Monday, May 9, 2011

A Finish and A Start!

Blackbird Designs
2008 Mystery Sampler
30 ct R & R Highland Mist
Called for GAST and WDW threads

Another Crazy January Challenge finish! Feel free to click on this one to see it better. I did make a few changes. The WDW Moss ran out right at the end and I substituted WDW Olive on the stems of the flowers in the flower basket on some of the last section. Also, the GAST Shaker White didn't show up well on this fabric, so I used GAST Flax on some of the buds on the green border. Do you see how close I came to the end of the fabric on the right side? I cut this fabric to the specifications called for in the pattern, but wish I had another two inches.




Mary Hannah Gipson
SANQ Winter 2010
30 ct Natural Linen
DMC, WDW, & GAST threads

I admit that I am substituting some threads on this one. Three skeins of GAST Wood Trail are called for and I don't like that color OR the extensive use of it in this smallish sampler. So I am using WDW Bark for the border, name and age on the bottom. And GAST Manor Red for all of the upper alphabet, numbers, etc. So far I am really liking the red :)


I signed up for the Mystery Sampler by Brenda Gervais that is coming out later this month. Did anyone else? Inquiring minds want to know :)

17 comments:

Deborah said...

Love your BBD finish! I signed up for the new mystery sampler, as well. i just love a mystery.

Marina said...

These words are absolutely true:) needle and fabric and threads must to be:)

Margaret said...

Love the finish and the start too! I signed up for the mystery too!

Nancy said...

Beautiful finish! I signed up for the mystery sampler too! Great new start!

Maggee said...

Lovely finish! I completed and framed one part only--the one about counting my day complete of course! I look forward to seeing the sampler as you progress. And yes, I am joining the SAL and should get the first chart this Thursday! Can't wait! Hugs.

mdgtjulie said...

Good work. You have a finish, and I like the red too. Keep up the good work!!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful finish! I do see how you got close to the edge... whew, I am glad it fit. Love the A&E sampler you started.

I am so behind on blogs. Congrats on finishing Mary as well.

Christine said...

Your BBD finish is beautiful, greatr new start too.

Alice said...

Beautiful finish! Love the grapes! What a nice sentiment too... I certainly resent it if I don't get a little stitching every day.

Elaine said...

Congratulations on your finish it;s gorgeous!

Carol said...

Congratulations, Teresa, on a stunning finish!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love, love, love that mystery sampler.

Natalia said...

Great finish !!! I love the mystery sampler. This inspires me to start mine.

Ranae said...

OMGosh!! Love the BBD finish. It looks so awesome
Nice start
I am thinking I should have signed up the mystery sampler

Suzanne said...

Love your BBD Mystery finish, you have done a beautiful job.

I am a bit hmmm about mine at the moment as the thread colour for the house is almost the same colour as the fabric and it dosen't look as good as I had hoped. I have had enough of frogging on this piece so it's going to stay that colour.

Nice new start on Mary!

Joanie said...

Love your BBD finish and I have Mary in my to-do pile. I've signed up for the Mystery sampler too. I'm debating on what color of linen I want to stitch it on. I'm not fond of the recommended color. Gee, that means stash diving. Poor me! LOL!