May 13, 2013

Spring Sampler Stitchery: Done!


It was a good weekend for stitching! Spring has definitely sprung; there are spring showers, spring flowers, and lots of sunshine! I started a few new projects, stitched along on a few old projects, and finished up my Spring Sampler Stitchery while it rained.


I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I'm happy with the linen background, and the soft colours used in the design. I like the lazy daisies best. I had to stop myself from stitching them in all the open spaces.


I balanced out the lettering with some simple stitching here and there, and a few colonial knots for texture. This is definitely a feel it stitched piece. I mounted it in a hoop frame, stitched up the back with a running stitch around the edges, and covered it up with a green felt circle. Ready to hang!

I've had a few emails asking for the template for stitching, so you can now download the stitching template here. Add your own colours and free-hand flowers or bugs. Bugs are very spring-y. I look forward to seeing how yours turn out too!

42 comments:

  1. It's incredibly pretty, and so you.

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  2. just beautiful! So generous of you to share the pattern!

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  3. Very pretty, thank you for sharing your pattern!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

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  4. thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  5. Thank-you from Canada! I was so happy when I saw you had included the pattern. Thanks for sharing, it is very pretty. Dacia

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  6. Thank you for making this available for us. I love embroidery and will be using this for my next project.

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  7. what a beautiful design thank you very much.

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  8. Heya Stacey I hope your day is well. Thank you so much for the pattern I am going to attempt this for my next project :) xx

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  9. this is gorgeous.. thanks for sharing such a pretty project...
    Hugz

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  10. Thanks for sharing....I saw your embroidery on pinterest and downloaded the pattern. Can't wait to make it! : )

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  11. The design is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. Your whole blog looks so enticing - I will be back!

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  13. Thank you, this is so nice!

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  14. I love this pattern, I'm going to make it for a birthday present. Can I ask what sort of fabric you use? I am in the UK and trying to buy something suitable online but I don't know what to look for. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Fern, that's great! I'm so pleased to hear that you're going to stitch it :)

      You can stitch it on just about anything, but I stitched it on some beautiful linen which I bought from The Eternal Maker - http://www.eternalmaker.com/

      Hope that helps! x

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  15. Comme c'est joli, j'aime beaucoup.

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  16. très joli et merci pour le partage
    amicalement

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  17. I saw this on Pinterest...it's so pretty! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  18. Thank you for all of your comments! I'm so glad you like my little spring sampler x

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  19. Super design - so lovely x

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  20. Would you consider making one and letting my purchase it!? I don't have the time or know-how to make one, and I love this! Let me know!
    Verity
    vke3@nau.edu

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  21. Thank you for the beautiful sampler, so kind of you to share it x

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  22. Just starting out here...how many of the 6 threads do you use?

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    1. Hi Laura! You can use two or three - whatever's most comfortable for you, patterns like these are very forgiving. I used two threads. Good luck! Stacey x

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  23. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Curious, where did you get such a beautiful hoop to use? My local fabric store only sells the standard hoops.

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    1. Hey Liz, thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments! The hoop is a flexi hoop that I bought from Hobbycraft. I love stitching in them as they're really easy to put on and take off, and they look great for framing. x

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  24. Thank you for this pattern! I'm adding it to my "to stitch list".
    So glad I found your blog!!
    KimM
    WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com

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  25. I just wandered across this pattern you so graciously provided for free...thank you. I was wondering (since I am relatively new to stitching) if you have any other directions anywhere? Just wondering how big of linen to get and maybe some of the stitch names - like for the "i" and the "u"...? If not, it's okay - you have already given the pattern for free so I don't want you to be put out...thanks.

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    1. Hi Casey, no problem at all! It depends on the size you wish to stitch the sampler - you can upscale or downscale using your printer. I used a fat quarter of linen with plenty to spare. You can also use any decorative stitches you like for the letters; I used feather stitch (a straighter version of this: http://stitchschool.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/stitch-school-feather-stitch.html) for the U and braid stitch (http://stitchschool.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/braid-stitch.html) for the I. Happy stitching! x

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    2. Thank you! I am also learning to think outside the box a little with stitching. I'm a knitter and if you deviate from the pattern - it can really be a mess! I'm so excited!

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing the project! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  27. i love it!! i am going to do it for my bedroom because i put many hoops on the wall.
    Thanks!!

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  28. This is a lovely work. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  29. Samelia's mum shared your beautiful stitchery and I couldn't resist popping over to learn more. Your embroidery is beautiful and I am very inspired to get back into stitching looking at your Spring Sampler. It is winter here in Australia, maybe I could do with a little spring time.

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  30. This is really beautiful... Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to start stitching it.

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  31. Thank you so much for this gorgeous project. Can't wait to stitch it for my home.

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  32. Thank you so much for this beautiful stitchery. This expresses so many thoughts so perfectly. Will be starting this right away so that I can display it in my home. God bless you for your generosity and sharing your creativity. May you and yours enjoy all the very best that life has to offer.
    Terri at the Drake's Nest in Palm Bay, Florida

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  33. Oh my gosh! Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful pattern with us. It hard to express how much your kindness and generosity are appreciated. Big Hugzzzzz......

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  34. siempre me ha parecido hermosos estos bordados,pronto me daré a la tarea de hacerlos para esta navidad que se avesina. muchas gracias por su bondad, un abrazo

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  35. Thank you for this lovely pattern! Your work is inspiring... I want to make a pillow top for a dear friend and use this pattern!
    Susie

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