Monday, June 4, 2018

A Little Stitching Finish and Start

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I finished up Hannah and here's a snaperoo...

Timeless Designs "Hannah Beeby 1816" Sampler
April 7 - June 2, 2018
Gloriana Silks "Seaweed" and "Antique Gold Dark"
36ct Vintage Nameless Linen

Sorry about the snap I had trouble with the way it was lit.  The linen isn't faded at the bottom ..... This was a great piece to stitch and in stitching this piece I was reminded why I so enjoyed stitching Quakers... I did work in the missed stitches and evened up some of the edges as I went along because some of them here just driving me crazy.  I also reworked the name line with my initials, city, and date.  I stitched "6 mos" like on Hannah's indicating June - so I kept that little thing - other than that It looks very much like the original.
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I already had kitted up another project since I was so close to the end of Hannah....


Heartstring Samplery "My Funny Valentine"


It's "My Funny Valentine" ( to be referred to as MFV in future posts) and I am stitching it on the end of the piece I just stitched "Hannah."  That piece of linen was a weird shape and this stitch will use up all I have - It was a nice piece of linen and I've really enjoyed working with it, just wish I knew exactly what it was???.....  The original piece was stitched using a red GAST floss but I really like this shade of red by WDW called "Lancaster Red" so I went with what I like... and I have a few skeins from the same dye lot so I'll not run out as I stitch along!!
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That's about it for today on the stitching front sports fans!!  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job you have done Edgar! I love reading your posts!

Barb said...

Hannah is simply beautiful. I love the way you worked in personal things. Lancaster red is one of my favorites so I will be very interested in seeing your new project grow.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely piece of work Edgar!



Sandra in Texas

LaNelle said...

Spectacular Edgar! What a treasure she is.....love everything about this one😍 your new pick is great nice color choice enjoy! Have a wonderful week....

Akila said...

Lovely finish and a beautiful start too. Love the richness in this shade of red.. kind of like a jewel :)

Robin in Virginia said...

Edgar, congratulations on your finish! Hannah is stunning. Nice start on My Funny Valentine!

Vicki said...

Hannah is lovely!

mangojam said...

Lovely finish! And that's a fabulous border (and shade of red!)

Julie said...

Super finish.
What a lovely threadwinder.

Sandye said...

Your colors are beautiful on Hannah. Looking forward to watching My Funny Valentine.