Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wild Roses

Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Thank you for all of your kind comments regarding yesterday’s post. I had two pieces framed last fall and would like to share the second one with you now.

Several years ago I stitched Wild Roses from Carriage House Samplings for a dear friend. At the time, I knew that I would want to stitch it again for myself. I think that I stitched this in 2019 and it took me a year to commit to framing it.

I don’t recall the name of the linen that I used; I just know that I had seen a model of this design on display at Lynn’s of Madison and the yellowish/gold linen was stunning. They fixed me up with something similar. The piece is stitched with DMC floss.

This piece is a tribute to my mother’s family. Her parents were married in 1908 (date at the top). Their initials are at the top on either side, T for Theresa and M for Martin. They had ten children. There are five sets of initials down the left side and five sets of initials down the right side. The Mad Tatter’s initials “MM” are on the bottom right. I am really proud of this piece and very happy with how it turned out.

I’ve got some other projects in mind that I hope to stitch and personalize in the near future. Do you ever personalize your pieces like this?

I will share a few more pieces that are personalized like this over the next few days. Have a good night!


AC said...

Just stunning!!🤩🤩🤩

Barb said...

What a beautiful design! I have done just a bit of personalizing.

Robin in Virginia said...

Gorgeous, Cathy!

Jane McLellan said...

Yesterday’s and this one are really beautiful work.

butterfly said...

Beautiful sampler .

Marilyn said...

It's beautiful, & a great tribute.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! It is beautiful and contains so much personalization about your family

Khristine Doiron said...

Wow! What a beautiful tribute. I don't know why I never thought of doing something like that. I will be now though!