Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Perfect Summer Sampler

I just finished the Pink Sparrow Sampler  from With thy Needle and Thread designs and I must say that I enjoyed every single stitch of it.



The themes really appealed to me. I loved the birds, especially the sparrow with his pink legs!!!




The flowers are just lovely. Not to mention those two darling little dogs at the bottom of the piece. But most of all I LOVED the colors of the fibers. They are gorgeous and made the piece so much fun to do.




Several of my stitching buddies are doing this piece, as well. What made it so much fun is the fact that we all made it our own by converting to a different  linen.   I used 36 count Lakeside Vintage Lentil  and substituted CC Frosted Sage (1 strand of floss over two threads) for the GA Shaker Lexington Green .

This sampler is undated but it is thought to be from around the 1840's.  It never fails to amaze me that something so old continues to be so current. I like the thought that something that graced the walls of someones home over 170 years ago, will now find a place on mine.  Yes, it was truly the perfect Summer Sampler!!!

Hope everyone had a great summer of stitching!
Linda

27 comments:

  1. What beautiful colors--I really love the sparrow too! What a wonderful finish.

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  2. Simply gorgeous! And, you stitched this so quick! I have this pattern in my "stitch this next" basket! :-)

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  3. Wow, it's beautiful!! You might have sold me on this one. lol!

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  4. Very nice. I didn't notice the pink legs before!

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  5. It looks so gorgeous!!!!!! Can't wait to see it in person. I know I will be all agog!!!! Love it!!!

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  6. LOVE this!! It ought to frame up beautifully.

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  7. Beautiful, that was fast! You're on fire!

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  8. Oh Linda, it's just gorgeous! I lie the color palette also.... Ad your turbo needles stitched it in record time! Congrats.....

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  9. I just kitted this up yesterday. After seeing your lovely finish, I may just have to start it this weekend!! Laura

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  10. Mine is kitted up and ready to go. I still have some fall stitching to do though. I love seeing yours all finished and beautiful.

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  11. Congratulations on your beautiful finish. The colors are lovely on your linen choice.

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  12. What a beautiful finish! Perfect for summer with all those pretty colors. The colors work so well on the lentil linen. I will be using 36 ct lentil for my next project and look forward to trying it. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. Fabulous finish Linda! Such pretty colors. I hope that you are having a great summer!

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  14. Lovely finish! Design & colours are just beautiful :)

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  15. WOW Linda - I can't believe you are finished already - It seems like just a few days ago that I just got mine in a special hand delivery from Cathy (Inspired Needle)- I did the same thing you and your friends did so I was virtually SAL-ing you with and I didn't even know it ! I changed the fabric to LL Bittersweet in 36ct but so far I haven't changed any threads. I love this design too and I love the fact it is small and that the motifs fill up the whole space. Hope you are having a great summer and enjoy the weekend - melody

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  16. Beautiful Linda! It is even prettier in person. Can't wait to see how you frame it!

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  17. Beautiful finish, Linda!!! I love the soft colors in it and your stitching is lovely! Can't wait to see it all dressed in her frame.

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  18. Love it. The colors, the flowers, especially the dogs!

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  19. A beautiful finish, so pretty.

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  20. What a beautiful sampler
    Love the colors

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  21. beautiful! great stitching and what a delicate palette.
    hugs and happy xxx,
    chiara

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  22. Beautiful job on Pink Sparrow!! Love it. Congrats on your finish!! What's next? ;-)

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  23. She is a beautiful piece - great job!

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  24. Catching up....I love this one Linda! You did a stunning job of it :)
    If I'm lucky today at my LNS stitch in, I will have a finish by Brenda myself! You'll have to check on over at my blog to see if I am successful!! LOL! ;)

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