Monday, August 19, 2013

Check these out!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!  I know I have been having a blast.  Who couldnt with friends, warmth, sun and stitching!!
I have some progress pics to share with you and first up is Caroline Baird.  Stitched on Lakeside Vintage Autumn Gold with an array of gorgeous silks..........

Her colors are so vibrant and each motif is just fabulous!!  An end is near, finish up the 2 right side motifs and the verse and ta-da!!  I will be sure to keep you posted :)
Next was a surprise to see on Saturday, check out this stitchers progress on Arabella S Graves!!!!
WOWZA!!!!  I was shocked as well as impressed- this is amazing progress.  I just love this sampler.  The bright red alphabet, the motifs?? Isn't it fun to be in love with so many great samplers?!  The above Arabella is stitched on Lakeside Vintage Maritime White with silks; I cant wait to see more of this stitched.  We promptly put her WIP on the front table to show off.  Thank you for loaning her to the shop!!!!  It means a lot :)  Thank goodness we all have more then one WIP to work on!!  LOL.

Any progress pics you want to share??  Email me and I will be happy to post them, we all love pics of our projects!!!!

Until next time, keep up the great work everyone :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Arabella S. Graves 1862

Has made her debut in the Attic Needlework's latest newsletter.  It is an honor to be featured as the August 2013 Sampler of the Month!!  I could be more excited to share her with all of you!!!
Arabella stitched her sampler in 1862 and while we do not know to much information on her, we do know she was a very creative stitcher.  Using several fonts in a beautiful shade of red and giving all of us a run for our money on the alphabet!  The exquisite motifs were chosen with precise colors, which allows us to be excited at present day.
Arabella chose an uneven weave, which was common at that time.  
The chart pack includes both DMC and NPI/AVS silk conversion.  Simple to read pattern using all cross stitch (no over one!)  The stitch count is 246 x 245; using an uneven weave linen, you will achieve the same rectangle look.  Choosing a standard linen-any count, she will be more square.  Stunning either way!!  I hope she will give you many hours of pleasurable stitching!!  Thank you for visiting and I look forward to progress pics :)