Sunday, September 21, 2008

Birth Sampler 2 - Helen Philipps

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

This was a commission from my sister for her friend, as she loved the sampler I made for her so much!

I altered the layout slightly, to incorporate the birth details, as my sister thought that would be a nice touch - and so did I, I didn't want to make something identical, I like all my pieces to be individual. The colours are used slightly differently too.

4 comments:

Lee said...

You've had some beautiful finishes posted over the last couple of days! Your needles must be flying! Very nicely done.

Jennifer said...

I love the modifications you've made to this chart. It's a very nice chart, one I stitched twice with variations for 2 of my nieces. I too like doing personalized pieces, and I chose to use pink (october) and purple (june) for their birthstone colors to personalize the chart, but I really like how you included some of the birth info. Very nice!

Barbara said...

It's absolutely lovely, Nic!!

Jean said...

The birth announcement is so lovely. It's such a nice design - one that will grow with the recipient. So often the announcements are babyish and people don't want to hang them on their walls once they grow up- but this one is timeless! Nice work.

I read all your recent posts - what lovely work. I'm sure finishing the pin keep into a heart would be lovely but it looks pretty just the way it is!