Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Cute Little Sampler Swap

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
and 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
signature statement.

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.


Outofmymind said...

I LOVE your sampler. I can't wait to try one myself. (I'm squeeling I LOVE it so much!!!!)

Whosyergurl said...

Love it! As we say at Papertrix..."More is more!"

(I wrote you a message on FB)...Cheryl

The Junque Seeker said...

Your little quilty is amazing! I love all the detail. I'm in this swap, too - my first fabric collage swap. I received soemthing really nice. Haven't posted yet about the one I made but will soon.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is beautiful Hope...you did a great job! I love the paper beads!


kana said...

She will be very happy with this beauty! I want one!!

Cherie Wilson said...

Pure Bliss!! Hope, it's marvelificent! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all!

Sandy Michelle said...

Wow I love all the details!!

Sandy xox

Anonymous said...

I love your samplers! You have the gift of beautiful stitching!

Kim Hanauer said...

What a treasure! Hope, you did a beautiful job. I love all the different objects and mediums you used. (p.s. My bedroom loves pink)! ;)

Christine Edwards said...

Hope, love my sampler! There are so many details to sit and look over. I definitely need to try more embroidery stitches next time. And the paper beads are a great addition. Thanks for creating this for me.

Laurie said...

It is sooo beautiful, Hope! She is going to love it so much!