Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Friday, March 4, 2016

❅ ❆ Samplers ❅ ❆

Hi friends! I have two finishes to share with you. Both finishes are from the same library book, 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs by Kooler Designs Studio. This is the January sampler, but I removed the JAN from the top row. I just did not care for the abbreviation. I added one more snowflake in it's place instead. I put in the word WINTER, instead of "snow ice sn". That just seems weird to me.
I also decided when I first pulled the flosses for this pattern,to just go with DMC 4220 instead of the handful of blues and purples. The variegated floss I used seems to match the picture shown in the book better than the DMC that was listed.
The problem was using just the purples or just the blues. Wow. This variegated floss makes color changes quickly. So I used many short lengths of floss. Yuck! I also used the called for gray and white. I stitched this one over one on 25ct white evenweave.

My other finish is February Sampler. I got rid of FEB from the top band, and replaced it with another heart.
This also is stitched one over one with DMC on 25 ct white evenweave. Each of these samplers is one inch by one and a half inches.♥
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:39

Thank you for stopping in today. I am so glad you did. You brighten my day with your friendship and words of encouragement.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


32 comments:

KimM said...

Oh, Vickie! Love your itty bitty samplers! And your poodle pic.....adorable!,,,,
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching! I love the Feb one most but they are both lovely & tiny :)

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. So pretty, and so tiny! At this point in my life, I would have to wear my 3.0 glasses just to find the holes in the fabric!! LOL

I hope you are feeling well, was thinking of you this morning. Just want to say that God is good and does great things. Have a wonderful day.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Hello Vickie, your samplers are so sweet and tiny.

Maggee said...

My goodness! They are so tiny!! But they are quite pretty... you do a wonderful job! Look at that cute picture of Henry! Hugs!

gracie said...

Both look wonderful....

Manuela said...

Dear Vickie,
your samplers are so beautiful and so tiny.
Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the cute finishes Vickie.

Linda

Andrea said...

Wow, that's so tiny! Beautiful stitching.

Lesley said...

Beautiful stitching,so neat.Have a good weekend,Vickie.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finishes and colors--your dog looks cold standing in the snow

De borduurvrouw said...

What a lovely patterns you made and so tiny. So nice you always adapt a pattern to your own standards. Did you make them for your typecase? Have a nice weekend, Nienke

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

I love these tiny samplers, they are so sweet on this scale.
Your changes are perfect too. I mean "snow ice sn" sounds like a sneeze!

Angela said...

Wonderful finishes!

Bea said...

They are both lovely Vickie and I love changes that make a piece your very own.

Christina said...

Great job on both of them. They will look great in your shadowbox.

Margaret said...

So tiny! Love them both! Variegated flosses can be a pain to use -- you did a great job.

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie....your needles are flying my friend....these samplers are just precious! I love them and their size makes them just so sweet. The changes you made are just right. I love finding books like these in the library, they usually have many little treasures in them...I have found some lovely designs too. I hope you are having a good weekend with plenty of stitching time. Take care my friend, keeping you in my prayers as always !

Ele said...

well done Vickie
brilliant idea using variegated floss :)

Sarah Lindfield said...

These are so pretty x

cucki said...

Both are so cute
Love and hugs x

moreofhim said...

Wow - beautiful! I am so amazed how you can work 1 over 1. I don't think I could do that! I love your changes and your colors. Just lovely!

Blessings - Julie

Judith Makes said...

cute finishes, both with beautiful colors of thread

Carol said...

I think your changes to both itsy-bitsy samplers are perfect, Vickie! We have that book at my library, too--will have to give it another look :)

Hope your snow is melting--we will be in the high 60s this week! Crazy for March!

Penny said...

Your finishes are always so tiny and perfect! Not that crazy about variegated flosses, but you did a nice job! I'm hoping we have seen the last of bit of snow for the winter - definitely looking forward to spring. :)

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dearest Vickie , please excuse that I have not commented on the last time I just can not get the curve because so much was going on . I hope you're not mad. Your embellishments are always beautiful. I hope you are well , embrace you from afar .
Your Sandra
God bless you

gominam said...

Neat finishes. I love the colors esp on February. Great changes you've made, they look so pretty!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the changes you made :D

Meari said...

Those little samplers are adorable!

Beth said...

I am enjoying all your tiny stitches. Your poor puppy dog looks so cold out in the snow.

Brigitte said...

So great how you finished these two little samplers. Great threads and great changes you made on them.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)
We are having some spring days over here! After so much cold, finally a little bit of warm coming... making us dream with Spring :D Hope the weather is getting better for you too :)