Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Linen Challenge

 I had mentioned in my last post that everyone in our stitchery guild received a piece of linen that will become a book cover. I decided to make mine like a band sampler and my rows so far include:  Crossed buttonhole stitch, Feathered chain stitch, Chevron, Herringbone, Fly, Detached chain, Fly stitch again, rows of Running stitches, Cross stitch leaves and Cretan.
 Haven't decided yet what the next rows will be but the plan is to be finished by next week.
 Very slow progress on my Sampler in Blue but it's coming along :)
 Here is the lovely "F is for Fish" atc I received from Grace from Somerset, UK.  It is so nicely stitched!!  Thank you Grace :)
 A friend from our stitchery guild made me this delightful owl postcard from a napkin.  Thank you Carol!  It's very bright, fun and cheery :)
Caught this White breasted Nuthatch creeping down the tree trunk with a seed. Just love bird watching :)

Have a fabulous day everyone :)

20 comments:

  1. the band sampler is turning out beautifully!!!

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  2. You know what I'm going to say??? I love the owl postcard, this is really cute!! :)

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  3. Your book cover is going to be awesome!! Beautiful stitching!!

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  4. Your stitching is always so beautiful! I love your band sampler for your book cover!

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  5. The book cover is gorgeous. All of these pieces are. The blue work is so different, I really love that too.

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  6. Hello Jeannette - I love your band sampler, you have a beautiful variegated thread in there! Lovely cards too, the owls are such fun. xx

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  7. Wow the book cover is so cute..beautiful stitching x

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  8. Hi, Jenny. What a book cover! wow! And I stand in awe of the bird photo--what a catch!
    best, nadia

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  9. Your book cover is wonderful!!!

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  10. Lucky you to capture a photo of the nuthatch. I keep trying here, but they're simply too skittish. Your band sampler is looking so great...it would be perfect to cover a book you used for noting down stitch ideas...sort of a theme throughout.

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  11. Lovely creations !
    Have a happy first day Spring !
    Anna

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  12. Your band sampler looks great!

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  13. Very nice stitching, your colour choice looks lovely!

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  14. The nuthatch photo would make a fabulous embroidery! The book over is looking really beautiful- such great colours and harmonious stitches.

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  15. Lovely stitches on the linen will make a wonderful little Stitch Bible. Your blue stitchery is beautiful...slow and steady. ATC fish stitching is amazing. Fun little owl postcard. I love your photo of the birdie with seed. Spring Sunshine and Smiles...

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  16. I love the colours in your band sampler. Sampler in blue is coming along beautifully. I adore the F is for fish atc. Grace did an amazing job. The owls are the perfect touch for a cold spring day.

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  17. your book cover is going to be lovely, so many different stitches. Like Grace`s fish, i am doing a RR with her at the moment through the embroidery friends group.

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  18. Your band sampler is beautiful,wonderful choice of stitches and lovely color scheme ! That fish is cute! The nuthatch photo looks like a painting :)

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