Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grandma Emma Krieger

Over on the Blackbird Designs blog, they are having a contest. Stitch the sampler that they designed in your choice of linen and floss, add a family name and a bird motif. Well I thought I would give it a whirl.

There was no deciding whose name I would stitch in it. My paternal grandmother, after all, she was the original peacock lover around here. I am a bit like her with my likes and dislikes and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of here at some point.

I just received my new Loose Feathers "Peacock Pinkeep" yesterday so I had my "bird". I used Weeks Dye Works "Peacock" and stitched it on a piece of 32ct home-dyed fabric.



I think it turned out quite well and I am very pleased. I'm sure my grandma would be pleased also.

12 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Oh Gramma is smiling from ear to ear. What a lovely tribute.

Daffycat said...

Excellent stitching, Jill. You did a fantastic job of personalizing this sampler!

Karrie said...

Your sampler looks great! Love the thread colour.

Sabine R said...

What a great way to personalize the sampler like this! It has turned out lovely!

Amy said...

Very pretty Jill! Congrats! :-)

Vonna said...

Oh I love it Jill...love that peacock :)
I really love your Grandma's name too...Emma...Ian and Jacob were going to be Ian and Emma if they were boy/girl twins...but I don't have an Emma, so you know the "rest of the story" as Paul Harvey says :)
I don't know why I didn't name Ellie, Emma? Hmmm...

Dani said...

Great job Jill!

Natasha said...

Jill your version is beautiful I love your addition of the lovely peacock...Great Job!!
Natasha

Karen said...

love it Jill! I have it printed off and just need to throw it in my rotation here. then of course decide on fabric and thread. LOL
great job!

Suzanne said...

Great colour choice. I love how you have personalised this one.

Michelle said...

Oh I love how this turned out! Great color, and the peacock is perfect on it!!

Myra said...

I love your version - the color is so soothing.