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Monday, August 24, 2015

SB Finish And Giveaway

Hi friends! It has cooled off a lot around here. How is the weather by you?

Our friend Catherine sent me quite a few pink fabrics for the Epic Pink Tumbler Quilt. Her Minnesota Needlework Guild had a destash pile, and she obtained many for me from there. Thank you again for thinking of me Catherine!
I have finished My Mom's Garden by Shepherd's Bush. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have made changes to the design. First off, I added another motif up top, since I wanted it to be Mom's Garden and not My Mom's Garden. I used two strands of floss for the satin stitches in this pattern. I used DMC. I just went through my stash til I found good matches to the remaining silks our friend Sally included with the pattern when she gave this to me. I bought a variegated blue/purple floss, called Midnight by Artiste for the dark purple in the pattern. Isn't this wreath pretty?
I love this pale pink specialty stitch.
The original pattern came with a bee button. I made up a bee as I went along. It is stitched one over one.
Well now, since this is my garden, I just had to replace the SB sheep with my sweet Mabel.
Mabel is very happy with how thin she is looking here. ;)

Except for the tiny bee, this pattern was stitched one over two on 32ct mystery lavender linen.
Isn't it pretty? You can see I stitched our three kids; initials. :) Thank you Sally for passing this along to me. Would you like to be the next stitcher of this lovely SB pattern my friend? If so, please leave me a comment telling me so. I will draw the name of the winner on Monday, August 31st. You need to be a follower of mine. The remaining silks are included. I will add the Artiste Midnight too.
Stitching and praying,
Vickie

29 comments:

KimM said...

Hi, Vickie -lovely stitching - love how you added Mabel ;) - please don't include me in the draw. Whoever receives the pattern will be one lucky lady!
xxx

Irmeli said...

It looks really pretty. I love those soft colors and you made nice changes. Your Mabel is so sweet. Yes, I would like to be the next stitcher, thanks for the chance.

Happiness is Stitching said...

gorgeous finish♥

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. I love the look of Shepard's Bush. So delicate and sweet. Your color choices are perfect. Please do not include me in your giveaway, I have several SBs I need to finish!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful stitching! Love the little poodle addition :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I truly do love your changes to your garden:) Gorgeous finish!!

CathieJ said...

Mom's garden is beautiful. Don't include me in the giveaway, I have too much in the wings, but I wanted to comment. Your changes make it personal.

Honeybee said...

So very pretty... the customizations are my favorite part!

Hilda said...

Such a lovely finish, Vicky! I love the colors and the hanges you made on it. Mabel looks so pretty in the design!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs
Hilda

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your finish is sweet and lovely!

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vicky , your embroidery is beautiful again . I like all the details and find it very funny that you have Mabel embroidered instead of the sheep . A great idea and it fits perfectly to you , plus the in Italy of your children . Really great!
Oh here in Germany , Bavaria , it is warm but rainy. I find it very pleasant after the constant heat.
Greetings Sandra

Manuela said...

A lovely finish.
Greetings, Manuela

Bea said...

Beautiful finish! Please don't include me in the giveaway - I just wanted to comment on your lovely stitching. I love it when designs get personalised by the stitcher.

Barbara said...

So pretty!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

More gorgeous pink fabrics!
Your SB Garden looks lovely, especially with the addition of a little Mabel.
I have quite a collection of SB charts already so don't include me but do wish Good Luck to all the others.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Vickie its stunning. Like the other stitchers I have too many charts and not enough time - I am sure whoever wins it will be delighted with it - what a kind gesture xx

Beth said...

The poodle is a charming touch.

Katrina said...

A very pretty finish Vickie :)

Lesley said...

So very pretty:)

gominam said...

It is pretty! I love that puppy design you did and adding your kids' initials make this one really special:)

Brigitte said...

Such a pretty finish, Vickie. And your changes are great - Mabel looks as if she belongs in this pattern, lol.

Julie said...

A very pretty finish, the colours are so lovely.
I'll pass on this one as like so many others I have lots of charts in my box and I am trying new things as well these days.
Good luck to all who would like it.

Christina said...

We have been cooling off as well, but looks like we are going to heat up again. ;(~ Great fabrics to add to your quilt. I love your finish, very pretty.

Maggee said...

All of your personalizations make the piece so very 'you'! It is quite pretty, and I am sure will hang in a place where it will make you smile! Don't enter me in the giveaway...too much already on my plate! Hugs!

Clare said...

What a lovely stitched garden. I love the idea of putting your children`s initials, I would love to do the same. Please put my name in for this. Happy Stitching.

Justine said...

I love how you personalised this Vickie, you made a beautiful design even more lovely! Please don't include me, I've been gifted with so many lovely charts recently and I want to start stitching some of them!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching! I love how you personalized it. Great job making up that bee, too! :D

Sally said...

I love your personalisation of My Mom's Garden. It is beautiful.

rosey175 said...

This is a lovely finish and I can see why you've enjoyed it so much. Your little bee is just precious! :D I hope the winner thoroughly enjoys it and maybe keeps the poodle in. ;)