Sunday, October 19, 2014

Something unusual for Slow Stitching Sunday

Isn't this a pretty little sampler? It measures a petite 3" x  6".  And what pray tell is so unusual about it? It is FINISHED - LOL!


I haven't finished a piece of cross stitch in eons and it is a great feeling. This sampler is from a new series called the Quaker Bookmark from The Workbasket. This one is for August and I got it as a kit which includes silk floss. I've never used silk floss before and I was quite impressed. Such smooth stitching! Now I did learn that I have to be judicious with the amounts of floss they send in this kit. I got it from The Strawberry Sampler and they do a great job. However I screwed up a section and had to frog it and re-stitch it... and then Big Dude sauntered off with a piece and before you know it I just squeaked it out. There were 2 shades of floss in the kit and I had to change some of the motifs to the darker shade from the lighter shade it was charted, but no one will ever know... except you and I know your lips are sealed.

Anyway the kit also came with a plastic sleeve that you use to make this into a bookmark, but it met an unfortunate demise in the fact that I sat on it... and it got folded in half... and quite mangled. Oh well, I have feeling that each kit will include a plastic sleeve,but I'm not sure that's how I want to finish these. I'm thinking of making it a little cushion filled with sawdust. Could be cute.

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday.

I think I'll go work on another little sampler and maybe I'll have something to show again next Sunday.

happy stitching-

carol fun


9 comments:

  1. Very nice! And it's finished!

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  2. Finished is good! And it's very pretty! :0)

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  3. Any finish is a good thing! I love the idea of stuffing it with sawdust.

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  4. Way to go Ellen, you've finished it. It is very lovely too.

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  5. That is such a very pretty little project!!

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  6. Great finish! I enjoy cross stitching, also. Never enough hours in a day to do it all. :-)

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  7. WooHoo! What a pretty finish.

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  8. That is a great little cross-stitch.

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  9. Great color Carol. Looks like honey. I am off to check out the kits.

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