Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blackbird Design Sampler

Another entry for the Blackbird Design contest, that I was able to stitch in a day!


Petites Lettres Blue, I Am So Proud Of You!
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Design: Petites Lettres Rouges
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Linen
Threads: WDW, Sampler Threads

I loved this design and knew in an instant exactly what I would do with my version of the Blackbird Designs Petites Lettres Rouge.. When I first saw the sampler, I immediately thought of the Schoolgirl Samplers of earlier days when young girls under the age of 10, as a way to learn letters and numbers, executed these simple style samplers. They enabled the girls to learn various stitches but more importantly, they served as an educational tool setting the foundation for reading and mathematics. For this reason, I quickly decided that I would stitch Petites Lettres Rouge as a way to commemorate my oldest son’s upcoming college graduation from Villanova University. With the school colors in hand I headed to my LNS to find the appropriate threads, selecting WDW Americana, Sampler Threads Blue Jay and Morning Glory I then rushed home to stitch this design on a piece of 32 ct Belfast linen.

I must thank Alma and Barb at Blackbird Designs for offering this free pattern for without it I surely would not have thought to stitch such a beautiful remembrance of my son’s accomplishment.

4 comments:

Karen said...

What a cute idea to remember your son's graduation. Love the colors.

wakana said...

Congratulations on your son's achievement! Your choices of blues are beautiful, and what a wonderful, lovely way to commemorate the big day of your son's life :-)

Andrea said...

This is so wonderful in blues, love it!

Marsha said...

I love it in blue. Very nice remembrance!