Tuesday, 22 July 2008

A blast from my past - stitching!

I was looking at Patti's blog the other night (see my sidebar) and it reminded me that I had done a sampler some time back and couldn't remember what I'd done with it. After some searching I dug it out and couldn't believe firstly it was so long since I'd stitched it (1998 - it says so!) and secondly that I'd gone into so much detail. I think it's gorgeous so thought I'd blog it. It's on 32 count linen for those of you who know and includes drawn thread work and different types of stitch. I'll have to get it framed instead of leaving it sitting in a box.





11 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous is right! What beautiful detail!

Paula said...

Gorgeous detailed stitching. I love the colours too.
I used to do a lot of stitching & wonder where I ever found the patience!

Creative Chaos said...

Ooh Carol, That sampler is gorgeous !!! And not easy to stitch!! You did a great job with it !!
Patti xx

Em's Blog said...

Gorgeous stitch work Carol.. really beautiful and you should definitely frame and display it.

Chris said...

Oh my, Carol. What a beautiful piece of work. So much detail and intricacy.

You must definitely get it framed.

Seona said...

What a lot of beautiful work Carol! So many techniques displayed in a gorgeous piece. Definitely get it on the wall ;-)

MARGARET FIELD said...

stunningly beautiful. you MUST have it hanging in pride of place.

finnabair said...

I've looked through your blog...geat, inspiring works!
I'dlike to learn moore about alcohol inks...now I'm only onmy start :)
I add you to my bloglist... and promise to visit you to find inspiration :)

Carol R said...

I stitched this Darlene O'Steen sampler back in 1997 - there are pictures on my blog in the Archives - probably Dec last year or Jan this year. I love her samplers. You did a really lovely job of it so you should get it framed.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I was just over on Pattis too....

incredible the amount of work that goes into creating something like this. Amazing, Carol.

catharinas-love said...

I love all the different details ,and I love stitching to !