Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sighing For Beauty....


As I mentioned  in my last blog post, at The Queen City Sampler Guild's day long stitch-in on Saturday, four of us were stitching on I Sigh Not For Beauty from C Street Samplers.  Since we are each using different linen and threads, I thought you might enjoy seeing all of our samplers.

Here are Marsha K (on the left) and Lisa P (on the right) happily stitching away. 
Marsha K is stitching her sampler on 32-count Natural linen using Needlepoint Inc. silk thread.
Lisa is stitching hers on 32-count Dirty linen using a combination of silks from Needlepoint Inc. and Hand-Dyed Fibers.  Lisa has been a quilter for years, but is relatively new to cross stitch. I think I Sigh Not For Beauty is her first sampler. She is enjoying it so much that I think she may now be hooked.
Here is Marsha G stitching on her sampler.  Marsha is a relatively new member of our guild, but I've known her for more than 25 years through my church.  She is quite a sampler enthusiast.  I love looking at the needlework (cross stitch and quilts) in her home.
Marsha is stitching her sampler on 28-count 18th Century Brown linen from R and R using two plies of DMC.  For the most part, she is using the same colors as on the chart except for one or two colors she is changing to better show up on her linen.
And last, here is my sampler.  I'm using 36-count Pecan Butter linen from Lakeside Linens and Designs and one ply of DMC thread.  For the most part, I'm using the colors listed on the chart, but I have had to change a few colors that didn't show up very well on my linen.
It was so much fun seeing all  four of our samplers together.  In the next photo on the top row are Marsha K's and my samplers, and on the bottom row are Lisa's and Marsha G's.   I can hardly wait to see everyone's progress the next time we get together.  Lisa has nicknamed us (or is it our samplers?) the Beauty Sisters.
   

15 comments:

Patty C. said...

This Sampler is just Gorgeous !!!

Catherine said...

How fun to see that variations! They are all beautiful!

Babs in Alabama said...

I love to see how everyone does the same sampler a little different...all of them are going to be beautiful. thanks to all four of you for letting us see your progress :)
babs

carol fun said...

I love seeing the different versions of this beautiful sampler. And I was happy to see Lisa P - I know her from the quilting guild. I need to look into joining the Sampler Guild in Cincinnati soon. It looks like fun-- take care!

Laurie in Iowa said...

This is fun to see how the four samplers look side by side. Congrats to all the 'Beauty Sisters' and their progress on the sampler.

Margaret said...

All 4 are beautiful! I want to stitch this and Elizabeth Mears too. I'm so behind!

Jules said...

It's great seeing the different interpretations of the sampler you all are working on! Nice progress!!!

Nancy said...

Each sampler is so pretty, and I think it's fun that each one has it's own unique look!

Cathy said...

They're all beautiful!! I would love to have been there as you look like such a nice group!!

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Ellen, your sampler is gorgeous as are all the samplers, I loved seeing how each one is different. What amazing colors you each chose, Congratulations on your progress!
I am so glad that you were able to spend that time with your guild sisters, and how lucky they were to have you among them.
Now, when do you rest? LOL, all this and a business woman too. :)
Hugs, dear friend.
Ma TK

Marsha said...

The pictures turned out well Ellen. I can't wait to see our next progress at the next stich in.

marylin said...

Very beautiful !

marylin France

Nicole said...

They're all gorgeous Ellen!! It's definitely on my to-stitch list! :)

woolwoman said...

so need to see the Beauty sisters works in progress Ellen. thanks for showing that small changes can be dramatic and they are all lovely.
Melody

Fran Russell said...

Ellen, thanks so much for posting all the pics! It's such fun to see how the sampler looks on different linens!