The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Thursday, June 20, 2013

All About Cross Stitch

Thank you so much to all of you who went on our trip across the mountains with us!  Chris, at the Tot Hill Farm Blog asked how I was doing on Hannah's birth sampler so I decided it was about time I did a cross stitch blog post.


 J.M. Gardner by With My Needle, is all finished.  I loved doing this sampler.  The colors are just wonderful. Of course, I love red!  They are happy colors that make me smile. (Not so much in this photo).

 The over one for the information helped me to get ready for the over one on Hannah's sampler.

Another great thing is, I can use this wonderful frame from Valley House Primitives.  I use this for  a patriotic sampler in June-July and then can move JM right into it for the rest of the year,

 The gold tones in the frame are perfect with JM.

 Here is Dawson's Sampler by Cherished Stitches.  In the future it will be Hannah's sampler. As you can see, there is very little color except the green.  That is because we will be going to visit in July.  I want to see her room before I put the color in the sampler. The border is full of pretty honeysuckle flowers.  There will be apples on the tree.  All of her info goes in the area inside the wreath of vines. I need to finish the angels at the top .  Then I will stop working on this until we visit.

I love the way these little animals look.  Perfect for a little girl's room without being too babyish.  When I do a birth sampler, I like it to have staying power.  That is, it can be used  in her room as Hannah is growing. My DIL picked out his lovely sampler for her daughter's room.
It is almost the week-end so I hope yours is great.  We work at the lighthouse on Sat. and Poulsbo has a fun summer solstice celebration .  All that should be fun!

19 comments:

  1. Wow Barb. Lots of great stuff going on in your stitching world. I admire your confidence with changing or modifying the color pallet.

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  2. That is such a beautiful sampler, I can see in my mind's eye how gorgeous its going to look. Well done!

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  3. The sampler is wonderful and it's a great thing to use the frame for more than one piece.

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  4. ooooo pretty and it will be treasured for years to come too .... and neat idea using a universal frame :) bit like rotating your stitching pieces heheehe love mouse xxxxx

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  5. Lovely blog update with beautiful stitching!

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  6. J M Gardner turned out so pretty.
    The birth sampler will be beautiful too, can't wait to see colors you add to it.
    Have fun at the lighthouse!
    Marilyn

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  7. Wow! JM looks great. So clever that you change out frames.
    The birth sampler looks great, what a great idea about the color for her room. I like that green too.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. I love your sampler finish! How beautiful. I will have to remember this one. How cool that you are working at a lighthouse this weekend. I love lighthouses. We've visited several in the Great Lakes area.

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  9. JM Gardner is beautiful! I would leave her up all the time!!
    Hannah's sampler is going to be wonderful! Can't wait to see your finish/adaptations!

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  10. JM Gardner is such a pretty sampler - I really love the colors! Beautiful birth sampler too! I can't wait to see it all finished. :)

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  11. Congrats on your wonderful finish and that frame is awesome!

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  12. Hello

    Just found your blog.

    Beautiful finish and a Dawson's Sampler is looking very pretty.
    Happy weekend (:

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  13. Your stitching is beautiful. Love those samplers!
    I agree...the frame is perfect!

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  14. JM Gardener looks lovely, congratulations on the finish - Dawsons Sampler is looking pretty too - enjoy your summer solstice

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  15. Gorgeous stitching Barb and I love the frame that J M Gardner is displayed in.

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  16. I love the birth sampler. It will be so pretty when finished and I am sure will become an heirloom. J.M. Gardner is fabulous as is the frame. Have a great week!

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  17. Oh, that birth sampler is precious--just love the baby animals... Your DIL made a great choice and I know it will be stitched and framed to perfection, Barb! Love your other pieces as well--you've been very busy :)

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  18. It waS such a pleasure to follow you on your trip across the mountains.
    Wow, J.M. Gardner looks absolutely great. I also love all sorts of red colours so all those samplers with lots of red in them are my favourites.

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  19. Beautiful - just beautiful. I will have to look for the pattern as I have decided that THIS is the sampler for our dear little Gemma, born on June 8th. I have something already in mind for Theo. Thank you for sharing these lovely samplers!

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