I finished this earlier in the year. It is stitched on 32 count Antique Ivory with DMC threads. The color combinations were so soothing and peaceful to stitch. I changed the name to make it ever so slightly more similar to a family name.
This project was a design that Goode Huswife taught in a class several years back. I called and asked whether there were any left-over kits and I ended up being very lucky - I got 2 kits that were "faulty"; the pre-finished pockets had been sewn up with the wrong count linen. I was told that the linen would likely still allow for the entire design to fit, but I do have to admit that I was a tad nervous. As can be seen, it all worked out in the end!
Some minor changes: My mother's initials, both maiden and married initials, were stitched on the left side and mine stitched in the same manner on the right side. I skipped the "LH 1818" part all together. I was contemplating adding this year, but 2011 is too hard to balance evenly over a design, I think.
I bought this clock at one of my favorite needlework shops. The owner retired and she had a sale to get rid of her inventory.
After trying to figure out what to fill the frame with, I realized that the tiny CHS pieces would be perfect. I had so much fun stitching on this project and I was lucky to be able to fit all five designs in, with a little bit extra space at the bottom for personalization. I designed the border design on the sides to make the finished piece fit better.
I love how it turned out and the clock now proudly hangs in my bedroom. Unfortunately, the mechanism seems to eat batteries, so it doesn't actually show time. lol....
Here, under a couple of other assorted tiny samplers, lies Lidia Bauman 1838 by Goode Huswife. I stitched this pretty little sampler as a birth sampler to commemorate a close to me (at the time) colleague's son.
It was a quick stitch, which is why I added the other small pieces to the gift. Sorry that I don't have any better photo of it.
If (or rather when) I stitch this sampler again, I am definitely picking a much more colorful linen!
I stitched the I Thee Wed design as an engagement sampler for DH and me. We were engaged for 4 years, so it is definitely a period of time in our life together worth celebrating with a sampler (any excuse to stitch, lol!). The text is embroidered over-one in Swedish.
I don't think that the dark red linen was my original idea - I tend to be a bit scared of bold colors... It is one of very few finished stitching projects that it actually displayed on the walls of our home. I mounted it in a cheap shadow-box from Michael's and it looks pretty great that way. I will try to add a picture of the finished piece as soon as I take a photo that does not look downrigth ugly... ;-)
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