Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bethany's~~ Country Life 1783

Hello Dear Friends~

I was with Joann Hoffman and Bethany Gallant (Mother and Daughter) and Ronda Price this past Saturday, as we went to Just Stitching, to pick up my finish and to drop off Bethany's new finish! The lovely and amazing Scarlet Letter's Country Life 1783. I promised you some photos and here they are. It is very large and very wide!!! Here is what Bethany has to share with us about stitching this piece;

As you remember, I started the CL sampler last spring when I was in Ohio visiting Mom. You girls all came over to Mom's for a stitch day! Any way, I love all my finished samplers, some were harder to stitch than others, but once the last stitch is in, you forget all about the hard times, frogging and wishing charts were perfect. We all know, the stitcher and the person reproducing the charts from antique samplers, are not perfect. We as stitchers all know this and continue on for the love of samplers!!

Thanks for visiting!

 Here is our favorite framer, Bonnie, measuring out this long sampler!! 

Here is the frame that we all picked out!!

 Here is Joann, I am adoring her! Isn't she Beautiful!!!  

Here's Ronda looking at all the goodies!!! She is such a sweetheart!!

 Bethany says; Regarding the tree, the leaves were suppose to be worked free hand, stem stitch.  I decided not to do the stem stitch and made what would have been the leaves, spiked like needles on a pine tree, then I also added brown cones in different sizes and shapes.  This reminded me of the pine trees in Florida and I think it turned out grea!.

 Love the cow!!!

 Bethany says; The sheep was supposed to be worked with bullion stitch, but I had completed, earlier, a Scarlet Letter sampler, Grazing Sheep and decided I would do something different, so I couched real lambs wool, twisting the wool as I couched with filament quilting thread.  I loved the look of that sampler so much, I decided to do the sheep on CL, the same way.  To me, it looks like a real sheep.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

~Finished and Framed~

Hello Dear Friends~

I am so excited to share with all of you  my first finish of the New Year! I had started this piece towards the end of last year. It is Adam and Eve by La De Da.  I finally finished it (love the colors!) and picked out this beautiful frame a few weeks ago from our favorite framer, Bonnie. She works out of "Just Stitching" in Strongsville, OH. She does a fantastic job!
So Joann Hoffman and her daughter, Bethany who is visiting from Florida (for her Mom's Birthday!) and Ronda and I took a road trip to" Just Stitching" to pick up my finish and Bethany was dropping off a finish of hers, a stunning, HUGE sampler called  "Country Life". It is amazing, and I will post pictures soon~

Thanks for stopping by for a visit~