Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Personalized Samplers

Most people do not know that I am doing personalized samplers.  So I wanted to share with you some photos of the samplers I have been doing.  

The first one I did was for my dearest friend Kiki.  I really wanted something special for her for her birthday.  She is a retired school teacher,  an equestrian,  and an experienced seamstress. She is very talented in so many other ways as well.  I began making a list of all things I think of when I think of her and it grew exponentially.  Family is very important to her so I added them as well.  When I presented it to her for her birthday and she was thrilled with it.  She is stitching it in blues--her favorite color. 

Next  I did this sampler for my friend and *almost daughter* Angel.  Again I chose all the things I think of when I think of her.  And her favorite color is purple!

I did this sampler for Tracy.  Her favorite colors are pink and green but I also want to show how easily these can be done as a monochromatic design.

I am working on a couple more at the moment.  I love doing these and would like to do more of them.  If you are interested in a sampler of your own, please email me and I will work something up for you.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Carol's Flutterby Garden Pocket

I am always so happy to see how others stitch my designs.  There are so many wonderful fabrics and fibers out there.  Colors in every hue, tint and variation one can imagine.  Carol loved my Flutterby Garden cell phone pocket and wanted it done in her favorite color--red.  I love it.  It was stitched with Hand-dyed Fibers from Vikki Clayton, including three reds and an overdyed silk for the Flutterby.   Here is a photo of her finished pocket. 

Thanks, Carol, for allowing me to share this photo with everyone.

If you have any photos of your stitched pieces or even WIPs of my designs, please send them to me so I can share them.  I really enjoy seeing them.