Friday, March 21, 2014

Country Sampler Heart Pinkeep Finish



When this Country Sampler Girls Club Kit arrived in the mail, I was so excited to get started.  
But being me, I just couldn't leave things alone :) I envisioned it in a softer, muted pallete.
I tweaked a color here and a color there and this appeared:


I think it is the winding vine on this design that really got me ;)


The dog somehow morphed into a dachshund (I wonder how that happened? lol)
And a lock and key seemed appropriate and appeared.


I planned to age my piece using Stacy's lovely technique, when I remembered some linen rickrack that I had picked up. I was thrilled when I realized that it matched the linen perfectly!


Then I remembered this love letter fabric that I picked up along the way and thought it would look so sweet on the back.


A hand dyed textured pink wool covers the seam where I turned my heart right side out.

I hope that Stacy doesn't  mind my little tweaks. Her incredible designs always inspire me to stretch my wings just a bit :)

"Respect everyone. Love the community of believers. Reverence God. Honor your ruler."
~1 Peter 2:17

Blessings, Patti 



22 comments:

cucki said...

It is truly so cute..I love it
Hugs x

A.B. said...

I can understand you was willing to start it ....it's such a lovely pattern.

Faye said...

It's just perfect!!!! Love the linen rick rack~~

eszter said...

beautiful heart♥

donnacrafts said...

I really like your changes. I would have done the same. So pretty... Enjoy!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful!!!!! so YOU!
L

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is a lovely paroject and I love how you made it your own with just the right touches !
Rose

Judy said...

Great project and adding your own touches mad it even better!

Judy Heartland Stitcher

Anonymous said...

Love your version! Your changes/additions are wonderful. And I love the way you finished it with the heart "patch".

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful pattern! I really enjoy the changes that you made.The rick rack and love letter fabric are the perfect touches.Have a great weekend.Blessings,Jen

Kathy L. said...

I love the changes. So pretty. Love the rick rak

Kathy

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Patti,
Such a lovely job you did.....so pretty!!
Love all your unique touches that make it yours!! Thanks for sharing!!
Sending Sunshine Hugs~
Julie

Melissa said...

Beautiful! You've done a wonderful job of making this your own!

marly said...

You did a perfect job of subtle color changes. It looks like the original would after years of aging. Very nice back too.

oldecrow said...

I have this kit also, it is waiting in my pile to be stitched! I love how you did the back of the pinkeep. I may have to borrow a couple of your ideas for finishing mine! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wanda

Tina McFadden said...

Love the color changes! The pinkeep is just beautiful. Tina

Karen said...

So pretty and soft Patti - great job as always.

Hugs - Karen

Marilyn said...

That turned out so cute.
Love the chnages you made.
Marilyn

Elisabetta said...

Your heart is wonderful,simply perfect no other words...

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

I love how you made it your way and I'm sure Stacy will love your creativeness too! I love Stacy's designs too!

Prims By The Water said...

I so like the more muted tones than the original. Great job and also love the back too! Janice

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Very nice! I kept scrolling back to the original to compare; I really like your changes.