Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mini Sampler Progress

Before I started stitching,
I wanted to age my linen.
Pam from
Ourpioneerhomestead.blogspot.com
gave a wonderful tutorial on aging fabric.
Check out her blog if you would like to learn how.


I decided to age mine using walnut ink.
What do you think?
I am using 32 ct linen.

Threads are stitched 1 over 2,
which means I am using one strand of floss
and skipping a hole.
(I made a bowl full of strawberries like this above)
Will share in another post...

As you can see this will be a strawberry sampler.
The pattern is from Betty
Primitivebettysblogspot.com

As you can see from Betty's wonderful pillow
that I changed up the color a little bit.
I am still using the red and green,
however I decided to add two shades of purple
into the mix.
There is a method to my madness...
Will show you why I choose these colors later on.

What do you think of my work in progress?

Strawberry Blessings to all!
Janice




7 comments:

  1. I have not seen that pattern--thanks for sharing! That will be a wonderful piece! ~Roberta

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  2. Did I know you were a stitcher??? Hmmmm....You got me pondering now. Obviously you are, as it's looking great!! I thought that pattern of Betty's was so pretty when I saw it....can wait to see your "changed-up" version! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  3. Hi Janice, love the new stiching, so pretty. Thanks for the tid-bit on ageing material,great. Blessings Francine.

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  4. It is so lovely, you aged and stitched it so delicately- and with such care, it is beautiful :)

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  5. Looks great so far...very sweet pattern.
    Robyn

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  6. Hi Janice, I love the way you aged it. You did a beautiful job on the stitching!!

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