Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A finish!

You might recall Karan very kindly sending me Dandy Dreams by Silver Creek Samplers as a gift. Well here it is finished.
It is stitched on Cashel in Confederate Grey, using the Anchor conversions of the recommended colours (except for the pink, which I brightened up a bit  because I thought the original was too browny).
I love the way the brown colour for the letters has come out the same colour that dandelions stain your hands!
The girls were very quick to point out the irony of me loving this design when I used to threaten them with  dire  and obscure punishments if they even thought about blowing dandelion clocks in the same postcode as the garden...
Anyway I thought I'd pay Karan's generosity forward, so if any of you fancy stitching this beauty just add a comment to this post (if there is more than one taker I'll pull a name out of a hat next weekend)

20 comments:

Cath said...

It's lovely, I've just had mine framed , but I used the DMC threads . X

Mylene said...

A beautiful finish, Christine. Congrats.
I would love to stitch the design too as there's lots and lots of them here around in the summer. Please include my name. Thanks!

Ranae said...

A beautiful finish!!

Kate said...

Christine that is beautifully stitched. It's not a design that I have seen before but I would like to stitch it.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is just beautiful! I love the verse.

Rachel said...

Beautiful finish!

Sally said...

That is one gorgeous finish Christine. I would love to stitch it so please add me :) I love the verse. Thank you.

Lisa x said...

beautiful finish Christine, I love the pink you chose for the lettering, i would love to be in with the chance to stitch this design, i have fond memories of being a young girl sitting in the garden dreamily blowing these, then being itchy afterwards LOL

Linda said...

The sentiment is touching; I like it more than I can say. But - - - please do not include me in the draw.

Sheilasembroidery said...

A lovely finish, grin at the girls comment. These things usually come back at us don't they?

Measi said...

I would love to be considered, too... it's an adorable piece! (Perhaps a new traveling stitcherhood piece in the making?)

Tina said...

Beautiful finish Christine,would love to have a chance to win this super design
Tina at NHaven

Gillie said...

The stitching is beautiful and I loved the comment about the post code! Please include my name!

Barb said...

Christine I would love to have a chance of this one as I have been wondering if I should!!!! It would be nice for the grandchildren (hmm can I stitch 5!!)
Well done on the granny square too.

Elisa said...

A great finish Christine, I adore this design so would love to be entered into your draw for it...Hugs Elisa xx

Katherine said...

How pretty!

Angi M said...

Lovely design Christine, I would like to be entered too.
Angi

Karan said...

Loved my catch up. Fab pics of the girls & WTG on learning to crochet too. Beautiful finishes... you have such a flair for finishing. Great exchange goodies too.
DD is gorgeous - love it... & it didn't take you long to do either. :0)
A lovely idea to spread the happiness... Good Luk to all who enter the draw. :0)

Stitcher said...

What a wonderful finish.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Chart - I like your work :)