Sunday, July 20, 2008

Birth Sampler - Helen Philipps

Design: Birth Sampler from The New Cross Stitch Sampler Book
Designer: Helen Philipps
Threads: DMC and DMC Color Variations
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, blush

I made this sweet little sampler for my sister for her birthday, as I didn't stitch her one when my niece was born - I stitched an afghan instead, and Ma stitched a sampler. However, the sampler has jungle animals, so was more for my niece than my sister, and she'd admired this when looking through my books, so I made this as a surprise!

It was easy enough to stitch, although I had to re-size the name and date blocks. I also modified the back stitch on the border - I wasn't going to do any over-one when I didn't feel it added to the design!

The book I've taken this from is probably the most used in my stash - I love so many of the designs, I'd highly recommend it!


Jennifer said...

I've stitched this one 2x for my nieces. Coincidentally, THEIR nursery was a jungle theme as well! You're right - it's a very nice, simple piece that holds its appeal, and I love how easily it can be modified. I went with shades of purple for my niece born in June, and shades of pink for my niece born in October for their birth stones.

Sally said...

What a lovely finish Nic:) Love the colours.

Sharon said...

This is lovely!

Meari said...

Very pretty, Nic.