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.

xoxo

Jennie Lynn

8 comments:

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
Robin

Theresa said...

The new sampler is beautiful. :0)