Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sharing Marcella's May Day Sampler...

Really, don't get use to this...another double post in one day... unbelievable! But I wanted to share my friend Marcella's version of the May Day Sampler by Brenda Gervais...

Isn't is wonderful??? Those robins are so pretty... do you see why I have to restitch my bluebirds??? It will be sooooo worth it!

And here is a pic of Marcella's conversion from DMC to overdyed flosses.

Here are Marcella's words about her version..." I challenged myself to use only what was in my 'stash' including the frame (need to take lessons on framing - definitely 'prim' framing job!). I used R & R's 36 ct 'Antique Cotton' and swapped out the DMC for GA, CC, and Weeks trying to stay true to charted colors with the exception of the birds, which I changed to Robins. I also snuck in some specialty stitches - our family initials done in Smyrna cross and another set of initials to commemorate my husbands dear friend who passed away last month. One of the flowers also has Algerian Eye stitches to commemorate our first born son."

The robins are done in GA Maple Syrup and their breasts are done in GA Burnt Orange.  I think re-doing the birds as robins will be fabulous!

Thanks Marcella for letting me share your sampler... you inspire me!

happy stitching-
carol fun 


  1. Carol thanks for sharing Marcella's version. I am in love with the Robins too.

  2. Carol thanks for sharing Marcella's version. I am in love with the Robins too.

  3. Thanks for sharing Marcella's version. Her robins are definitely beautiful.

  4. Hi Carol,

    Lovely to see Marcella's version for comparison and the robins are beautiful.

    Barbara xx

  5. Beautiful sampler and lovely colour conversion. x

  6. Marcella version is lovely. I like that she has added some things to personalize it.

    Thanks for linking this up to this week's Stitchery Link Party. It was interesting to see how the same sampler can look so different depending on the colors chosen. I do really like your blue version as well.


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