In the French Style

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I had so much fun stitching this wee design by Brenda Keyes, its from the chart book 'In the French Style'.

I have stitched it on Antique white linen - 40ct, using Hand-dyed thread - Antique red and I have done it 1 over 1. As you can tell its quite small.

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I have had this small wooden frame in my stash for ages and could never find the perfect design for it and when I saw this chart I knew it was perfect.

I used some of the wonderful toile fabric my friend Angela had given me for the background rather than use a mount and I attached the stitched piece on top of it, I was very happy with the result. The toile fabric is the same fabric I will be using for the BBD freebie I stitched a while ago and will do the same sort of thing for the background on that one too.

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Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with the things you like to do, I know I wll be stitching as usual LOL!! Last weekend Mum and Dad stayed over for a few days, mum and I got lots of stitching done - this one being the piece I stitched, I have other finishes but as yet no frames or photo's.

I have sent Barbara my last seasonal exchange last Tuesday and so hopefully will be arriving in the Netherlands in the near future so watch for the postman Barbara.


34 comments:

Eva said...

beautiful Su
I just love it
((hugs))

Susan said...

That is beautiful, Su! Absolutely stunning!

nima said...

wow...very pretty...awesome work

Missy Ann said...

Very very pretty. The toile is a perfect touch.

nataliejo said...

Absolutely lovely !!

Rachael said...

Stunning, that is such a pretty design!!

melania said...

bellisimo, raffinato!!!
ciao
melania....(^.^)

melania said...

bellisimo, raffinato!!!
ciao
melania....(^.^)

Deb said...

That is absolutely beautiful! That toile fabric really sets it off nicely!!

Charlene said...

SO lovely! LOVE the finish!!

Dovilė said...

so elegent, gentle, delicate and the frame is perfect:)

Vaida said...

OMG, it's stunning! It's just perfectly French :))), with white background and red floss, and the toile fabric instead is just a perfect finishing touch

Kim B said...

It's gorgeous Su! How does anyone stitch over 1 on 40 ct linen? Do you use half stitches when you do this or full stitches?

Nancy said...

Oh this is so pretty Su, and I love how you have finished it! Hope you have a nice weekend too.

mainely stitching said...

Amazing, Su. You have such a flair with these tiny, gorgeous projects!

I'll start stalking the mailman next week! :D

Theresa said...

The frame is perfect for it!!! It's like they are meant to be together!!!! The fabric is perfect, too!!!

doris said...

Truly gorgeous piece and framing!

Cari said...

Su, it's so good to see what you have been up to - I have missed your updates.

Your piece is truly lovely and the finishing is a perfect compliment to the piece.

Enjoy your weekend!

Carol R said...

Su - this is stunning! The toile fabric is absolutely perfect. And now read your emails as you have a 'red' surprise!

Jessie said...

WOW...Absolutely stunning! The fabric & frame matches so well with the design.

Irma said...

All your stitching is just to die for. You blog is yummy eye candy to this stitchers eyes.

Jade said...

Great stitching and even better finish! The thread, the mount, the frame, they all fit perfectly.

Nina said...

This is wonderful! Fabulous work, Su!

Andrea said...

A beautiful petite piece.

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

Christine said...

Its beautiful Su, I love how you've finished it

staci said...

Another one of your gorgeous finishes that has me drooling!!! Absolutely exquisite Su!!!

Jennifer said...

Really beautiful! I love round frames. I have one that is old and it's actually hard to find round patterns. I'm going to search for this pattern as I think it will work.
Beautiful fabric as a matte too.

Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

gio162 said...

So elegant, and gorgeous stitching and framing!

Yuko said...

Su, this is so beautiful!!
I love the toile fabric that Angela gave you, too!
They all are so perfect match!

Karan said...

Stunning - love how you've finished this Su. :0)

shakatak66 said...

Your French sampler looks great framed that way - my eyes are going cross-eyed just thinking about how small it is, but a real winner, that's for sure! I'll have to keep that finishing tip in mind when framing my own pieces ... one day ;P

Brigitte said...

Brenda Keyes has the most beuatiful designs. I love you stitching it over one, it's such a wonderful little finish.

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a beautiful finish, Su!

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