Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Spring at Hollyberry Farm

 
Those of you that have followed my blog for a while know that I am not good with large projects. My sttiching time is limited and I like to stitch something fairly quickly, finish it and move on. A large project could take me five years or more...
 
 When I saw "Spring at Hollyberry Farm Sampler" by Stacy Nash,
I knew that it was a must stitch. But I also knew that I couldn't stay with it and stitch the entire piece. So I picked my favorite motifs including some pieces of the border and stitched this:

 
I'm not good with solid stitching of large blocks like in the house, but this garden shed flew by for me with the interest and color changes in stitching the bricks.
 
 
 
I'm pleased with the result and am so happy to have a finish. Spring isn't even officially over yet ;)
The framer suggested the frame, it has a little detailing to it that you can see in the first picture, and a "burlap" mat which I am really happy with.
 
On to the next project!
Thank you Stacy for always continuing to inspire me!
 
"Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
~1 Thessalonians 5: 12-18
 
Blessings, Patti 
 
p.s. There is still time to enter my little giveaway here.

20 comments:

CJ in OK ;-) said...

This came out great. A really pretty and balanced grouping of some of the best parts from the original design. Congrats on your finish. CJ in OK

Deborah Tate said...

Wow, very nice job!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful work Patti!

Paula said...

Patti, That is gorgeous! I like it was better than the actual design! :)
Have a great day.

Paula said...

"way better." I need to learn to proof-read.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Beautiful!!!

cucki said...

So beautiful x

linda said...

Very pretty Patti. You have a good creative eye to figure out what you like and balance the canvas. Nice work.

Chris said...

Lovely adaptation!

Scattered Threads said...

You did a wonderful jov and love the burlap mat too.
Congrats on your finish.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Beautiful Patti and what a great vision you had. I just love it!
Donna

Giovanna said...

That's a lovely version, and great framing too - well done!

edie said...

Genius! Patti, you are The Queen of adapting designs, and always I like your adaptation as well as or better than the original. I would love to see a class at Boxwood: Guide for Making A Design Your Own taught by Patti G.

Dona said...

Your changes turned out so nicely! Great finish!

zoomcity said...

That's a beautiful interpretation of the original chart. I really like the burlap mat.

Linda said...

Nice! I see a wee daschund down by the fence!

Kathy L. said...

What a great stitch. I bought this one too. I like how you did this. I might have to follow your lead.

Kathy

A.B. said...

I like your version of this sampler and I like it better.
I don't have so much time as well and I agree with you about huge samplers . Reduce them to our possibilities is the best.
Happy stitching,
Angi
In Italy

sue said...

Duh! I'm with you on large stitching projects. What insight to pick and design your own design. Love the outcome!