As promised

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Here is what I have stitched for my SIL Dawn for her forthcoming birthday next month - its still to frame yet, but I haven't found the perfect frame for it, but at least I have a few weeks to go until its the day.

The design is by Mary Beale from an OOP Chart from the Pocket Needlework No.2 (August 1989)and its called 'Remember Me'.

I have stitched it on 40ct cream linen using all the stated DMC colours, I was so pleased with how this has turned out and I really enjoyed stitching it, I personalised it with our initials and the year 2008.

I have been busy doing some finishing as I have stitched myself a wee MB piece which when I've finished it completely I'll have it too show, I've also finished a Brightneedle piece that I have had in my drawer forever it seems.

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34 comments:

angelasweby said...

Oh my goodness Su, this is just beautiful and so delicate. The colours are so old fashioned. I love MB, her designs seem to tell a story somehow. Dawn is really going to love it.
Hugs, Angela

litlaskvis said...

It is stunning! Your SIL is going to love it!

Kim B said...

Your stitching is so beautiful!

Claudia said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! What a nice pattern... and stitched so beautifully!!! Your SIL is a luuuuuuucky girl, indeed!!! :):):)
Sweet kisses...

Elizabethd said...

That is such a lovely design. Sadly the days are gone when I could do such fine stitching, but I still love to cross stitch on 16 count Aida.

Nancy said...

Did you hear me sigh Su? This is so pretty! No wonder you enjoyed stitching it so much, and I know your SIL will treasure it. It's absolutely beautiful!

I look forward to seeing the piece you stitched for yourself, and I have gotten interested in Brightneedle myself lately. I think it would be fun to have small samplers stitched over one!

Julie said...

A wonderful gift. She'll love it i'm sure

lena-lou said...

Lovely, it will be quite different for Dawn with her usual taste of bright colours :)

staci said...

It's so gorgeous!!! Your stitching is absolutely flawless. I'm sure your SIL will be thrilled!

Dianne said...

This looks lovely! The colors are so pretty. Definitely a great gift.
Sorry I don't comment that often, but know I stop by to admire your creativeness.

Yuko said...

Oh Su, this is absolutely beautiful and like antique.
Your SIL is a lucky girl, she definately will treasure it!
I'm looking forward to seeing this in the beautiful frame!
And also look forward to see the stitched piece for yourself!

Nic said...

What a beautiful piece - it will be a lovely gift anyone should be over the moon the receive!

cathymk said...

Just beautiful Su! I love the muted colours. I have a whole bunch of Mary Beale charts here at home that I haven't looked at for some time. Thank you for the inspiration to go and seek them out again!

Vonna said...

Oh my and goodness that's gorgeous sweet Su! :)
Such a lovely design :)

Karoline said...

It's a gorgeous piece, congratulations Su

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Oh, Su, this is sooo precious and beautiful! What a lovely sentiment and stitching.

Chelle said...

Gorgeous finish! I love MB designs and the colors she uses.

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

This is just beautiful, and the colors are so pretty. I'm sure your SIL will love it. Your pinkeeps are lovely, too.

Katrina said...

Su it's gorgeous! I am sure your SIL will be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

Su you were so lucky to find this wonderful chart. Thanks for showing us this one in colour. Maria S.

Sharon said...

Su, such gorgeous stitching! Your SIL will love it!

Christine said...

That is beautiful. Lucky SIL!

Carol R said...

Very pretty - I am sure that Dawn will love it

Stephanie said...

I'm sure your SIL will love this wonderful birthday gift. Do show us when you have it framed :)

Carol said...

Lucky Dawn! Absolutely gorgeous!

Romy said...

Susan, that's just beautiful!! It really looks gorgeous. I love this colours and your stitching is just wonderful!!

Sally said...

That is gorgeous Su. I'm sure your SIL will love it.

Carla said...

what a lovely design :) your SIL will love it!!

Julianne said...

Su,

Beautiful job! The colors are so appealing.

Anonymous said...

Su - Love the sampler and what a great gift for a friend. Would you be willing to sell your chart? pjstitcher@mchsi.com

Sheila said...

Oh wow - this is absolutely gorgeous - what a lovely gift. I wish these MB designs would get reprinted.

tkdchick said...

What a beautiful gift!

tempus fugit said...

It's absolutely lovely !!! Congratulation, Su !

LiliRose said...

Gorgeous!!!

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