Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Entire Over One and The Postman Bringith .....


It's me again.  Well here is the whole of the Over One of "Where The Heart Blooms" by Blackbird Designs including the stand I used

Except for my initials it is all over one.  In order to get the
words "Home is where my heart blooms" in I had
to omit the second snow covered flower with the bird :-(

Now for what the Mailman (Postman) brought me today.  These are them - don't worry I've had loads of other stuff from the Scarlet Letter and from The Patchwork Rabbit who are having a 25% off sale on all Scarlet Letter Sampler Charts.  Guess Karla isn't going to stock them anymore :-(

This is Jenny Bean that I really love
but I shall have to change the wording
This is the Green Linen Sampler
So that nobody ever tries to pass these off
as originals I shall stitch my name on the front and
put the Stitchers name underneath
where it can't be seen
And from my old favorite
Blackbird Designs I bought this
one too.  LOVE IT

I must admit I am not the happy with the way you click on the photos now.  It used to be, back in the day, you double clicked on the photo and it got bigger - like the same size that it was originally taken - though apart from my one at the top I copied these from The Patchwork Rabbit website.  

I am really sorry they will no longer be selling Scarlet Letter charts but I shall get over this.  They were the only ones left in this country selling them and I have bought a few from Karla I must admit.  I just wish my darn thumb would get better so I could sew again.  This is now getting very boring.


Until Next Time

Huge Hugs

Patti xxx
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Over One

I promised somebody, sorry I can't remember who, on either The Sampler Board on FaceBook or else on The Scarlet Letter board on Facebook that I would share my over one stitching with them. But, as is my want these days, I promptly forgot.  So here it is.  The first photo is of Where My Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs stitched as it should have been over two with the words over one.  As you can see I stitched mine three years earlier and haven't done much stitching since them to be honest, and none at all, until now, for the past 5 years.  But I've started again and am as obsessed as I was before I stopped. So without further ado here are the photos

Sorry but my photo taking isn't good and it's really dull outside which
never makes for a good photo.  But this is the best picture I could take of
my over one and trust me I tried.  In the photos I can't see
that it looks particularly better than the over 2 but it is a quarter
of the size of the over two.  The only thing that is stitched over
2 were my initials.  If the weather gets brighter here in the week
I will post another photo which is hopefully better.

This is stitched over two with the words only over one
but by whom I know not - sorry if I stole yours please let
me know and I will, of course, give you credit for this lovely
piece of stitching.
I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my over one stitching.  It would have been better really if there had been no over one on the piece at all but I didn't think about it to be honest.  You can see that I had to miss out the second little bird and snow covered plant because there just wasn't enough room for it and the words and I thought the words more important.

That's all for now except to say
Hugs to you all
Patti xxx
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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

HELP!!! please

Not really trouble just I don't know how to import photos to Instagram and can't find out how.  Could somebody please let me know how to do this.  I'm not an idiot, honestly I'm not, I just can't remember so I need help.

Okay now for the good stuff.  I know you are going to think I'm crazy as I was only a one at a person type of stitcher but I have changed - A LOT!  This is what I'm currently going to be stitching on as soon as the silk arrives for Mary Hurst 1661 she will be started.  So here is what I am intending on stitching on this coming year and finishing having stitched on each one at least once a day in rotation and fitting in other stuff in between.

Plus And They Sinned.  The first one is Mary Hurst 1661, second is The American Quaker Sampler and the third is Mary Gail.  So please wish me luck with these cause I think I'm gonna need it.

I have also decided what sewing machine I want.  It's the Brother Innovis 35 and has everything I want in a machine.  Not too complicated and not too many stitches and not too many controls.  But it does have a needle up/down button, a slider thingy that lets you choose how fast you are going, variable needle positions so I can get a scant 1/4" seam, and a unique needle threading system which will make me so happy.  I really looked at all the machines on the market and this one is the best for me.  Now all I have to do is save up for it or sell some of my legendary stash.  I think the second option is probably the best idea.

So until next time

Huge Hugs
Patti xxx