36 ct Copper by Lakeside Linens
Paprika Crescent Colours Belle Soie thread
Like most of the stitching bloggers out there, I decided to stitch the Blackbird Designs freebie sampler & to personalize it my way! Here is my finished sampler - and I'm happy with the way it turned out. When I first saw the design on Vonna's blog, her finished piece with her grandma's name, I thought what a wonderful idea that was & had a brief thought of doing the same thing. But my idea soon changed, and here's the long story why..... I had just finished going through a pile of my fabric stash & had run across a certain piece & had the thought that I really needed to stitch something on this for my *new* kitchen because it matches the ceramic tile backsplash (that I helped with) just perfectly. Suddenly I knew exactly what to stitch! When we moved into our new dream home that we built in 2007, my parents gave me their antique dining room furniture including a bowfront china cabinet and their wedding china. I stitched this sampler using my parents initials/last name & the year they were married. I'm going to finish it and put in the china cabinet where it will show up perfectly against the soft white china, and it also matches the kitchen perfectly. I'm thrilled with how it came out & that's the most important thing, right? I used 36 ct Copper fabric by Lakeside Linens & Paprika Belle Soie silk floss by Crescent Colours. The pic isn't the best in the world, but I'm sure you get the idea. :-)
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend! Happy stitching!