Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Some Sampler Stitching

I did these rows of stitching awhile back on a round robin piece and said I would use them again.  Well, here they are!
As sometimes happens in the best of families, occasionally a round robin goes awry.  This is what happened last year in a round robin..  One of the participants failed to forward another's piece home to them and after a year of pleas, it appears the original piece is lost for good.  This does not happen often but when it does, it breaks my heart.  It has happened to me and I know how much it hurts.
So, to console the owner of the piece and make it up to her we have started another piece around the rotation again, duplicating as much of the original stitching as we can.  I was not in the original rotation so am stepping in in place of the person who failed to send the piece on.  I really enjoyed doing this lovely bit of sampler pattern again.

Little Butterfly

It seems like I am getting a few little things done lately - very small things!  This is a little cross stitch butterfly stitched onto perforated paper.  It is part of a larger project that a group of us are collaborating on.  The photo does not show that it is done on gold perforated paper so it has a bit more bling factor than it appears here.  I can't help thinking they would make nice little pins.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Round Robin Work Finished


 The counted thread round robin I was in on EAC Virtual Threads is done now.  I did my work on the last two pieces and received my piece back.

These butterflies are what I added on this one.  I was a bit disappointed in my contribution to this one.  If you click on the photo of the entire piece below you can see all the really lovely techniques that had already been added.  Obviously, the theme for this piece was butterflies!

This piece had a theme of things you would find in a garden and we were leaving space in the centre for a favourite quote.  I added my favourite flowers to this one - a couple of sweet peas.




Last but certainly not least, I received my piece back.  My theme was Hallowe'en and I was looking for a sampler style piece I could use as a bell pull in my holiday decor.  
I am very pleased with all the fun motifs everyone embroidered for me.  I asked for some space to be left at the top and bottom so I could add some more myself when it came home - have to make up my mind now what to add.  
It was an enjoyable round robin - challenging at times but I think everyone is happy with their finished pieces.