Monday, May 13, 2013


 If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen all of these pictures already.

 I thought I'd do a round-up.

It's taken awhile to finish this sampler because I had to stop working on it for about a month. I bought this "LOVE-LY" sampler from Charlotte Lyons during the Art-Of-Craft workshop at French General last January. At the same time, I bought this beautiful floral fabric, La Belle Fleur, from Kaari at French General and chose floss colors to coordinate with it. I couldn't find a green ball fringe that I liked, so I used this blue rickrack.  I think it's perfect in my guest room.  You can find all of Charlotte's pretty samplers in her Etsy store.  I have her newest design, "Homebodies" waiting in the wings.

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  1. Such a lovely project and such gorgeous stitching. Well done!

  2. Karen, You did a beautiful job on
    Charlotte's design. I love the all green mushroom! The finished piece coordinated very well. Julie

  3. How beautiful! Such a wonderful work. Congratulation!

  4. Looks like a lot of work but worth every stitch. It's so cute and I love how you finished it off with that cute fabric and ric-rac trim.

  5. hi karen,
    adorable sampler pillow, just charming!! happy belated mothers day to look just like your mom right down to the cute haircut!

  6. Cute pillow!
    Your handiwork
    is beautiful!

    M :)

  7. I love her samplers! I'm so envious you got to visit French General! You did a great job on choosing/coordinating everything for the pillow -- it's adorable!

  8. fantastic, Karen! I am so honored that you lent all your stitching and making skills to this design. Just gorgeous!!

  9. That is a sweet pillow! I love the embroidery. I must get back into embroidery. I did it years ago. I love how yours looks with the fabric.

  10. I love this sweet sampler pillow! The embroidery is just charming. I bet it makes you smile every time you look at it!

  11. Good Morning Karen, This little cushion is so lovely and your stitches are beautiful.
    I love embroidery and beadwork, they are two things I get so much pleasure from.
    I have enjoyed my visit Karen, so I have become a new follower. I am looking forward to catching up with your other posts.
    I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! as you will be most welcome.
    Best Wishes to you from England.

  12. I absolutely adore Charlotte Lyon's embroidery samplers. I love doing them. I've done two. I'm supposed to be doing my own designs but these get in the way. Yours is absolutely beautiful, with so much charm and character. The fabric is so well chosen to go with the colours of the embroidery. I have fabric for a cushion but I'm yet to make it. You have spurred me on. I love your choice of colours, and your interpretation.


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