Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Best Laid Plans

Hello my friends....
I'm sorry this post is so late, it's 
been that kind of day.
I know I promised yesterday
to show you the 2 new patterns
I've been working on.  And I guess
late is better than never ; )
So without further adieu.....
"Lancaster Co. Coverlet"    
  I created this adaptation from a piece of
an original coverlet from Lancaster Co.
dated 1861.
It's stitched on R & R 35ct French Vanilla
using WDW and GA floss.
I thought it would be different to 
mount it onto some stained matka.
I love how it turned out and 
decided to find a place for it on our
fireplace mantel.
x x x x x
Here is the mini sampler you've
previewed me stitching.
"Love for Labors All" 
Really one of my favorites.
I think this turned out quite sweet.
It's stitched on R & R 32ct Apple 
Brown Bindy using GA an
Crescent Colours floss.

This sampler has some specialty
 stitches in the line borders.
Chain, Algerian eye, back stitch and
cross stitch over four.  
        x x x x x 
These designs will be on there way
to my distributors soon and can also
be purchased in my Etsy Shop

  Thank you so much for your
wonderful comments and emails.
Hope it was worth the wait!
Smiles, ~Nan


marly said...

Ohhh baby!! I love the mounting too.

Faye said...

Ahhhhhh..... More beauties!!!!! Love them both!!!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The designs just keep getting better

Laura said...

Love them both!!!! They are totally great designs (as always!!!)

Thanks for the beautiful work you do that brings such joy to your fellow stitchers!

MJ Hunt said...

LOVE the 'coverlet'! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Love your new patterns Nan....

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful designs and finishes Nan!
Love the colors!
Prim Blessings

denise said...

love them!! denise

Beehive Needleworks said... have touched my heart with both designs! I love the weaving-loomy-coverlet theme, and a little sampler with specialty stitches is perfect. They look ever so lovely in your home.
Wishing you peaceful stitching Nan!

Unknown said...

Wonderful works perfectly finished! I like also the star above the fireplace! ;)

moosecraft said...

Oooooh my goodness! LOVE them all! The coverlet is so unique... I'll be visiting your Etsy store later today... :-)

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Perfect in every way . . . . of course I love coverlets, so that one steals my heart!


msmartello said...

Love them Nan! I also just love how you finished the sampler. Very unique finish. haven't done the staining of fabric yet but maybe next week. I'll let you know.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

They're both sweet designs, and love your finishing! So pretty in your home!

Jan Gartlan said...

Both designs are gorgeous

Deb said...

So lovely Nan, wonderful designs!

Sharon said...

They are both beautiful, but my favorite of the two is the Lancaster Co. Coverlet!

Michelle said...

Oh I love them both x

NIKY said...

So sweet indeed, your designs are always so beautifull! Hugs from Italy.