Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring - Prairie Schooler

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Design: From Spring Samplers (out of print)
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Threads: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 count jobelan, antique white

I stitched this for the Year Round Prairie Schooler Exchange. My recipient was a very special blogger, and I wanted to make a special piece for her. I'm glad to say Barbara seems to have liked it!

The piece is from an old out of print chart, and I stitched a section of one of the samplers. I really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to stitch it for myself - the colours blend beautifully, and the motto reminds us all that in every life, pleasure always comes - even if we have to go through bad stuff first!

I did alter it very slightly - I changed the quilt block section for another from the chart, and I added my initials in the alphabet section. Barbara's were already there :o)


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I used the country style fabric you can see here to back the piece and I made it into quite a large pinkeep.

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I'm sitting out of the current round of exchanges, but I'm looking forward to joining in again when I get a little more time.

6 comments:

Vonna said...

Very Prettily done! I love it :)
You just can't beat Prairie Schooler!

Leah said...

It's beautiful! Barbara is a very lucky lady!!

staci said...

Beautiful pinkeep! Your stitching and finishing look wonderful!

CindyMae said...

That is just gorgeous! Fantastic job stitching it and finishing it!!

Sharon said...

It's quite lovely!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!!