I joined Linda's from a Swap for All Season's sampler
swap and really came out of my comfort zone.
I have professed my love of stitching.....but creating
for a one on one and making a sampler
none the less....left me a little worried.
Here is what I created.....as my husband said....It
sure has a lot of elements. I like to add a little of
this and a little of that to my creations. Essentially.....
I love how it turned out.
My swap partner is Christine Edwards. She is re-doing
her bedroom in blues...creams & browns and
she wants to put her sampler in the new decor'.
If that isn't enough to make someone nervous! She
has a lot of faith in me I guess. This is a little snippet
of a favorite area of the sampler. I stitched my little
flower bouquet on cream wool. I used robins egg
blue freshwater pearls and stitched in green. I went
up and around the stems with my floss....and
this was a first time technique for me. I adore
how it turned out and will try this again
Here is another close up of a section I
just absolutely adore. I used a
crocheted drapery thing-ey and used that
as my little frame for the cute little nameless baby. Didn't it work out
perfectly? I stitched it onto hand dyed velvet
and used a tan linen flax to stitch with.
I am pretty smitten with this little panel....I
hope Christine loves it as much as I do!! Also.....
couldn't resist adding a frozen Charlotte!!
These are becoming a little like Hope's
When Lindsey came home from school she saw
the little sampler all completed and posing
on a cake plate. She said....Awwww that is
so pretty. She was really happy when she noticed
I had happily stitched in some of her hand-made
paper beads. I secretly have been eyeing them
since she made them.....today I used them! I guess
I will just have to try my hand at making her
some more. Won't that be a dreaded chore? I am
thinking vintage ledger paper.....vintage sheet music.....
and vintage French book papers....what do
you think? I hope you have an artfully creative day.