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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Red Cross Stitch Project Completed! Pearls and Lace Thursday #143

  It is finally finished!!
(see Wilma??)
I worked and worked and it's finally done.  As soon as I clipped the last thread, I took it to the ironing board and ironed it flat.  And then the fun began!

As a lover of vintage sewing items, I have a lot of things in my craft space that I can choose from.  But some of my very favorites are trims and buttons (as you know if you've seen much of my blog!).  
I got things off the shelves, pulled items out of drawers, took my sewing boxes off the desk, and this is what I used.  The different shades of reds just make me happy.  I love red.  Of course I love most colors!
(don't ask me about aqua though...)

The sampler is known as the Beaumont, and I ordered the chart a few years ago and started it.  I know, it takes me while to finish things!

Just because I was confused about why samplers from this era didn't have certain letters in their alphabets, I will mention this:  The letters I, and W were left out many times because of the redundancy of the stitches...
in other words, the J could be copied to be an I, and the V used to make a W.  

Above, the original chart has other initials.  My husband thought it would be neat to have my own initials as the maker of this one.  I humored him...and added the G for him to the chart as well!

The initials tape is French laundry tape used to identify clothing sent to the laundries.
Just gorgeous!

And because of the red theme, I had to add my lovely trims still in their own original packaging!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my reds.  
I am delighted to be finished with this sampler and will be getting it framed soon.
And before I get going with the party, I'd like to say a huge welcome to my newest followers!!!
I'm always so excited to make new friends!

As of today, we are in the middle of a cold spell (as most of you are).  We got down to 29 last night!!
But, the chimney sweep is coming any minute now and we will have a nice fire in the fireplace in a matter of a few hours.  I always love the smell of a wood fire, and am looking forward to the first fire of the season.  

So, it's time for the party!  Feel free to add your lovely post to the link below.  Just add the url code from your post to the link and go by and visit the others!  I will be hopping over to visit each of you!
Lots of hugs to you!


sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh your work is very,very beautiful. Your a master Queen at what you do. I aded you but I see it is a business site. I do not sew or go to these parties.

So I did not realize when I added my name on here. Sorry about that.

The very best with your business.

God bless.

Christine M said...

Your sampler is just beautiful. I love how you have displayed it with all those gorgeous red items.

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh! It is gorgeous! And, I just love the red, my favorite color, but like you, I also love all colors.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

okay I will keep looking at your blog.Thank you.

I have commented awhile back.

You are a lovely dress maker and can alter it all so nice.

Your gift. God bless you.

I like to look at your work.

Give comments.

I am myself making scrapbooks for myself.

I have done so many for others. Out of lace.

I think near the end of my blog.

I have put lace albums up I have done.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thanks for hosting another great party Doni....hugs, Penny


It is lovely! You did an awesome job and the reds are so pretty!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Doni,
So glad to be linking with you this week. I loved seeing your gorgeous red sampler. It looks vintage!

SarahGeorge said...

OMG! What a beautiful amazing work it is! I just loved every detail! You are so greatly talented!! :)

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Dearest Doni, your sampler is beautiful. I did not know that about the letters. You learn something new everyday. I know how it feels to make beautiful things and I am sure you are delighted with it. I love all your beautiful red trims. You have a treasure trove of loveliness.....

YAY for our cooler temps Doni. I knwo both you and I are happy for this beautiful Fall weather. I even got out my winter coat. I might actually get to wear it....

Hugs my friend, Beverly

Mom E. said...

It just takes my breath away! is that on 32 count fabric? Would you mind adding the details about the stitched piece? I will not say how long I ahve been stitching my sampler....uh uh...no siree...I hope to finish it one day!
Love all your pictures...gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...


Wilma said...

Hello dear Doni,

What a lovely post! So happy for you that you finished the sampler.
Great job !! You must be a very patient person !!
It is so beautiful ! I love it. Never knew this about the missing letters.
The photo's are wonderful,
all the reds in combination with your creation.
And this initials!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, dear friend.

Hugs and Blessings to you,

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful blog, and very beautiful craft work, I am sure I will be back again

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh wow, I love the red and your sampler is so beautiful. Your work is amazing.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, Doni.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Doni, we miss your lovely posts!
Just wanted to wish you happy holidays before things get too crazy. One more week and I'm on vacation, yay!
Blessings to you and yours.

Mom E. said...

Doni, your sampler is just ....WOW!!!! so gorgeous!
I adore it and know how much time and commitment and discipline it tok to get that finished. Inspires me to work on the one I started for hubby and I's anniversary. It was to go in our bedroom when we built our house 19 years ago...and now...it is still just barely started. Have you ever had one of those stitchery projects that just took forever and was so complicated that it made every project after that seem like a chore? That happened to me 24 years ago and I have stitched so much less since then. I think if I looked at things realistically more often, I would get things finished...hmmm.
I think I will do that!


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