Sunday, January 29, 2012

A happy sampler for Sunday

Well I didn't mean to disappear last week. Nothing momentous happened to keep me from blogging but the general malaise of a blah week. I swear the sun did not shine at all for 6 days straight. Gray, shades of gray, foggy, rainy - yuck! Okay, it wasn't ice and snow and for that I am grateful but I need sunny days to give me energy. There were several days when I thought Cincinnati had been relocated to Seattle without my knowledge, which would not be a good thing. I can deal with cold but I don't do well with gray - just saying.

So Saturday was a wonderful day - the sun was shining all day! And Joann's called and my latest sampler was framed- ta dah! Presenting the Lizze*Kate Winter Alphabet! I love this piece because it just seems so happy!



The linen is a lovely icy blue green color and I used DMC floss. I'm very pleased with this frame. It is a creamy white - it matches the DMC 712 used for the snow! And I I love the shabby chic look of the bumps with the finish worn off. I've been eyeing this frame for a while hoping that sooner or later I'd have a piece that it would look good on and this was it.



My chart came with embellishment pack so there is a cute little heart charm hanging on the front door.



And two tiny little red buttons for holly berries! I really enjoyed stitching this sampler and I've ordered the Spring one. I felt like it was a quick stitch since every frame and every letter made me feel like I had accomplished something.

My plans are to be much more diligent in posting this week. I have pictures in my camera and a bunch of stuff to show. I did get some sewing done and when you see the colors I was using you will know how gray weather affects me -- I don't do well with gray.

Hope your week is sunny and productive!
Happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. Great work and the perfect frame too - no wonder you are all set to stitch the L*K Spring sampler!

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  2. Looks good! I so know what you are saying about the grey!!

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  3. I like the Lizzie Kate piece and the frame is perfect. The piece does make you smile. I hope you get lots of sunny days this coming week. The winter dreary grey gets to me too.

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  4. Cute and fun and I love every little detail. I hope you're getting some sunshine this weekend. Looks like Spring here!

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  5. Lizzie Kate has so many cute designs and they do go quickly. Your finished sampler is adorable...frame and all. I totally agree about grey weather...it makes for a green world but a blue me.

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  6. What a cute sampler! I agree...the Ohio weather has been so dreary! It was sunny for a bit this morning, but it's gone cloudy again now.

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  7. I think this one is happy too Carol!
    Your finish looks wonderful.
    I hope the upcoming week is cheerier :)

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  8. I don't do well with grey either. That frame is perfect for your winter happy alphabet. Well done!

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  9. I love that frame to and am so glad that you were able to finally find just the right piece to put into it--and that sampler is soooo cute!!
    You did a lovely job on it too.
    I have gotten myself into doing counted cross stitch too--have nearly 4 small pieces finished and hope to get them finished off on Tuesday, cause in the mean time I am redoing the fabric shelves in my sewing room--messy job!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  10. The frame works so well with this one! Love the colours in this one. So bright and cheery for this time of year.

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  11. cute! i'm working on summer now and really need to finish it up :)

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