Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bits and Pieces



We released this pattern at the Nashville cross stitch market in a limited edition kit. This small design was inspired by Mary Evan's sampler, a portion of which is shown below.



We purchased this sampler several years ago. I couldn't take my eyes away from the baskets in a row when Barb and I first found it. I love the "fruit baskets gone wild" look!

Margaret sent the two pictures below of her sampler. Click on her name to visit her blog to read more.



She added another initial and repositioned the vintage button. Isn't her's sweet? Love the pin cube too! Congratulations on your finish Margaret!


 Debbie Wick finished the bed/tablerunner from our quilt book Weekend.
She writes, "I haven't written to you in a long time. I've been busy making this beautiful bed runner you designed! It was so pretty I decided to temporarily put it on my dining room table. 
     I am teaching a class and have kitted the whole thing up for each student in class.  I have nine ladies taking the class the first week of April. Thought you would like to hear.
     Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for this year!"

Thank you Debbie for sending this to us! It looks great.

Hope spring is coming your way! It's summer here. 
Until later,
Alma

21 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you and to see some photos from people who are better at finishing projects than I am!

    I'm going to start Wild Garden this weekend - Hermit & Stitch Weekend, you know. I've got lots of Blueberry Crumbcake here, but have only made a couple of small items so far. I would love to be in that class for the bed runner!

    Be well, and let us know what to expect next!

    Bobbi

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  2. wow i just love all your designs!!!!
    Ezia.

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  3. Hello, Alma.
    With over 2,000 followers, I don't know whether you have time to answer comments. I would love to know if the sampler chart of the entire Mary Evans is available and where it could be purchased.
    Thank you,
    Melinda Cole

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  4. A gorgeous sampler and the LE kit looks fabulous:))

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  5. Oh my gosh, that sampler!!!!!!! Oh please say you are going to reproduce it? Please??? Please? I'd love to have an opportunity to stitch that one! Of course, I know I'd enjoy seeing designs based on it as well -- like the one I just stitched. lol! Lovely table runner from Debbie too. Thanks for showing my work on your blog!

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  6. Hi Melinda,

    The chart for Mary Evans is not available. We have only done the middle basket. We might do another portion of it later.

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  7. Love this basket...so sorry to have missed nashville. My son had open heart surgery December 28th, he is doing fine now. Hope to make it next year.

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  8. Beautiful samplers!!!
    Wonderful finishes from the other stitchers too!!!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  9. Hi, what a wonderfull work have you done! congratulations. I wish you a nice friday with many stiches, greetings from Bruges, Carine-patchworkstar

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  10. Got home tonight from teaching a class and my friend e-mailed letting me know that she saw "Breakfast in Bed" on your blog. What a nice surprise late at night and after a fun-filled class. Absolutely love the sampler and what you reproduced for us. Thank you!

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  11. It is so wonderful to see others works on your projects! they are beautiful and I love the patterns. I just picked up the recent Garden book and plan on making your pressed flowers pattern.
    i am finishing my Love Letters first. I love your style and your creativity. Thanks for all your inspiration

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  12. Sssooooo beautiful!

    http://www.loganmakesamess.com/

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  13. BELLISSIMO,SEI SPETTACOLARE,NEL CREARE,COMPLIMENTI VIVISSIMI.

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  14. That sampler is so yummy, I can't stand it. however, I M CURRENTLY WORKING ON AT LEAST FOUR bLACKBIRD QUILTS, SO have no time for stitching. Birds of a feather is the quilt du jour, how gorgeous is that QUILT!!!!

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  15. Oh gosh, a pattern for the sampler for the section you show here would be so fabulous, same colors, three baskets in a row and they are wonderful!

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  16. I am starting of thinking of ways to use buttons more after seeing all your finishes.
    Thanks for the inspirations.
    Embroidery Digitizers

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  17. beautiful chart... by the way, know you used crushed walnut shells for stuffing, but how do you keep it from seeping thru the linen pin cushions, fobs, etc? i have found some at pet supply locally, but it is extremely fine, can't figure how to use it.

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  18. Hi Linda,

    We use lightweight fusible interfacing with all of our pincushions. We iron it onto the reverse side of the linen and backing fabric. It keeps all of the filling inside the pincushion.

    Alma

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  19. Alma... have you seen this site? I thought you and Barb might be interested!!
    http://www.antiquesamplers.org/home.php

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