Sunday, May 31, 2015

A bit of stitching...

Its a cloudy day here...looks like it could rain any minute... a good day to stay inside and stitch. I've made progress on my BBD Early Morning Read sampler from the booklet Weekend. I've got over half of the alphabet stitched and I altered the floss color on the "C" and the "N" to represent my sons' names.

I love the heart and the two birds.. I still need to stitch the band around their necks. I did the heart in Smyrna cross rather than Algerian Eyelet. I so prefer Smyrna and it is so quick!

This sampler has a wonderful border... those flowers are so pretty and I like that you use several different colors of floss for them. Some of the flower pop and other fade into the background a bit... a look I like.

In fact, the flowers on this sampler put me in the mind of my roses. Here are a couple I cut, and they are on display in my kitchen.

The one in the center is the same type of rose as the other two, it is just several days older. The rose is called Jump for Joy and is a floribunda... not sure what that means as I picked it for the shape and the color. A nice clear peach that fades to a soft pinky peach and it smells so good.

Okay off to stitch and listen to my beloved Cincinnati Reds play ball. They redeemed themselves a bit by winning the last 2 games after losing 9 in a row... ugh! Check out what others are working on today on Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching here.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Very pretty sampler with the carnation border. And lovely roses too.

  2. Gorgeous Sampler! I wish I knew how to do counted x-stitch! I only do stamped and I don't like the patterns anywhere near as much...beautiful colors...hugs, Julierose

  3. Lovely sampler and really nice colour combo!

  4. Lovely sampler. It looks so vintage.

  5. That is such a lovely design I am going to have to look up that book. The colors are beautiful.

  6. Great progress on your sampler! Your roses are exquisite. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love this cross stitch pattern! And your flowers are so pretty in their little vases.

  8. Such pretty variegated threads you are using... so lovely!


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