Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Bag

Just a quick one project post, I stitched this design a few years ago from Helen Philipps' book, The New Cross Stitch Sampler Book.  When looking through my fabric stash, I noticed that this one had all the same colors as the stitched piece does, so decided that it would be perfect for making a purse.  It hasn't been very spring like around here yet, but these colors cheer me up every time I see them.  I love the birds on the fabric!
I used DMC threads throughout, and DMC Color Variations for the checkered border and the house and a DMC variegated green for the verse.
Our primroses have only pushed up some itty bitty leaves so far and the daisies are a long way off, but at least I have this as a reminder that they are on their way!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Annie said...

What a lovely spring finish! Gorgeous colors and you really did a beautiful job on it!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous piece and it is finished beautifully!

Nancy said...

Very pretty Karen, and it is so cheerful with all the beautiful colors! Your needlework is always a pleasure to see!