Sunday, March 11, 2012

A flowery piece for Sampler Sunday

Oh I think Spring is here! My daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining and it is suppose to hit 70 degrees before the week is out. It has been a very mild winter here, but that doesn't lessen my appreciation of warmer weather. So to celebrate this lovely weather I have a flowery little piece to share.



This is called Remember Me and was inspired by the embroidery of Ann York who was 14 in 1824. This is another piece from A Schoolgirl's Work by Barb Adams and Alma Adams - the Blackbird Design gals. This is the second piece I've stitched from this book and there are a couple more I want to get to. I love this book but then I love all things BBD!



This finished about 5 inches square but it is packed with decorative stitches. Lazy Daisy, Eyelets and I put in a couple of Smyrna cross stitches. And again I added one of those heart shaped mother of pearl buttons I love so much.



I'm very happy with the frame on this piece. It is a deep wine with a touch of antiqued gold. I thought it complemented the rose colored flosses and the gold wasn't overpowering. I enjoy picking out the moldings for the frame and it is exciting to see it all completed. Bev at Joann's does a great job. I'm so glad I've found a framer who understands needlework.

Well I'm off to do some errands and enjoy this lovely day. Hope the weather is nice where you are!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

14 comments:

  1. Carol - Yet another fab sampler - your eye for choosing what to stitch is remarkable.

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  2. Love your BBD sampler! I would love to do that one but those specialty stitches give me the heebie jeebies! I think I have to look at that book again. Very lovely, love it!

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  3. The BBD piece is a beauty. Congrats on your finish.

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  4. Your sampler is gorgeous as all of your work is. My husband did some lovely crossstitch after he retired. I have an antique sampler done by his great grandmother when she was 10. It is wonderful. It is on my blog and I will send you a link. I think you would enjoy it. Enjoy this wonderful weather!!!!

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  5. Very pretty! I love the specialty stitches.

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  6. I always look forward to seeing your Sunday sampler! I love this one !

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  7. Pretty, pretty - perfect for this beautiful day.

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  8. Another great sampler and the frame is beautiful.

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  9. I love todays sampler tooo!!!
    I got one finished today too--
    and I think I am a 'cherrio' in a bowl of fruit loops--as I live in a senior apt building and most of these ladies and gents do nothing all day--but crazy like things!!!!!
    Hugs,Di and that miss gracie

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  10. A mini packed with beautiful stitches and colors--it is gorgeous and I agree with your frame's luscious look complementing the stitchery. Well done!

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  11. Beautiful finish! I love all of the specialty stitches in it.

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