Thursday, February 20, 2014

Christmas Garden

I started Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs way back in October 2012, and finally finished it a few weeks ago.








I used the recommended threads and this was the first time I've stitched on 40 count linen - my fabric choice was Lakeside Linens 40ct Vintage Light Examplar. I stitched in the initials of my maternal line, going back to my great Grandmother and included Hannah's initials to the sampler.

This was a lovely sampler to stitch and hopefully I'll be able to get my friend to frame it for me soon.



37 comments:

Alice said...

Katrina, your stitching is just lovely! I love your finish. Makes me want to stitch this one.

Maggee said...

Gosh--we like lots of the same projects! This is in my stash to be started! However, I purchased the called-for linen, and despise it! I like the linen you used and will be getting that color instead! Gorgeous finish! Hugs!

shez said...

wow Katrina this is beautiful,what an awesome finish,well done.xx

backporchcarver said...

stunning!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous sampler, Katrina! I love the colors so much and your stitching is lovely...

Wendy Welsh said...

This is lovely! I don't think I'm brave enough to use 40 count linen! I struggle with 32 count these days. Enjoy using the finer linens while you can still see the holes!

Von said...

Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful project!!

Bonny Woomer said...

Just started the same project a few weeks ago...stitching it on Lakeside Vintage Maritime White 36 ct. I'm jealous that you're finished with it...looks great! ~*

Christine said...

I just began the Christmas Garden last weekend so it's really an inspiration to see it finished so beautifully! Congrats!

Martina M said...

Eine wunderschöne Arbeit, ich bin ganz begeistert. Tolle Farben und ganz gleichmäßig gestickt. Toll.
Liebe Grüße
Martina

Mylene said...

A gorgeous finish!!

Thoeria said...

Congrats on a stunning finish!

Manuela said...

Congratulation.

The Sampler looks so fantastic.

Greetings, Manuela

Iulia said...

very cute..i love it!

Vickie said...

Fabulous! Love your personalization.

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Katrina!

Natasha said...

Beautiful stitching. 40ct lakeside linen is my ALL time favorite to stitch on.

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

Kay said...

This is just beautiful. I love Blackbird Designs and find them to be timeless. This is going on to my must sew list!

Ranae said...

Beautiful!!
I have to dig my WIP out, after seeing yours
I love inspiration and you sure gave it to me :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous! What a nice heirloom with the family tree stitched on it.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

It is stunningly beautiful Katrina! Well done!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish!

Andrea said...

Katrina, a fabulous finish. The colours are just gorgeous.

Nicky said...

Stunning Katrina, what a beautiful finish... I really need to get on with mine now don't I!!

Elizabeth said...

Another gorgeous project Katrina. I
Don't know how you do it on such fine fabric, I sometimes struggle with count 28 even with new glasses. Just start on Joyfulness from Little House Needleworks

Paisley said...

Beautiful stitching!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your Christmas garden is so beautiful, looks like lots of work!!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

sigisart said...

Dear Katrina,
that looks so levely. Great!!!
Hugs from germany
sigisart

Tatkis said...

Gorgeous sampler, I love every detail!
I started a big rose sampler couple of years ago, may be it's time to get back to it :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Robin said...

Beautiful piece. Love the idea of the initials. Nice heirloom piece.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Valentina said...

A really stunning finish!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its beautiful! Congratulations!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its beautiful! Congratulations!

Ana Julia said...

Es muy bonito. Estoy realizando uno muy parecido. Felicitaciones.

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