Wednesday, April 25, 2012

And Finally A Finish

Hello friends !!!

Has it ever happened to you that you stitch and stitch but don't really  have much to show for?  Well, that is my case.  I have been stitching, but I only have one finish to show you ! Please see the picture below and let me know if you like it.  It is My Handworke by Plum Street Samplers.  Such a pleasure to stitch...

"My Handworke" by Plum Street Samplers
Stitched on 40ct Newcastle in Terra Cotta
NPI silks called for

The thing that attracted me the most to this little sampler was the verse.  Isn't it just absolutely beautiful and meaningful.  I do hope God will allow us to stitch in heaven, don't you?

There are so many different motifs and below are my favorites.  The peacocks.....

The gentleman with the doggie.....

And my very favorite of all, the lyon and the lamb.....

I am so excited about the next project I am starting.  It is a design that I have always loved.  The picture on the chart doesn't do it justice at all I think, but when I saw the conversion at The Attic, I knew I had to stitch it...,  It is the Kingsford Sampler by Carriage House Samplings.  I am stitching it on 40ct Vintage Pecan Butter with The Attic conversion to Au Ver A Soie.  So excited about this one.  I'll show you a bit of progress as soon as I start.

I am so grateful that tax season is over !!!  It is such a busy time and it really doesn't leave me much time to work on my stitch wallets.  Now that all is quieter, I've been able to make some new stitch wallets.  You can see them below :-)  Let me know if you are interested in any of them...

.... And these are some of the fabric combinations that I have bought to make into wallets.  I have so many beautiful ones.  The outside fabrics are the ones on the top and the inside fabrics are the ones underneath.  I am looking forward to some free time to work on them!!  

Below are the latest fabrics from Blackbird Designs (I think they are the latest ones anyway, I've never seen them before).  They are just so beautiful.  I had to buy some extra fabric to make some wallets for me also !!!  

And last, but not least, I wanted to mention that I was, very graciously offered, the Liebster Blog Award by Betty from Samplers From Spring Creek as well as Jane from Stitching In My Garden.  I was so touched by their thoughtfulness.  The Liebster Blog Award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers and these are the rules (in case you care to know them :-)

    1. I must acknowledge the person(s) who gave me the award by posting a link to their blog (check !)
    2. I must post the award on my blog (check !)
    3. I must pass the award to other five bloggers, post links to their blogs and let them know they are the recipients by commenting on their blog (check !)
    4. Share five random facts about myself (oh boy !) (check !)

So the five bloggers I choose to pass the award to are:

Five random things about me are:

1.  If I were born again, I would be a violoncello player.  I absolutely love the sound of the cello.  
2.  I have fulfilled my dream of swimming with dolphins.
3.  I can't stand the smell of matches.
4.  I played basketball competitively for many years..
5.  I have hiked three mountains over 14,000 feet tall.

Well, this is one very long post, but it is mostly pictures.  Sorry if I bored you to death.  I hope to be back again soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I really appreciate them !!




Julianne said...

Congratulations! Your sampler is wonderful and I DO love the verse. I had never seen it before.

Enjoy your new project!


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous finish, Natalia! Looking forward to seeing your progress on the CHS piece. Love the new stitch wallets as well as the fabric pairings for future ones.

Robin in Virginia

pam said...

Your sampler is lovely. Great fabrics too.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I want more of your wallets. So many pretty fabrics!!! Wow! I love your finish -- so pretty! And your next project -- did you have to say that about the Attic having a conversion for it? Sigh. I want to stitch it too!!!!! OMG! Gorgeous! Such a great post, Natalia. Yummy!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish... it's such a sweet sampler. Love the new project you've picked and it's going to look wonderful with those lovely silks.
I'm sending you an e-mail about a stitch wallet... they're all wonderful.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your sampler is beautiful! I believe there will be stitching in heaven!

Your fabrics are beautiful--love the blackbird fabric.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's gorgeous and I just love the verse too! Can't wait to see the start on the new project and it looks like you've got some great new project bags in queue!

Deb said...

I love your finish. I might have to get that chart! I never noticed the little A&E in the corner!

All the fabrics you've picked out for your wallets are wonderful!

Terri said...

Congrats on the finish and I am anxious to watch your progress on the new project.

I love the stitch wallets, especially the one at the top. What is the size and cost?

Laura said...

Love this post! And thank you so much for the award!! I will get busy on that over the next few days!

Love the finish! Love the new CHS with the conversion! I have never seen that chart before. Very different and totally cool!

And the stitching wallets and new fabric combinations are making my heart beat fast!!!

Is Wallet #11 still available?? If so I love it and want it!! The one with the little paper doll dresses and the darling lining fabric. I am having spasms over here about it!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know and I will put a check in the mail!


Deborah said...

Great finish! I love the verse , as well. Look forward to your next start.

Krista said...

Great new finish, and new project! Love all your wallets, the fabrics are so beautiful.

Melanie said...

Your latest finish is lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the new start, the silk look so yummy.
I've just received the chart for 'Spanish Mystery Sampler' after being inspired by your beautiful finish.

Chris said...

Wonderful post Natalia!
I love your finish! The verse is wonderful. Your next start is going to be wonderful. I love this design, I wish she was still designing.
Your fabrics and wallets are wonderful.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! And I am trying very hard to resist one of those fabric combos :-). We'll see how I do!!! The more wallets I have the more projects I can kit, LOL.

Lois said...

Love your PSS finish - it's gorgeous! And what a great choice for your next WIP. Your wallets are lovely!

Patty C. said...

Your stitching is just lovely & the wallets - Well - what can i say - Just perfect !!!!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish, Natalia! I can't wait to see your new start! Those thread colors are so pretty!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish! Love the colors for your next project and those fabrics ~ love them all!!
Congrats on your award!

Littlebit said...

What a beautiful finish!! Gotta love PSS! ! Lol!!
Love all of your beautiful wallets, too.

Nicola said...

I love your sampler, it is so meaningful. I hope to stitch this one day for my home.

Dona said...

Natalia, your My Handworke is gorgeous! I've always loved that design.

Can't wait to see your work on Kingsford Sampler. The AVAS threads are gorgeous with the linen.

Pretty wallets, as usual!!

Lanie said...

Hi Natalia, just visited your blog for the first time! What lovely stitching! Everytime I visit the CHS website, I pause to admire and ponder "Kingsford Sampler". I've never seen it stitched so I can't wait to follow your progress! And, yes, I too love the sentiment on "My Handworke". It's a lovely thought that we can have a little corner in heaven for a weekly "stitch in"!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a great finish and your new project will certainly be fantastic. Wow all of those great stitch wallets!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

Natalia, your sampler is gorgeous, and I love the verse too. Your new needlework project and silks are beautiful. No wonder that you are so excited to begin stitching it!

Your stitching wallets are so wonderful! I would love to have one or two or three! I will email you about my selection. Blessings!

Nieves Mª said...

Hola Natalia,

Unas labores maravillosas. PSS tiene unos patrones preciosos y este te ha quedado muy bien!!
Las bolsas y las telas estupendas
Muchos Besos
Nieves Mª