Friday, November 8, 2013

Janet Reid 1835

 
Happy Friday Friends,
 
The end of the week brings a finish from the framer. 

 
 
 Janet Reid 1835
Chessie & Me
Called for Gentle Arts Simply Wool & Vintage Examplar Linen
 
 
 
I thoroughly enjoyed stitching this sampler.  I was a little leery of stitching it on 28 ct. linen with wool fibers.  My official report is I love stitching with wool.  I want to stitch everything on 28 ct. with a wool conversion.  I beg Gentle Arts to make all their colors in wool so I can convert other patterns I want to stitch to wool. 
A bit passionate, you say?  If you haven't tried wool I highly recommend it.  I used a shorter length than I normally would with cotton and a bigger needle to cut down on friction but all in all I really didn't notice the wool fraying.  I LOVE WOOL! :)
 
I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend planned. 
Lots of stitching and a trip to JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby for me in the morning. 
 
Keep on stitchin'
Nan


10 comments:

cucki said...

Wow such a pretty finish..well fone dear
Love xxx

Lanie said...

Charming sampler, Jan and your stitching is beautiful! I love the frame.
I have never stitched with wool although after seeing what lovely work you did, I might have to give it a try.
Congratulations!

Lanie said...

Oh my goodness ... I'm sorry! ... I just noticed my fingers typed "Jan" ... no, no, no that's not right.
Beautiful finish ... NAN!

Faye said...

Janet is stunning!!!!! And, thanks for the tip about the wools.... I'll have to give them a try~. Nice job !!

Catherine said...

Beautiful finish and perfect frame!

Michelle said...

Lovely xx

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats!!!

Maggee said...

Yes, I like wool when I used it for some Christmas ornies... but the cost prohibited me from buying it for big projects! That is a gorgeous piece! The colors are so vivid and the frame is perfect for it! Congrats!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That piece is so beautiful! Love the way the bright wool colors pop. Great job!

Love Crochet said...

So pretty and soooo colorful!

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