Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Little Finish

Gentle Friends, well, I finished up Sarah much quicker than I thought I would so here's a final snaperoo of my finish...

"The Sarah Maddock Sampler - 1810" from Simply Samplers
11/20/2016 - 2/14/2017
36ct Barn Owl 
Stitched using my conversion from charted DMC Floss to Belle Soie 
(Classic Colorworks Overdyed Silk)
... I thoroughly enjoyed this piece from the start to the last stitch.  Not only was the border really fun to stitch but the different alphabets each with a different stitch and colour was lots of fun.  I love the use of different colors for the trees and the "blue" spruce trees in the signature line is a great addition.

Here's my conversion from the charted DMC to Belle Soie (Classic Colorworks Silk) and HDF Silk

DMC 224 - Terra Potta
DMC 422 - Scarecrow
DMC 500 - Enchanted Forest
DMC 829 - Limited Edition Brown 
DMC 841 - HDF Jackalope 
(an overdyed silk that is no longer made)
DMC 924 - Mer Blue
DMC 926 - Ocean Tide
DMC 927 - Puritan Blue
DMC 928 - Eiffel Tower
DMC 3053 - Fern frond
Grass - Ivy League
Grapes - Elegant Eggplant

I've started another piece and will Post about that on Monday.  
That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


needlenurse said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for giving your color conversion. I'm saving it. Looking forward to seeing what you've started. I think Sarah will be hard to top!


Shelly said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see what is next!

Rita said...

Beautiful sampler!

Cole said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Robin in Virginia said...

Way to go and congratulations on your finish, Edgar! Sarah is stunning.

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Congratulations on finishing the stitching, this truly is a lovely design.
I hope you are having great weather.


Mei said...


That is wonderful! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful!


Cathy Lloyd said...

That is just the loveliest sampler. I love everything about it!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Edgar. Your Valentine flowers are stunning.


Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Very lovely. Looking forward to seeing what you stitch up next. : )

Vicki said...

This has been one of my favorites of your stitching projects to follow. I fell in love with the border, but each update just kept revealing more and more to love about this pattern. Terrific finish!

Barb said...

What a beautiful sampler. Thanks so much for the conversion just in case this one lands on my to do list. Your color choices are great.

Margaret said...

Congratultions on another beautiful finish! I'm totally in love with this one!

Von said...

Woo Hoo! Another amazing sampler finish! Really love your color conversion.

Kay said...

Just lovely. I love seeing old fashioned sampler like this, I must admit to always being a little nervous that the border won't match and then I would have to unpick the lot. x

Justine said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish. It DOES look like it would be fun to stitch with all of the colors. Do you normally stitch one piece at a time or do you have more than one WIP going?

JnL R said...

Another gorgeous finish, Edgar!

Heritage Hall said...

Exquisite..... you are such an inspiration. Many thanks for sharing
the color conversion...Sarah would be proud. On to the next.... You
challenge us always and you so enjoy needling... that's the fun...

Christine said...

That is gorgeous Edgar!

Wanda said...

It's just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your colour conversion.

Julie said...

Delightful finish Edgar.

isabelle said...

Very great job !

Akila said...

Such a beautiful finish!!

MaryO said...

Edgar -

Wonderful finish. Love it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece. I so love the ducks!

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