Commissioned Stitching

Back in October, I got a very nice e-mail from someone who had seen my Victoria Sampler Virtues ornaments and asked me if I would stitch two for her daughters.  I was so honored to be asked that I would have done it for free, but I charged a very reasonable price and she chose the ones that she wanted, the color of the lettering and the fabric for the back (she chose a red print).

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It seems I make these every year for someone!  They are so quick to stitch and are so sparkly and pretty when finished.  I’ve been making these for years, but recently I’ve changed the style of text that I use for the names.  Up until a few years ago, I just used the Victoria Sampler standard text style, but the last 4 of these have been with my own made-up font.  I’ve been thinking I should chart it and offer it for free here on my blog.  What do you think?

This is the only stitching I’ve done since I moved to Pennsylvania in October.  I want to…  it just doesn’t seem to happen though.

I did just order a pattern for a friend of mine, who expressed interest in me stitching something for him.  He is a freemason, and chose this Masonic Emblem from Dracolair Creations.  Its stitched on navy blue lugana (my favorite evenweave) and it makes me feel good that he wants me to stitch something for him.  I’m not crazy about the design itself, but I let him pick what he wanted… I’m just glad its not a whole lot of stitching and that I can probably finish it up fairly quickly.

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6 thoughts on “Commissioned Stitching

  1. I have a habit of doing “variations on a theme”, especially when it comes to ornaments. Sometimes patterns work so well for certain things that you keep going back to them.

    If you happen to be in the southeast corner of PA, there are two very good stitching shops. The Strawberry Sampler in Chadds Ford is just over the border from DE and was my LNS when I lived in DE. My LNS now is Just Cross Stitch in Harleysville, which is probably about 45 min – 1 hour outside of Philadelphia.

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