Sunday, January 22, 2012

Old Mill Embroidery

Here's what's been keeping me busy the last few weeks, I've really enjoyed stitching this!   I'm always thrilled to find a vintage pattern like this one.  I love the old country scenes more than anything.  I found it on one of the Flickr embroidery groups, can't remember which one, though.  I used a lot of Gentle Arts and Valdani threads plus a few odds and ends I had laying around.
This is a slightly closer view, do you see the nest with the baby birds in the tree?  They have their little beaks open waiting for Mama Bird to come back with a worm.  If anyone would like a copy of this pattern, let me know and I will email it to you.  Now, for a bit of cross stitch:
You can find this free chart from Lori at Notforgotten Farm.  She provided a DMC color code but I decided to use Carrie's and Dinky Dye's silk in just four colors.  Thanks, Lori, I've always loved your designs!
The lovely red that fills the house is Carrie's Quaker Red.  Some time ago, Anita slipped a skein of this into one of my orders from her as a free gift and now I've put it to good use.  Thank you, Anita!  
Thank you for visiting once again and thanks also for the sweet friendly comments you left on my last post.  I always enjoy every one of them!

16 comments:

Krista said...

What beautiful embroidery, Karen. And that color for the red house is perfect! Love it.

Annie said...

Your embroidery is lovely. It's so much fun to use all those different stitches and your choices are really perfect.

Pretty x-stitch with that Carrie's color. Makes me want to buy some of that right away!

Robin said...

Karen, I admire your embroidery skills. I've tried it in the past and gave up. The design is just beautiful! Love the little Notforgotten Farm freebie, too!

Deepa said...

OMG!!It is absolutely beautiful!!

CATHI said...

Yes, this freebie by Lori is on my to stitch list, too! :o)Beautifully stitched!

Cathi

sana said...

Beautiful embroidery!!!!

Nancy said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects! Both are beautiful, but I really love your embroidery. The baby birds are so sweet, aren't they? Karen, how do you decide which stitch to use when you embroider?

Penny said...

Karen, you do the most beautiful embroidery! I love the pattern too.
The Quaker Red is such a pretty shade.

Sally said...

Beautiful embroidery Karen.

Love the remember me finish. I have just gone to download the chart after seeing it on another blog and found I already had it!

Ivana said...

Beautiful embroidery, very nice pictures!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the stitching and the colors you chose! blessings,Kathleen

Siobhán said...

Beautiful! Both pieces are gorgeous--I love your embroidery!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

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Just dropped back by to say hello and to see what you might be stitching! Have a good weekend ahead!

Solstitches said...

Your Old Mill embroidery is fabulous!
So much detail - I like how the tree trunk looks so real and the cute nest with the birds.
Love your version of this NF freebie. I think I am going to have to stitch it after being inspired by your lovely finish.
Margqaret

Véronique said...

ho là là que de merveilles, bravo a vous
Véronque

Kristi said...

I would love a copy of that pattern! You've done an amazing job!