Sunday, June 1, 2014

BBD Her/My Sampler finished on a Slow Stitching Sunday

Ta dah!  My version of the BBD Her Sampler SAL is complete!  I love how it turned out and I'm particularly happy with my personal touches - changing colors of floss, stitches and substituting bands and images that mean something to me.



This picture gives you a nice view of my personalization's -- substituted giant Smyrna cross for eyelet stitch, removed number band and stitched honeysuckle, eliminated diamond motif and added a chicken, and placed a crown near the date as every stitcher deserves a crown or two, dontcha know?


I stitched this on 28ct linen R & R Old Parchment, and the flosses I used were Crescent Colors - Honeycomb, Jakey Brown, and Tennessee Red Clay; Weeks Colors - Honeysuckle; Gentle Arts - Dried Thyme,Mountain Mist and Mustard Seed, I need to get this off to Bev at Joanns to be framed. I found a coupon for 60% off -- should be very helpful.

Hope you are enjoying a nice Sunday afternoon.
Happy stitching!

carol fun

10 comments:

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! :0)

Stasi said...

Wonderful job Carol--I need to get moving on mine!

Nell's Quilts said...

Great job on the sampler. I love the subtle colours.

Jill @ Happy2Stitch said...

Lovely sampler. You are ready to design your own.

Barb said...

Your sampler is just beautiful!!I love the changes. I think they were for the better!

Manuela said...

Wonderful Sampler.

Greetings, Manuela

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Very nice! I'm going to have to give Bev a try myself soon.

Quilter Kathy said...

So beautiful! I love how you personalize your stitchery and make it your own!

Beth said...

Oh the little chicken on the bottom left is darling - a perfect way of personalizing the pattern! Well done!

Debra said...

Oh Carol, your sampler from the SAL is darling!!! I am not nearly as far along. I'm afraid it will take me quite a bit longer! Excellent - thanks for the inspiration. I will definitely be doing the Smyrna stitch rather than the eyelet.