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!
Those are beautiful.
All your VS pieces are gorgeous, Holly!
I hope you are enjoying your vacation.
It is so beautiful, such wonderful work, gorgeous!
I’ve always loved this one, and yours is beautiful!
Both, the Sampler and the ornament are so pretty. I love the specialty stitches in the Sampler.
Hope you enjoyed your vacation.
Wow, Lavender Hearts is simply stunning! Just beautiful 🙂