Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sara adds her special touches to Petit Carnet d'Ouvrages II

I was delighted to receive these photos of Petit Carnet d’Ouvrages, Livre II from Sara S. who lives in North Carolina. Sara wrote, “I finally am getting around to emailing you these pictures! I stitched this a long time ago…well it seems like it anyway! I was so scared of doing the finishing. And really the directions were great. It really wasn't that difficult to do!

"I stitched it with regular DMC. I started with 815 and somewhere along the way I accidentally used 816, so instead of frogging it, I just interspersed the two colors and it ended up looking like I used a hand dyed thread!

“I changed the title and put "by Sara" on the front. I think it said book two maybe? And since I hadn't done book one, I didn't want to put book two!

“I am curious as to why there isn't a large N on the pages? I never even noticed until a 12 year old girl was looking at it and said, "Why is there no N?" I said, "Well I have no idea!“I'm working, quite slowly, on the turtles! I'm quite nervous about putting them together! I'm having a hard time finding the right felt to use, but that's just my excuse for now! I still need to actually stitch them!”

Don’t you love the way Sara personalized her little book by changing the title to read Small Book of Samplers and then by adding her name?

Sara is not the first one to inquire about the missing “N”. If you look at the alphabet in the second photo, you’ll see that there wasn't enough room for me to put the entire alphabet. I needed to leave out one letter. Sampler lovers are used to sometimes not seeing the “J” or “U”, so I wanted to do something a little bit unusual, by picking out another letter to omit and seeing how many people would notice. I’m not sure how I happened to pick the letter “N”. Regardless, I think this makes for an interesting bit of conversation, and you can see how well others look at your needlework if they notice the missing letter. Sara, I think you should reward that girl with a special treat for her keen observation.

Sara, you did a fantastic job with the stitching and assembly of your book. I hope you found a special place to showcase this little jewel. I keep my stitched books in a glass-front bookcase and have them all standing up. They look quite charming, in my humble opinion.


Vaida said...

It's a really lovely book, and nicely finished!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow Sara did great and I love you reasons. CJ ok;-)

FayeRaye said...

Sara. the booklet is beautiful! Very nice job! Faye

Cindy F. said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sara!!!