Saturday, July 16, 2011

A very special Multiplication Table Examplar

A year ago when I taught at the Inn Stitches Spring Fling in Canton, Ohio, I got to meet Denette E. from Massillon, Ohio. What a delight it was to recently hear from her when she sent me this photo of her Multiplication Table Examplar.

Denette wrote, I love, love, love my multiplication table. I think that the reason I chose this pattern was because I remember drawing my first multiplication table so many years ago. I can remember my dad helping me with math as he is/was such a wiz with numbers. Thanks again for inspiring me and helping me create a wonderful memory of my dad with such a wonderful pattern.

I used Gentle Arts Cherry Bark for the numbers and Gentle Arts Old Red Paint for the remaining. A dear friend of mine made the frame out of natural walnut. He is very talented. I think the frame looks really amazing.

I must say that I LOVE all of your patterns. I also love that you put amazing stories and backgrounds to them. You bring them to life!

Oh my goodness, Denette! How wonderful! The red threads are beautiful, and the frame is too wonderful for words. It really blew me away!! You are indeed right that your framer is incredible.

Thank you very much for your very kind words about my designs. I can now understand why you were so taken with this particular one. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you next May at the 2012 Inn Stitches Spring Fling.  I'm sure Kim is planning some fun activities for the weekend, and I'll have a brand new teaching project.


Laurie in Iowa said...

Gorgeous multiplication table and handmade frame. TFS

Margaret said...

It's wonderful! I have this one waiting for me to stitch it up. I have the frame too -- obviously not this one though. Beautiful!

diamondc said...

How lovely this is I love the finish.

Faye said...

Oh wow!! What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful design~!! The colors are perfect and the frame is perfect!!! Nice job to both the stitcher and the designer!

Take care, Faye

Bertie said...

Beautiful Ellen, the hornbook is fabulous and the motifs on this pattern are lovely:))