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Friday, January 9, 2015

A predictable tale...a love affair with a ROSE and....



It is funny- this tale about me coming back to Counted Cross Stitch...
Had it not been for our SuperPower Blog hop last April and teaming up with DMC
and Brooke Nolan, this post and blog for that matter would not exist..

EVERY door that opens and closes ( sometimes) prepares you for the most delightful
LOVE AFFAIRS......That is it- you know..I have this love affair with 
CCS( counted cross stitch). I have a love affair with all of my FLOSS, and NEEDLES
and Pattern Holders....and yes MONACO cloth...LOVE IT ALL! 

This ROSE is so vintage and such an absolute delight to stitch
was exactly that-- a love affair...

I took my time, each stitch reminding me of such delightful memories of the past...
I completed her a couple of days ago.....

Now framed in a very simple flat black oval frame....I had to wait for the PAINT to dry...
WElllllllll , see for yourself....

I have the perfect spot for her when we get home....
Will show you where she is going a bit later...


Here is my process of adding the leaves, I love outlining everything I do...I think
that is graphic artist in me...it just gives it a bit more depth...that one strand of floss
and a back stitch and VOILA....

Tidbit, if you do it as you complete each edge, it does not seem like such a task at the very end! 

I always sign my work with a mini heart, initials and year...
On the backs I give a bit more detail...day I began, and day I ended
and I add my signature to the backs....


All the tools I needed for this piece...My readers were on my head..forgot to add them....I have already stretched my fabric for my next piece.... A SAMPLER using Variegated threads...allllll in reds, taupes and blacks...I think you may like it....

As soon as I have something to show I will give you a snapshot...

Meanwhile at SEWWEQUILT... WE have a hop going on about Cross Stitching and Appliqué and Tammy bag creating......

This was our Wow for Today...



Jan did such lovely stitches in a very VINTAGE fall display..

I think a few ladies may be entering into several love affairs this year too!

18 comments:

  1. This blog was a great door to open! Your rose really has turned out beautiful!

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  2. Your rose looks beautiful in the frame.

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  3. Samm, your rose is lovely! And your little tidbit about backstitching as you finish each section...well, that's a great tip! I like your method of adding detail about the work involved to the back of each project too. I almost always give my projects as gifts, so I wouldn't think of adding that info to the work itself, just my initials and year. So thanks for the hints!

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  4. Such a beautiful stitchery. I will have to work my way up to this project. Being a beginner, I must choose easier projects.... this one looks a bit difficult, and the color changes just make it sew pretty, but I don't think I am ready for that yet.I love that it is in your banner. Hopefully by the end of the year I will be able to tackle it. I am in love with it too. xx ~Cori

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  5. The rose is a beautiful piece. Love how it looks more like a painting than a piece of stitchery. I added backstitching to my Tammy bag project. Just thought it needed it.

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  6. The stitchery and the header are classic and beautiful. That's special that you revisited working the piece.

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  7. Fabulous. I agree the outline always seems to bring the piece to life.

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  8. Beautiful rose! The pattern holder is most definitely one of my favorite stitching supplies.

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  9. Your rose is beautiful, and I had to laugh when I saw your phone, I nearly have the same at home, but only for decoration purpose, I bought it at a flea market last year and I want to paint it in orange, as it was our phone's Color in Africa.....

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  10. Stunning Samm- took my breath. blessings, marlene

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  11. Beautiful rose! I just love cross stitch and the outlining is my favorite part of the project.

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  12. A rose is a rose....
    that is so beautiful...and the colors and textures will not wilt... AMAZING work...

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  13. bonjour je trouve ces broderies vintage très jolies où peut-on les trouver en France merci pour votre réponse bonne et agréable soirée nathalie / mamzelletaiga.canalblog.com

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