Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nantucket Sampler....


I had a good stitchy weekend and finished
up another Crazy Challenge piece.

Elizabeth's Garden "Nantucket Sampler"
stitched on 40ct khaki linen
w/DMC

This turned out to be a great little sampler
to stitch.   The finished size is only 6" x 3"
but this little sampler packs alot in it.   Although
I used DMC, the subtle thread changes in some
areas almost gives it an overdyed look.  I did give
my finish a little coffee soak to help tone
down the ecru border just a bit.


I love this little scene with the red house and
ship.  The bird and peacock are a little on the
large side but seem to make the sampler complete.
This design has been languishing in my basket
for many years and I am very happy it is stitched.

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With summer fast approaching, I hope to sneak
in a few little Americana smalls.   As always....
thanks for visiting and happy stitching!

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I like the use of the DMC for this pattern. Sometimes I think the over dyes can take away from a design.

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  2. This came out so pretty! I love it. :)

    Jen

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  3. Congrats on the finish! Another Turbo stitcher! You do such great pieces, always inspiring us! Hugs!

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  4. You are cranking them out!! Congrats....I love this pattern~~ Can't wait to see your Americana smalls!!

    Take care, Faye

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  5. Hi Karen, congratulations on your finish! This design is so charming and your stitching is lovely! Summertime...my favorite time of the year! Can't wait to see your Americana finishes.

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  6. Such a pretty finish! I love it! It's small, but like you said, it packs a lot in. Congrats!

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  7. How adorable - glad you had a chance to stitch this weekend. How long did you leave your piece in the coffee? I love this little pattern and need to find some that I can do while working on the big gals!

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  8. Great design! Beautiful finish.

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  9. It's a great stitch Karen - the coffee stain just made it prettier in my book!

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  10. It sure is pretty. Congratulations! So what's next? :)

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  11. What a wonderful little sampler!

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  12. Grats on the finish, Karen. I just love that ship. It looks fab!!

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  13. Lovely little sampler Karen, the colours are very pretty and the coffee finish really gives it the sampler feel xxx

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  14. Wow, what a wonderful finish! Congrats! :o)

    Cathi

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  15. oooo was only thinking yesterday I hadn't seen you and up you pop ..lol
    that sampler is soooo cute .. how you going to finish it ??
    love mouse xxxxx

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  16. Gorgeous finish Karen, can't wait to see what you stitch next.
    Best wishes.

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  17. A perfectly wonderful finish, Karen! I love the giant birds...or maybe it's a tiny house & ship???

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  18. Beautiful finish Karen!!!
    I love it!!!

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  19. What a gorgeous finish Karen!

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  20. That's a lovely finish ... good luck on working a few more smalls into the rotation.

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  21. I love that sampler! Uh-oh ... something else I "need" ... lol!

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  22. Perfect! I love small stuff. :)

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  23. Karen -- What a great little finish! Love all the details:)

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  24. Very pretty! It really does have an overdyed look. Very cool.

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  25. What a fabulous design and your stitching is beautiful.
    Yet another one for the wish list.
    Margaret

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  26. That is such a great finish, Karen--haven't seen that chart before... I really love it!!

    Looking forward to seeing your patriotic smalls in future posts :)

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  27. Great job Karen...I think this is languishing in my stash somewhere. My DH always wants to know why objects are not in perspective in most XS projects. For example, a peacock as big as a ship. LOL I tell him if everything was to scale you couldn't see a lot of it and anyway, that's "Just the way it is". Congrats on all the progress you've made with your Crazy Challenge pieces. I'm envious!

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  28. Congratulations on the finish! It turned out lovely!

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  29. Hello

    Lovely finish, I love it!

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  30. It's lovely Karen! Such a nice finish.

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  31. Very pretty! Isn't it funny how many samplers seem to have that one or two motifs that seem extra large? Looking forward to seeing you Americana smalls!

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  32. Awesome finish! Do you know how you will finish,finish this piece.(frame or pillow)
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  33. Your sampler looks wonderful !!!

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  34. That sampler is so cute! One tends to forget some of the great patterns that were printed a long time ago. I think I have this one and it would look great in one of my bathrooms. I like that you gave it a wash too - makes the ecru less bright.

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  35. Oh, I had no idea it was so small. Wow!!! It's really wonderful, Karen. Anxious to see you Americana pieces.
    Linda

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  36. I think that the peacock just got a little close - LOL! I really do like the piece, and I am looking forward to your Americana pieces.

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  37. Nice. Nantucket Movement is really sweet. Could be making its way to my wish list!

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  38. How sweet is that? It will be a great accent piece to your 'ships of the sea' wall. Can't wait to see which pieces you choose for Americana!

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