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Saturday, 27 April 2013

SDW is finished and a gift

SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter


I finished SDW last night and am pleased with the results. She will be off to the framers on Monday.


SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter


I changed the top band and replaced the blackwork with a sentiment that is very applicable to me at the moment. This sampler has blessed me with some very dear friends.

SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter

This must be the largest flower motif I have ever stitched

SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter

I have included the initials of Michele, Elaine, Krista, Shannon and Robyn who have stitched her with me.

SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter

The bands at the end were great fun to stitch.


SDW - German Band Sampler Scarlet Letter


I want to share with you a beautiful gift I received from Carmen. Carmen has charted and stitched the Scarlet Letter logo


and embellished a project pouch with it.


Carmen's stitching is exquisite and the fabric she has chosen just WOWED me. I will cherish this.


With Marsha's permission Carmen has made the chart available to anyone who wishes to stitch their own logo up, I have been trying to work out how to upload a pdf of the chart onto the blog so that others can download it. Can anyone help with how you do this?



22 comments:

Lanie said...

Nicola, your SDW is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! ... such an accomplishment!
I love how you personalized it with the Friendship verse and initials of your stitching buddies.
And, oh my, what a lovely gift from Carmen! I continue to be awed and inspired by the talents and generousity of the wonderful blogging friends at SLY.

Julierose said...

I love that sentiment! Your finish is gorgeous!! Julierose

Angie Burrett said...

Wonderful finish Nicola and such a thoughtful gift - much deserved! xx

Fiona said...

Great finish and you have made it your own with your personalisations. A truly beautiful and thoughtful gift from Carmen.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on finishing SDW! It's gorgeous! I love the verse you stitched at the top, as well as the "typeface" you used for it. (DD is into graphic arts, thus typeface) Love what Carmen made for you as well! Wow! I hope you can figure out the pdf thing as I'd love a copy of the SL logo graph. I'm not sure how that is done though. Wish I could help. Does Carmen know? Or Marsha?

samplerlover said...

Congratulations on finishing your beautiful SDW. I'm sure that it will always be very special to you.

Beautiful gift from Carmen. Shebis another very talented lady.

Cindy L said...

Nicola, congratulations on such a beautiful finish! I just loved seeing the posts on SDW and have added it to my wish list.

Jenny said...

Nicola, Your SDW sampler is just beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! I love how you have made it your own with the special verse and initials. Something you will always cherish. Carmen's gift is lovely as well. Hope you are having a great weekend.

llknbillburg said...

Congrats on your finish! Such a large piece in so small an amount of time.
The verse on friendship is wonderful!
Lovely gift from Carmen too! Laura

Anne said...

Wow! Big congrats on your finish Nicola! This is truly a masterpiece sampler!! You always pick those big beauties!! I like how you personalized it with the initials of the ladies that are stitching the sampler too. Gorgeous project pouch from Carmen. She is very talented!!

Hugs!

Krista said...

Absolutely stunning finish, Nicola!! I am so glad to have been on this journey with you. Love all the wonderful photos showing the detail.

What a wonderful gift from Carmen!! A beautiful treasure. I would also love to have the SL logo, perhaps it can be done as a link?

Krista xx

Kathy said...

Nicola, I love all the changes you have made. This definitely will be one to bring you memories of your milestone birthday year for years to come. And, the pouch that Carmen made you is such a beautiful gift. I know you must be so happy with it.

Debbie Bauer said...

Nicola I love your sampler! You truly inspire me. Wow, what a beautiful gift from Carmen.

Bhooma said...

Nicola, Congratulations on your finish! You continue to inspire me with your stitching. I love Carmen's gift as well.

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful piece of work Nicola. I love how you have incorporated the initials of your fellow stitchers.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Everything about your sampler is lovely. Wonderful verse.

A thoughtful & marvelous gift from Carmen.

Ellen said...

Wow, SDW is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

Beautiful gift from Carmen!

Hugs,

Deb said...

Such a wonderful gift!! Very clever finish.

Dawn said...

Congratulations! This is a wonderful sampler and your finish is beautiful as always. One more to add to my list.

Silkstitcher -Kay Lynn said...

Nicola. What a beautiful SDW! This is my next New Start. I absolutely love the church, so unusual, but appropriate. I also love the quotation you stitched in at the top. I am a singer, and have written the words down so I won't forget them. Is it your original verse, or did you ind it somewhere? Please let us see it when it is framed. As usual, it is stunning!

Silkstitcher - Kay Lynn said...

Nicola what count and color of linen did you stitch SDW on? Like I said, I want to stitch it next. It looks like flax or natural linen? Maybe 36 ct? This is one of the most unique samplers Marsha has at the Scarlet Letter! I totally love it!

Marsha said...

It is an amazing sampler finish.