Friday, April 24, 2009

My Blackbird Designs Sampler....

Blackbird Designs Freebie Sampler
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!

16 comments:

Loreta said...

I love your version!

CindyMae said...

I think that I am one of the only stitching bloggers not stitching this! LOL Yours looks great!

Gaynor said...

I love it. It is very nice and you must be really really pleased with it. Love the colours. Don't worry Cindy Mae...Iam not stitching this either...yet lol

Vonna said...

I love it Amy and the story behind it! Gorgeous fabric and the Belle Soie you picked LUCIOUS!

Marie-P said...

Your Sampler is beautiful. It is fun seeing different versions of the same design!

Rachel said...

Great story to go with your version. Wonderful finish

Sherry said...

Amy it is wonderful!!!

Dani said...

Amy ... I love your version ... it took me aback for a moment because I have some very good friends with that last name. It looks amazing!

Yvonne..... said...

What a great story to go along with your sampler - just like it's suppose to be!

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Great finish Amy! I love how we stitchers keep coming up with new ideas for using our pieces. Congrats!!

Sharon said...

It's beautiful!

Chris said...

Love your BBD vacation sampler. Cute ornament too. Hope to see you soon.

Connie B said...

Nice job!

RuthB said...

Cool, Amy. I'm glad you found the perfect inspiration.

Irene said...

Love the colors !

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