Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Wedding Sampler

Silly me - I forgot to post a finished pic of the non-traditional wedding sampler I did for my stepson and his wife.  Instead of full names, dates, etc., it only shows their married monogram.  The border design is from My Big Toe "Wedding Sampler".  I omitted the charted verse to make room for their monogram.  Working such a fussy border with two shades of variegated purples was not my favorite thing in the world but their wedding colors were white, grey and shades of lavender so the grey linen and purple threads do remind me, and hopefully them, of their special day.

The central G is my first attempt at freehand embroidery letters.  It is far from perfect but at arms length I'll rate it a B+.  Fingers crossed, I will be taking Canby Robertson's class on embroidered lettering next fall in Alexandria VA.  Hope to learn the right way to do it then...

Until next time, Stitch Happy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Little things

Nothing beats a little instant gratification so like most of you, I need to keep a small thing going while I'm working on bigger projects.  The side of my brain that craves efficiency hates it but the creative side of my brain revels in it, so here are a few small finishes from recent months...

Order of the Eastern Star bag tag
Vineyard Silks and metallics on 18ct. canvas
charted by me from a Google image
gift for my sister

Victoria Sampler "Ohio" state ornament
gift for my Aunt D in Ohio

Left:  Huck Weaving coaster
assorted #5 Perle Cotton on huck fabric
EGA monthly education project

Right:  Swedish Weaving bell ornament
#5 Perle Cotton, DMC embroidery floss, metallics and beads on Aida cloth
EGA Petite Project by Frieda Carnell