Friday, 3 August 2012

Sampler done! and other bits and bobs!

Happy Friday, friends! The summer is flying by and I'm keeping busy with the kids running here and there!

So it has taken me longer than usual to finish this sampler by Margaret & Margaret. To be honest I started it way back in March before I broke my wrist. Just glad to have completed it!

This is a close up of some of the details~

It is stitched on 28 ct natural linen. This was actually the first time I stitched one over one. The name Phebe Allen Age 7 was all done one over one and I can only say I'm not in a hurry to do any more one over one.

And this was another UFO I got made up into a bag made of blue ticking~

Lastly I got wool! Thanks to Tanya of Friendship Crossing and My lil' Craft Barn Etsy who helped me get some lovely fall colored wool as I'm looking forward to stitching up some fall things very soon!
Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Have fun


  1. Both came out just wonderful!
    I love the designs on the sampler, and your wool colors are wonderful.

  2. Beautiful sampler, Christine! I am so itching to stitch something, but I have too many shows lined up. Stitching will wait until November. Gorgeous wools--love them all--Jan

  3. Hello Chritine, such a great sampler,love it. Also sweet little blut ticking bag, how can you not love ticking, makes me happy. Enjoy the weekend,Francine.

  4. Oh Christine that sampler is beautiful. Is it hard to see doing the cross stitch on linen? I love the look but don't know if I could see well enough, the joys of old eyes!LOL The bag is darling too! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the the beautiful wool becomes, love the colors. have a great weekend!
    Be blessed,

  5. Both are so lovely finishes..
    I love your wool colors so much xxx

  6. Ah, Christine, you broke your wrist ?
    I never realised that it was so long since I last visited.... Although I can see broken wrist or not, your just as perfect.
    :-) X X X

  7. What wonderful finishes! Love it!


  8. Good to see you too X X X X X X

  9. Hi Christine.. Been off the blogtrail a while but glad to call by for a catch up.. Your sampler is wonderful beautiful stitchin'.. Angi X

  10. Hi Christine:) The sampler is so pretty. I favor those colors. Tans and browns together with the blue look so nice. Your fall wool colors is giving me "fall" fever....if there is such a thing. Happy you got your UFO bag done. It's nice too. -Steph-

  11. Christine,
    your sampler is beautiful, colors are perfect together! It sounds like your folks had another wonderful trip to the States. Been trying to get caught up on everyone too.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and offering prayers and encouragement. My hubby is making progress everyday.
    Blessings to you and yours,

  12. I like your blog so much! And these works are amazing! Above all I really love the first one! *.*

  13. Love your sampler, it's so pretty! Your little bag is so cute too. Beautiful stitching as always :)

  14. Love the blues and browns!! Very pretty!
    Such sweet finishes.
    Ooohhhh..,..those wools are lovely. Looking forward to seeing how you use those!!

  15. It looks so beautiful. I love the colors! Enjoy your day!

  16. I love the sampler bag with the berries! Perfectly prim! Beautiful site! Excuse me while I explore your site some more! :)

    God Bless!


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