I feel like I've been working on the Country Sampler Stitch Camp Sewing Tray by Stacy Nash for the longest time. But today it is finished!
This is a peek at the bottom. I tweaked it a bit by changing the centers of the flowers, adding an extra bird because they are so sweet, and switching the bottom motifs to my favorite Stacy horse and my ever present Orion, the dachshund.
And here is the grand reveal:
with inside lighting
and outside lighting
We had put together the sides at Camp and afterwards, I was thinking that since the inside was linen that I should have cross stitched on them. Since they were all put together it was too late for that, so I decided to wool applique the same flower motif instead.
I went through all my wool and found that I had a pretty close match to the flowers and the stems / leaves.
I wanted to add something to the short sides as well, but thought the flower would be too busy going all the way around, so...
I added the same flower to the outside of the tray on the short sides.
That way the "vine" goes all the way around while not making it too busy.
I really wanted it to look like a set with our other camp projects, so I added the same little velvet berries to the four corners of the sewing tray.
I think that it makes a pretty sweet set :)
On the bottom, I added another ticking tag like in the book.
as if I could ever forget Stitch Camp '14 :)
I love the way it looks surrounded by real flowers :)
Lantana - a favorite flower of mine and also of the butterflies.
It was a magical time with heartfelt projects and finishes.
If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it.
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
~ 2 Corinthians 13:14