Friday, April 6, 2012

Ta Dah


Thank you to everybody for your kind comments regarding my beautiful sampler.  I took these late yesterday afternoon and hadn't decided where to hang it.  It is now hanging at the end of the hall way along with some of my Dutch samplers


As I said yesterday I really enjoyed working on this sampler except for a couple of places lol.  Besides cross stitch there is also stem stitch,;  satin stitch and tent stitch.  The sampler is stitched on 40ct Antique White linen and I used the charted DMC selection.  If you have in mind to do this sampler remember that it is quite big in fact it is huge and that you need more than a fat quarter.  Also be careful where you start.  I would only start it 2 inches from the top otherwise you will end up like I did.

You might be wondering what happened to the green line that was around it.  Well, because I had a $25 off voucher that expired at the end of February, I decided to go and order it from the Framing Warehouse where I get my frames from.  I had worked out all of the dimensions so that I knew exactly how big it would be.

But unfortunately the man who measured it misunderstood what I wanted and measured it so that the green line was hidden underneath the frame.  I think at the time that he was more interested in getting me to bring it back when I had finished it and getting him to frame the whole thing.  At nearly $300 that wasn't going to happen.  But the green line turned out to be a good guide and I don't think that he could have done any better.

Have a wonder Easter break.

21 comments:

marly said...

Beautiful. It fits the frame perfectly. What a stunning piece.

Margaret said...

Well it looks great, Sandra. Too bad about the green line, but it's not like it detracts from the piece if it's not there. Love it!! Congratulations!

Mindi said...

I think its absolutely gorgeous, and congratulations on such a fabulous finish. Its a sampler I've always admired on the Scarlet Letter website, I just love the floral border.

Laurie in Iowa said...

The frame is perfect and it looks wonderful!

Merry Wind Farm said...

What a great job you did framing this beautiful sampler! Congrats! I don't think not having the green line matters at all.
Melinda

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful - absolutely stunning!!!

Krista said...

Really beautiful, the frame fits perfect!

connie said...

This sampler is even more beautiful after being framed..

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You should be over the moon! It is absolutely fabulous! Congratulations on such a special finish!

Love to Stitch said...

Stunning!!! You do a great job in your own framing-- I could never do it!!! LOL. The colors are so crisp on the linen-- it is just perfect :)

Carmen Sutton said...

Lovely! I don't mind not seeing the green border, makes it seem as if the foral border is endless, like I'm sure you thought when stitching it.

Erica said...

That is just breathtaking! Beautiful stitching!

Melissa said...

It looks great! Actually I think I like it without the green line!

Riverspitter said...

You do such great work!! I've awarded you the Liebster Blog Award and posted a link to your site. I hope more people visit and see your beautiful work.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I love how it turned out framed.

Karoline said...

It's stunning, congratulations

Mary Joan said...

WOW! It's just beautiful. Look forward to seeing progress on your next sampler.

Take Care and Happy Stitching.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

That really is a Wow! Stunning! Takes courage to take on such a big piece- make sure you hang it where everyone can see it - show of your work- proudly!

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness!! It is absolutely stunning. I love the frame! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish.

Jean said...

Its beautiful, just stunning

Ivory Spring said...

Your tablet sampler is stunning!