Friday, June 6, 2008

I spy with my little eye...


In my previous post, Julie wanted to know what was hanging above my bed. Samplers I stitched last summer using DMC 115 on 14ct white aida, and finished into hanging pinkeeps. (The ribbon hangers can be easily removed because they are only pinned on at the side tops.)


I adore the eyecatching and classic look of red and white stitchery and DMC 115 is absolutely one of my favorite threads!


These are rather large for pinkeeps, 7" square! But I think they look perfect hanging from the pegs on my shelf :)


I know this trio was published as a set in an older American cross stitch magazine, I just can't find it. Does it look familiar to anyone? I looked through all of mine (yes, all 20+ yrs worth!) I admit that I don't keep track of project info after I've finished something. This blog is helping me to keep track ;)

Thank you to Kim (no blog) and Annemarie for their help with the AMAP 'a et alphabet suite' freebie that you can find here. Barbie, the AMAP stitcher hornbook freebie is linked underneath the pinkeep pic in red ;)

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. Each one brightens my day like a ray of sunshine :)

46 comments:

Kim B said...

I noticed that in your other post too. So great! What a perfect idea!!

Suzanne said...

those are beautiful!

vegetableswithlove said...

These are so pretty! I love them, and the three of them together are perfect!!! What a great idea!

Linen Stitcher said...

I agree, this display is quite perfect! Lovely patterns and finishing. There's something about redwork that looks so bright and cheery. Lovely display!

nath1306 said...

qu'ils sont beaux ces pinkeeps !!! Bravo !!!

karenv said...

I noticed them in your last post and I'm so glad you've posted close-ups, as they're beautiful! I love the ribbon trim you used - really lovely display!

handgemacht said...

That looks great!

Barbara said...

What a clever idea! It looks so fresh and inviting!

Annemarie said...

These samplers are so sweet! I don´t know where to find these designs, but I do know there are some French books out there that are relatively new, and they feature similar designs. Small samplers in red. I´ll see if I can find the titles anywhere. They´re great too!

Sandra Ree said...

I love the red and white together along with the checkered backing AND DMC 115 too! I have a lot of old magazines but I don't think I ever had anything in redwork otherwise I would have been stitching that a long time ago. :)

monique said...

Those are so pretty! Nice decorating idea :)

Kym said...

sorry i didnt leave my blog addy but its http://kimsstiches.multiply.com

Joanie said...

Love your redwork samplers. Who's the designer?

Heather said...

I was wondering what they were too.
Well done
Heather M

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

i Love these how beautiful!!

Twana said...

Glad to read you found the AMAP pattern. I love the red bedroom! I'm a red fan also.

Angela said...

What a wonderful idea and they look so perfect hanging there together, great finishing! I really like them.

Yuko said...

Oh wow Staci!
This trio is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE THEM a lot!
I also like DMC 115, it's beautiful isn't it!
I love how you decolate your house, and how you hang them!
You are really talented lady!

Brigitte said...

Such nice little gems, so beautifully finished and displayed.

Solstitches said...

I'm glad that someone asked for a close up of your hanging pinkeeps because they are beautiful.
I love the red ribbon trim and the gingham fabric you used for the backing.
Beautifully stitched and finished!

Margaret

Maria said...

Hi staci!
I love your three abc pinkeeps. It look wonderfull above your bed, I think it´s a great idea.
Un saludo!
maria

Carol R said...

Your red pinkeeps are lovely. DMC 115 is a lovely thread and I like the red and white gingham fabric backing too.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Wow. You've done a wonderful job of decorating in your bedroom. These small red samplers are beautiful and you've chosen such a wonderfully unique way of displaying them. And this also allows you to change the display whenever you wish which is a nice bonus.

I've also decorated my bedroom with red accents and pale yellow walls and love the combination of the two colours. Your bed looks so cheerful and inviting. The pillowcases are lovely. What a wonderful find the rose ones were, and the ones you stitched yourself are so pretty.

