Finishing Ideas and MoreThursday, April 30, 2009
Thought you might like to see some of the finished sampler photos I received. I'm going to show several today and several tomorrow. They are all wonderful ideas!
This sweet pillow is from Ivy. She used Crescent Colors Red Currant, Clay Pot and Gentle Arts Antique Rose. Ivy Green is her Grandmother who was born in 1899.
Angela B. from Italy says, "I've stitched this with a French floss by Pomme de pin called Feu de bridget: it's overdyed in red tones. I've done it over one on a linen from my stash. I've stitched two birdies instead one and hope I haven't made any mistakes. And last, I've finished it in a tag shape."
Tamera says "Mine is stitched on banding with needlepoint silk and overdyed with tan Rit dye as is the trim. Some little friends from Notre Dame watch over it. I always stitch "PS I love you" on my pieces as my husband's initials are PS. This time it is done in french PS Je T'aime."
Tamera, I love the small piece behind your finished piece too! You will have to tell us about it. We love the idea of stitching secret messages in samplers. I will have to share some of the secrets that Barb has stitched into her samplers.
Finally, I must show this piece to you. My youngest son came home right before Barb and I left for France and gave me this. This was stitched by the lovely young woman he has been dating. She wrote a note to me telling me she stitched this piece over spring-break. She looked on-line for instructions and decided to try stitching after seeing all of the samplers in my home. This is her first piece. As my eyes filled with tears, I told my son..."This is the girl I want you to marry!!!"
Barb and I are working on a quilt pattern we will be sharing with you soon. So for all the quilters out there....don't give up hope. Your turn is coming! Also, Barb is sending me the disk with our France pictures...so those will be coming soon.
Until next time,