Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Spanish Mystery Sampler" Finish

Gentle Friends, over the weekend I finished up this really big piece, and I'm really sorry to see it end.  It's always the same, you work on a piece for a few months and then it's over and you move on to something else.  Oh well, I am happy it's done and now for some snaps.....

upper left corner.....

.....  upper right corner.....

..... lower left corner....

..... lower right corner...  and here's an overall shot.....

"Spanish Mystery Sampler" - designer Shakespeare's Peddler
March 21, 2014 - August 3, 2014
LL 40ct Bisque
my conversion to Belle Soie

Here's my conversion - as you remember I pulled the DMC conversion that Theresa gave and then chose the Belle Soie from the palette.....  

840 - Mudpie
3828 - Teddy bear
733 - Scarecrow
3811 - Babbling Brook
3031 - Briar Patch
829 - Espresso
814 - Rose of Sharon
3831 - Poison Apple
White - I don't like white stitching, and I really didn't like the white stitching in this piece so I went with a pale green Limited Edition hank of silk I had, it has no specific name.

I also added a pink colour "Carnation" that was not called for, but I like what it added.  Now, in stitching this piece I shifted some of the colours charted for other colours as I went along, because I thought it looked better - my stitching my choice!!  It really is a big piece of work measuring from edge to edge 24" x 16"  and it was my first time stitching on 40ct linen.....  and I really enjoyed it immensely!!  The only thing I am thinking about with this piece is stitching the bottom border that is missing, I'll have to see about that.....

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Wowza this is stunning Edgar! I was just thinking about you and about to pop over and let you know I am having a little giveaway and hope you will join.

  2. It's beautiful and the changes you make were great choices. Not sure I am ready to stitch on 40 ct

  3. Edgar, This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work of art.

  4. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

  5. This piece is lovely, Edgar - great job!

  6. Positively beautiful finish!

  7. I love it! I bet you can't wait to have it framed for your wall.

    So, I finally got to work with Belle Soie on the Pumpkin Sampler piece I did and I can see why you love the stuff. I only got to do one color though (Weathered Vine).

  8. Beautiful finish, I get about 3/4 finished and then start think about "what next"? I usually do something small next....then what next? on and on....

  9. What a beautiful finish!!! I love the changes you made. It is bitter sweet to see stitching end huh? I can't wait to see what's next though. Have a great rest of the week.

  10. What a major accomplishment! Just beautiful!

  11. It's great. I have this one kitted since I've always admired it, so I've enjoyed following your progress.

  12. Beautiful finish!! I know what you mean about the bottom border, I was thinking the same when I saw this pattern. Curious to see what you decide. Enjoy your week!

  13. Congrats Edgar! What a gorgeous sampler. I know it's large enough to cover all of the Whoo Hounds too! Great use of color.

  14. Congrats on the fantastic finish Edgar.


  15. Beautiful Edgar! Congrats on the finish.

  16. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! And thanks for sharing your threadconversion too.

  17. This is so so gorgeous! What a lovely piece! Congrats on the finish! Now if you're like me, you'll feel lost for a couple of days. lol!

  18. Wow, congratulations Edgar on an amazing finish! What a good idea to replace the white with a pale green, I may have to borrow that idea. ;)

  19. Wow! What a beautiful sampler Edgar!

  20. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  21. Edgar dear ~ You are something else....what a great almost finish, if you plan to finish the
    lower border and I hope you do..
    I know you will choose the right
    theme....Your color changes are
    insightful and spot on...I admire
    your tenacity in carrying on and
    finishing...what a body of work
    you are achieving.... Wish I had
    your rapid touch.

  22. Congratulations on the finish! The missing bottom border would bother me...I'd probably have to stitch my name and location to balance with the alphabet along the top and then add the bottom border. But it is beautiful as it is, too!!

  23. Edgar, sorry I am tardy in commenting. I am behind in my blog reading. Your Sampler is just fabulous. MartyG

  24. Your choice of course, but I think the bottom border is missing also. This work is gorgeous and I like the color choices you made. I have only recently been brave enough to use colors that I choose. So silly really.

  25. Absolutely beautiful!! Congrats on your finish. I love the conversion to Belle Soie that you selected - really is perfect. (I hate stitching with WHITE also! LOL)

  26. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

  27. Beautiful finish Edgar, congratulations!!

  28. Gorgeous finish, congratulations

  29. Beautiful finish Edgar. I am working on this piece for my husband's birthday; I have three years before the milestone birthday. I am going to need all three at the rate I am stitching. But when I am I love every stitch; she is a beaut!