July 19, 2012

 Hi ya'll! This is why I have been MIA this summer and staying away from the computer because we all know we can get alot done when we aren't on here...ha! I have been in the middle of a swap for a year and a half with a friend...When she messaged me and offered to swap i leaped on the opportunity...So, I have been stitching her samplers and this is the one i just finished this morning at 5 am...I have had the Carriage House Sampling pattern for 5 yrs and looked forward to stitching it, but never taken the time and I knew I had to save it for a summer project...I was only going to stitch 1 for myself because I knew it would take so long...It has taken almost a month of many many many many many many many many many hrs of stitching....Often stitching from 7 pm to 7 am to get this sampler finished before school starts back....Lori has not seen this sampler and didn't know what I was stitching, so I hope she loves it!!! I hope to stitch myself one next summer....


I stitched it on 22 ct aida with 1 thread over 2....I do this often when I want my samplers larger...It makes the picture bigger, but still makes the fabric look like evenweave...This sampler turned out 7 1/2" by 25 1/2"...


WOW! I'm so glad it's over...ha! And I'm so thrilled with the finished sampler...Now, I can work on some more orders and plan my Fall samplers to be done...:) 

And hopefully be on here more regularly especially since school starts back in less than 3 weeks...UGH! But I can get back to a routine...ha! I haven't slept much this summer....:)


Until next time!!~~hugs, Jen


7 comments:

janet said...

It's beautiful and I am sure she will be suprised when she receives it..It is hard to believe school starts soon..My grandson will be going to first grade..Crazy !!
Have a wonderful weekend..

Raymond Homestead said...

Love that! Lot of work, great job!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!

basketsnprims said...

Jen, I love it and you did an awesome job. Lori will be thrilled. What is the name of the pattern? I would love to stitch it.
hugs,
pam

Susannah said...

Jen...this is so prim ...and GORGEOUS! No doubt a ton of work. Your work is splendid! I LOVE it!

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Jen this is AMAZING!!! You have done a awesome job!!! Lori is going to LOVE it!! I sure do miss you!!

Blessings,
Dana

cucki said...

aww sweet..can you please tell me the name of this cute pattern..i so much wanted to stitch it too..please tell me about it..
huge thank you x