Sunday, May 6, 2012

A French Sampler for Sunday

Voilà!!! My Tournicoton Historie de Lettres is framed! and ohhhh I love how this one turned out!


You can click on the pictures and biggify them to see the details. I used an overdyed floss for the letters so they fade from claret to almost red. All the rest of the flosses were the DMC's the chart called for. I'm so happy with this frame. I used it before in a burgundy tone but this shade of green with the gold blotches really brings out the avocado and lime in this piece.


And this area with all its over one stitching was worth it. I love the child reading a book and the bees flying around the skep and those fluffy little sheep grazing. All the little motifs on this piece really do add to its charm. I don't like skipping around here there and everywhere to stitch them, but I can't deny how very pretty they are.


Well, as you read this I should be at the workshop with Ami Simms. I hope to remember to take some pictures to show you. I'm looking forward to spending the day with Ami and my quilty lady friends.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

19 comments:

  1. Very cool piece--the frame was the perfect choice!

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  2. Beautiful stitch and beautiful framing. What a lovely piece.

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  3. Love it.. But what makes it French?

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  4. Sweet! Well done, Carol!

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  5. I love how it turned out. The motifs really are cute.

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  6. Gorgeous! Have fun with Ami -can't wait to read all about it.

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  7. I love the finish :) I didn't even see the child reading until you pointed it out. Love it! Happy stitching

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  8. Oh! Gorgeous! But you really don't have a place to hang it, do you? (Subliminally sending you a message that you do not.) Never fear! I have the perfect spot! :) I love all of those tiny details scattered amongst the alphabet and you really did choose the perfect frame. Love it!

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  9. Carol - So so pretty - all the little over one motifs really add to the design. I like how when you first look you see the alphabet, then motif after motif after motif grabs your attention. Really is eye-candy!

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  10. Love it! Turned out great!!

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  11. Such a sweet piece! I agree, the over one was worth it! And the frame compliments your piece perfectly!

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  12. Very nice job and your choice of framing is inspired.

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  13. I think the frame is perfect. I love this one Carol!
    I hope that the workshop is fabulous.

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  14. It's lovely!!! Great frame for a lovely piece.

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  15. What a lively sampler! I love all of the over one details. :)

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  16. Very pretty sampler! Love the way the alphabet just flows..

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  17. It's a lovely sampler! The letters are SO fun and flowy...

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