Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lots of Goodies to Show You

I decided today to clean out my email mail box, and in doing so I found some photos that I forgot to show you earlier.  I'm so sorry.  I found so many photos that I'm dividing them into two blog posts.  I'll begin with the retail products that you can get at your local needlework shop.  In the next blog post, I'll show some class project finishes.

The first photos were sent by Ann, who owns Knowledge and Needles in Brighton, Canada.  Ann's customer Catherine S. decided to stitch Adorn Thy Heart to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary this August.  Catherine replaced the verse on my model with her own personalization.  She even found a place to add the words "Golden Anniversary" using gold thread.  What a special touch!

Thanks, Ann, for sharing photos of Catherine and her special sampler.  Catherine, I hope you and your husband will have a very special 50th anniversary year and that you will send me some more photos once you have your sampler completed and framed.  Perhaps you could include a photo of both you and Peter with the sampler.  Hmm--maybe also an old wedding photo.

Next are photos of Dee L.'s completed Quaker Needlework Box. You may remember Dee's name from past blog posts.  She is a beautiful needleworker (and finisher) and is also very prolific.

Dee stitched her box and the accessories on 32-count Antique White linen using Eggplant overdyed thread from Weeks Dye Works.  Dee  wrote, ...very labor intensive - could not begin to say how many hours/days are involved in the stitching and then the assembly!! The lining is a dark purple silk that I purchased in Gastonia, North Carolina at Mary Jo's. (Wonderful fabric store!!)

Yes, as Dee said A Quaker Needlework Box does have lots of stitching--all over one linen thread, but aren't the results outstanding? Well worth the effort I think you'll agree!  I've recently heard from a stitcher who is using blue thread for her version, so perhaps soon I'll have another completed box to show you.

Next is Kay Lynn S.'s Family Record Sampler that she stitched for her daughter and son-in-law to celebrate the births of her two granddaughters.  I love the way Kay Lynn added the words Stitched By Mom to the bottom of her sampler.  And look at that exquisite frame!  Kay Lynn, what a family heirloom you have created!  It is no wonder that your daughter was thrilled to receive this gift!

And last, but certainly not least, is the needlebook/sewing case that Linda Z. won as a door prize a few months ago when Darlene Anderson spoke on Adam and Eve samplers for my sampler guild, The Queen City Sampler Guild.  Perhaps you may remember some of the photos I showed after the event.  Linda had to leave early, so I didn't get to take a photo of the sewing case she won.  Does the design look familiar?  It is one my charts from A Is For Apple.  I love the way the design looks on the blue linen.  And wasn't Darlene clever to turn the needlebook design into one for a sewing case?

Darlene even included a pair of scissors with each sewing case she gave away!

Such a group of talented needleworkers!  Stay tuned for more photos from other gifted stitchers!


Barb said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing.

Annette-California said...

Fantastic finished projects. Every single one is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us. love Annette

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

All beautiful projects and finishes! I love to see how different people interpret a design to fit their needs like Catherine did for her anniversary sampler. How special!

LUNA said...

Piękne !

Jean said...

Beautiful work by all, lovely to see how others work your designs.

Karoline said...

Everyone's work is gorgeous, congratulations to all

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

absolument merveilleux !