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Friday, 21 May 2010
Danielle's Sew in Love

Danielle of I'll Be Perfect In My Next Life sent me a picture of her stitched and framed version of Sew in Love and has kindly agreed to let me post this here (thank you Danielle). It's stitched on 28ct Ice Cappuccino linen with DMC 4210 thread. Isn't this pretty?

Sew In Love is still available *here* or by clicking on the CHARTS button on the sidebar. The free charts Sew Red, Sew Blue and Sew Autumn are also still available with any purchase.


Last week Kirby went to her university's Summer Ball which was held on a boat - I hope all the guests were good sailors! Here she is with her escort for the evening, her boy-friend Charles. It's a shame I do not have a picture that shows the whole of her dress - the bottom half is a very pretty turquoise.


I know I am on a Stitch from Stash year but ... I have decided to stitch Jane Rees 1869, a Bristol Orphanage sampler as soon as I can gather together my chosen supplies. Although I have ordered some of my favourite 48ct French Gander linen and a selection of mini spools of the HDF new Perfect Red range (to choose which red I prefer), I am now contemplating stitching this on 55ct linen with Soie Surfine (109) which will mean it will measure 13 x 17½ when completed. The original measures 10 x 13½ being stitched on approximately 70ct linen but even I draw the line somewhere! I also need to buy the chart which I have delayed in ordering as I was unsure as to which of the available Bristol Orphanage samplers to choose. The decision has now been made and I am looking forward to making a start. Jane has a stitch count of 362 x 476 so it's not a quick project but I have a few more iStitch designs to break the monotony if, indeed, it becomes monotonous! Watch out for WIP.

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend
Take care

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  • On 21 May 2010 at 12:10, Blogger Hillery

    Oh my goodness. That sampler looks to be an ambitious one. 40 count? 55 count? 70 Count? You are couragous. Can't wait to see your start.

  • On 21 May 2010 at 15:22, Blogger Berit

    What an astonishing project! I can see how it's right up your street, though. Kirby looks lovely, and 4210 is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing! :D

  • On 21 May 2010 at 16:38, Blogger valerie

    Lovely finish by Danielle and Kirby looks lovely with her BF.

    Good luck with your new Jane start. 55 county. Yikes! I can't believe the original was stitched on 70 count. Wow!

  • On 29 May 2010 at 12:20, Blogger Susimac

    Lovely picture of Kirby and her beau.

    Wow what a monumental sampler it will be amazing when you have finished it especially if you go with the 55 count.

  • On 2 June 2010 at 15:59, Blogger Deborah/LavenderRose

    Kirby is so beautiful, Carol.

  • On 27 June 2010 at 04:50, Blogger Dawn

    I "fell" onto your blog when I googled "Bristol Orphanage Sampler". Good Luck with Jane Rees, I'm sure you'll thoroughly enjoy stitching the sampler. I stitched Jane earlier this year, on 32-Count Murano, 1/1, the finished piece measures 28cm x 38cm - 11" X 15". I've just finished my 4th Bristol sampler and I have 2 more to complete in my stash pile.

    You can see Jane Rees here: