Sunday, December 18, 2011

Two finishes and a giveaway

First off, I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend with lots of stitching time.  I have had lots of time to stitch and I have two finishes to share with you.
The first one is the Christmas Heart SAL that Leftsox is having on her blog.  Remember I had posted that I was going to use 28ct. olive green and a 28ct. burgundy.  Well that came to a screeching halt when I recounted the burgundy and found out it really was a 32ct.   Words to self...."make sure you recount fabric before you put it in the box marked for 28ct.".  So instead of my ornie looking like what Jenn had called for, I ended up with using the olive green for both the top and the bottom.  I'm disappointed but I'm happy that Jenn was able to design this and that I got to stitch one of my daughter's designs.  
P.S.  You really need to check out Jenn's....her's is adorable!!! 
Click here to see what it's suppose to look like if you follow her directions.
 Next is Good Yule by Ewe and Eye Designs.  This is the sampler I was telling you about that uses such strange colors together but when it's finished, it's stunning!!!  I stitched it with DMC on 29ct. Natural Glenshee linen (what the design called for).  If you have never stitched on Glenshee, I recommend it completely.  Maureen Appleton is the US Distributer of this linen and I will warn you....it's not cheap.  I have several pieces of this linen and I use them very sparingly.  I even keep the smallest of leftovers.  It's also a great count and texture to stitch over one thread and that's why Maureen Appleton loves this linen....that's the only way she stitches.  The frame in the picture is the one I'll be using.  I will take this to the framers this week and pick out my mats and when I get it back, I'll share a picture.
Now for the giveaway part of this post.  If you would like a chance to stitch this beautiful sampler, just post a comment to this post only, and I'll draw a name on Christmas Eve.  I don't have the pattern in front of me so I can't give you the stitch count, but I can say that on 29ct. the finish size was approx. 5 x 7 so it's not a real big project.
Well that's all for now.  Onto a new start......
Blessings as always,
Barbara

26 comments:

Mouse said...

oooo would love a chance to stitch the sampler ... it is beautiful and with some speciality stitiches too yummmmm ... your daughters sal looks good even with the same fabric :) love mouse xxxx

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Barbara, you did a great job on the finish. I couldn't imagine how it was going to look from yesterday's post. Your daughter did a great job
designing.
Good Yule is beautiful. The colors DO look awesome together.
I would love a chance to have the chart to stitch this sampler. Please
include me.
I have a book by Patricia Ryan and Allen D. Bragdon called HISTORIC SAMPLERS. Many of the reproduction charts call for stitching over 1 thread. Do you recommend this special linen because it's also easier to see to stitch on?
Merry Christmas,
Susan

lanybleu said...

It would be lovely to be able to stitch this design, its gorgeous.
Happy Christmas.

Phyllis said...

Lovely design. I have some Glenshee linen I bought several years ago before Maureen Appleton was the distributor. It is beautiful linen.

Teresa S. said...

What a lovely sampler! I especially the 1/2 house (doesn't it look like the roof is missing?) and the flowers growing where the roof should be?
Please drop my name in the basket.

Ruth said...

Love your ornie and seems your daughter has inherited your great talent for designing. I would love the chance to win your giveaway. :)

Mary Joan said...

Oh, my what a lovely sampler. Please enter me in your giveaway, I would love to stitch it.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her design. Your sampler is gorgeous and I would love to stitch it.

Joanie said...

How generous! I would love to win the chart and stitch it!

Shirlee said...

I would love to have a chance at winning your beautiful giveaway! Please include me in the drawing : ) Your finishing is beautiful! Blessings, Shirlee

Karen said...

Your stitched piece is beautiful! Very pretty....

Deborah said...

I love both of your finishes. The house is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Jules said...

Very nice finishes!

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching!

Faye said...

I love Glenshee and it has been years since I have had any...You are so right..It has a certain wonderful "feel" to it...I don't blame you for using it sparingly.

I am also a Ewe & Eye & friends chart lover. I have quite a few, but not this jewel. Would love to stitch it up...Count me in on the giveaway fun...You really did a great job!

I hope you have a great Christmas and I cannot wait to see your next project....

Always, Faye

Carol said...

I think it is so nice that your daughter and you share a common passion for stitching and now, designing, Barbara!

Your Good Yule finish is just lovely...I've never seen it before and would love a chance to win the chart... Thanks for another fun giveaway.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful stitches!!!

cucki said...

congratulations to your daughter for such a lovely design..
your finishes are so lovely..
hugs and love cucki xx

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous pattern - I would be thrilled to stitch it !!
Please include me ;)

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, "Good Yule" is a stunner, Barbara!!! Ewe & Eye are one of my all-time favorite designers...please include me in your giveaway.

I haven't had the pleasure of working on Glenshee yet; I think that is what I will use my Christmas money for :o) thanks for the idea.

I think you & your daughter made lovely ornies...variety is the spice of life, LOL!

Dawn said...

ohh, very beautiful! would love a chance to win the pattern.

Kate said...

What a lovely pattern. You've stitched it beautifully. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely design and a gorgeous finish, Barbara. Please count me in your Giveaway. I will post it on the sidebar of my blog, as well.

A very Merry Xmas to you and yours, my dear friend.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

Renee G said...

This is a lovely project. I'd love to try my hand on one of these.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Catherine said...

Great finishes! Love that frame!

Maureen said...

Barbara, as always your work is stunning! Good Yule is beautiful & the colours truly are fantastic. It is surprising sometimes how the shades do come together.
Please enter me for a chance at this chart.
Cheers
Maureen