Monday, March 3, 2014

Stumpwork Sampler FINISHED!!!!!



As I mentioned on Facebook this January, my operating rule for 2014 is that I have to complete a
WIP
(Work In Progress)
for every new canvas I start.  A Daunting task, 
but none-the-less, try I must!
Two weeks ago I realized that it is time for me to start stitching on 
a new Retailers Club that I plan to
 reveal in April/May...
so that meant I had to finish something!  Yikes!  What would it be?
Well I pulled out my Stumpwork Sampler to have a look.
It was close.  Only the outer borders and beading and trim
around the Nosegay left to stitch!  I could do it! 
Here are a few close-up pics:
















The Sampler is composed of some of my favorite things.
Each and every item stitched has a special meaning for me.  I can't wait
to have it framed and place it where I can cherish it always!

And just a tiny sneak peek at my Upcoming Retailers Club:



Until next time,
Happy Stitching all!










17 comments:

  1. I am completely gob-smacked by this glorious piece of needlework! The variety of stitches is extensive, but the overall effect is so harmonious. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Love the word Gob-smacked! Tee-hee! Thanks! Karen!

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  3. Oh that's gorgeous. I'm working on designing myself. You are very talented. Do you paint your own canvases. What is the retailers club

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  4. Please say this stitch guide is available!

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    1. Suzanne, this was not a painted canvas. I started with a line drawing of ovals and squares and rectangles, stitched backgrounds first, then added everything on top out of my li'l noggin. Soooo,
      I have to figure out how I will do this!!!

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    2. That's perfect. I prefer working from charts. I'll look forward to your publishing a guide!

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  5. Well done Kelly, I know how hard it is to finish a UFO this big. The final piece is wonderful. Congratulations.
    Arlene
    http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Arlene, WOW! All the way from the land down under! Just saw your blog and love how you converted your stitching studio!
      A Great space...and I LOVE the crazy quilt curtains! Brilliant

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  6. Wow, amazing stitching! I'm completely in love with it!

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  7. This is dazzling! What a treat to look at each area.

    On a separate topic, can you do a blog article about using your matching fabrics from Spoonflower for making pillows. What weight fabric do you recommend? Show how you would use the fabrics together, etc. Thanks!

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    1. Gretchen Thanks for the idea! I will add it to my list of posts coming soon! :~)

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  8. I'm totally flabbergasted and in love!!

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  9. Kelly my friend, this is so awesome. I think my favorite part is the goldfish. But it's hard to pick. You set the bar pretty high Mrs.! Miss you. Xoxo Patty B.

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  10. I also want it to be able to!

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