Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Miss Littlebury's Beau

I've finally finished this little sampler. It took forever! It's a small, simple stitch. I was just so uncomfortable stitching in such bright colors I would often forgo stitching on this little piece for another of my projects. If you remember, the inspiration came from some 1930's reproduction fabrics I had in my stash. I adore the fabrics but I am much more accustomed to stitching in duller shades. As I said, I wanted to challenge myself by going outside my comfort zone. I still contend it's a good idea, I just now have a desire to stitch a sampler all in shades of brown :)

I just kept telling myself that all those antique samplers I love were originally stitched in colors just as bright. I do think I will stick to stitching reproduction samplers that look as though they've already been aged through time, but I do like the way this sampler turned out.

If there are any other adventurous souls out there who, perhaps with Spring approaching, would like to try a brighter sampler I am offering Miss Littlebury's Beau as an e-pattern for $6.50. I will have the sampler posted on My Designs page soon but in the meantime if you would like to order a pattern for this sampler please e-mail me at appleseedprim@yahoo.com.

Next I have planned a little sewing and perhaps even some punch needle. While continuing to sort through my things I happened upon a huge stash of weaver's cloth and can't bear to see it sit in a box any longer. In the meantime I have a few free patterns to finish up to help everyone welcome Spring so check back soon.


Jennie Lynn


Krista said...

Very pretty sampler, love the colors on this one.

Deborah said...

Great finish! I love the colors.

Angie Berry said...

I know what you mean about liking the darker colors/browns, I'm the same way. But I really love the colors on this one! Yes, back in the day this is how they started out. This is a very cute design also, love it!

Have a terrific week~

Annie said...

Too funny! I love bright colors. Too many neutrals and muted colors and I get bored. That's what makes horse races as they say!

Penny said...

I love the colors in this sampler.... I don't think they are too bright, although I know what you mean about using duller colors to make it seem like it was stitched back in the day. I think it is wonderful, and will probably be stopping by to order it up!!

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Your finished sampler looks very authentic. Congrats on sticking with it - not just for the end result of a lovely new stitched piece, but also the personal reward you have gained
Liz x

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful sampler ~ but I'm with you I prefer the duller colors too.
Prim Blessings

Theresa said...

The new sampler is beautiful. :0)