Sunday, March 17, 2013

Some slow stitching of epic proportions on Sunday

It is cold, gray, damp and dreary. A perfect day to stay inside and stitch. I pulled out this sampler the other evening and have been getting my Blackbird Designs fix - I love BBD!


This is my Anniversaries of the Heart stitched on one GIANT piece of 32 count evenweave - a dove gray color. My oldest son looked this one over and pronounced it an "epic sampler". I like that - LOL! And in finding out that it will be personalized with names and birthdays, he mentioned that he would love to hang it in his house - WHOA.... knock me over with a feather. He has never expressed an interest in having my cross stitch in his home. I know he loves the quilts I've scattered about his place (just 3 so far but more to come) but this is a new viewpoint. I will say that it has re-energized me to work on this one, but I'm not sure if I want it to hang in his house or mine. Perhaps we can work out a time-share arrangement.

Anyway it has been a while since I've shown this and I do think this is one of the best series BBD has done. Which is saying a lot since I have almost all of the Loose Feathers series charts and have paid big bucks for some of the OOP ones. Oh well, they make me happy. Here's a couple of close ups of the individual months.

Swan Lake  - July

I'm thinking of adding a mother of pearl heart shaped button to this one since I don't have any family events for July.

Clara Ellen - August 

Sorry this one is a bit blurry. I just couldn't get a good picture. I'm adding both my Grandma's and my Mom's birthdays to this one.

Happy Birthday - June

And this is the one I started last night while watching Skyfall on Netflix - great movie- but hard to keep track of your counting when you are caught up in things being blown to smithereens - just saying - LOL!

So I realize I still need a couple of skeins of over dyed floss for this and the next couple of charts - off to engage in a little retail therapy.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

17 comments:

  1. I agree, that's an epic piece, and your boy has good taste. If you make a time share agreement, get it in writing or you'll never get it back. LOL. I love how you personalize each piece. Now you've got me itching to get back to the piece I'm working on.

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  2. Gorgeous! This will be fun to frame!

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  3. Your sampler is epically beautiful!! How fun that your son wants to hang it!

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  4. Your stitchery is beautiful. I can't resist anything by Blackbird Designs.

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  5. Love Blackbird Designs--don't think I've stitched a one...but i do love them and their creativity!

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  6. A beautiful project! You can't beat that when your kid likes it enough to want it in their home :)
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  7. Oh, my...that's just gorgeous. What a wonderful son you have that appreciates your work. I haven't done cross stitch for ages. You've made me want to pick it up again!

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  8. I would have a tough time parting with that one Carol, even for my son. LOL

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  9. Wow! that is a big compliment, especially coming from a son. I too would have a hard time parting with it, just gorgeous!

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  10. You raised him well for him to want that lovely sampler hanging in his house! I agree with others - get that time share in writing! Great job and I love those little swans.

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  11. Carol - This project is AMAZING!!! It's been a long time since I have done any cross stitch but your epic sampler has given me the bug!! And your work is so gorgeous!! I really can't wait to see this one completed!!

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  12. I love BBD also. Your sampler is just beautiful. How great that your son likes it! The idea of epic fits this sampler along with some of the Hawk Run Hollow pieces.

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  13. How great your son has expressed interest in your wonderful stitching - as you said - great motivation.

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  14. This is an epic piece. You are right about it being one of thier best designs. I love yours. It is so gorgeous!!

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  15. Beautiful stitching.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  16. Your son is right...this is epic for sure! So much talent and hard work in this lovely piece!

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