Sunday, January 26, 2014

A finish and a start on Slow Stitching Sunday

There was a day last week where it was cold and snowy and I stayed home... oh wait, that pretty much describes every day last week. Anyway on that day I spent some quality time with my BBD Maria Selby Humphrey 1831 sampler and today it is complete.

I love this sampler, the yellow house that ric rac-y border with the dotty accents and the chicken in the corner.

Umm, you don't remember a chicken in the corner? Well that might be because it is actually a watering can on the chart, but I knew it would be the perfect way to personalize this piece for me.

And a finished sampler requires that you start a new sampler, correct? (I can see you nodding your head.) So I pulled this one out from my stash as it was already kitted and ready to go. Excuse the wrinkles, I'm short on time.

This is one of the 2013 offerings of Ladies Prim Society from Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia, entitled Bittersweet September from BBD.

It will finish about 6" square on 32 ct linen. I like how many motifs are packed into this little piece, a substantial  house, an alphabet, birds and a cute border. I'm a sucker for a cute border. I'm hoping to get a few more stitches in this one today, but right now I'm off to the grocery store to get the fixings to make lasagna. Should be a tasty dinner.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Both of these are great! How big is the first one? The yellow house is perfect!

  2. A lovely finish and a wonderful new start.

    Greetings, Manuela

  3. Very pretty pieces - love those Blackbird designs!

  4. I am back to doing some cross stitching myself and am on the outside border design right now--
    the thing is --I always do the outside border last--whereas I see you do it first!! Is there a reason you do it first?????
    and I love your houses -- the one you just finished and I love that you put a chicken on it--and I like that new one you have started--
    oh--and send me a slice of that lasagna!!!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  5. How wonderful that you started a new project as soon as the needle was finished the old one!! Love that!
    And I love how you personalize your design - especially the chicken!!
    Enjoy your slow stitching and stay warm!

  6. That chicken is awesome! I love how you personalized this by adding her in. Can't go wrong with those Blackbird Designs, right? Your next project from the Prim Society, also looks like a great one! Happy stitching and lasagna baking (and eating!)

  7. I LOVE that finished piece and the fact that you added your own personal touch to it, the chicken is perfect.....

    Can't wait to see the progress on the current BBD piece, It is SO nice.

  8. Love your finish and how you put that little rooster on your pieces. I am getting ready to stitch one that is charted in the Summer Tribute sampler. Bittersweet looks great. I want to get it started!
    I hope that you get a break from the weather this week!!

  9. Both are beautiful..the completed one and the started one! Such wonderful stitching! Will the second one be a pin cushion?

  10. I just love samplers - especially ones with a house in them. Gorgeous pieces.

  11. A wonderful start and I love the Maria Selby Humphrey Sampler. Your colors are great. did you change them from the chart?

  12. You make the most wonderful samplers...I started cross stitching again and just love it...ordered a better light for by my chair yesterday...I'm set!

  13. It is your little yellow house! Well done.

  14. Great finish Carol! I love your adaptation with the chicken. Great start on Bittersweet September...I love the colors and motifs in that design as well.

  15. Fabulous personalization on your finish!! I am working on Bittersweet now!


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