Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wedding Sampler & Giveaway

Recently I completed a wedding sampler for a family wedding.  This is "I Thee Wed" from Blackbird Designs.  I had a few issues with colors not being the same quality as it must have been when this design was previous published.  I made a few changes but I think I could have done a better job.  Oh well, it got done on time and framed.

Here it is after being framed.

The problem I had was with the grass.  It called for Dandelion Stem by Crescent Colors but it was such a bright green with no variegation that I was afraid it would not work.  I substituted Dried Thyme by Gentle Arts.  The color changes as I hoped but the letters did not appear as well as I wanted. Here is a close up of the lettering.

Hopefully next time I think of doing something as a gift such as this I will allow more time in making the decisions, stitching, and framing.

Now for something exciting and something I have never done before.  This is my first giveaway. 

If you would like to receive a copy of this magazine please leave me a comment and a way to contact you.  You have until 5pm on October 19th to leave a comment.  I will pull a name on the 19th and then as soon as I have your name I will e-mail you for a mailing address.  So, good luck and hopefully there are some of you interested in getting this ornament edition. 

Until later happy stitching.


Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh the lucky family members who receive this sampler!! It's really pretty. I own the magazine, so please don't enter me. Just wanted to comment on your lovely finish.

pj said...

Great job on the sampler! It is beautiful and I hope they cherish it. I know those are alot of work.

I would love to receive this magazine! I haven't seen it yet and heard there are some great ornies to stitch.

Thanks for being generous!!! Looks like you have been having fun at some retreats and another ahead!!!! pam in iowa

pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

stitchinrose said...

It is beautiful and so time goes into making it I know they will treasure it. I would love to receive the Christmas magazine. My time of the favorite year.

txlassy at yahoo.com

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

I love the sampler you made and the frame is lovely. I would love to have my name added to the drawing for the magazine. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.


Mindi said...

I love how the wedding sampler turned out, with the words just a bit subdued. I already have the magazine, but wanted to comment on the finish.

Jennifer said...

absolutely GORGEOUS! This sampler is so pretty and you did a great job.
I already have the magazine so please don't enter me so another will have a chance. Thanks so much though for the kindness you share.