Another ContestThursday, May 7, 2009
The Prize: This small needlecase is a premade item available with our Beach House line of fabric from Moda Fabrics. Mother's Day is just around the corner and time to celebrate. You don't have to be a mom to win this one though....you only have to like moms. Just send a response in the comments section of this post and you are registered to win. Entry deadline is May 9th. at midnight. Contest results will be posted on Sunday. Good luck to all!!!!
Here is the winning sampler from our last contest. I love seeing this sampler in the blue shades. Brenda is from Canada....and her gifts should be arriving there soon. I send off all of the items to the first and second place winners on Monday. So for Misato in Japan.....yours might take a bit longer but your prize is on its way.
Here is my version of Petites Lettres Rouges, my favorite color is blue so I used DMC colors 823,312,3755. It is stitched on 28 count mushroom lugana, one over one. I am going to make it into a needle folder, so I stitched my initials into it."
Here are several more samplers from our contest.....
Lydie Kramer from the Netherlands sent the above sampler. She writes,
"I have stitched this sampler and dedicated to my mother, she died 15 years ago and she is everyday on my mind. I don't know the name of the linen fabric. It's light pink and it's probably 28 count. I used Gloriana colors Merry's Mauve and Fallen Leaves and au ver a soie nr 4645."
Dianne Brown (click here for her blog) sent the above sampler and she writes.
"Here is my version of your sampler. I stitched it with 35 ct. Old Grey Mare linen by Vikki Clayton, and the fiber is an unknown purple variegated also by Vikki Clayton. I used my great-grandmother's name, Merle Mandart, and her birth year of 1901. She loved lavender and she loved flowers, so that is how I finished this chart."
Anita Cordonier sent the sampler above and she writes:
"Here is my little Jessie Mason Sampler ... a token of remembrance of Aunt Jessie, a caring soul from my husband's side of the family. I thought an interesting connection to the theme of a French Sampler was that Aunt Jessie had a fondness for French-style furniture, some of which now graces our guest bedroom. This is where I hope to hang - or perch - the little sampler once it is framed. I can't wait!
Tanya Brockmeyer (click here for her blog)
"I had such a fun time, and once I got started, I couldn't put it down. I love, love , love anything in red, so this was perfect for me. I stitched mine on 40 ct. Lakeside Linen in vintage Lt. Examplar, using Gloriana 100/3 silk in Poinsettia. I chose to add my Mother's name and birth date. She's been gone for almost 22 years, so it was wonderful to remember her while I was stitching. She loved birds more than anyone I've ever known, and passed that love down to me. I couldn't resist adding a second bird, one for her and one for me."
I think my favorite feature of our first contest is seeing all of the samplers you have stitched. Family and even pet names have been stitched into the pieces of linen. These samplers celebrate yourself and those you hold dear. I will continue to post pictures and stories....neverfear!
Until later dear friends.