Thursday, May 20, 2010

Goode Huswife "Carolina"....

Goode Huswife "Carolina"
stitched on 28ct. coffee dyed evenweave w/recommended DMC

I just loved this sampler. I finished her this weekend and then gave her a warm, relaxing coffee bath last night. I decided not to stitch her eyes...not sure why but I just like her this way. I think the thing that hooked me on this sampler was the dress color....a tealish blue....(no not Tarheel blue!) After thinking about it, hubby suggested I stitch the dress in Indigo blue since I am from South Carolina and indigo was such a big part of our history. Just couldn't do it...I decided to stick with the recommended color and I can't wait to get her framed.


I had an entertaining time while stitching this one. For you beach music fans, I kept humming the tune from the Chairmen of the Board "Carolina Girls.....best in the world!" I also had a nickname for this design ..."That 70's Sampler"....the golds, greens, browns bring back such memories of my childhood home's appliances. Good thing I like these colors since I have so many Goode Huswife and CHS to left to stitch!

Oh well...off to stitch some ornaments and exchange stitching. I just acquired an older Bent Creek design that I am itching to start so have to get my obligations done soon! Hope you have a great weekend with many happy stitches....

37 comments:

  1. "Carolina" turned out beautiful. I love the color of her dress too.
    Have a great weekend too

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  2. I love this design and your stitching is beautiful. I like the way she looks without eyes too. I think I'd better start trying to find some of these Carriage House designs before it's too late!

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  3. oops, I meant Goode Huswife and I guess it is too late for those already...was this a single design or from one of the book collections?

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  4. Very pretty. Love the colors on this.

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  5. "Carolina girls, the best in the world..." I am singing it right there with you~~ And, no, the dress is most definitely NOT Carolina blue..........Its is a beautiful shade of Indigo Heaven~~~ Nice job! Faye, the "other Carolina girl"!!

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  6. Oh my gosh!! She's breathtaking! You're right -- that color in her dress is wonderful! Ok, now I know I have to stitch her! Congrats on the finish -- I'm looking forward to seeing her framed!

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  7. Wow!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!!! Carolina is so beautiful!!! I love the golds and blues on this piece. It does have an antique feel!!!

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  8. Lovely finish
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  9. Very nice finish; congrats on it! I also like her teal dress.

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  10. Oh it's lovely Karen - I love the teal dress so I'm glad you didn't change it. I too remember the days of harvest gold, avocado and burnt orange! They have been painting some strip malls in those colors around me in recent years....not sure if it's better than the pale southwestern shades we used to have or not LOL.

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  11. Beautiful finish Karen!! You'll have to bring it next we meet up - I'd love to see it! :)

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  12. Oh, those '70s colors--how well I remember them, Karen. They certainly look much better in your sampler--it is perfectly lovely :)

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  13. Very well done Karen! I can't wait to see which Bent Creek design you will be doing. Have a great day!

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  14. Just beautiful! I love the colors too and I think she looks great without the eyes. Kind of like the Quaker dolls, ya know? Love seeing all your finishes.
    ~Nan

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  15. Wow, what a quick stitch. It looks great. I haven't tried any Goode Huswife patterns yet. Just might have to try my hand.
    Have a great day.

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  16. HD for you Karen!!!! Beautiful finish :o) I have to laugh at the 70's reference because you're right. LOL!

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  17. I just love your finish Karen. It's beautiful! I like her green dress too!

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  18. i love teh color of her dress too. very cute finish!

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  19. Wonderful finish Karen! The color of the dress is the first thing I noticed, it's a really nice color!

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  20. Karen, I just love this design and had never seen it until you posted it on your blog. I love the teal in the dress - that is what really caught my eye as it looks to be the same shade as one of the walls in my living room. :o) Now I will have to go search and see if I can find this one at an ONS. Have a great weekend!

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  21. Congrats on a lovely finish, Karen.

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  22. Very pretty, Karen! LOL Harvest Gold was the color of our kitchen appliances when I was growing up. Sheesh! Why do we remember things like that?

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  23. It's so pretty, congrats on the finish!

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  24. What a lovely finish! I love the colour of her dress, very pretty!

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  25. She is very pretty, love the colors.

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  26. Such a nice finish! Love the colours.

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  27. She's lovely - yep - I got this one myself because I loved that dress!

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  28. I love the dress, the border, the little flowers. Guess I like it all! You did a beautiful job. It must have been scary to give it a coffee bath - or at least it would have been for me.

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  29. Beautiful finish! I love the colours in Goode Huswife and Carriage House designs as well.

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  30. Fantastic finish!! Congratulations--I love it. Now I must go find it and add it to the to be stitched soon pile. ;)

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  31. Wow! What a beautiful finish. I haven't ever seen this design before - love it!
    Margaret

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  32. This turned out so lovely and I too love the color of the dress and they other colors too. I love Goode Huswife and can't understand why she and Kathy Barrick are not going to design for us anymore. I have lots of Carriage House Samplings but would love few more Goode Huswife. Yours is beautiful!!

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  33. she looks great! thank you for stopping by my blog. I always apreciate comments. Where in SC are you? I moved out there last summer but then my husbands job brought us back to the west coast again. I miss it there.
    Natasha

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  34. she looks great! thank you for stopping by my blog. I always apreciate comments. Where in SC are you? I moved out there last summer but then my husbands job brought us back to the west coast again. I miss it there.
    Natasha

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  35. Hi Karen,
    I love your Carolina Sampler. I looked online for the pattern with no luck. Would you be interested in selling or trading your pattern?Thanks, Barbara mrsbbarclay@hotmail.com

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