Love the pinkeep that you made for Margaret for the Hooked on Exchanging exchange. Don't often see stitching done in all black thread and this piece looks fantastic done this way. Very pretty and something that Margaret will treasure I'm sure.

I do love visiting your blog Staci. I always see many things that make me smile.

Cheers

Yodamanda said...

Hi Staci
Thanks for welcoming me to the world of stitching and blogging..just working my way through all the wonderful blogs and came across yours. These samplers look so pretty hanging there, I agree the red and white is beautiful I love it too. I'll have to look around for something similar to your mini samplers.
Amanda
x

Julianne said...

Staci,

What a pretty trio of designs. I love DMC 115 as well. There is just something about it on white fabric that just catches my eyes and won't let them go.

I hope you have a great week.

Paula C. said...

Staci, these are amazing! I had been thinking on how to finish my LHN flower sampler pictures without having to frame them (too expensive). This will be perfect. I also love the red on white and will have to see if I can find out what issue these samplers are from. I would love to stitch them!

Ginny said...

The samplers are so pretty. I've wondered how large a pinkeep can be. Great job!

Hazel said...

Oh it would be so good if someone finds the designer!! They are so lovely and so inspiring too. xx

Annie said...

Those look so perfect. You do such beautiful finishing and the display makes a great backdrop over the bed.

Sally said...

I absolutely love those samplers Staci! I love DMC 115 and my Ackworth Friendship Book RR is being stitched with it:)

Ranae said...

What wonderful little finishes.
The HOE pinkeep is adorable.

Julie said...

I love these! I don't think they're too big at all. Question, if you don't mind... how many threads did you use? The coverage looks great. Love, Love, LOVE the backing fabric! Thanks for sharing!

Teri said...

These are gorgeous - times three!!!

Lisa said...

wow Staci love your pinkeeps, the threads my fave colour, love the backing fabric. what a novel way to display them, so clever!
love visiting your blog so inspiring, thanks!

xstitch.nl said...

Well, I was SURE I had commented on these three beauties...!!? Must be my fried brain acting up...too many floss ring tags, that's what it is... Seriously, these are so pretty... front, back, top and bottom!!!!

~Julie~ said...

Aha!! I am glad Julie asked what they were, because I wanted to know also, but was too chicken to ask. LOL!! I really like them, and you did a FABULOUS job!! They're the perfect "match" to your bedset, too! ::: BRAVO :::


~another Julie~

Jennifer/OH said...

DMC 115 is one of the original varigated flosses isn't....way before the invention of Color Variations?
These pinkeeps look wonderful displayed as a set.

Lillie said...

Loved the pinkeeps and your room deco...very sweet and dreamy.

Susimac said...

They are perfect Staci and look lovely where you have hung them, I noticed them too in your last posting.

Vonna said...

I'll have to admit that when I saw your bedroom, I thought to myself that those were the most beautiful things...
I have all of Cross Stitch and Country Magazines ever published (thank you ebay)
and I have "most" of For The Love of Cross stitch...so if you EVER find out which ones they are from let me know...you know me I like to copy you... ;)

Deanne J said...

They are beautiful

Heather said...

What a great idea! You give me all of these cool ideas and I don’t have enough hours in the day to do them all LOL! They are adorable hanging over your bed. And the ribbon you used on them is perfect. I have the hardest time decorating, I am so eclectic and can’t ever get everything to match and look right…

Olenka's Stitches said...

A Brilliant idea to stitch the Trio and decorate the bedroom with them, they look stunning!

Kathy said...

Love your little samplers. Very nice idea. I now remember seeing something in your previous picture, but I am glad someone asked the question. Great job.

Kristinia said...

Those are really pretty! I'm trying to get into cross-stitching, have any tips for me? I used to as a child but that's been a long time ago!

Anonymous said...

I have not read all the comments, so this may have already been mentioned. The three miniature patterns are from the The Needleworker magazine, August/September 1999 issue. The front cover has a Christmas stocking on it.

Love the idea about displaying them above the bed!!

HTH,

~Linda P~ in Florida, U.S.A.