Sunday, July 29, 2012

BBD "Tis the Season"....


Christmas in July....

After my last finish a few weeks ago, this design
was just screaming in my bag "stitch me"!

BBD "Tis the Season"
Stitched on 40ct Purely Primitive
w/ Victorian Motto threads & DMC

I was very happy to oblige and mostly enjoyed
stitching it.  I changed all of the threads to
my choice of Victorian Motto and especially
love the look of the leaves and vine.

The contrast between the white thread and
the fabric is so slight the light stitching almost
looks tone on tone.   I am happy with it, though,
and now need to figure out if I want to frame it.


This had to be my favorite part since I
stitched it twice!  Counting seemed to be a big
issue and I seemed to rip as much as I stitched.



I also made a change by eliminating the verse and
replacing it with more snowflakes.   I did like it
with the verse but decided I wanted the design to
be a little more discreet with the Christmas feel.

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I did take a week off from stitching for a little
vacation out west with hubby.  We had a great
time and I will have to share some sights later.

As always...thanks for visiting and I hope
you are staying cool and stitching!

46 comments:

  1. Karen it is truly beautiful, can't wait to see it framed. Another pattern for the stash.

    LiBBiE in Oz

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  2. Such a pretty finish! I like the changes you made too. Glad you had a good vacation.

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  3. Gorgeous Karen! I love your thread selections as well. Curious to see how you'll finish it. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your trip out west.

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  4. This is a wonderful finish, Karen! It looks so lovely. Congratulations!

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  5. Beautiful work as always! I love it.

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  6. Congrats on this wonderful finish Karen! I adore this Blackbird Design :)

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  7. Its just lovely Karen. I hope to stitch this design sometime soon too.

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  8. Gorgeous finish, Karen! Glad you had a little downtime out west--looking forward to seeing some photos!

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  9. What a cute design, and beautifully stitched! I'm starting to collect cardinal designs, and this one is probably going to go on my list!

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  10. Just beautiful. Karen. Love the color variation on your cardinal.
    Linda

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  11. I just LOVE this pattern! Cute idea adding the snowflakes! What VM colors did you use? The red is just gorgeous! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

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  12. Great stitching Karen , just love those colours.

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  13. Oh it's beautiful! I love that you have used Nancy's threads and think the colours you chose are perfect.
    It's a wonderful design - love what you have done with it.

    Margaret

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  14. Nice stitching on this lovely project!

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  15. Congratulations on a truly lovely finish

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  16. Beautiful finish! This is such a wonderful design.

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  17. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

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  18. This has always been one of my favorites. Love the way it turned out with those VM threads! Glad you had a nice va-ca, and look forward to seeing the sights! You stay cool, too.

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  19. I'm a fan of this design, and think your changes are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is on my someday list... I like the red you used, it is just a subtle variation. Others I have see are striped looking and I am not fond of that! Will remember that you used VM threads when I pull mine out to stitch! Hugs!

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  21. Hi Karen! I always enjoy seeing finishes of "Tis the Season", they are all so charming and yours in no different!

    Love the colors changes you made and the addition of the snowflakes. I really like the almost tone-on-tone look of them!

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  22. Karen -- LOVE your finish and the changes that you made. Great job!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful, Karen! I love the snowflakes you added and your colors are gorgeous!

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  24. Very pretty design, your changes are great.

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  25. Tis the Season looks great. You did a wonderful job picking your own thread colors!

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  26. this one is so pretty! I love it and your perfect stitches :)
    Been on my list for a long time...I need to move it up my list :)

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  27. A gorgeous finish. Hope you had a great vacation.

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  28. That is really beautiful! Victorian Motto threads are so pretty, and you made really good choices! Can't wait to see where you went on vacation!

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  29. Too SWWEEEETTTT!!You know I love this design...And, the Victorian Motto conversion is perfect~~~ Welcome home from vacation!

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  30. Hello

    Just found your lovely blog.

    Your finish is beautiful and I love the changes you made to it.

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  31. Lovely stitching! Your changes are awesome!

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  32. What a great finish, I love the holly leaves and the snowflakes too.

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  33. Beautiful finish, this has always been one of my favorite designs. I love the color choices you made.

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  34. Thank you for your interesting blog.
    I invite you for a reward)

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  35. It's gorgeous Karen! I had to laugh about how it screamed at you to be stitched! Sometimes certain designs do holler at us to be stitched!!

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  36. That is such a beautiful piece! Wonderful colors!

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  37. It's beautiful. Your color choices are wonderful.

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  38. One of my favorites
    It's beautiful

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  39. Such a sweet finish! Love your touches!
    How nice that you had some time away!

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  40. That piece is beautiful. Your color changes are just perfect.

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  41. An absolutely beautiful finish Karen! This one is on my WIPocalypse list for this year but I haven't got to it yet.

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