Apr 21, 2012

A little chart for you

Hello stitchers.  I was searching for lost floss, missing charts, and the new purchases which have all seemed to run off.  In the midst of throwing things from boxes and folders, I came across one of my graphs that I never stitched.  I wanted to stitch something in remembrance of family members that I could add to as time passed.  I planned on finishing the back with the envelope method so I could open to add initials.   The scan just wasn't showing the grid clearly so I transferred it to a stitch program for more clarity.    Since I never stitched it, there is nothing to show, but I thought if some of you are adventurous and like this idea, go for it.  When I first worked it out, I had planned on family initials of those passed in the bottom area stitched over one in a little box.  Well, where do you draw the line?  I've lost so many aunts, uncles, my parents, in-laws, and of course, pets, that I considered making the base of the tree longer to accommodate a second row.  The more I look at it, I like it without the initials and really don't need them to remember loved ones when I see this.  So if you would like to stitch this, with or without personalization, please send me a photo when completed.  The colors are simple, and with unbleached linen, 644 is great, but on a lighter ground, 3023 is better.  I mentioned that mom has been on my mind more so lately, and her birthday is the 23rd, so I found it poignant that I came across this chart today.  I just thought of maybe a better idea - how about an appropriate verse or quote over one at the bottom?  No?  A short one over two?  No?  Just a thought.  Edited - I redid the chart, taking out the initials and adding the words at the bottom. Two choices.
These are the colors on unbleached linen.  The initials were going to be done in a deep red but now I think 3021 or the 644 would be better.  I don't remember how to show a chart for copying so if any one is interested but has a problem, let me know.  I think you click on the photo, it enlarges, and then you right click and "save".  Pass the fish oil please!!  I want my old sharp memory back!!



 
Also wanted to show the ground cover I planted late fall (don't mind the weeds -haven't worked outside yet).  This is black scallop ajuga and I was pleasantly surprised at these bright blue spring flowers.  It was raining and dark when I took the photo so you can imagine how bright they are in sunlight.  The leaves are a very dark crimson and I love this little plant.
That's it.  Quick post.  Just wanted to pass this along.
Stay safe - thank you for visiting.


18 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Memory samplers are wonderful. Each time I see one they make me smile because I know the people who have crossed the rainbow bridge were loved and are missed.

Terri said...

What a sweet sentiment! I think the colors are great on the linen.

Shirlee said...

I love the memory sampler idea & the colors you picked out for it but my thoughts are the same as yours ... where to draw the line. The dilemma is having oodles of aunts, uncles & cousins even though you've never met half of them & 7/8 of the rest of them don't associate with you ... lol! I'll have to think on this : )

Susieq said...

I understand the problem completely. One Christmas I bought little bells with names printed on them for my family members who had passed. The little tree only holds so many bells, so that help me keep the number of bells down. It is my Angel Tree(Everytime a Bell Rings, an Angel gets their wings). I think I would do the piece without initials and that way no problem.

Vera said...

HI Marly, I love this design!! Thank you so much. And the idea. So many things to stitch and so little time. That plant is gorgeous as well. I noticed this a.m. that our Iris have opened (about 2 weeks early), some snap dragons re-seeded themselves and are blooming and our Lily of the Valley are opening. And they are saying a nor'easter for tonight-tomorrow????? Yikes!!

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Hello. I'm new to visiting your blog and wanted to thank you for the sweet pattern. Your needlework is beautiful.

P.J. said...

Lovely little memorial piece, thank you for sharing. Love the colors.

Margaret said...

Marly, it's a wonderful design, and I love your idea of putting family members on like you described too. Thanks for sharing the chart with us. You're a sweetheart!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Marly:
Your lovely blue flowers scream Spring!
Thank you so much for the memorial sampler design.
It's just how I feel right now, I'm quite sad and it's a perfect piece for me to try and stitch now. The color choices are beautiful and soft.
By the way, I right click, choose open image in new tab, and then you are able to enlarge if you need to. Then save.
Thank you again, bless you.
Hugs,
Susan

Barb said...

What a wonderful memory piece and thanks so much for sharing. Your plants look super. I'm always happy to see something come up that I planted in the fall.

Isobel -Argante- said...

Hi Marly,
what a lovely pattern, thanks so much for sharing it :-)
Have a lovely sunday :-)

Isobel

Siobhán said...

I love that memorial design! Between my DH & I, we have 9 siblings and 8 of them are married with kids. It's hard to focus on some and not feel like we're jilting others, but in the end it's the people who've had an impact on my kids' lives that I'd include on stitched pieces.

That plant is really nice! Great colors.

Chris said...

Such a sweet chart. Thanks you. I love your color choices.
That Ajuga looks very happy :)

Carol said...

This is such a special piece for us to remember those who have left us, Marly... Thank you for sharing :)

Glenna said...

What a lovely remembrance. I tend not to stitch things with my relatives' initials, because our family is so small, I run out of initials (i.e. the Anniversaries of the Heart BBD project). And I like those blue flowers--I don't think I've seen them anywhere before!

Robin said...

Great art invokes emotion. Your design certainly does. Well done! Thank you for the lovely design.

Bertie said...

A lovely idea Marly, making your own family tree which looks wonderful!! I shall not stitch this now but probably at some later date, thank you so much!

Vickie said...

I have black scallop too! It is very nice.

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