Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Sampler.....

The full sampler is 12 1/2" wide by 52"


the top half......


... the bottom half...


the first block was needleturn... lots of tiny little pieces....


then a row of little 1/2" hexie flowers.....

some stitching and words


I changed the wording to reflect more about what I feel about sewing....

I love the little house with the garden


alphabet and numbers aswell

and a chain of hexies



I think my favourite is this blue cross stitch with daisies and leaves

... but the baskets are cute too - little baskets - 3" squares


and finally a medallion of hexies with a garland of daisies


This pattern is called Times Gone By and is by Helen Stubbings from hugs 'n kisses

I was kindly passed on the pattern from Marina... and now it is going to Jeanette.... I hope you enjoy making it as much as I have....
  
Righto, Gotto Go... my alphabet bears are feeling neglected!!

37 comments:

Terry said...

Oh wow...that sampler is beautiful! :0)

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful piece, love all the different details and you did a beautiful work on it.

Debbie

Christine M said...

It is simply beautiful, Fiona. You have done a wonderful job. xx

Clare said...

Beautiful. I have hunted down my pattern but must complete what`s on the go and a few birthday gifts before attempting mine. Happy Stitching.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona ,wow this is beautiful and so many techniques and stitches used in this one,well done and cant wait to finally meet you,see you sunday xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh this is just beautiful Fiona. I love it xxx

Jeanette said...

So beautiful Fiona. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday. Hugs,xx

Sisbabestitches said...

Wonderful! Love all your individual touches, and the way you have showcased so many of your talents :)

kiwikid said...

Beautiful work Fiona....it is beautiful.

Karen S said...

Your sampler is stunning. So much beautiful work in it. Do you have a special place for it to hang at home?

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
your version is so beautiful, I like your color choices, looks very nice.
Greetings,
Syliva

Susan said...

What a beautiful project. I'm sure you enjoyed using all the different sewing methods, it's a really lovely sampler of your amazing sewing skills.

marina said...

absolutely gorgeous!!
What a great job you have done on this Fiona.
Hope Jeanette enjoys making it too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow ....wow again Xxx

Cheryl said...

Fiona that is one of the most beautiful creations I've ever seen. You've done an amazing job. Just love it

Susan said...

It looks beautiful and I'm sure it was stitched beautifully too!

Sheila said...

Simply beautiful , you did an awesome job on every aspect of this sampler ! Hugs Sheila

Anthea said...

Oh my goodness Fiona, your Sampler looks just stunning - all of your many & varied skills with needle and thread have come together in this beautiful piece... Gorgeous! xx

barb's creations said...

Utterly gorgeous Fiona, simply stunning!! :) Barb.

Too many eggs said...

That's gorgeous, I love the cross stitch section as well, although the house is pretty cute

Sue SA said...

What a beautiful piece of work!

Chantal said...

Just GOOOOORRRGEOUS!! I love your sampler. I think you did an EXCELLENT job. Now you have to work your quilting magic on it. Oh I can't wait!!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Ooh aah I love it. Seeing you changed the wording to suit you I think a little unpicking of the word unknown and then stitch Fiona there instead. Have fun with the quilting.

Happy days.
Bev.

Ondrea said...

I absolutely love it! Love the wording too. Just beautiful.

Jane Galley said...

Love it Fiona, it's beautiful

KaHolly said...

Be still my beating heart! It is just as sweet as can be! Great job sticking to it. I like the concept of passing the pattern along.

Helen said...

Oh it's stunning, LOVE IT !!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

So gorgeous Fiona, I have been enjoying your progress on this one. I love your colours even more than the original. xx

Allie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I can't even tell you how much I love it - you did a really wonderful job, Fiona, definitely hang it with pride!

Egléa Senna said...

Great work! Beautiful! Congratulations!
Hugs!

Lin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Tarnyia said...

Just gorgeous xxx

Dawnie said...

Oh I so love this design, you have done a fabulous job. Ps I tried for that pattern too but it was too late

Chrissie said...

Your sampler is absolutely beautiful Fiona, just love everything about it xcx

Josie said...

Don't think I've ever been lost for words before but I am now!! Fiona... your sampler is totally gobsmackingly gorgeous in every possible way!! I am so in love with it... it hurts :o)

Josie said...

Don't think I've ever been lost for words before but I am now!! Fiona... your sampler is totally gobsmackingly gorgeous in every possible way!! I am so in love with it... it hurts :o)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fiona you've done a simply stunning job...it is absolutely gorgeous...

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