Friday, July 2, 2010

Quick Update about Sweet Alabama


Barb picked up The Workbasket’s free chart, Pink Flower from Needle Delights in Pensacola, FL, during our trip to the beach. She added the border and words to commemorate our vacation. We are not able to give out the pattern for the flower. It is a design by The Workbasket and copyrighted by them. A portion of the flower outline is given so you can align their pattern with ours.
Visit their web-site (www.theworkbasket.net) to see more of their great designs.
Check with your local cross stitch shop and see if they also have Pink Flower by the Workbasket. If your local shop doesn't have the pattern, I know that Needle Delights still has some.

Barb did change the colors of the flower. She used GA Heirloom Gold for the flower stem.
The darker portion of the flower was done in CC Used Brick. The lighter pink portion of the flower is CC Jakey Brown. The leaves are GA Old Hickory.

Barb hasn't completed her sampler. I took it from her to get the picture. She plans to continue the border on the left up to the top and continue along toward the flower.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions about the chart.

Blogger mckie2 said...The pattern for the flower is available online at the Stitchville.com website in their May 2010 newsletter - page 3.
http://www.needleartworks.com/stv/nwsltr/page3.pdf

Until later,

Alma

19 comments:

  1. Thank-you Alma for the update I think it is a great idea to mix the patterns, I like the workbasket web site, I love the sweet Alabama p[attern.
    Peace to you all
    Catherine

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  2. It's a beautiful little design.

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  3. The pattern for the flower is available online at the Stitchville.com website in their May 2010 newsletter - page 3.
    http://www.needleartworks.com/stv/nwsltr/page3.pdf

    You know, in case anyone wanted it :-)

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  4. Thank you to mckie2 for the link to the freebie! I love what Barb did with it -- great way to commemorate your vacation!

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  5. Hi Alma, floss color used brick is by cresent colors. Can you please verify that.
    Thanks
    Fran

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  6. Hi Fran,

    You are correct. Thank you for letting me know. I fixed the post.

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  7. the pattern is adorable and I really like what Barb has done with it. Thank you, Mckie2 for the link to locate it! Happy 4th to all!!

    Kathy in MA

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  8. Alma, I loved the little flower when I saw your first post. Mine is finished...well, except for framing! Pic on my blog at http://www.texasstitcher.blogspot.com/ . Thanks for the inspiration! Kim

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  9. Alma, as usual, thank you so much! And, thanks to mckie2. You all need to check out Texas Stitcher's cool interpretation of this chart too (see her comment). Counting the days until Tulsa!

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  10. Merci beaucoup to mckie2.
    Barb is doing a great job with her interpretation.
    Have a lovely summer

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  11. HUZZAH! Thank you so much for the link to the flower pattern -- there isn't a cross-stitch shop anywhere near me and I wasn't able to find it online. I'm so excited to be able to do this one now!

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  12. Love the pink flower! Thanks to the link from mckie2 - got it!

    enjoy your july!

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  13. Thanks for the pattern are much beautiful one! I would want to use the dmc you could dirmi which colors use? Thanks
    Tina

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  14. thx for link to Stitchville newsletter : )

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  15. The pattern notes to use 20 ct cappuccino but in the photo it looks different - what fabric are you stitching this pattern on? It is a great pattern by the bay, Marty

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  16. Hi Marty,

    The sampler is stitched on 20ct WDW Cappuccino. It might look different due to the lighting or the setting on your computer....but nevertheless it is 20ct Cappuccino.

    Alma

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  17. Barb, Alma, this very pretty design has inspired the following project : http://valie.over-blog.net/article-souvenirs-de-vacances-en-avance-holidays-early-memories-53743798.html
    Thank you for always providing wonderful inspiration !

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  18. Hi another question on "Sweet Alabama" - does the border extend all the way across the top of the pattern or just 'toward the flower' as you noted. I would love to see photo of finished piece if it is done! Thanks again, Marty

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  19. Hi Alma! Just pulled an oldie from my stash..Loose Feathers Truly Thine and noticed the color symbol fro "H" is missing. Can you help?
    Thanks!
    Sandra

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