Are you noticing a trend with my finished project posts? Victoria Sampler and Teresa Wentzler?? 😀 This series of posts, called “Finished Project of the Week” are about projects finished prior to me starting a blog. I hope you enjoy reading about them… it’s kind of fun for me to reminisce about them.
I did this design right after learning to do hardanger – early 2000s? I had also just learned how to reweave the threads on the sides to do hemstitching – I love purple and the minute I saw this one, I got it right away and it took me about a month to stitch. Right now its hanging in my dining room:
Victoria Sampler Lavender Hearts
I just love the framing of this one. The blue mat matches the blue in the silk purple/blue overdye called for in the design (Caron Waterlilies – Flagstone).
Shortly after, I was planning a trip to Banff, and BettyAB (I don’t know if she has a blog) invited us to visit her home in Calgary, about an hour from Banff. I had plenty of leftover materials from Lavender Hearts, and stitched her the little ornament/pincushion option that was included in the leaflet and gave it to her. This was the first time (and maybe the last?) I’d ever made my own cording…
I met Betty, her husband, and her daughter and had a wonderful dinner with them at her home. I was fortunate enough to see so many of her finished pieces, along with a quilt she’d done with all of the Victoria Sampler Beyond Cross Sttich kits.
If anyone knows that Betty has a blog, please send me the link so that I can include it!