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Saturday, 11 January 2014

It's Been Too Long...

It's been too long since I've last posted and I hope to make up for that today.
I've fallen head over heals in love with Lakeside Linens Legacy linen, a 50 ct unevenweave linen and Tudor Silks. I started two SL samplers on the 50 ct. linen recently and would love to share my progress with you on Ann Thompson and A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion.

Jean, at The Attic, did the conversion to Tudor Silks for Ann Thompson and I did the conversion to Tudor Silks for A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion. 

Margaret, Days of a Sampler Lover, and I are planning on using PLL for the top and front panels of our Cabinet of Curiosities.

A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion

Ann Thompson
Laurie
My Little Corner of Iowa

15 comments:

Jenny said...

Both samplers are just beautiful! I love the colors. I am also in awe of 50 ct. linen. I don't know if my eyes would agree to that one :)

Margaret said...

I can't wait to start my PLL! So gorgeous! Love Ann T too!

Teresa S. said...

Oh, I really want to stitch Ann T. Lovely!

lisa said...

WOW...what beautiful work! May I ask a question....I have never used silk, though I 've cross stitched for many years. I look at the many pieces posted and the stitching lays so perfectly...is it the silk or the technique? Wondering if you can give any tips? My email is scneth@verizon .net
Thank you!!! And thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects. Lisa K

Stitch Wizard said...

I am so intrigued by your beautiful stitching on 50 ct. unevenweave linen. I have stitched since 1980 and I would like to try doing this. Did you find it hard to get used to stitching on the unevenweave or did it go in as easy as evenweave linen for you? This is so beautiful and your stitches are so perfect and I would love to try it. Do you need an extra small needle to do this? I am so very tempted to give it a try. Beautiful work!!!

Kevin said...

These are both gorgeous. I have some of the Lakeside 50 ct linen and Tudor Silks for a sampler I haven't started yet, and those silks are beautiful (as is the linen). Can't wait to see your progress on these. I'd also love to know if you use a needle different than 28 size to stitch on the 50 count linen? Thanks for your help.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I use a Mary Arden petite 28 tapestry needle when I stitch. I've had no problems using the 28 when stitching on the 52/64 ct. linen.

I've also been told that a size 12 blunt tip beading needle works well on the 52/64 ct. linen. The beading needles are too long for my stitching comfort.

Cindy L said...

Laurie, both samplers are just gorgeous! Haven't tried the 50 ct yet, just getting use to the 40ct sampler I'm working on.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lisa... I've tried e-mailing you and it keeps bouncing back as undeliverable. My e-mail is in my profile.

Lanie said...

Oh I am so excited to see you start 'Ann Thompson' ... will be enjoying following your progress on this one ... your stitching is beautiful!

mommafoso said...

Beautiful work. The colors are gorgeous

Vera said...

Such beautiful stitching Laurie. You will love PLL -- I finished mine over the weekend (Yay!!)...tried to post last night, but was unable to add any pictures, so will try again tonight. Ann T. looks wonderful as well. And, PLL will look gorgeous in the panels. Can't wait to see that!

Bethany said...

Wow Laurie, such lovely stitching. Both sampler are coming along nicely.

Nicola said...

Your stitching is always exquisite Laurie but the 50ct takes it to another level again. I only wish I could see comfortably on 40 let alone 50ct.

Faye said...

Your stitching is just amazing!!!! Beautiful workes~~