Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Stacy Nash Sampler.


This is my last finish for 2014. A Stacy Nash sampler called Tribute to Summer Sampler. When I first saw it, I immediately fell in love with the soft colors, the border and the red berries which enlighten the sampler.



So I decided to stitch this sampler with silk threads on 40-count hand-dyed linen and  ordered the pattern, silk and linen at The Attic Needlework in Mesa, Arizona. Jean made the color conversion for silks and her choice is perfect. I only made one change, the grassy area, because I didn't get enough contrast and the animals were barely visible.

I also made this sampler very personal in stitching my two daughters' initials on it.




This is a good way to end this year which has been difficult in many ways. I am now ready for 2015 which will hopefully be better than 2014.

I want to thank you all for your visits, comments and interest in my stitching and quilting.

Until next year,

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful sampler, David. I am a huge fan of Stacy Nash designs. Thanks for sharing your work and best wishes for a happy New Year.

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  2. Des couleurs toutes douces pour ce Magnifique sampler, une très belle façon de terminer l année en beauté

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  3. Great, David ! You did a fantastic job on finishing your samplers. You can be proud of yourself !

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  4. Very nice sampler. I hope 2015 is happy and healthy for you all.

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  5. This is a wonderful finish David. Well done and good luck for 2015.
    Britta in england

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  6. Love your sampler !
    Best wishes for the New year.

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  7. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing..

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  8. Best wishes for 2015 to you and your family. Kerry

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  9. A Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  10. J'admire, il est vraiment superbe!meilleurs voeurx pour cette nouvelle année qui approche à grands pas;

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  11. really nice colors, best wishes for 2015 too

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  12. Hermoso bordado, David.
    Os deseo a tu familia y a tí un feliz 2015
    Un abrazo.

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  13. Beautiful work David, wishing you a happy and healthy 2015.

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  14. Je comprends ton coup de coeur, David, il est tout simplement magnifique ! Que l'année 2015 réponde à toutes tes espérances...

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  15. Precioso tu sampler!!!! Feliz 2015 para ti y para todos los tuyos.
    Besos, Paki :)

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  16. Bonjour David et félicitations pour ce merveilleux sampler !
    Il est tout en douceur et je comprends que tu aies voulu le réaliser !!
    Bonne fin d'année en espérant que 2015 réponde à tes voeux ! A bientôt !

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  17. Un joli sampler au parfum de Printemps! Très belle année 2015 David avec d'autres ouvrages merveilleux pour nous régaler les yeux!

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  18. This turned out really gorgeous. The silks are absolutely beautiful in it. Hey - I really hope 2015 is a better year for you!

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  19. Beautiful sampler. I wish you a happy new year!

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  20. Bonsoir David,
    Ton sampler est comme d'habitude superbement réalisé. Avec les fils de soie cela a du être très agréable de le broder........
    J'espère que 2015 sera meilleur que 2014 pour toi et ta famille....... J'ai l'impression que 2014 n'a pas été une bonne année pour beaucoup. aller on va tourner la page et commencer une nouvelle année qui sera meilleur.
    Amicalement.

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  21. Beautiful work and everlasting memories in that you incorporated your daughters' initials. Wishing you & your family a wonderful New Year, filled with joy & happiness.

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  22. Superbe !
    Que 2015 vous soit douce et sereine.

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  23. Just stunning from your newest follower. I used to stitch a lot but quit about 4 years ago and have just started up again. I hope you are having a wonderful 2015 so far. Patti xxx

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