Petites Lettres Rouge

I couldn't resist, no not one single bit of me could, I had to get this wonderful free design stitched up.

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It is if you are wondering what I'm blethering about, it is the pretty little freebie by Blackbird Designs, Alma and Barb are currently offering this little lovely and a competition to boot.

Mine I have stitched to keep with the French theme. I have used 28ct Brittany evenweave 1/1 (well Brittany is in France isn't it!). I have used a Victorian red colour overdye, which I think is an Atalie colour (again a French thread), but I have lost the label and so not sure if it was Atalie or not.

I have kept mostly to the gifted design, but had to change the X and Y round as it just didn't sit right in my eyes, and I have added a bird and a heart and my own name and year, its been great looking at how everyone else has interpreted this design)

I have it in the photograph nestled in a bed of French lace and ribbon, with a scattering of Mother of Pearl buttons. Underneath that there is a red and cream miniature toile (very very French)fabric, (gifted to me by a very dear friend from her precious stash), now you might ask why have I done it this way, well.....

.....its because I want to frame this in an oversized frame, and I want to use all the things you can see in the photo, inside the frame, but as yet I haven't found the frame, but I will soon. I have really enjoyed stitching this little piece, and when I have been doing my blog tours, my my, there are some incredibly stunning finishes of it out there in blogging land, and I know which is my favourite totally finished piece and I think it should win, but I can't say here of course which one as hat wouldn't be fair LOL!

Hope everyone has a great weekend (or at least whats left of it)

38 comments:

dianemi said...

Su, it really is beautiful. Love your interpretation of it and when you get everything inside a frame it's going to be stunning!

Jane said...

A lovely finish, Su!

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

angelasweby said...

Su,
A lovely interpretation of this pretty design. I love the way you plan to finish it too - so chic :>)
You have been a busy bee :>)
Hugs, Angela

Dianne said...

Beautiful job! I can't wait to see how you will incorporate everything together to finish this one!

Nina said...

Beautiful!!!
I reeally like because of stitched 1 over 1 ;)) Simply beautiful work, Su!

Cathy B said...

Yes, this little freebie was hard to resist! I'm about two-thirds finished...

lena-lou said...

Yours look lovely Su what a shame you couldn't find the frame! Nice tidy room instead though ;-)

I am still trying to get mine done in time in between all the jobs of today like laundry, ironing, kids baths , walking the dog and cooking lunch then dinner! I've even had DS doing a few xxx's down the side for me whilst I hung the washing out , really ! lol

Have a nice afternoon

Kim B said...

It's beautiful Su! I love the color you chose!

Brigitte said...

Oh, it's beautifully stitched. And I know it will look wonderful once you found the perfect frame and used all the nice little things on the picture.
I also have a favourite piece so far. But there will be a lot more finished samplers during the next days ...

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

That is so pretty..wow...I sure love that...beautiful stitching too...I just love your Blog.

I added you to my list of Followers.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Nancy said...

This is very pretty Su! Wasn't this so fun to stitch? I love how you will frame it with the lace, buttons, and toile. I hope you will share a photo when you find just the right frame.

Loreta said...

Wow! It looks so beautiful!

Jan said...

Yet another scrumptious offering, I just love what you are planning to do with it...it will be lovely indeed.

Patti said...

Gorgeous! Nothing more to be said. love Patti xxx

Eva-Maria said...

Su, it look's very pretty.
Eva

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching Su, I look forward to seeing how you incor[porate all those items in your finished piece

Deb said...

It's beautiful. I love your ideas for framing it. I have some toile fabric in my stash. Never thought of using it, but it would look wonderful with this design!

mainely stitching said...

I just knew that if you did this, it would be utterly fabulous, Su! WOW!

Julie said...

Love your interpretation, shame you couldnt find a frame in time

Susan said...

It's beautiful, Su.

I can't wait to see it framed - your description of the framing technique sounds heavenly!

Theresa said...

This is beautiful!!!!!

Carol R said...

Love your interpretation of PLR Su! I managed not only to finish mine but to hem-stitch it too! I will be posting a picture tomorrow so don't forget to come have a look!

Daffycat said...

I knew, I just knew you would stitch this! It's beautiful, Su!

Vaida said...

It looks great! I love the colours, and the lace is so nice. It's so interesting to see so many different versions on the web, isn't it :)

Jurga said...

Very elegant finish! :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful finish! That was quick work. x

Giovanna said...

Lovely version, Su, such a pretty colour - congrats!

Dovilė said...

classic elegancy

Carla said...

Lovely!!

doris said...

So pretty! The tinier, the better in my mind.

Sally said...

I love your version Su. It is absolutely gorgeous.

I couldn't resist either but I haven't got mine finished yet!

Carol said...

Love what you have done with this Su and can't wait to see it framed - it's going to be beautiful!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations. I look forward to seeing your completed quilt

Milly~ said...

LOVE IT!! I stitched it to in honor of my grandma.

Myrna said...

Hi Su!

That is just beautiful! I love the way you stitched it, and the explanation of all things French!

I've finished mine, (the stitching) and have posted it to my blog, if you get a chance to take a peek. :-)

Have a great day...

Andrea said...

A beautiful finish.

jojo said...

Hi Su, it was great meeting you at Fobbles. Your work is amazing and I love your blog.
See you at the next meet up, hopefully my little chicken will be started by then :)

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