Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A little more about Ms. Bloeser

I wanted to share some additional info I had on E. Bloeser.   In fact, her name is Elisa, and and she was about 10 years old when she stitched her sampler.  She later married and had 2 sons.  They married and each had 4 children.  This family photo was taken in Montevideo, South America in 1923.  I think finding more about her is most exciting and I look forward to finding out more about her as time goes on.  Isnt it fabulous to see what she looks like?  It is wonderful to see this photo, and know who they are.  So many of these pictures exist, without any stories to tell.  I wonder what she would think about us 157 years later stitching her sampler?!  Simply incredible :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

E. Bloeser 1854

Introducing my new pattern of E. Bloeser 1854 to all of you this fine morning!  I am very excited with the results.  Model stitched on 36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Examplar with NPI threads, 1 over 2.  She is a nice easy stitch, using all full-cross and the approximate finished size is 11 x 9.  Recommended for any stitcher!

Here is the original E. Bloeser 1854.  Colors were chosen from the threads on the reverse side, so today, she is shining again with her true colors :)  I enjoyed charting her, stitching her and finishing her.  My first go around with a reproduction and I am eager to start another one!! 

If you would like to purchase this pattern, please email me and I will give you store contact information.  Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New for you.....

Here it is June 1st already, and I have a few pics to share with all of you, on the progress of my new reproduction pattern...... E. Bloeser.  I purchased the original about 2 years ago, and thought she would be great for my first pattern release. 

She is made up of 11 beautiful colors.  I have charted this sampler, for both DMC and NPI.  I chose Lakeside Linens 36ct to match the size and stitched her with Needlepoint Silks, 1 over 2. 


Below, is the new E. Bloeser I have been stitching.   Choosing the same colors she did, and recreating her sampler was so much fun.  To think about her in 1854.  WOW!  She stitched her sampler on a table runner, so the top and bottom edges are finished in a rolled hem.

Tomorrow, I will show you the final piece.  She is all done.  Patterns are rolling out as we speak!!!!  I am super excited to share E. Bloeser with all of you :)