It's been fun to stitch and I love the colors you chose!(:

clob said...

oh ! Nan What's a lovely WE
have a good evening

The Crackling Crows said...

Hello Nan :)
LOVE your alphabet sampler!!! Your work is just amazing...I can tell you love what you do :)

Your BFF Ivonne

mariaerba said...

beautiful sampler ;))
good job!!!
ciao Maria

Angie Berry said...

Very cute! The little tulip pinkeeps are adorable and perfect for spring. I love the velvet hearts too, they are different. I don't know which I like best either but they look great together.