Oct 26, 2014

The finish is near

Hope you're enjoying what's left of the weekend.  Last one in October!  Damn.
 
Eliz's fancy alphabet is complete and the bottom section should go a little quicker.  No dividing bands, just verse.  This sampler is a little bigger than I expected.  I plan on staining it in the same areas as the original. 
 
 
 When I was searching for the original photo, I came across the webpage of Blesssing Hill Primitives.  She has some very nice items on her pages, like these, some of which are sold.  I'll be anxious to see what will be offered on her Primitive Christmas page
 
Since she offers a PinIt button for Pinterest, I took the liberty of pinning some of her items here from her Gallery page.  Very nice site you can find here and then click on the various pages for items. 


 She stitched a shortened version of Eliz on Aida with three different blues.  Great idea.  If you want a monotone to not be monotonous, use several subtle shades of the same color.  I think hers looks great.
Now I have to verify that Gentle Art threads are colorfast before I drop some stain on them.  If they aren't, I will use Nancy's method of a light touch using an archival ink pad.  Much of the stain is in the bottom portion of the sampler - maybe I should do that now before I complete the stitching. 
 
Thank goodness for Advil, heat, ice, and compression.  I used to wear a lot of jewelry and scarves, but the older I get, my accessories become aids.  Strapped on, hanging from, or wrapped around.
 
Thanks for visiting!
 
 
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12 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy Sunday Miss Marly.... ugh...I knew that it was the last weekend in October (didn't I?), but must have buried it in my subconscious with good reason. That means it's winter here in Nod. Enjoying one last "hurrah" of beautiful fall weather today....(yesterday was nice too, but windier than heck....)Anywho... Eliz is looking spectacular.... I haven't stitched in so long, I'm not sure I can anymore.... My eyes were bad a year ago, and something tells me they may have deteriorated more. I know I've missed much in the time I was gone, but gathered that you are working on cleaning your sister's home. And you said that "f" word. EEEEk....made me itch just thinking about it. Wishing you the best of luck.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

kelley said...

Beautiful samplers...my eyes don't work for x stitch anymore and I loved stitching sampler! ah well, I can hook...

no bike riding this weekend...and those ten miles were going to be spread out over 2 days...I'm in terrible shape!

perfect day to go out and rake some leaves...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm excited to see it done - and what method you use! Fun primitives!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I feel the same way about the end of October that you do. The older I get, the more I hate it.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

Love your Eliz. and hers as well. Not ready for fall and winter either...

Truus said...

Love the way you did your Eliz.Hope your stain will go as you had in your mind.
The sun is rising now as I''m writing this,so a dry day today here.
All the best with everything that hurts and thanks for the link-I like it.
greetings,Truus from the Netherlands

C. M. Designs said...

I think you Eliz is gorgeous.. I also like the idea of using two shades of thread.. Will look forward to how you stain yours..
Thanks for the link.. I love to see prims for sale..
We had our first frost warning last night, so I guess that's it for my outdoor flowers..
Stay warm and cozy and happy with your stitching.
Charlotte in Virginia

Vera said...

Eliza is looking great...also like the one with 3 different shades of blue...need to remember that idea. Can;t believe we turn the clocks back next weekend...and this week we are supposed to hit 80 (eastern PA)!

Carol said...

How nice to see both versions of that sampler, Marly--it looks like it must have been a very relaxing one to stitch...

Barb said...

Fun to see differednt versions of the same sampler. From April to Sept. my best friends were ice and elevation. Thank goodness my knee is gradually getting better. I hope you feel much better soon.

Pam in IL said...

We had great warm weather over the weekend and yesterday I was able to have the windows open! It's much cooler today and now I'm thinking Mother Nature just likes to torture us. Both versions of Eliz look great. I'm anxious to see how you stain yours. Hope you're feeling better!

Maggee said...

OOh Eliz is REALLY nice! Can't wait to see the finish (am very behind in reading blogs! Again!)... I like it mono and in the subtle changes too! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

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