Feb 3, 2016

Christmas to Valentine

Hey.  What's happening?  All good I hope.
 
Was going through old magazines for recycling and came across the one ornament I saved the mag for.  Just Cross Stitch December 1989 had this darling sampler on the cover.
 
 
 
 I changed to my own dyed linen, dark thread, gold for the crown, filled the hearts with red, and added the cupid arrow where initials should be.  I still like this design as they show it and plan to stitch it on a higher count linen with ivory thread.  This is 28 (?) count and measures around 4"x3".
It will almost certainly (almost being the key word) have the check for its backing. I need to add a stitch to each side of the arrow's heart and one more feather row.  Also changed Mi to My, left off extra stitches on the g.  Do you think this Christmas design turned into a Valentine?   Hope so because IF the finishing doesn't result in a flame being thrown out the window, this will be my next giveaway.  But when?  That depends on whether I order a mini pom pom to match (sight unseen) and learn to attach it, or reduce the possibility of flames and just sew into an ornament.  Am I feeling lucky?
 
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25 comments:

Truus said...

Do love the changes you made for Christmas into Valentine.
As well as Martha is also a lovely sampler.
greetings,
Truus from Holland

Janet said...

I think this is a great finish and looks very Valentine..... I'm doing a few little hearts to hang on a small metal tree for my kitchen ....:)

Janet said...

I think this is a great finish and looks very Valentine..... I'm doing a few little hearts to hang on a small metal tree for my kitchen ....:)

Robin in Virginia said...

I think it looks great, Marly! It makes a great Valentine.

Margaret said...

Very cute! Love Martha too. Love pompoms. :D

Barb said...

What a great change!!

Primitive Stars said...

I love it Marly, sweet Valentine I think.Blessings Francine.

Sherry said...

I think it is adorable! You changed it around and made it 1 of a kind!

Krissy B. said...

Love how you changed it up! It's always fun to see your version of something.Very fun! Krissy B.

Ms Peppercorn said...

Much cuter your way.

Lil Raggedy Angie said...

Indeed a great Valentine! Love your changes! Have a great Thursday~Angela

C. M. Designs said...

I admire the way you do your own "thing".........using different colors of thread and changing charts to your liking. Amazing.....
Happy Valentine's Day !
Charlotte in Va.

Vickie said...

Sweet changes. Looks like a Valentine.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the changes! I think you can do it with no flames - just tack the pom thing on!

Syd said...

Beautiful adaptation!

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

This was a great idea...Christmas to Valentine. I love how you think out of the box all of the time. I am thinking I have this issue....will search it out sometime today.

Carol said...

What a great eye you have, Marly--I think you've turned it into a darling Valentine's piece :)

debbie haggard said...

Marly, Christmas??? nah,,,, this is a perfect Valentine!! (its perfectly darling; with or without the pompom trim!)

diamondc said...

Marly: It is surely a Valentine stitch so sweet, I like the changes you made.

Blessings
Catherine

CathieJ said...

I like your alterations. It is so pretty.

Maggee said...

NO Flames, please!! That is a really cute Valentines piece... you did good in converting it! I like all your colors, and the backing fabric. I would imagine you just sew the pom pom trim on... or if it has a good edge, include it when you sew the sides together. Hugs!

Evelyne said...

`wow I'm in love with this little sampler. I like your version off it!

Have a nice weekend,
Evelyne

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

LOVE your version!

CJ said...

I love your changes, change is good.

CJ

TheCrankyCrow said...

I love both versions!! PLEASE put the matches away..... I assume you are talking pompom like cording around the outside after it's finished? (yeah, I'm a bit slow at times...especially on Mondays....) Smiles & Flameless Hugs ~ Robin

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