Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blackbird's Reproductions

Thank you so much to Sue for the invite to join this fun group of stitchers, devoted fans of such wonderful designs. I am sure that I'm like a lot of you, with some samplers already stitched and plans for loads and loads more! And now the stockings, and the smalls... Barb and Alma are so talented!

Well, adaptations of old samplers or straight repros... either one... they are among my favorite things to stitch. I figured I'd post two of my favorite BBDs. First up is Sarah Tobias, which I stitched on a fabulously blotchy piece of Silkweaver's 40 ct Purely Primitive linen, using the suggested threads:

I think my absolute most favorite BBD of all, though, is Birds of a Feather. Needlepoint Inc Silks are my favorite fiber to work with, I love red, I love to stitch birds... it was just a fun, enjoyable stitch. I used the suggested NPI silks on 32 ct Olde Town Blend for my Birds of a Feather:

The picture is a bit darker than in real life.

Take care, everybody! Siobhan


Julie's Keepsakes said...

Siobhan, what lovely lovely finishes. I love the salmon colored birds. Thanks for sharing! Your stitching is always gorgeous!

:: wee bird :: said...

they are amazing Siobhan!

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